A native of Iowa City, Iowa, Psyche Cassandra Dunkhase is a dynamic and dedicated cellist and cello teacher. With over 15 years of experience performing and teaching, Psyche is committed to providing unique musical experiences that inspire creativity, nurture self-expression and spark imagination.
Psyche holds a Master of Music in cello performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she studied with Judith Glyde, and a Bachelor of Arts in music from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where she studied with Dr. Jason Duckles. Psyche has completed her Suzuki training primarily with Tanya Carey, as well as with Pam Devenport, David Evenchick, Carol Tarr and Jean Dexter. She has registered training with the SAA for Cello Books 1-7, as well as Suzuki Principals in Action, Teaching Note Reading with Accuracy and Ease, Strategies for Effective Group Class Teaching and Suzuki Early Childhood Education Stage 1.
Psyche has been on faculty at Boulder Suzuki Strings since 2010 and teaches lessons both in Boulder and Lafayette.
She has performed in venues including Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Boulder Theater, and has collaborated with artists including The Lumineers and Esme Patterson. In addition to teaching and performing, Psyche enjoys spending time with her partner in their mountain geodome, drinking earl grey cambrics and playing electric bass in the band The Frets.