Renata Bratt

Renata Bratt

Cellist and clinician Renata Bratt is a member of the American String Teachers Association Alternative String Styles Advisory Committee. Based in California, she teaches cello at the Santa Cruz Waldorf Elementary School, the Pacific Elementary School in Davenport, and beginning orchestra through the Cabrillo Youth Strings program.

She has taught classical styles, jazz improvisation and fiddling at national string workshops for children and adults, including the Mark O'Connor String Conference, Alasdair Fraser's Sierra Fiddle Camp, Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School, New Directions Cello Festival, the National Cello Institute, IAJE, ASTA, MENC and Suzuki institutes and conferences. She is a past president of the Suzuki Music Association of California and the International Association for Jazz Education String Caucus. Ms. Bratt received her Ph.D. in Music from the University of California at San Diego.

She has performed with luminaries such as Liz Carroll and John Doyle, Darol Anger and Alasdair Fraser, and played back-up with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, David Sanborn, Lyle Lovett and Dionne Warwick. Rolling Stone dubbed her an ""ace performer"" for her work recording and touring with alternative rocker Cindy Lee Berryhill's Garage Orchestra.

In addition to publishing orchestra music with Alfred, Renata is the author of The Modern Cello Method, The Fiddling Cellist and Celtic Grooves for Two Cellists for Mel Bay Publications. Her CDs Great Big Taters and Jazz Trio 2006 are available through CD Baby.

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