Megan is an internationally performing cellist hailing from Detroit, Michigan. Currently residing in Oakland, California, she enjoys sharing her musical passion with students and on stage all over the country. In her free time, Megan spends her time drawing and reading. Megan currently holds positions as Principal Cellist of Opera San Luis Obispo and cellist of the Astralis Chamber Ensemble. She has recently served as Principal Cellist of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Principal Cellist of the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy in Canada, Guest Principal Cellist of Opera San Luis Obispo and State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, California, and Assistant Principal Cellist of South Florida Symphony. She has performed with orchestras including the San Antonio Symphony, Waco Symphony, Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, The Villages Philharmonic, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra in Brevard, NC. She has also appeared recently as a soloist with the Miami Music Festival Orchestra and the Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra. She was recently named a semi-finalist in the 2017 PRISMA Concerto competition, 1st prize winner of the Ann Arbor Society of Musical Arts’ 2015 Young Artist Competition and a winner of the 2015 Miami Music Festival Concerto Competition, conducted by Grzegorz Nowak of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed on stage with Plácido Domingo, Carter Brey, Andres Cardenes, and Audra McDonald as well as on tour with nationally recognized artists including Michael Bublé, Il Volo, and the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Ms. C. has maintained cello studios in Texas, Michigan, Florida, and online for all levels. Besides maintaining a private studio, her teaching experience has included volunteer teaching work in the Austin, TX region and the Ann Arbor School District. She has also recently served as a chamber coach at the PhoenixPhest! Chamber Music Festival for 2014 and 2015 seasons and has served as cello instructor and chamber coach at the Ann Arbor Piano Teacher's Guild Chamber Music Festival. Ms. C holds a Master of Music in Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Eastern Michigan University.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2008
Master of Music in Cello Performance
Teaches ages 9+
Speaks English, German,
Has background check
Megan is super encouraging and I feel inspired after each lesson. I have small hands and cello has been challenging. Megan has so many helpful ideas and has been able to suggest adjustments. She also has advanced my use of different cello positions on the fingerboard quicker than I would have expected as a beginner. She makes suggestions in an encouraging (not critical) way, so I enjoy each lesson.
Megan is wonderful!
Megan explained in very clear terms how to position the cello and began to explain the fingerings. She instills confidence in her students and is extremely approachable. I know I will enjoy future lessons with Megan!