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Mandy Grace Guilfoyle, born in Seminole, Florida, is a cellist and educator with over 20 years of experience. Mandy was performing the cello professionally and wowing audiences since middle school when she played in dozens of ensembles and groups, as well as winning competitions.


Mandy has performed in multiple countries, including France, Italy, and Austria, as both a string quartet member and the principal cellist of an orchestra. She has a love of performing, and deeply honors and respects the connection between two humans during a musical performance.


She moved to Dallas in 2009, where she studied with soloist Andrés Díaz at Southern Methodist University and received a B.A. in Music, and then an M.A. in Music Education in 2018.


In February of 2020, Mandy was a featured soloist performing the Ibert Cello Concerto with the Blue Ridge Orchestra in Asheville, NC, for two packed-house concerts. She commonly performs as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, principal cellist, and as a freelancer for all types of events.

In the fall of 2020, following the COVID-19 global pandemic, Mandy, along with her husband Chris, founded the Texas Music Institute, a high-level music school for advanced and advancing students in the DFW area. Mandy and Chris believe that teachers should be paid their worth, while providing the highest quality of music education in Dallas-Fort Worth. 

Mandy Guilfoyle is currently located in Dallas, TX, where she manages the Texas Music Institute and teaches private lessons, and performs regularly. She lives with her trombonist husband Chris, and her Boston Terrier, Darby.

To purchase Ms. Guilfoyle's book, "What You Didn't Learn in Music School: Your Important Role as a Private Lesson Teacher and Easy How-To Instructions," go to this link on amazon.

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