Our Cello Teachers

emma kato

Cello: All Levels

Emma Kato

Emma first started teaching in 2012 and has taught at a number of prestigious and private schools throughout the city. She works with students of all ages and experience levels.


Whether you’re starting from learning how to hold a cello, or preparing for college auditions. She believes that with the right guidance, music can be wielded as the universal language that it is – that anyone can learn to speak and express themselves through it.


While Emma’s expertise is in classical music, she is well-versed in a range of musical genres, such as Pop, Contemporary, or even TV theme music. She knows how important it is that her students feel engaged throughout their lessons and enjoy the pieces they are working on. To that end, every student has a lesson program built specifically to fulfill their musical needs and wants. She is very excited to embark in this journey with you!

Faith Rohde

Cello: All Levels

Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Faith Rohde currently lives in Colorado where she received her M.M in cello performance with an emphasis on cello pedagogy at Colorado State University. With 15+ years of playing the cello, she is looking forward to what the music industry holds for her and how she can shape the 21st-century orchestra. Faith has studied cello with Robbin Chappars, Paul York, Anthony Kaiti, Jason Calloway, Natasha Farny, Dennis Parker, Regina Mushabac, and is currently being taught by Barbara Thiem. Faith has enjoyed four summers with the Sewanee Summer Music Festival working with world-renowned conductors in a semi-professional orchestra. Faith has taught for the Kentucky Christian Strings Camp located in Louisville, KY as well as a cello sectional coach for the Community Music School hosted by Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. She has enjoyed teaching both private and group classes for the past eight years. Faith has been in masterclasses coached by Ralph Curry from the Cleveland Orchestra, David Louwerson from Ensemble Variance, Bryan Dumm from the Cleveland Orchestra, Martha Baldwin from the Cleveland Orchestra, and Jason Calloway from the Amernet String Quartet. Faith has served as the principal cellist for the Longmont Symphony Orchestra, in Longmont Colorado.