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"Teaching is my greatest inspiration as a musician and watching my students develop musically and grow intellectually is rewarding and exciting. It continually motivates me to improve myself as a musician."

Hello! I am Megan Miller the owner and director of Lively Strings Studio. I am a cellist, a wife and mother, and I love sharing my experience and knowledge with others. Teaching is one of my greatest inspirations. I believe teaching encourages me to learn and learning inspires me to teach. Because of this, watching my students grow musically and intellectually is beyond rewarding and gives me a great sense of accomplishment.

I studied music performance at Towson University and earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Cello Performance. While I studied at Towson, I was a member of the school’s student chapter for American String Teachers Association. During the majority of my time at Towson, I was the principal cellist of the Towson University Symphony Orchestra. I also competed in the School’s various music competitions, successfully winning first prize in the Talent Award for Strings competition and first prize in the prestigious Peggy Friedman-Gordon Competition.

Prior to college, I grew up in Harford County and was involved in various music groups. Throughout middle and high school, I participated in the Harford String and Harford Youth Orchestras. I also had exciting opportunities to participate in collaborations with the Deer Creek Choral and other various music communities.

In addition to providing private cello lessons, I am currently the cello clinician for the Harford String and Harford Youth Orchestras. I provide private lessons, workshops focusing on technique and musicality for school orchestras and other organizations, and music for various events. As I look to the future, I plan to begin taking personal music lessons again, join a community orchestra, and continue developing relationships with fellow musicians throughout Maryland.

TEaching philosophy

Every teacher has his or her own particular style and philosophy on teaching. Follow the link to read my thoughts and beliefs on teaching.

Megan's Teaching Philosophy →


Are you interested in my professional experience? Go ahead and check out my résumé.

Megan's Résumé →