Charles Rasmussen

Cello Teacher

Charles Rasmussen

SAA Member


Milwaukee, WI
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Charlie Rasmussen strives to help his students develop a lifelong passion for music and cello playing. Mr. Rasmussen’s students have placed in concerto competitions and have gone on to play cello at the collegiate level. A strong believer in the Suzuki Philosophy, he works with students of all ages and levels.

Mr. Rasmussen is currently a cello faculty member and string department co-chair at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee. He was previously on faculty at the Talent Education Suzuki School in Norwalk, CT. 

A historical performance specialist, Mr. Rasmussen also teaches Baroque cello and viola da gamba.

Mr. Rasmussen is an active Baroque cellist and viola da gambist with the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble, Sonata à Quattro, and the New Milwaukee Consort. He is currently the Interim Artistic Director at Just Bach. Mr. Rasmussen has presented masterclasses and lecture recitals around the country and released two albums on Centaur Records.

Mr. Rasmussen holds a Masters in cello and a a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in music theory from from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Mr. Rasmussen also holds a Bachelors degree from Luther College (Decorah, IA). Mr. Rasmussen studied the Suzuki Method with Carol Tarr at the University of Denver.

When not teaching or performing, Mr. Rasmussen enjoys spending time with his family, kayaking, gardening, and cooking. He builds radio controlled sailing ships and is a member of the Wisconsin Scale Boating Association.