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Poppea Dorsam


Poppea Dorsam received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Boston University where she studied with Michael Reynolds and George Neikurg and was a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society. Undergraduate studies were completed at Oberlin Conservatory under Andor Toth Jr.

Since moving to San Francisco, Dorsam has performed with Sacramento and Fresno Philharmonics, Women's Philharmonic, San Jose, Monterey and Oakland East Bay Symphonies, Pacific Chamber Orchestra, Lamplighter's, Pocket Opera, and Opera Cinnabar. Dorsam founded, managed and performed in the Clover Heights Ensemble, Fogtown Four Cello Quartet (recorded on Stillwater Sound label), Anne and Poppea ensemble and Trio Dorado. She has participated in Blossom, Apple Hill, Tahoe and Warebrook music festivals. Dorsam presently teaches cello and group strings at the SF Golden Gate Philharmonic and Community Music Center of San Francisco as well as her private studio.

Lessons available during school hours.

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Email [email protected]
Phone Number 415-819-2230
Instruments/Types Cello
Lesson Fee Please contact for information
City Piedmont
Age Range of Students 5 and up
Education Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University; Master of Music from Boston University; Bachelor of Music Oberlin Conservatory
Number of Years Teaching 27
Institutional Affiliation San Francisco Community Music Center; Golden Gate Philharmonic; Sacramento Philharmonic; Chamber Music America; American String Teacher's Association; College Music Society
House Calls
Private Lessons or Ensemble Coaching Both
Method Traditional based on the needs of each student
Music Style(s) Taught Classical
* All rates are estimated and subject to change

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