Amali has been teaching traditional private cello since 2003, and Suzuki cello since 2014. She received her long-term Suzuki training at New York's School for Strings, where she studied with Pam Devenport. Her students actively participate in recitals, group classes, 'abrsm' examinations and outside performances. Amali also teaches cello and string ensemble at Primoris Academy in Westwood, NJ.
Amali believes strongly in the Suzuki philosophy for her students, which is centered around the "Suzuki-triangle" relationship - essentially open and active communication between the three people involved: student, parent and teacher. Though guidance happens at the weekly lesson, much of the learning happens at home, where students and parents develop a positive and happy relationship with the instrument and the regular practice it requires. Amali's goal is to help nurture and guide that relationship through thoughtful, engaging, fun and clear lessons.
Amali reaps great joy from working with students of all ages. She believes in the power of musical study in improving one's quality of life, in building sensitivity and empathy, and developing social and emotional intelligence. For these reasons and more, she thinks music is imperative for a well-rounded life.