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.

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Maria delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

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.


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.

Photos & Videos

I have years of performance and teaching experience!

Photo by Maria D.

Photo by Maria D.

Harpeth Rising, “I Am Eve (I am the Reason)”
“Providence”, by Harpeth Rising
“Early Riser”, by Harpeth Rising

4 Reviews

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Zoey Dec 19, 2018
Italian · In studio

My first lesson with Maria was great! I feel very motivated to keep learning.

Kelly C. Nov 30, 2018
Italian · In home

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!

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Josh Oct 22, 2018
Cello · In studio

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!

ursel Oct 12, 2018
Cello ·

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.

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