Gwendolyn Lewis has been active as a performer and teacher for over 40 years. After receiving her degree in cello performance in 1975, she continued her cello studies with Gabor Rejto of the University of Southern California and Eva Heinitz of the University of Washington. She served on the music faculty of William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri and has been teaching private lessons since 1970. She was the principal cellist for six community and university orchestras, been the member of the Lumiere String Quartet, and performed numerous concertos, solo, orchestral and chamber recitals.
Gwendolyn believes the cello is for anyone, not just those interested in professional careers. Using no set curriculum, she individualizes her lessons to help each student achieve their personal goals and discover their full potential. With all students, she emphasizes finding one’s personal voice and style, having a solid foundation in technique and musical theory, playing alone or with others, and exploring all types of music, not just classical.
She accepts beginners through advanced students of all ages.