Meet Our Instructors

Michael R. Gagliardo

Susan Di Biase – Cello

Susan Di Biase began her cello studies at the age of six with Dorothy Glyde of Auburn. Today she enjoys sharing her love of music with others through teaching and performing. She has played cello in several regional orchestras, and became a founding member of the JSU Community Orchestra in 1995. Ms. Di Biase serves the Gadsden Symphony Orchestra as principal cellist. She enjoys playing chamber music in local ensembles including the GSO String Quartet and her students’ ensemble, A Bouquet of Cellos.

Ms. Di Biase believes the study of music is an integral part of a well-rounded education. She received her Master of Arts in Music at JSU in 2014, while studying cello technique with Craig Hultgren and Jessica Messere. She also holds masters degrees in nursing and theological studies. Ms. Di Biase has registered additional training in cello pedagogy through Unit Four with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She is especially delighted to welcome adult beginners and new cello students of any level. Music opens doors to celebrate the lifelong joy of discovery.

Ms. Di Biase teaches music theory and aural skills at Gadsden State Community College. She lives in Jacksonville with her husband Carmine, a violin instructor at the Gadsden Community School for the Arts, and their seven cats.

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