Aminda Asher

Cello Teacher

Aminda Asher


New York, NY

Aminda Asher is a certified Suzuki Cello teacher who has been living, teaching, and performing in New York City since 2006. She teaches primarily at the 92nd Street Y and maintains a private studio at her home on the Upper West Side of 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 often collaborates with fellow faculty members at 92Y on their recital series. An avid performer of contemporary music, she has also played with new music collective Hotel Elefant and was previously a member of the chamber ensembles Periapsis Music and Dance and Cadillac Moon Ensemble. In the orchestral setting she 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. In 2017 Aminda 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.