Margaret (Avery) Rowell ’19

Margaret Avery

Margaret (Avery) Rowell was described in her obituary in the New York Times in 1995 as one of the country’s best-known teachers of the cello. She taught cello at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for 14 years and was on the faculties of the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, Mills College and San Francisco State University. She developed a unique technique for playing the cello using one’s “whole body” which has come to be known as the Rowell Method and is used around the world.