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Trina Carey Hodgson has enjoyed a varied and distinguished musical career. She has performed as both soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe and the United States.

Mrs. Hodgson’s was principal cellist with the Graz Opera Orchestra and toured with them throughout Austria and Italy. She was a member of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway. She is a charter member of the Haydn String Quartet and the Amore Chamber Players as well as the professional cello quartet, Quatracelli! She has performed with John Tesh, Joel Grey, Michael Bolton, Ed Asner and Rene Auberjonois. Her movie credits include “True Identity” and “Steal Big, Steal Little.” Her video game recording credits include “Bio Quest”.

For nearly twenty years, Trina directed the Pasadena based cello program, A-Cello-Rondo. She is a popular clinician at institutes and workshops around the world. Notably, Mrs. Hodgson was invited to represent the American Suzuki Teachers at a special performance at the opening of the Winter Olympics in Nagoya, Japan.

Mrs. Hodgson studied at the Eastman School of Music with Robert Sylvester, and received her Bachelor of Music degree at University of Illinois, studying with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. She received her Master of Arts degree at UC Santa Barbara, studying with Ronald Leonard.

She currently serves on the orchestra committee of the Pasadena Symphony and is the founder and facilitator of the annual Los Angeles Cello Teacher Retreat.


Serves Sierra Madre , CA
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Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

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Student who has an instrument, Student who is planning to purchase an instrument and would like advice

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