Melissa Perley

452 Brookfield Road
Berlin, VT 05602

Melissa believes that all students learn differently and tailors her program to the individual, always including all the elements that make a successful, complete and relaxed musician.

Melissa’s performance experience includes solo concerts with internationally known pianist Vladimir Odinakikh from Russia, various chamber ensembles, Romani band, jazz duo and freelance work.  Melissa has taught privately since 2008.  Students varying in age and ability from beginners to conservatory have successfully auditioned for: GMYS, VYO, Vermont All-State orchestra, New England Music Festival and university orchestras.  She is also an All State Music Festival adjudicator for all low strings.




Jiwon Lee

38 Catamount Lane Apt. 143
Colchester, VT 05446


Cellist Jiwon Lee is currently maintaining an active schedule as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher.   She teaches all levels of students, including beginner to advanced cellists.  Jiwon insightfully guides students to play the cello according to the individual characteristics of each student by discovering and nurturing each student’s potential and strengths.



Suzanne Smith

449 Moretown Common Rd.
Moretown, VT 05660
(802) 496-5273
All Levels – Cello / /

Suzanne brings 30 years of teaching experience to VT from Ann Arbor, MI. in 2016.  Degrees: Bachelor of Performance, Oberlin Conservatory / Masters in Music, State University of New York under Greenhouse. Other teachers: Richard Kapuscinski and Janos Starker.   What makes Cellochan unique is it’s teaching philosophy.  With a holistic approach to the artistic process, Suzanne helps students pursue excellence in the context of well being.  Frequent performance opportunities, ensemble coaching, improvisation, home concerts, and more.

Bob Blais

25 Liberty St, #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
All Levels – Cello and Acoustic Bass
Beginner/Intermediate – Violin and Viola

Beginning to advanced students. Fun, yet focused lessons. Students have played in Green Mountain Youth Symphony, Vermont Youth Orchestra, Vermont Philharmonic, and Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, as well as All State and All New England Music Festivals.

Janet Green

402-B Dalton Drive
Colchester, VT 05446
All levels
Degree in Cello-Teaching from the Conservatorio Superior de Alicant, Spain. Teaching privately for over 20 years.

Bonnie Thurber Klimowski

PO Box 67
Fairfax, VT 05454-0067

All Levels
Professional cellist – 3 years full time with Orquesta Sinfonica del Estada de Mexico, over 25 years with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, founding member of the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, Stringendo String Trio, Frevo, ongoing tours at Vermont schools with the Fiddlesticks String Trio. Educator – degree in Music Education from UVM, Masters degree in Cello Performance from Kent State University in Ohio.

Anne Brown

28 Orchard Road
South Burlington, VT 05403
Children and adults. Suzuki method with extensive Suzuki training. Teaching privately for 20 years.