Cello teachers in Springville, Mapleton, or Spanish Fork, Utah
LaReita Leavitt Berky
lareitaberky AT gmail DOT com
Bio: LaReita Leavitt Berky grew up in Phoenix AZ. She began taking cello lessons at age 8 from Jamie Guy Kellogg. She continued her studies with Irene Sharp at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, graduating with a Bachelors in Cello Performance in 1998. LaReita and her husband, David, moved to Spanish Fork, Utah where she is the principal cellist with the Utah Valley Symphony, and principal basso continuo player for the Utah Baroque Ensemble. She maintains a small private cello studio while actively pursuing their 6 sons around town. LaReita enjoys mountain biking, hiking, gardening, and teaching her sons to take care of 'the girls' - a.k.a. the hens. LaReita loves humanitarian causes and has been to Ghana 3 times doing humanitarian work with Families Mentoring Families.
LaReita's mantra is taken from her grand-teacher, Margaret Rowell who said, "I don't teach the cello, I teach the human being." Teaching of the student is based on a wholistic approach, focusing on healthy cello habits.
clodjia AT gmail DOT com
Bio: Bachelor of Arts, Music Performance, Pomona College ('80)
Freelance cellist that concertized frequently at Pennsylvania State College until 2012 is now relocated in Utah. She brings great experience and love of cello and music to our area. Previous teachers include: