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Cellist, Lindsay Stipe is a teacher and chamber musician based in Durham, NC. She began her cello studies in Philadelphia with cellist and technique author, Cassia Harvey, and went on to complete her Bachelor of Music degree at UNC Chapel Hill under the instruction of Brent Wissick. She studied chamber music performance in Vienna, Austria with Josef Luitz and was mentored by internationally recognized recording artist, Nancy Green. Lindsay earned her Master’s degree in cello performance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as cellist of the UMass Graduate String Quartet and teaching assistant to Astrid Schween, now cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet.


Lindsay served as principal cellist of both UNC and UMass Symphony orchestras and has performed professionally in a variety of settings including the Faculty Chamber Music Series at Interlochen, the Five College New Music Festival in Amherst, MA, the Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, NC, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Her most recent performance project, the Sun-Stipe-Rice Trio, has given concerts at the Cedars Young Artists Concert series, the Carol Woods Wednesday Evening Concert series, Carolina Meadows, and has presented a benefit concert for the Refugee Support Center in Carrboro, NC.


A dedicated teacher, Lindsay received her pedagogy training from Dr. Tanya Carey, celebrated cellist and former president of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Lindsay has taught lessons and coached chamber music at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Interlochen Arts Camp. In addition to performing and maintaining her private studio, Lindsay serves on the faculty of Kidznotes, an El Sistema based non-profit that provides free music education to kids in the Triangle, and runs the cello program at Meredith College Suzuki Strings in Raleigh.

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I offer cello lessons in Raleigh, NC through the Meredith College Suzuki Strings Program. This program includes 16 private lessons, group classes, a solo recital, and a group concert each semester. Feel free to contact me to learn more!



Cellists of all levels are welcome to take weekly individual lessons as students in my private studio in Durham, NC. Please reach out for available lesson times and rates using the contact form below.

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Nothing is more fun than playing music with friends! Teachers Lindsay Stipe, Leah Gibson, and Emma Dunlap-Grube are excited to offer cello students the chance to learn and perform new pieces in an ensemble with fellow cellists at the Triangle Music School in Durham. Please reach out for more information on dates and registration.



Kidznotes is a music for social change program that provides free after-school music eduction to kids in the Triangle. The program, based on the model of El Sistema, is completely free and includes instrumental instruction, choir, music theory, general music, and orchestra! Click the link below to learn more.


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