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Meaghan Salton - Cello

Meaghan has a Masters in Music, Suzuki Cello Performance from the University of Denver, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Cleveland State University. She has a strong background in teaching, as well as an abundance of experience performing in numerous orchestras.



Joe Engel - Cello and Guitar

Joe Engel's experience as a cellist is varied and eclectic. He holds a Bachelors degree in Cello Performance, a Bachelors of Music Composition and Theory, and a Masters degree in Cello Performance. Joe has had the privilege to study with some of the worlds best performers and teachers, including Daniel Morganstern, Jurgen de Lemos (former long-time principal of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra), and more recently, Matthew Zalkind (cello) and Pak Made Lasmawan (Balinese gamelan). With 14+ years of classical cello experience, an extensive knowledge of pedagogical, solo, chamber, and orchestra reportoire spanning Baroque - the present, he crafts his teaching approach to each student individually, based on their specific needs, goals, and learning styles. His laid back teaching style coupled with clear educational direction lead to an enjoyable and focused learning environment. 

Over the past five years, Joe has studied, in depth, the aesthetics and performance of various non-Western musics, including Tuvan throatsinging, South and North Indian classical music, and recently spent an extended stay in Indonesia studying Balinese classical music (gamelan). His experience with a variety of non-western musics and teaching philosophies lend to his well-rounded experience and teaching approach.


Kimberly Bird - Electric/Upright Bass 

Kim has over a decade of experience teaching bass and guitar from the beginner level through more advanced students.  From rock to pop to jazz to classical, her musical background and training is extremely versatile which is reflected in her approach to teaching.  She holds a Master's Degree in Double Bass Jazz Performance from the Lamont School of Music, and maintains an active performing schedule. 


Ella Bodaubay Weiss- Violin, Viola - TWO SPOTS LEFT!


 Dr. Yenlik (Ella) Weiss is a dedicated chamber musician, orchestra performer, and teacher. In addition to maintaining contracts with the Boulder Philharmonic and Redlands Symphony Orchestras, she has performed with the San Bernardino Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra and Santa Barbara Opera, Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Pops, Riverside Symphony Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Fresno Philharmonic, Marina del Rey Symphony, Colorado Music Festival, Aspen Choral Society, and served as an Associate Concertmaster of the Colorado Mahler Festival and Boulder Chamber Orchestra. She has been a featured soloist for the Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra, Aurora Symphony, on Colorado Public Radio, and performed numerous chamber solos in the US, Europe, and Asia. As a member of the Boulder Philharmonic Education String Quartet she has visited and performed at dozens of schools and performed family concerts at the Boulder Public Library. She also mentors students at the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra. Ella completed her Masters in Violin Performance in Cleveland and received her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder. As a freelance musician in Los Angeles, she performed with Sir Elton John, Sarah McLachlan, and Earth Wind & Fire among other contemporary performers, and performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.