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Kim Scherba Bruder *offsite teacher* 

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Piano and cello lessons

Location: My Chico residence

Levels Accepted: Beginner and Intermediate, age 6-adult
Availability:  Monday through Friday, by appointment

Teaching Method: Traditional/Suzuki Method


  • Master of Arts, Music, California State University Chico, Chico, CA
  • Suzuki trained by Barbara Wampner in San Francisco, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music, California State University Chico, CA


  • Paradise Symphony Orchestra: 2016-Present
  • Cello Teacher: 1993-Present
  • Chico Strings Performing Quartet, Trio, Duo: 1988-Present
  • Calcap Chamber Music Workshop, Sacramento, CA: 2014  
  •  Music Teachers’ Association of California Chico Summer Academy: 2008-2012  
  • Music Teachers’ Association of California: Active member, 2006-Present
  • American String Teachers’ Association: 2005-Present
  • Chico Symphony Orchestra, Chico, CA: Active member for seven years

Professional Development

  • American String Teachers’ Association National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT: 2015
  • Music Teachers’ Association of California National Conference, Oakland, CA: 2011
  • American String Teachers’ Association National Conference, Santa Clara, CA: 2010
  •  Suzuki Association of America, Carey Beth Hockett Workshop, San Jose, CA: 2009 

  • Lynn Latham Seminar, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA: 1999
  •  Advanced Suzuki Workshop, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA: 1997, 2009
  •  Margaret Rowell Cello Seminar, San Francisco Conservatory of Music: 1998
  •  Chico Chamber Music Workshop, Chico, CA: 1988-1994


A partial listing of teachers include: Burke Schuchmann, Barbara Wampner- Suzuki Method teacher trainer, Ceasar Claudio, and John Gibbens


  • The Music Connection     Chico
    (530) 898-0110
  • 973 East Ave.
    Chico, CA 95926
  • The Music Connection    Redding