(1924 - 2019)
Founder & Executive Chairman
Dorothy Amarandos has crafted a singular lifetime career as a cello teacher, performer and entrepreneur, touching the lives of hundreds of devoted students of all ages and innovating music programs of unique power and reach.
For 30 years, she maintained a private teaching studio in Reston for both school aged and adult cello students. Dorothy’s teaching approach combines elements of Suzuki with more traditional instruction techniques. Cellospeak was founded in response to requests from her adult students for opportunities to play ensembles in a supportive atmosphere. The flagship program of Cellospeak, the two, one-week summer...