Meg Risso

Cello Instructor

Bachelors of Performance, Oberlin Conservatory of Music

SAA Registered Training

  • Every Child Can!

  • Cello Unit 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Meg Risso developed as a cellist in the Seattle classical music world.  A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, in her early years Meg was active with the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras and attended the Marrowstone Music Festival and the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont.  Meg found her passion for music education at a young age.  Her early teachers, Raymond Davis, David Tonkonogui, and Fay Chi were so impressed with Meg that she quickly became their teaching assistant.  At the collegiate level, Meg studied with Hans Jørgen Jensen, Peter Rejto, and the gifted avant-garde cellist Frances-Marie Uitti.  While at the Conservatory, she continued to pursue her interest in music education by teaching young cello students in the area.  A sought-after clinician, coach and performer, Meg has worked with the Oakley Street Cello Ensemble, SYSO Summer Music, Symphonette and Prelude Orchestras of the Seattle Youth Symphony, the Puget Sound Symphony, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber, Saratoga Chamber, Seattle Collaborative, and Seattle Rock Orchestras, and has recorded with jazz artists such as Ingrid Jensen and Steve Treseler.  Meg has been a dedicated educator for well over a decade and fostering confidence through education has been the driving force and focus of her life.

Music City Strings Academy


Music City Strings Academy provides a high-quality Suzuki music education program in Middle Tennessee.  We offer instruction in violin, viola, and cello for Preschool through High School students.  The program curriculum includes private lessons, group classes, recitals, music theory education, participation in performance competitions, and additional performing.  Most importantly, our program provides children the means to become confident, sensitive and beautiful artists.