Isabel Carpio began her musical training on cello at age nine and has taught privately for eight years. Growing up, Isabel was an avid player in her Northern Virginia community and consistently was a member of District Orchestra, Senior Regional Orchestra, and Virginia All-State Orchestra.
Isabel attended the College of William and Mary where she took lessons from Richmond Symphony principal cellist Neal Cary. She also gained valuable experience in the arts management industry, as President of the William and Mary Symphony Orchestra and graduated with a minor in Music performance.
In addition to teaching, Isabel currently works for the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras where she directs an after-school mentorship program entitled Music Buddies that pairs high school musicians with beginning musicians in the Alexandria area. In Isabel’s highly biased opinion, cello is the best, and she hopes to instill a long-term love for the instrument in her students!