Mrs. Charmian Bartlett

Cello Teacher

Charmian Bartlett

SAA Member


Woodinville, WA
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Charmian Bartlett (B.Mus, A.S.C.M, LMusA), is originally from Sydney, Australia, where she grew up in a musical family and started cello lessons at age 6. She graduated as student of the year from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance with merit and she is an Associate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She has been awarded a Licentiate in Music, Australia, diploma and has an Australian Law degree.

In Australia she performed professionally as lead cello in the Sydney productions of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Miss Saigon’ at the Theater Royal Sydney. She has also performed with the Cove Chamber Orchestra and played at the Sydney Opera House. In Seattle she performs regularly in the Vashon Island Chamber Music Series and is active in Seattle’s music recording industry, playing for movie sound-tracks, computer games and T.V. shows.

She is a cello coach for the Bellevue and Northshore School Districts and adjudicates at eastside Solo and Ensemble Festivals. She is a staff member of the SYSO (Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra) Summer Music Program, the Vashon Island Cello Camp and has directed the Bear Creek School string ensemble. She currently runs a busy, private teaching studio from her home on Seattle’s eastside in Woodinville and many of her students play in local orchestras, including SYSO. She teaches students of all levels and has successfully prepared students for college music scholarship auditions, and A.B.R.S.M. examinations.

She passionately believes that all student come to the cello with a unique combination of talents and challenges. Through patient, considered instruction and demonstration, they can learn to play with mastery and from this develop a lifelong love of music.