Aminda Asher

Cello Teacher

Aminda Asher

SAA Member


New York, NY

Aminda Asher is a certified Suzuki Cello teacher who has been living, teaching, and performing in New York City since 2006. Over the years she has taught at a variety of music schools in the area, but has finally settled into some of the best schools and private teaching this city has to offer. She is currently on faculty at the 92nd Street Y School of Music, Turtle Bay Music School, and the Lucy Moses School, as well as her own private studio in Upper Manhattan. Every year she loves teaching even more than the last, upholding the Suzuki philosophy that “every child can” and believing that every person can whether they are 4 or 84 years old. She has experience with children of all ages and levels, as well as both beginner and advanced adult students. Helping students find a beautiful tone and making a connection to music is first and foremost. She also realizes that every student is different and makes sure to approach each one as an individual, motivating and creating a lesson plan that works for them.

Outside of teaching, Aminda is a very active performer and freelancer in New York City. She plays in chamber ensembles including Periapsis Music and Dance, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, and has performed in the cello sections of the Chamber Orchestra of New York, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Distinguished Concerts International New York Orchestra, and the Albany Symphony. Recently she was one of the featured soloists with the 92nd Street Y School of Music Orchestra playing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto.

Aminda received her B.M in Cello Performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, studying with the very teacher that recorded all of the Suzuki books—Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. She then studied with Alan Stepansky at the Manhattan School of Music for a M.M. in Orchestral Performance, and received her Suzuki training from teacher trainers at the Chicago Suzuki Summer Institute.