Mandy Grace Guilfoyle

Cellist, music educator, author, and music education development coach.


What can I help you with?

With over 22 years of experience as a professional soloist and chamber musician in countries like the USA, Italy, and Austria,  I believe that the most essential aspect of performances is whether you've touched the hearts of your audiences or not, so I strive to reach every single audience member through my music. I am available for collaborations and solo performances. 

As an author, I have published 2 books. What You Didn't Learn in Music School is a non-fiction book and instructional manual for classical musicians who are new to private lesson teaching and don't know where to begin, with reflection questions and exercises at the end of each chapter. Escaping the Happy Place is a mind-bending fiction novella, following a young lady who finds herself in a new, strange world.

I have an M.M. in Music Education from Southern Methodist University and have been a head orchestra director, a private lesson teacher, and even managed, directed, and owned music studios and have published a book about music education. I now have limited openings in my cello studio. Please click the "celloly" link above for lesson options.

I help musicians struggling with resentment towards teaching, self-doubt, insecurity, and those who have a desire to teach more students and widen their skillset through individualized personal music education development coaching. I also offer in-depth professional development workshops and coaching services for music schools and studios around the country with more than one teacher who are hoping to increase their income potential.