Monica Lima

Cello Teacher

Monica Lima

SAA Member


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Monica grew up in Brazil and started her music education by the Suzuki Method at nine years old.

Monica has a special interest in traveling and have lived in different countries to further her cello studies and broad her knowledge of the Suzuki Method.

In Spain, Monica studied at the Irun Music Conservatorium with an amazing cellist and educator, Inaki Etxepare, who taught her not just the cello technique but how important is her role as a cello teacher for the young generations.

Since then, Monica has dedicated her life to teaching and have taken continuous training by the Suzuki Method in the United Kingdom, United States, Brazil, Peru and Australia.

During her teaching career in Brazil, she was invited to teach at Suzuki Festivals around the country and had an important role translating articles and adapting the pre-twinkle cello repertoire to portuguese.

In 2014, Monica attended the Suzuki Conference in Minneapolis (USA) and presented the research “Teaching Cello in Latin America and the Importance of the Suzuki Method in the Process”, alongside argentinian teacher trainer Patricia Pasmanter.

In Australia since 2017, Monica has completed Cert 3 in Suzuki Cello and Level One Suzuki Early Childhood Music, following her passion to teach young cellists. She is constantly invited to teach in Group Classes, Music Camps and Suzuki Festivals organised by the Suzuki Talent Education Association of Australia.

Monica is always looking for ways to make learning cello incredibly fun and loves creating printables for cello students. She is currently working on the second edition of her Cello Adventures Workbook, with pre-twinkle activities and prep exercises to beginner Suzuki books.

Monica runs a private cello studio in Sydney Northern Beaches and plays at the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

You can find her printables at