Hallie Marshall-Pridham, a native of Reno, Nevada, began playing the cello at the age of ten. By 14, Hallie was playing professionally with Nevada orchestras and chamber groups and then moved to Southern California for high school at Idyllwild Arts Academy. It was in high school that Hallie’s career in teaching music began and it continued during her time at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she received a Bachelors of Arts degree in cello performance. Since graduating, Hallie has built a teaching studio that includes students of all ages and abilities. She is an active member of the San Francisco early music community and performs regularly with historically informed groups around the bay area.
Hallie has been performing and teaching music for over 15 years. She is a conservatory trained cellist and viola da gambist specializing in historically informed performance practice. Hallie is based in San Francisco and performs regularly both as a soloist and a member of various early music groups in the bay area.
Hallie believes in tailoring music lessons to meet the unique needs of every student. Discovering a student’s learning style, abilities, and personal goals help develop appropriate materials with tailored lesson plans. Hallie offers cello, viola da gamba and piano students of all ages instruction in reading music, technique, music theory, music history, and general musicianship.
Private instruction is available in 30, 45, or 60-minute lessons and is offered in-home or at Hallie's studio in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Hallie Marshall-Pridham holds a B.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Cello Performance where she studied baroque cello and viola da gamba with Elisabeth Reed and modern cello with Jean-Michel Fonteneu. She received her high school diploma from Idyllwild Arts Academy.
Hallie was the winner of the IAA Concerto Competition in 2004 and winner of the SFCM Baroque Concerto Competition in 2010. She was also the recipient of the SFCM Baroque Ensemble Outstanding Achievement Award and was chosen to perform a broadcasted concert at the John F. Kennedy Center as part of a Conservatory Concert Series. As both a cellist and viola da gambist, Hallie has performed with many groups in the Bay Area. She participated with a full scholarship in the American Bach Soloists Academy and has since performed with ABS during their professional season. She also regularly performs with San Francisco Bach Choir under the direction of Corey Jamason. In 2011, Hallie was honored to play the viola da gamba solo in the west coast premiere of Philip Hersant’s setting of Psalm 130, directed by Ragnar Bohlin. San Francisco Classical Voice described her playing as having a “…warm and reedy sound.” Hallie is the co-founder of the San Francisco-based early music ensemble, Liaison.