Teresa Richardson

Cello Teacher

Teresa Richardson

SAA Member


Roseville, MN

Teresa Richardson, cellist, is Acting Principal of the Minnesota Opera.  Teresa has performed in many orchestras, including the Minnesota Orchestra, Mill City Summer Opera, Evansville Philharmonic, and Fort Wayne Philharmonic.  She has performed with Bakken Trio, The Musical Offering, Zeitgeist, VocalEssence, and onstage as soloist with the St. Paul Ballet.  Teresa 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 has taught at MacPhail Center for Music, University of St. Thomas, and University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire.  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.

More about me:
I love to teach and have been doing so since 2006.  My studio has a warm sense of community.  Most of my students study with me for many years (many from age 5-18).  I am equally as comfortable with young beginners as I am with advanced students.  My goal is for students to appreciate music, to take ownership of a rewarding skill, and to learn patience with the learning process, breaking complex problems down into step-by-step sequences.  I believe firmly in the potential of my students and teach a growth mindset, with emphasis on progress rather than perfection.