Thursdays: Marriottsville - Openings: 4:00 & 5:00pm
About the Studio
Whether using traditional or Suzuki methods, Catherine focuses on building technically strong cellists who have a high attention to detail. While Catherine holds her students to a high standard, she believes that it's just as important to support, encourage and have fun. After all, with the combination of skill, hard-work, confidence, and a love of playing, the sky is the limit!
Students in the Cello Studio of Catherine Mikelson are highly-motivated. They take weekly lessons, practice daily, and participate in studio events such as recitals, group classes, and outreach concerts.
Catherine's students have participated in and earned principal seats with various BSYO ensembles, the Howard County GT Orchestras, Peabody Preparatory ensembles, and MCYO ensembles. They have also consitently received top scores in the ASTACAP (American String Teachers Association Certificate Achievement Program) exams.
Joining the Studio
If you are interested in joining the studio, please read this page and the Methods page carefully. Remember that like any relationship, you want to find a teacher who will be a good fit for your family. Vice versa, I accept families that I feel will be a good fit in my studio. I look for dedicated familes who are committed to the long and fulling journey of learning an instrument.
- Daily Practice
- Daily Listening (Suzuki Students)
- Weekly Attendance of Cello Lessons
- Attendance of Studio Events
- Parental Involvement, Attendance, and Support
Steps for Prospective Suzuki Parents
- Explore the Suzuki Association of the America's website
- Read Shinichi Suzuki's Nurtured By Love
- Bring your child to observe lessons
- Observe a Group Class
- Start Listening to the Suzuki Cello Book 1 CD