Silvia Sidorane McClish

Cello / Chamber Ensemble Coach

Silvia began studying cello when she was eight years old. She attended schools with a music emphasis from elementary through high school before attending the Jazepa Vitola Latvian State Conservatory where she earned her Bachelor degree. She first began teaching cello in Latvia in 1987.

She has been teaching at Crescendo since 1991, when it was still Young Strings Academy. She later earned a Master of Music Education degree from Michigan State University. Silvia has completed Suzuki teacher training for cello Books 1 through 3.

Silvia is an orchestra instructor for Portage Public Schools. She is the assistnat principal cellist of the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra and a member of Opus IV String Quartet. She is also a frequent substitute in the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and SW Michigan Symphony Orchestra.