- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 6 to 80 and special needs
- Teaching since:
Carrie recently relocated to Ann Arbor Michigan after finishing her masters to start a cello studio and freelance. Since moving she has performed with the Jackson Symphony, South West Symphony Orchestra, and West Symphony Orchestra.
Carrie Miller studied at Florida State University with Greg Sauer for a Masters of Music in cello performance and received a Bachelors of Music in cello performance from the California State University Sacramento where she studied with Professor Andrew Luchansky.
Carrie began playing the cello at nine years old in Davis California where she grew up. During her 4 years at CSU, Sacramento, she had masterclasses with pianist-composer, Eric Zivian, cellist, Timothy Eddie, and cellist, Steven Doane. In 2015 she performed the Lalo Cello Concerto after being a winner of the CSU Sacramento Concerto Competition.
While attending Florida State University, Carrie performed with the opera, the University Symphony Orchestra, the baroque ensemble, and the viol ensemble. During her masters, she also performed with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Symphonia Gulf Coast Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, and Panama City Pops Orchestra. One of the greatest moments in her career was to play with world renowned singer, Renee Fleming.
She has taught cello privately for the past 10 years and continues to do so with her private studio as well as working for The Community Music School of Ann Arbor where she works as a cello teacher, chamber music coach, and operations manager. Teaching enriches her life as a person and cellist by connecting with musicians of any level and sharing her passion for music.
I worked with the primary cello instructor of FSU, Gregory Sauer and I would teach students at the college level with his guidance.
I worked with beginning cello students to teach them technique, reading notation, and musicality.
Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.+ Read More
I had the best session today.I learned so much. Carrie is a great teacher. She pays close attention to detail and makes much needed corrections. Looking forward to my next lesson.
Carrie is a fantastic cello instructor! I've learned so much from her in a very short period of time. She is cheerful and supportive, while remaining constructive and methodical in her pedagogy. Her love for cello and her passion for teaching are present in every lesson. I recommend her without hesitation.+ Read More
Carrie is calm patient and fun to learn from so far!!
Extremely nice and knowledgeable. Looking forward to the next lesson!
Carrie is great. Enthusiastic, caring and skilled instructor.
I have spent many hours with Carrie while teaching cello and have always found the way she works with student quite incredible. Always happy, always pushing, and always trying to make everyone and everything around her better. No matter who you are, you will do well in Carrie's care.+ Read More
Carrie is an excellent cello teacher. She works well with both younger and older students. She is caring and positive in guiding students' learning.
Great teacher and wonderful collaborator. Very organized. California misses her, and Michigan is very fortunate to have her!
I have had the absolute privilege of being a student of Carrie's for about 3 years (until she moved). Carrie's style of teaching is well balanced with music knowledge, patience, discipline, thoughtfulness, and enthusiasm. I highly recommend Carrie as a cello teacher and only wish she could still be mine!+ Read More
Wonderful teacher for younger or older students. Carrie is encouraging and determined to give you the help, skills and advice you need to be successful. More than that Carrie is a born teacher! I highly recommend her!
Carrie is a wonderful teacher! She is able to assess performance and posture issues quickly and provide a clear explanation for improvement. I highly recommend studying with her!
I loved taking cello lessons with Carrie. She was always patient and encouraging with me and did a wonderful job working out problems I had with the music. Carrie was one of the reasons I kept with cello for as long as I did!