Anderson loves sharing the joy of music with students

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Sharing music is one of the joys of Joanne Anderson's life. Hers is a life full of music going back to her days in the Nielsen trio.

This story puts the spotlight on one of Elgin’s own, Joanne Anderson, who, from her background, makes a tremendous impact for musicians, parishioners, farming, and family.

“You mean this story is about me?” Anderson questioned in disbelief. Slight of build and demure in her mannerisms, she is a nurse, keyboard master, and a dependable, strong force behind the family farming operation west of Elgin.

Her ‘strong force’ roots, especially with music, comes mostly from her mother, Mary Jane Nielsen, who taught Anderson how to play the piano. Turn to this week’s Elgin Review to capture the complete story.