Maria Di Meglio

Maria D.

Columbus, OH
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a professional cellist with years of performing and teaching.
I attended the Jacobs School of Music for my undergraduate and masters' degrees and was a graduate teaching assistant. I also received my Stott Pilates Teaching Certification while at IU and incorporate postural alignment into my teaching. I have Suzuki certification and work on a strong technical foundation, which both facilitates performing and frees us up to explore non-traditional techniques and other genres.

Most importantly, I strive to nurture the love and passion for music and cello and I am here to help you achieve your musical goals.

About Maria D.

I teach cellists of all ages and abilities and tailor the lesson to the individual. Lessons include standard repertoire, and if requested, non-traditional styles as well. I have experience with solo repertoire, orchestra, chamber music, and folk music, and can help you develop your ear and even sing while playing. I have Suzuki certification and also focus on postural alignment (I have a Pilates teaching certification). I have traveled and performed extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, and can help you perform well, have great stage presence, and deal with nerves and stage fright.

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Jaclyn
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Maria is an excellent teacher. She is kind, patient, flexible, and fun! She truly cares about her students learning experience and is committed to her teaching. Highly recommend you snag some lessons with this lovely lady!

Posted Feb 6, 2020
Layla M.
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Even though learning to play the cello is quite challenging, I feel very relaxed and happily engaged with Maria as my instructor. I always look forward to my lessons!

Posted Jan 24, 2020
Layla M.
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I'm learning so much, and Maria is so delightful and clear in her directions!

Posted Jan 5, 2020
Todd
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Maria was great. I am older; so it is more difficult for me to learn. She made it easy for me to understand. I would recommend her very highly. Thanks maria

Posted Sep 1, 2019
Zoey
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My first lesson with Maria was great! I feel very motivated to keep learning.

Posted Dec 19, 2018
Kelly C.
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I’ve just started taking italian classes with Maria and she’s very helpful! She is good at explaining things in a way that make sense to me. You can really tell that she has a passion for her language and culture. I definitely recommend her for italian lessons!

Posted Nov 30, 2018
Josh
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Maria is a excellent teacher. Very consistent and patient, Maria was able to get me playing quickly and explains technique very well. I also enjoy being able to study with someone who has such an extensive and varied performing career!

Posted Oct 22, 2018
ursel

Maria is a wonderful teacher. I really enjoyed taking lessons with her because she struck the perfect balance of challenging me and advancing my skills and understanding that as an adult you don't always have the time to practice as much.

Posted Oct 12, 2018

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Experience

Cellist
Apr 2012 - Present

Harpeth Rising

Cellist and vocalist for the internationally touring, classically trained folk trio Harpeth Rising. I have performed over 500 concerts in 38 states and 10 countries with Harpeth Rising.

Italian Airbnb Property Manager
Jan 2017 - Jan 2018

Ischia Airbnb

I managed an Airbnb on Ischia, an island in the Gulf of Naples. There are five properties, and we had a great season with guests coming from Italy, Europe, Russia, Asia, and North America.

Associate Principal Cellist
Feb 2015 - Feb 2016

NY Festival Orchestra

Associate principal cellist of the NY Festival Orchestra.

Assistant Instructor
Aug 2011 - Apr 2012

Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

I was an associate instructor to Peter Stumpf while completing my Master’s degree and taught cello to non-music major students.

Education

Master's Degree
Aug 2010 - May 2012

IU Jacobs School of Music

Undergraduate Degree
Aug 2006 - May 2010

IU Jacobs School of Music

Languages

Italian

Professional Proficiency

Montenegrin (Serbo-Croatian)

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Cello, Unit 1
Jun 2019

Suzuki

Suzuki ECC
May 2014

Suzuki

I have Suzuki “Every Child Can!” certification.

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