"Anna-Marie's lessons provided us with a gentle but secure musical foundation in Cello for our son. We recommend her warmly, immediately, and often, to all families contemplating the Cello for their child. Seven years since our first lesson with Anna-Marie, and our son still loves the Cello, thanks to the journey he started with her careful tuition."
- Miriam Herlihy (Suzuki Parent)
"I am very happy to welcome Anna-Marie to Auckland as a Suzuki colleague. She brings energy and enthusiasm, experience with both cello and ECE, and a great rapport with students of all ages."
- Margaret Cooke (Suzuki Cello Teacher)
"I've enjoyed working with Anna-Marie over many years now. She is an accomplished cellist, a sensitive and intelligent musician, with a generous and positive spirit.
She possesses beautiful tonal control on the cello with a relaxed and balanced posture. Anna-Marie's musical experiences and love of teaching, especially young children, will make her a great asset to the musical scene in New Zealand and abroad."
- Dr. Rolf Gjelsten,
NZSQ, DMA, MNZM
"My daughter Ella has been playing the cello for eight years and Anna-Marie was her first teacher. Anna- Marie's enthusiasm and patience made every lesson fun and so something to look forward to each week.
We were constantly supported with ideas for practice and opportunities to join cello group classes. theory classes, ensemble and summer camps.
Playing the cello, as a student of Anna-Marie's, is constantly interesting as she has a wonderful ability to motivate and excite her students with games, challenges and new ideas. Nothing is a problem and every student works to fulfill their cello-playing potential in an atmosphere of encouragement.
Anna-Marie continues to be an inspiration, for both myself and Ella, as a cello player and a Suzuki-method cello teacher. I am so pleased to be able to write this in recommendation of her and hope many more budding cellists have the opportunity to learn from someone not only, so technically and pedagogically able, but also so positively supportive ."
- Michelle Leuthart