I have been teaching the cello for several decades and thoroughly enjoy the process of discovery that happens in a lesson.  I teach all levels and to a wide range of ages, from children through adults.  


TEACHING philosophy

 I believe that learning to play or improving one's playing can be a joyful experience and that mastery can be achieved at every step of the way.  My goal as a cello and chamber music teacher is to impart the tools necessary for playing beautifully and naturally, with ease and confidence.

Interested in finding out more?

Contact me for a free, 20 minute, introductory lesson.


San Francisco Bay Area Studio locations

I currently have openings for cello lessons and chamber music coachings in my East Bay studios:
East Richmond Heights



semester Lesson rates

Fall Semester begins August 20th: Summer is a good time to try a few lessons before signing up for a Semester.

Private cello lessons are held weekly.  

  • Young Children (6 years and up): 
    • 30 minutes/$55*
    • 45 minutes/$75*
  • Older Children and Adults:
    • 60 minutes/$85*

          *Average cost per lesson with semester discount plan.

Drop-in Lessons and Chamber Music Coaching

  • 60 minutes/$100
  • 45 minutes/$80
  • 30 minutes/$60


Daily practice (6 days a week) is essential: 15-20 minutes for beginners, 30--40 minutes for intermediate players, and 60+ minutes for advanced musicians.   

ASTACAP (American Strings Teacher Association Certification Achievement Programs): Participation requirement for all school- age students.



Workshops and Recitals provide valuable performing opportunities.  Cello Ensemble Gatherings hone essential skills for playing together.


I have never drawn an artificial line between teaching and learning...to teach is to learn.
-Pablo Casals