Ms. Marla C. Majett
Cellist MARLA MAJETT is a freelance cellist and teacher in the Atlanta area. She strongly believes in using music as a means to enrich the lives of young people through teaching and performance. She has been teaching since 1994 and has stayed active with her students appearing in such venues as Spivey Hall and Carnegie Hall.
Ms. Majett began her musical studies when she was five years old as a Suzuki piano student. She started playing the cello when she was 11 years old, and took lessons from Suzuki cello teacher trainer Elizabeth Cantrell. She earned a bachelor degree in music at Furman University studying with cellist Richard Maag.
As an advocate of the Suzuki Method, Ms. Majett was one of the founding members of the Suzuki Association of Georgia(SAGA) and served as vice president for several terms. As vice president of SAGA, she organized workshops, play-ins, teacher gatherings, scholarship auditions and also became the first editor the newsletter.
Ms. Majett also has an active cello studio in the Midtown Atlanta area using the Suzuki Method. Each student has weekly private lessons and group classes according to book level. The studio also hosts yearly workshops and recitals. The students can also be found performing in various festivals or public places around Atlanta.
Next to teaching, her passion is performing chamber music. She has appeared in professional orchestras and musical groups around Georgia. Each summer she coaches at a Christian chamber music camp for teens called At First Sight.
Ms. Majett enjoys playing a large range of musical styles including Celtic, bluegrass, jazz and Middle Eastern. She has appeared on stage with various artists including John Legend, Maxwell, Dianne Reeves, Common and Michael Bearden.