Catherine Begin

Cello Teacher

Catherine Begin

SAA Member


Portland, ME
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Backed by her classical music background and an enthusiasm for sharing music with all, cello lessons with Catherine focus on developing your musicality with mindfulness and joy.

Catherine’s love for music began when she heard the sound of a string quartet at a Christmas gathering. She was drawn to the deep, resonate sound and mellow sweetness of the cello. After seeking out a private teacher in her small Maine hometown, her family discovered that their neighbor was a Suzuki cello teacher. Catherine then spent her school years enthralled in private study before attending the Osher School of Music in Southern Maine where she received a B.M. in cello performance. In her time as a student, Catherine studied under Boston-based cellist, William Rounds. She participated in several masterclasses, most notably with cellist Inbal Segev, cellist Yibing Chu and A Far Cry Orchestra. Catherine has performed with various New England music groups such as The Portland Stage Theatre Company and the Raymond Arts Alliance and in her most recent musical activities she attended The Miami Classical Music Festival.