Cello and Violin Lessons

Instructors: Natalia McDermottAmanda Roth


Natalie McDermott

Natalia McDermottNatalia McDermott is currently perusing a degree in music education at UMass Lowell. She is primarily a cellist and has been playing for twelve years. Natalia began studying music with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra's Intensive Community Program when she was 10 and continued with the program through her high school graduation. She is a member of many ensembles at UMass Lowell, including the String Ensemble, the Marching Band, and the University Orchestra. Natalia is also the cellist for the Lowell String Quartet. She currently teaches cello and beginner violin privately as well as with the UMass Lowell String Project. Quartet website: lowellquartet.com "

Amanda Roth

Amanda RothAmanda Roth is currently pursing a Master of Music in Violin Performance at the Longy School of Music. She recently relocated to Massachusetts after graduating in May with a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance, Violin Concentration from the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. To supplement her musical education, she has participated in a number of summer programs including the Aria International Summer Academy, the Chautauqua Music Festival Symphony Orchestra, and the Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies at Juilliard. Amanda has been a member of Temple University's Grammy Nominated Symphony Orchestra, the Waukesha Area Chamber Orchestra, and the Longy Conservatory Orchestra, as well as various chamber ensembles. She has performed at such major venues as the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and Alice TullyAmanda Roth Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City and has been involved in a number of premieres of new works. Throughout her many performances, she has shared the stage with Rachel Barton Pine, various members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra violinist, Mark Wood. In addition to playing traditional classical violin repertoire, she also enjoys exploring the world of jazz, funk, country, and rock-n-roll on her six-string fretted electric violin made by Wood Violins. Besides performing, Amanda is passionate about teaching. Previously, she taught violin and viola for the Philadelphia String Project and Temple Prep’s Community Music Scholars Program. Currently Amanda is a teaching assistant for the orchestra at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and is excited to be joining the Music Elements family!