Aminda Asher is an active performer of orchestral and chamber music in New York City. She has appeared in concerts at many of New York’s greatest performance venues including Carnegie Hall, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Rose Studio, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, Bargemusic, and (Le) Poisson Rouge. She performs with several regional orchestras in the New York metropolitan area including the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Arcos Orchestra, and Distinguished Concerts International New York Orchestra. She has also performed and recorded with the Albany Symphony. 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, and has participated 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 Periapsis Music and Dance and has performed with Talea Ensemble. Also a dedicated traditional and Suzuki teacher, Ms. Asher is currently on the faculties of the 92nd Street Y, Turtle Bay Music School, and Lucy Moses 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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