Teresa Richardson

Cello Teacher

Teresa Richardson

SAA Member


Roseville, MN

Teresa Richardson, cellist, is Assistant Principal of the Minnesota Opera and is an active freelance musician in the Twin Cities area.  Teresa has performed in many orchestras, including the Minnesota Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, National Repertory Orchestra, Mill City Summer Opera, and Duluth Superior Symphony.  She appeared as soloist with orchestra performing concertos by Elgar, Haydn, Saint-Saens and Boccherini.

Fulfilling a strong passion for teaching, Teresa is on the faculty at North Star Cello Academy and MacPhail Center for Music, and has taught at University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, St. Joseph’s School of Music, and in Anchorage, Alaska.  She completed Suzuki Method training with Tanya Carey, Pamela Devenport, Jean Dexter, Barbara Wampner, Beth Cantrell, Melissa Kraut, and Carey Beth Hockett.

Originally from Clifton, Virginia, Teresa began her study of the cello at age nine through Fairfax County Public Schools. Teresa earned Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees in cello performance from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where she graduated with high distinction.  Her past instructors include Janos Starker, Emilio Colon, Helga Winold, Loran Stephenson, Barbara van Patten, and Anne Rupert.