Anne Mileski is an elementary music specialist in Eastern Washington. She is certified in Orff-Schulwerk, Kodály, Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy, Music Learning Theory Elementary General Level I, and has completed coursework in Dalcroze Eurythmics. She is on faculty at the American Kodály Institute at Loyola University Maryland.

Ms. Mileski has taught early childhood and elementary music in both public and private school settings, as well as private studio lessons. She began her public school teaching career with the nationally recognized Plano ISD schools (Dallas-Fort Worth metro area), where she was responsible for kindergarten through fifth grade music classes. While teaching in Plano, she led an Orff-Schulwerk ensemble, fourth and fifth grade choir, and participated as a conductor with the North Texas Children’s Choir.

Ms. Mileski holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Michigan where she studied with Bill Campbell and a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Southern Methodist University where she studied with Tom Booth of the Dallas Symphony. She has performed on trumpet with prestigious groups such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Wind Symphony.

In addition to her applied music studies, Ms. Mileski holds a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Southern Methodist University.  Prior to relocating to the pacific northwest, she completed coursework toward a doctorate in music education at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. She served as an associate instructor for the music education department, both as a supervisor for student teachers and as a teaching assistant for choral and elementary music methods courses. Also while at IU, she conducted second and third grade singers in the IU Children’s Choir.  

Ms. Mileski is a member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, Organization of American Kodály Educators, American Eurhythmics Society, Gordon Institute for Music Learning, National Association for Music Education, American Choral Director’s Association, and Sigma Alpha Iota.


Music is a manifestation of the human spirit, similar to language. Its greatest practitioners have conveyed to mankind things not possible to say in any other language. If we do not want these things to remain dead treasures, we must do our utmost to make the greatest possible number of people understand their idiom.
— Zoltán Kodály