Maria Di Meglio

Maria D.

Columbus, OH
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I'm a first-generation Italian American from Brooklyn, NY. Growing up we would always have Sunday lunch at my Nonna's house and I took every opportunity I could to learn more about my family's culture and language. I'm passionate about Italian, and whether you are learning to prepare for an upcoming trip, for a specific event, or just for fun, I am here to help you reach your 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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8 Reviews
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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.
Profile-location-online Online

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.
Profile-location-online Online

I'm learning so much, and Maria is so delightful and clear in her directions!

Posted Jan 5, 2020
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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
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

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
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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

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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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.


Master's Degree
Aug 2010 - May 2012

IU Jacobs School of Music

Undergraduate Degree
Aug 2006 - May 2010

IU Jacobs School of Music



Professional Proficiency

Montenegrin (Serbo-Croatian)

Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Cello, Unit 1
Jun 2019


Suzuki ECC
May 2014


I have Suzuki “Every Child Can!” certification.

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