Coach, Pedagogue and Cellist
As a cellist I was very lucky with my teachers. My first teacher was Mark Friedhoff and taught me about the beauty of sound. Later on I moved to Madrid to study with Maria de Macedo, she became my cello mom, nurturing my curiosity and my doubtful heart. Then went to Amsterdam where Monique Bartels taught me discipline and methodology. Stayed in Paris for a while to get profound inspiration from Gary Hoffman. And finally came back to Barcelona to finished my studies with my admired Luis Claret. I am grateful to all of them for their patience, support, dedication and most of all to pass on their great passion for music and pedagogy.
I play with Les Mademoicelli, a cello quartet, the OBC (Barcelona Symphony Orchestra), OCM (Camera Musicae Orchestra) and the Barcelona Modern Ensemble. I played for many years in the Verbier Festival Symphony and Chamber Orchestra bringing me much joy and becoming a learning experience for life.
I studied music pedagogy in the Amsterdam Conservatory and I became a certified Suzuki Method Teacher. I worked in the Barcelona Music Conservatory among other music schools. Nowadays I am the coordinator of the Suzuki Cello Department in El Musical, Bellaterra. I also teach cello at the Barcelona Music Conservatory El Liceu.
I was always interested in helping people develop. Because of that I became a personal and executive coach through the school EFIC. I am the vice-president of Alianza DPS a coaches association where we promote quality and sustainable coaching. I specialized in pick performance coaching to help musicians develop and achieve their artistic goals.
I decided to start training teachers with the objective to transmit the applications of coaching, neuroeducation and psychology to music education. I also coach and give workshops to families because I firmly believe that they are crucial to develop their children’s music education.
My biggest joy and challenge is to be a mother of two beautiful, revolutionary girls who teach me something new every day.