Teaching Artist, Violin, Early Childhood
Cecilia received her Master of Music in Violin Performance from the Boston Conservatory of Music and her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Peruvian National Conservatory of Music. Her Suzuki Method training includes books 1 to 7, 9, and 10, a teaching practicum, and several enrichment courses with Nancy Lokken, Marilyn O'Boyle, Pat D'Ercole, Nancy Jackson, Katherine Wood, and Thomas Wermuth. In addition, she has been trained in Kodaly and Dalcroze methods, and took early childhood music education courses. She was an active member of the Strings Department Chair of the Suzuki Association of Peru.
While pursuing her Bachelor's degree, she developed a violin studio, "Pizzicato." As a group, her students participated in festivals, institutes, and trips around Peru. She also worked as a violin teacher for the Markham and "Reina del Mundo" schools, and the Early Music Stimulation teacher at the Kangurito Kindergarten.
Cecilia played several times as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Andes in Colombia. She was awarded First (2004) and Second (2003) prizes in the National Violin Contest of Peru. She also was a member of the "Ciudad de los Reyes" Orchestra, University of Lima Philharmonic, and the Opera and Zarzuela seasons. She also played with the Lima String Quartet. She currently teaches at the Chicago Center for Music Education and her own violin studio.