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  CELLO TEACHERS
 
 



Dr. Luciana Gallo is a dedicated cello instructor and performer based in the Phoenix area. She is a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and teaches cello lessons out of her private studio. In 2017 she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University, where she was a Graduate Cello Teaching Assistant to Thomas Landschoot. She holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Nevada Reno, where she was a TA to Dr. Dmitri Atapine and a member of the Nightingale String Quartet, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Dr. Gallo’s teaching experience includes working as Lead String Teacher for Harmony Project Phoenix, a music for social change program for underprivileged children, and teaching at Cellobration Festival (ASU) and the Tucson Cello Congress. She also served as cello coach for Campo Verde High School and the Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestras, among others.




Dr. Mary Frances DiBartolo is assistant principal cellist of the Arizona Opera 
Orchestra, section cellist in the West Valley Symphony, and instructor of cello and 
chamber music at Paradise Valley Community College. DiBartolo is an avid 
recitalist and chamber musician, continuo player, recording studio artist, and 
regular extra with the Tucson symphony. DiBartolo is also a highly sought after 
private studio teacher, conference presenter, adjudicator, and clinician. 
DiBartolo has performed in many notable national and international festivals 
including the Spoleto Italy/USA Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Mainly Mozart Festival, Animas Festival, Red Rocks Festival, Arizona Opera Wagner Ring Cycle Festival, and the Lancaster USA Festival. DiBartolo's orchestral career spans thirtyfive years. Click here for more information.


 
 
Dr. Wu holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from National Taiwan Normal University, Master of Music degree and Doctoral of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin studying with Bion Tsang. Currently she is an acting cello principal in the Arizona Pro Arte Ensemble and substitute cellist with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing, Dr. Wu is a dedicated teacher with 10+ years of experience and has served on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin String Project. Several of her students have been selected for all-region high school orchestras, middle school regionals, and played as soloists with orchestras. She has completed Book 1 and 2 of the Suzuki cello teacher training.
 




 
Praised for his expressive and poetic music making, cellist Thomas Landschoot enjoys an international career as a concert and recording artist and pedagogue. He has toured North America, Europe and Asia and has appeared on National Radio and Television worldwide. His solo career started after taking a top prize at the International Cello Competition ŒJeunesse Musicales‚ in 1995 in Bucharest, Romania. 
He recently performed with the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Frankfurt Chamber Orchestra, Prima la Musica (Belgium), Shieh Chien Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), Tempe Symphony and the Orchestra of the United States Army Band and has appeared at the Park City, Santa Barbara, Mammoth Lakes, Utah, Red Rock, Waterloo, Killington and Texas Music Festivals. His recordings are available on Summit, Organic, Kokopelli and Centaur Records.