A passionate teacher, Glenna established her private cello studio in 2002. She enjoys working with students of all experience levels and ages, and feels equally at home teaching the serious high-school age student, interested in pursuing music professionally, or the beginner, looking for an enjoyable new hobby. She herself is a graduate of one of the country's finest public school Suzuki programs. For more advanced students who are interested in learning about historical performance practice, Glenna is also pleased to offer instruction in baroque cello and continuo playing.
Glenna understands that every student learns differently and has different reasons for learning to play the cello; her approach to teaching is centered around creating a personalized method for each student. She has been fortunate enough to study with some of the nation's most sought-after teachers-- including Alan Harris, Catharina Meints, Amir Eldan, Richard Aaron, and Steven Doane-- whom she credits with teaching her how to teach as well as how to play the cello. She draws upon a wide range of teaching approaches, stressing the importance of building solid technique to all of her students.
Glenna feels that making music is a profound way to appreciate and to participate in the shared human experience. She hopes, above all, to instill her students with a sense of joy and freedom when playing the instrument.
If you are interested in taking cello lessons, please see the Contact page.