Aminda Asher is an active performer of orchestral and chamber music New York City. She has appeared in concerts at many of New York’s greatest performance venues including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Rose Studio, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, Bargemusic, and (Le) Poisson Rouge. She has performed with several regional orchestras in the New York metropolitan area including the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Arcos Orchestra, and Riverside Symphonia. Outside of New York, Ms. Asher has performed with the New World Symphony in Miami, Fl, the Santo Domingo Music Festival Orchestra in the Dominican Republic, the Arcos Orchestra on two European tours, as well as participating in the intensive summer study programs at the Music Academy of the West and the Banff Centre of the Arts Chamber Music Residency Program. As an avid performer of contemporary chamber music, Ms.Asher is a member of Cadillac Moon Ensemble, and performs regularly with Periapsis Music and Dance. Also a dedicated teacher, Ms.Asher is on the faculties of CPSM at Queens College and the 92nd Street Y, as well as the after school strings program at PS116 through the Turtle Bay Music School. Ms.Asher holds a B.M in cello performance from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, and a M.M. in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music.

Teaching Philosophy

As a cello teacher I am fully dedicated to the musical and technical development of each individual student. I have worked with students from beginner levels to more advanced, aged 4 to adult. I strongly believe that each student learns and is inspired in different ways, and strive to find the best combination of repertoire and studies that enhance the growth of each individual. Most importantly, I believe that lessons should be fun and reinforce one's overall appreciation for music.

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