Adrianna O'Brien

Cello, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Adrianna O’Brien

SAA Member


Minneapolis, MN
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Adrianna O’Brien is a cellist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has a Master’s degree with an emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy from The Hartt School, and a Bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Texas at Austin.

In 2004, Adrianna moved to Minnesota to teach at MacPhail Center for Music. Soon after, she began a Suzuki cello program at Breck School, and in 2009 she founded the Emerald Suzuki Academy. In 2010, Adrianna established the only Suzuki Early Childhood Education program in Minnesota, first through Emerald Suzuki Academy and then through St. Joseph’s School of Music. Adrianna is a sought-after cello clinician and has taught at workshops and institutes around the United States. She is also a founding member of the Loring String Quartet in Minneapolis.

Adrianna has been a Suzuki student and teacher, and now enjoys completing the triangle as a Suzuki parent. In addition to practicing, teaching, and performing, she and her husband share the responsibilities and joys of homeschooling their 8-year-old daughter.