Ms. Mary Walters

Cello Teacher

Mary Walters

SAA Member


Seattle, WA

Cellist Mary Walters maintains a thriving studio with students of all ages and levels in Seattle, and directs the Alaska Cello Intensive cello choir in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Mary previously taught on the cello faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago, and has been a guest clinician at many summer institutes including the Chicago Suzuki Institute, Fairbanks Suzuki Institute, Hawaii Suzuki Workshop, Alaska Cello Intensive, Intermountain Suzuki Institute, Vivace Chamber Players, and as a teaching assistant at the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Mary earned her master’s degree in cello performance and pedagogy from Northern Illinois University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon Honors College. She has been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and Northwest Indiana Symphony. Mary has also performed frequently with the Seattle Symphony, and as a recording studio musician has played on dozens on Hollywood film, television, commercial, and video game soundtracks.