Lori Honer, DMA

Lori Honer founded the Indianapolis Cello School in 2016 and currently serves as its Director. In addition, Dr. Honer holds a teaching position at Butler University, Jordan College of Fine Arts. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello in Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. She received her master's degree from Jacob School of Music, Indiana University and her Bachelor of Music from DePauw University with further studies in cello performance at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. Previously, Dr. Honer  has taught cello, coached chamber music, and taught string pedagogy and literature courses at University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, Vincennes University and served as the Coordinator of String Studies at Franklin College and the Director of Chamber Music at the Indianapolis Suzuki Academy. Working with students of all ages and backgrounds, many of her students now enjoy successful teaching and performing careers of their own.

Dr. Honer also maintains an active performing career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. At age 17, She performed in Carnegie Hall as principal cellist of a national youth orchestra and has since played concerts throughout the  United States and Europe. She has performed in masterclasses given by Stephen Kates, Gordon Epperson, Irene Sharp, the Parker String Quartet. Her principle teachers include Cassel Grubb, Adriana Contino, Rostislav Dubinsky, Lee Fiser, Helga Winold, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, and William Grubb.