Lynne Bratlie Beiler began playing the cello at age 13 in Houston, Texas, and won the Corpus Christi Young Artist’s competition five years later. Coming to Philadelphia, Lynne studied with Orlando Cole and William Stokking at the New School of Music. Post-graduate studies have been with Jeffrey Solow of Temple University. Lynne has played with the Florida Symphony, the Naples Philharmonic and has been principal cellist and soloist with the Colorado Philharmonic and principal cello with the Princeton Symphony. As a substitute, Lynne has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and recorded under Riccardo Muti and Wolfgang Sawallisch. Free-lancing, Lynne plays regularly with the Philadelphia Opera orchestra, the Ballet, and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. After many years of traditional cello teaching, Lynne became interested in the Talent Education Method (Suzuki) and subsequently became nationally certified at all levels. Her students, ranging in ages from 5 to 95, play with civic and youth orchestras and perform with a variety of chamber groups. They have won numerous concerto competitions, and have been chosen to perform in master classes for noted cellists such as David Finckel, Peter Wiley, Colin Carr, Carter Brey and Irene Sharpe.