Bree Ahern

Cello Teacher

Bree Ahern

SAA Member


Fort Worth, TX
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Currently based in the DFW metroplex, Bree Ahern is a versatile performing artist committed to building community through performing, teaching, and collaborating across art forms. A passionate solo and chamber musician, she has dedicated herself to presenting innovative programs to diverse audiences and using music to serve and enrich her community.

Bree currently performs as a member of Kinetic Ensemble, an artist-led chamber ensemble committed to showcasing diverse, underrepresented, and newly composed classical music, and Monarch Chamber Players, a flexible chamber ensemble dedicated to taking classical music out of the concert hall and into accessible, unconventional community spaces. From 2019-2022, she served as a Young Artist with Da Camera of Houston, a fellowship program for emerging artists that uses chamber music as a vehicle for community engagement with underserved audiences. Her festival appearances include Round Top Festival Institute (featured on WQXR), Brevard Music Center, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival, and the Rossini Club in Nantucket, MA (featured on New Music USA).

As an orchestral player, Bree has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, CA. She has served as a principal player in Rice University’s Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, respectively, the Round Top Festival Institute Orchestra, and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas.

A dedicated pedagogue, Bree currently teaches in the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Suzuki Program as a
certified Suzuki instructor ( She has coached chamber music at AFA’s Chamber Music Academy in Houston, TX, and given solo and chamber music masterclasses at Sam Houston State University, Oklahoma State University, and the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. From 2017-2019, she was a Brown Foundation Teaching Fellow for the Young Children’s Division in the Shepherd School of Music’s Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program, where she taught group classes based on Dalcroze eurhythmics and developed educational programming for elementary school aged children. On the collegiate level, she has served as Visiting Professor of Cello at Oklahoma State University and Adjunct Professor of Cello at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX. Bree currently maintains an in-person and virtual private studio in Fort Worth, Texas, where she is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and North Texas Suzuki Association. She has completed Suzuki training under renowned pedagogue Dr. Tanya Carey.

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. When not playing cello, Bree is an avid oil painter, yoga practitioner, and coffee enthusiast.