Dr. Ellie Wee, cello

Not accepting students for Summer 2022


Lisl Kuutti DoughtonLisl Kuutti Doughton, cello

Not accepting students for Summer 2022

Teaching Philosophy:

Coming from a family of a dozen music educators and more musicians besides, Lisl grew up loving classical music and the community it fosters. She encourages students of all levels to play chamber music with their friends and learn to listen deeply. Lisl is also a professional artist and has done research on the creative process in art and music.

Lisl believes that everyone has something to express through music, and that the goal of study and practice is to develop that "voice" until the student can speak their mind through their playing. In addition to teaching cello technique, she incorporates music theory and music history appropriate to the student's level and age, giving them tools for understanding music that will last them a lifetime.


  • M.M. in Cello Performance, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
  • B.A. in Art and Music, cum laude, Furman University, Greenville, SC


  • Cello Instructor, Community Music School
  • Principal Cellist, Appalachian Symphony Orchestra
  • Substitute Cellist, Western Piedmont Symphony, Hickory, NC
  • Section Cellist, Orchestra Yura, Osaka, Japan
  • Hayes Graduate String Ensemble, Appalachian State University
  • Solo recital at Sugawara Lifelong Learning Center, Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
  • Soloist in Haydn Cello Concert in C Major and Elgar Cello Concerto, DeKalb Youth Symphony, Atlanta, GA

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member, American String Teachers' Association
  • Member, College Music Society