Megan Titensor

Cello, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Megan Titensor

SAA Member


Seattle, WA
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Megan Titensor is an influential cellist and devoted teacher based in Seattle, Washington where she has a private studio. Additionally, she teaches in a Suzuki program in Olympia, Washington. Previously, she taught in a Suzuki-based program in Cusco, Peru (Asociación Qantu) in addition to building her own individual programs in Salt Lake City, UT and Boulder, CO, and collaborating with Longmont Suzuki Strings.

Megan has been invited to teach at many Suzuki institutes and workshops including the International Suzuki Festival (Peru), Live Arts Festival (Mexico), Intermountain Suzuki String Institute (UT), National Cello Institute (CA), Bryce Canyon Music Camp (UT), and DFW-WOW Suzuki Institute (TX).

Megan has served in many administrative and leadership roles within the Suzuki community. Currently, she is Vice President of the Suzuki Association of Washington State and also a board member of the Suzuki Education Research Association, which oversees the Japan Seattle Suzuki Institute. For the Suzuki Association of Utah, she was the Cello Vice President during her tenure 2012-2015. She was responsible for planning all cello events, enhancing the cello graduation system, and connecting cello teachers and students within Utah. She also served on the Cello Committee for the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute from 2015-2017. At a national level, Megan was involved with the 2014 SAA Conference team, has authored several articles for the American Suzuki Journal, and has also been a presenter at the 2014 SAA Conference and Parents as Partners Online 2013, 2017.

Megan holds both a Bachelor’s (Utah State University) and Master’s degree (University of Colorado—Boulder) in Cello Performance and is an active freelance cellist. Currently, she performs regularly in a duo with pianist, Hillary Nordwell. As soloist, she was invited as guest artist at the Biennial Cello Festival in Lima, Peru. As an orchestral musician, Megan has played for Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Ballet West, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, and the Fort Collins Symphony. She has extensive experience in the recording industry, recording for Warner Brothers, PlatinumLab, and MT Pit Broadway Productions. An avid collaborator, Megan has performed chamber music with many small ensembles. She is also an accomplished pianist.

Megan spends her leisure time on skis, on a bicycle, or rock climbing with her husband. She is a seasoned traveler and regulates her intense wanderlust by reading many books, exploring new trails with her son and dog, and cooking up exotic food.