Bree Ahern

Cello Teacher

Bree Ahern

SAA Member


Fort Worth, TX
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Cellist Bree Ahern is an active performer and teacher in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. She enjoys sharing her love for music with audience members and students alike and brings intentionality and enthusiasm to each of her musical endeavors. 

Bree maintains an active performing schedule in DFW and Houston, TX, appearing as a core member with Kinetic Ensemble, Houston’s conductorless chamber orchestra, and Monarch Chamber Players, an ensemble dedicated to bringing classical music into accessible community spaces. She has performed with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, CA, in addition to serving as a principal player in Rice University’s Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and Round Top Festival Institute Orchestra. Her festival appearances include the Cabrillo Festival for Contemporary Music, Round Top Festival Institute, Brevard Music Center, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival, and the Rossini Club in Nantucket, MA. 

A dedicated pedagogue, Bree is Suzuki-certified in Books 1-8 and completed her training under renowned pedagogue Dr. Tanya Carey. On the collegiate level, she has served as Visiting Professor of Cello at Oklahoma State University and as Adjunct Professor of Cello at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX. She has served as a Brown Foundation Teaching Fellow in Rice University’s Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program, and in addition to extensive clinic experience, has coached chamber music for AFA’s Chamber Music Academy, Opus 1 Chamber Music School, and the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX. Her precollege students have been admitted to festivals such as NYO, NYO2, the Meadowmount School of Music, International Cello Institute, and Stringwood Music Camp, to name a few, and have won acceptances to TMEA All-State Orchestras, OMEA All-State Orchestra, Houston Youth Symphony, Fort Worth Youth Orchestras, and more. 

Bree is a graduate of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where she studied with Norman Fischer on a Brown Foundation Teaching Fellowship. Previously, she studied with Meredith Blecha-Wells at Oklahoma State University, where she graduated summa cum laude on a full scholarship. She currently resides in Fort Worth, where she teaches privately and is currently accepting in person and online students.