Maria H.

Maria H.

7 Reviews
Sacramento, CA


Levels Taught: Beginner - Advanced

About Maria H.

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Male Ages Taught: 6 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 6 to 99


With more than 20 years of teaching experience for the cello, I have taught students of all ages, throughout California and overseas. I earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Cello Performance and am currently the Principal cellist for the Camellia Symphony, California. In addition, I am teaching all levels of cello and beginner violin lessons to my students in Folsom, Napa and Sacramento.

My professional performing experience began in Medellin, Colombia in 1985 with the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra where I was their Soloist beginning in 1992 and later on, as First Cello, from 1998-2002.

While in Colombia, I also performed with the Antioquia Symphonic Orchestra and the Antioquia Chamber Orchestra from 1991-1999.

I left my hometown of Medellin to come to the United States where I performed with the Texas Christian University Orchestra in Fort Worth, Texas in 2000. Returning to Medellin, I spent the next year with the Eafit Symphonic Orchestra.

Finally, I settled in Sacramento in 2003, coming here to earn my Master's Degree in Cello Performance while performing throughout the next year with the California State University, Sacramento Symphony.

In Sacramento, I have also performed with the Sacramento Metropolitan Orchestra and with several other chamber groups.

At this time, I am teaching all levels of cello and beginner violin. My students range in age from six to seventy years and enjoy learning in a relaxing environment at their own pace.

I incorporate several different teaching styles to meet each students' individual needs and abilities.

*** Specialties ***
cello, violin
Suzuki for kids and traditional classical style.

Photos and Videos

full orchestra cello concerto


Maste in cello performance Jan 2003 - Dec 2004
Sacramento State University of California

Languages Spoken

spanish Fluent / Native Proficiency

Student Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Maria is a great teacher Maria is a patient and knowledgable teacher. Her lessons are paced well and she has a flexible teaching style. If you're looking for a good violin teacher, I highly recommend Maria. December 21, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Maria is excellent Maria is a patient and skilled teacher. My son enjoys his lessons and as it is his first-time playing violin, he is showing great progress. Thanks!! September 8, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by beginning cello student I am enjoying my cello lessons with Maria. I am learning alot. She keeps encouraging me as I make progress which is helpful since it's easy to get discouraged and feel like you're not getting it. May 6, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Enjoy my lessons! I really enjoy my lessons with Maria. She's an excellent cellist and teacher. She works with you at your own pace so you don't feel uncomfortable or pressured to be at a particular point or level with your playing. November 22, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by The master of Patience Maria is not only a good teacher but also very patient. I was happy to be her student and look foward to her classes! October 31, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patient, Knowledgeable, and Friendly Maria has been really patient and knowledgeable with her teachings. Upon judging my progress, she adjusted the lesson plans accordingly. Furthermore, she is also very open to different ideas and thoughts through constructive discussions and demonstration. October 6, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love her for little guys Maria is very knowledgable and kind with my 8 year old son, he is learning alot and Maria is always positive, encouraging and sweet. She loves the cello and it shows. October 3, 2008