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About Celia Rosenberger

I am a classical violinist and teacher by trade and training. I also play Irish and Celtic fiddle music, perform on the violin, viola, cello, recorder, piano, and gamba, teach an assortment of instruments to people aged 6 to 96+, and arrange music of all styles for my odd assortment of performers here on Lopez Island.

I build websites for musicians, teachers, music stores, churches, and others, from extremely basic sites (such as this one) to much more complex database-driven sites and aggregators. Contact me if you need a website!

I also work in our family online audio software & hardware businesses, www.BlazeAudio.com and www.IndustrialAudioSoftware.com, doing shipping and administrative tasks such as customer support, refunds, product orders, website design, and advertising.

I Teach: beginning through advanced: violin, viola, cello, piano, fiddle, double bass, recorder, saxophone, and chamber music ensemble.


  • University of California at Berkeley 1968-70, 73-75, music major, no degree (left when offered job with SF Ballet Orchestra)
  • Private study in London, England, with Szymon Goldberg, student of Carl Flesch 1970-73
  • Mills College 1988-91, BA in Child Development and Early Childhood Education

Teachers (Professional training)

  • Naoum Blinder (Yehudi Menuhin's teacher)
  • David Abel, William Pynchon (students of Mr. Blinder)
  • Szymon Goldberg (former concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, student of Carl Flesch, director of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra)
  • Colin Hampton, chamber music
  • Margaret Rowell, chamber music
  • Frans Brueggen, early music performance practice
  • Master Classes and workshops with:
    • Janos Starker
    • Dorothy Delay
    • Paul Rolland (pedagogy)
    • Kato Havas (pedagogy)
    • Sigiswald and Wieland Kuijken (early music performance)
    • Various Irish fiddlers
    • Edinburgh (Celtic) harp festival/workshop

Work Experience

  • Private music instructor (children and adults) since 1973
  • San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, first violin section, 1975-78, 1980-85
  • San Francisco Opera Orchestra, first violin section, 1976-78, 1980-85
  • St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, 1978-80
  • Freelance concertmaster and chamber musician, San Francisco Bay area, 1969-78, 1980-91, and Lopez Island since 1991
  • Faculty, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Preparatory Department (pre-college) 1989-91
  • Lopez Youth Orchestra (children ages 8-18) director, privately and through the Lopez Public School, since 1993
  • Music Director, Community Shakespeare Company, Lopez Island, 2002-2008
  • Camp Manager and music coach, Summer Sounds Music Camp, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Member of the Starry Night Orchestra since 2010
  • Concertmaster of Oregon's Jefferson Baroque Orchestra, 2010-2012
  • I have directed and played in countless performances on Lopez Island, with pros and amateurs, children and adults, since moving there in 1991, almost always arranging the music myself to fit our forces.
  • I have been designing and building websites for 10 years and I have a special interest in providing affordable websites for musicians.