Cello Lessons

Betsy Bronstein

Betsy Bronstein received her BM in Cello performance from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music.  She holds both an MMA and DMA in Cello from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  Her teachers have included Gabor Rejto, Yuan Tung, Timothy Eddy and Bernard Greenhouse.  Betsy has performed as a member of the Boston Philharmonic, and Symphony Pro Musica.  For over 10 years, she was cellist for Aequalis, a trio she co-founded, which commissioned, premiered and recorded works by American composers.  She has presented programs for children in public schools throughout Massachusetts with Aequalis and as a solo cellist.

Betsy has worked for Johnson String Instrument where she oversaw cello quality control. She has served as an Artist-in-Residence at the First Unitarian Church in Worcester, and performs as cellist with the Cocobolo Trio and the Jazz and Cajun Duo.   Betsy joined the Joy of Music faculty in 2014.  She also teaches at Pakachoag Music School and Worcester Music Academy, and maintains a private studio in her home.


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Caroline Reiner-Williams

Caroline Reiner-Williams completed her undergraduate degree in cello performance at the age of 19. Prior to accepting a full scholarship to pursue graduate studies at the Longy School of Music, she toured Canada, England, France, Russia, Spain and Portugal as a member of several chamber ensembles, including the Boston Youth Symphony.  At 21, she received her Master of Music degree in cello performance with an emphasis in cello pedagogy .

An experienced performer as well as a widely sought-after teaching artist, Caroline is passionate about both aspects of her career.  She is active throughout New England as a chamber and orchestral musician, and performs regularly with the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, with whom she is associate principal. Recently, she has served as sub for the Lexington Symphony.  In 2009, stemming from a deep love of chamber music, Caroline founded the Nashaway Trio with husband and violinist Angel Hernandez, and pianist Roy Imperio.  The group gave its premiere performance on the Beveridge Webster Recital Series in Hanover, NH, and continues to perform together on a regular basis.  Caroline and her husband are faculty artists at the Northern Essex Community College Summer Chamber Music Festival.

A faculty member at Joy of Music since 2009, Caroline is also on the faculty at Indian Hill Music in Littleton, is adjunct music faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and teaches in the Shrewsbury Public Schools Instrumental Program.   Past teaching positions include adjunct faculty at the Fay School in Southborough, Brooks School in North Andover, and the Bancroft School and Notre Dame Academy in Worcester. Caroline and her husband live in Holden with their two children.


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Timothy Terranella

Timothy Terranella is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, holds a Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the Boston Conservatory, and did additional graduate studies at the New England Conservatory.  His teachers have included Leonard Rose, Orlando Cole, Mischa Nieland and Ronald Thomas (cello), as well as Bernard Goldberg, Randolph Bowman and Jeanne Baxtresser (flute).

Tim has performed as cellist and flutist with many of the area’s most prestigious musical organizations including the Boston Symphony Orchestra (sub); the Boston Ballet; Boston Esplanade Pops; the New Hampshire, Cape Cod, Nashua, Massachusetts and Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestras; Boston Bel Canto Opera; Boston Lyric Opera; and in New York City as a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.  Tim is a founding member of the Bostonian Chamber Players and often plays with the Guilded Harps of Boston.

Having previously taught at Boston University and the Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, he currently teaches at the Groton School in Groton and Indian Hill Music School in Littleton. Tim has served on Joy of Music’s faculty since 1990. I n addition to teaching cello and flute, he is the conductor of the JOMP Youth Orchestra. 

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Dr. Ning Tien

Dr. Tien earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees and Performer's Certificate in cello performance with Paul Katz at the Eastman School of Music, and her D.M.A. in cello performance with Dennis Parker at Louisiana State University. She has premiered and recorded works written for her, including Cello Concerto by Dinos Constandinides; Himalaya Capriccio by Tian Lian-Tao; and Second Sonata for Cello and Piano by John Sichel. JOMP was honored that Ning gave the world premiere of a work written for her on her Faculty Recital in May, 2009 - Siren Nadamide’s “Zodiac with Twelve Animals” for cello and piano. Dr Tien has made solo and chamber music appearances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, as well as in Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Rome, Athens, Vienna and Beijing. In 2009, she performed with the Holy Cross Theatre Department in a production of the gamelan opera “Mimpi” at the 31st Bali Arts Festival.

Before moving to New England, Dr. Tien served on the faculties of Hastings College (NE), Kean University (NJ) and Columbus State University (GA). She was a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and co-principal cellist with the Hastings Symphony Orchestra. Ning has been teaching at Joy of Music since 2003 and also serves on the faculties of Atlantic Union College in Lancaster, Fitchburg State University and Keene Community Music Center in Keene NH.  She is the founder and a member of the New England Piano Trio with Aaron Packard, violin and Kristjon Imperio, piano.  For more information about Dr. Tien, see her website at celloandstrings.net

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