About: Aminda Asher
- Role : Strings
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- Specialist in : Traditional and Suzuki Cello, P.S. Outreach, and Saturday Music Project Faculty (Cello)
Why do you teach? I teach with the Suzuki philosophy that “every child can”. I believe that every child is talented and able to achieve their goals through music and develop skills both musically and personally that will last a lifetime. I believe that even if one is not on the path to becoming a professional musician, children benefit from setting goals and developing the discipline and desire to achieve them. It is so rewarding to see a student achieve their goals, no matter how big or small, and that is the biggest motivating factor for me as a teacher.
Teaching Biography: Aminda Asher received her Bachelor’s degree in music from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. She then moved to NYC and completed her Master’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music. After teaching in a few community schools in the NYC area, Aminda decided to expand her knowledge of the Suzuki method and over the course of a few summers became a certified Suzuki teacher, receiving training from some of the best teacher trainers at the Chicago Suzuki Institute. Aminda is currently on faculty at Turtle Bay Music School, the 92nd Street Y, and the Lucy Moses School, as well as maintaining a private studio.
Performance Biography: Aminda Asher is an active performer of orchestral and chamber music in New York City. She performs with several regional orchestras in the New York metropolitan area including the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra of New York. She has also performed and recorded with the Albany Symphony. In 2017 she had the privilege of being one of the featured soloists with the 92Y Orchestra celebrating their centennial year. As an avid performer of contemporary chamber music, Ms. Asher is a member of Cadillac Moon Ensemble and Periapsis Music and Dance. She also performs in a piano trio with fellow TBMS faculty members in the Zhang-Asher-Min trio.