Joel MacDonald

Cello Teacher

SAA Member


Regina, SK

Cellist Joel MacDonald, a native of Saskatoon, completed Suzuki teacher training in Illinois and California with Dr. Tanya Carey, an internationally recognized Suzuki cello pedagogue. He began cello lessons with John Payzant and later continued his studies with Lahni Russell, Mark Rudoff, and Simon Fryer.

Currently a cello instructor at the Conservatory of Performing Arts at the University of Regina, Joel was previously a cello Teaching Artist with Sistema New Brunswick and a classroom music teacher in London, UK. Also an avid performer, Joel has been a member of the Saskatoon and Regina symphonies and is an alumnus of the National Youth Orchestra, the National Academy Orchestra, and the YOA Orchestra of the Americas. He has participated in musical outreach projects through YOA’s Global Leaders Program in Canada, the USA, Puerto Rico, and Haiti.