(1924 - 2019)
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....