My teachers have been world class and I strive to carry on their traditions, bringing them together with my own experience, by educating the next generation of cellists in my private studios in Davis and San Francisco, California as well as St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.
Specifically, I’m part of a lineage of legendary women cello teachers, originating with Margaret Rowell in Berkeley California, trickling down to Irene Sharp in Palo Alto California passed through myself, then continuing down through more aspiring cellist in the Bay Area and beyond. As part of this lineage, I began teaching while in high school and continued in the summers while in college, teaching Irene Sharp's students for a few weeks before going off to my festivals. Decades later, I also took over Irene's students when she would go to New York to teach every month. I began my own teaching positions at the University of Illinois where I had a teaching assistantship working with undergraduates. And during a couple of summers, I had positions coaching Chamber Music and giving private instruction at the Sequoia Chamber Music Festival in Humbolt California and the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro North Carolina. Later, I continued teaching cello at the National Capital Suzuki School in Ottawa Canada, and at the San Domenico Music School in San Anselmo California and coached Chamber Music at San Francisco Conservatory Prep Division and their summer Chamber Music program.
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