Miyoko Grine-Fisher - Cello

Miyoko Grine-Fisher, cello instructor, has been teaching cello for over twenty years and has been a member of the Lawrence Community Music School faculty since 2003. In addition to her private studio teaching, Ms. Grine-Fisher is the director of the Community Music School's Summer Chamber Music camp and teaches string pedagogy at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music.

Ms. Grine-Fisher is currently the principal cellist of the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra and serves as the Development Director of the Oshkosh Youth Symphony, Inc.

Ms. Grine-Fisher graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.Mus. in cello performance and a B.A. in east Asian studies from Oberlin College and Conservatory. While attending Oberlin, she studied with Peter Rejto. Ms. Grine-Fisher obtained her master's degree in cello performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Jean-Michel Fonteneau. While attending SFCM, she was a faculty member of the conservatory's outreach program and helped develop a new after-school strings program for inner city schools.

Ms. Grine-Fisher was a scholarship recipient numerous summers at the Meadowmount School of Music (1991-1993) and the Aspen Music Festival (1994-1998). During recent summers, Ms. Grine-Fisher was a faculty member for Arts Education for Children Group in Maui and Lakeside Strings Association in Michigan.

As both a solo and chamber musician, Ms. Grine-Fisher has been invited to perform in master classes for Steven Isserlis, Stephen Doane, Tanya Carey, Janet Anthony, Bonnie Hampton, Anthony Elliott, Gilbert Kalish, Menahem Pressler, and Mark Sokol.