Artistic Director
Bomin Son Collins graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Music Performance and received her Masters in Music Education at George Mason University. She started her music training early on the piano but then switched to cello as her choice instrument at the age of 9. Since then, she has held principal roles in the American Youth Philharmonic, Boston University Chamber Orchestra and was a fellow member of the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program on a full scholarship. As a cellist, she has performed and was featured as a soloist at venues such as...

(1924 - 2019)
Founder 
Dorothy Amarandos 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 combined elements of Suzuki with more traditional instruction techniques. In 2001 at the age of 75, when most people are well into retirement, she founded Cellospeak in response to requests from her adult students for opportunities to play ensembles in a supportive atmosphere....