Catherine Mikelson

Cello Teacher

Catherine Mikelson

SAA Member


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Catherine Mikelson is an active teacher and performer in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas. Catherine is a member of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and the National Philharmonic Orchestra, and she is regularly engaged by the Olney Theatre where her playing was described by the Washington Post as “glowing.”

Catherine holds a Master of Music from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory.

Catherine is a dedicated cello teacher, using both Suzuki and traditional methods. Catherine maintains her own private studio with students ranging from ages 4-18, beginning through advanced levels.


“It becomes ever more apparent how lucky we are to have you as our teacher. We could not have done better.”
—K., parent

“The growth my child has demonstrated in his work ethic, resilience, poise in new situations, I believe is directly due to your instruction and the Suzuki Method. From the bottom of my heart, thank you! 
- N., parent

“I love cello.”
- G., 6 years old

“Thank you for being so patient and kind.” 
- D. and S., parents