Krysta Fogel is a young and enthusiastic cello instructor based in Philadelphia, PA. A native of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, Krysta was drawn to the String Pedagogy program at Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance, and received her master of music degree in the spring of 2015. She also holds a degree in Violoncello Performance from Shenandoah University (Winchester, Virginia), where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in the spring of 2013.
Krysta began her journey in the Suzuki world in the summer of 2015; she studied the Suzuki cello method with Sally Gross in Ithaca, NY and Beth Goldstein-McKee in Pittsburgh. The Suzuki philosophy that "every child can" is one that throughly resonates with Krysta. She believes that every child should have access to some form of musical instruction and should be encouraged to grow and develop as human beings through music.
In addition to teaching Suzuki cello at GA, Krysta also teaches at the Settlement School in Philadelphia, as well as other locations in Montgomery, Bucks, and Gloucester (NJ) counties. She believes in healthy and efficient cello playing to promote lifelong music-making, and often draws upon ideas from the Alexander Technique during lessons. Krysta is overjoyed to teach Germantown Academy's wonderful students, and it is her hope that they nurture their love for music just as she nurtured hers as a young person.