Alyssa V. Lawson

Cello Teacher

Alyssa Lawson

SAA Member


Watertown, MA
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Alyssa Lawson is a cellist based in Watertown, MA. She has performed with diverse ensembles, including the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston Arabic Ensemble, and The Morning Architect.

Alyssa’s principal teachers have been Michael Reynolds, Jeffrey Solow, Michael Kannen, Marcia Wiley, and David Szepessy. She is currently a student of Michael Reynolds at the Boston University School of Music. She is a Fulbright scholar (Belgium, 2009-2010) who holds a B.A. in Music from Swarthmore College and an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from UCLA. It was her interest in ethnomusicologists Henry Kingsbury and John Blacking (who studied the concept of musical “talent”) that inspired her to become a Suzuki teacher. Alyssa has completed Suzuki teacher training with Nancy Hair, Carol Tarr, Barbara Wampner, and David Evenchick. She served as the assistant director of the Massachusetts Suzuki Festival for four years. She is a founding member of Cellos on the Charles, a group that supports Suzuki cello education in the Boston area.

Alyssa teaches private students at her home studio in Watertown as well as at the Suzuki School of Newton.