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Andrew has taught a wide range of students from young (and adult) beginners to advanced university students. His own education and playing experience has taught him that good cello playing should not only sound great, but feel natural as well. Because of this, he stresses the physical elements of cello playing in connection with a strong technical foundation, as well as the development of each student's ear and individual sense of musicality.
Andrew B. hails from Oklahoma, where he began playing cello in the public school system at the age of 11. He earned his bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, at Arizona State University, where he studied with Thomas Landschoot, and is now completing his final year at DePaul University with former assistant principal of the Chicago Symphony Stephen Balderston. He has performed in masterclasses for such luminaries as Andres Diaz, Bernard Greenhouse, Phillipe Muller, Menahem Pressler, among others as well as the St. Lawrence, Orion, and Brentano String Quartets.
Andrew is active as a freelance musician in the Chicago area and is a founding member of the cello quartet, Project85.
Andrew is a coffee enthusiast and enjoys visiting Chicago's many unique coffee shops. In warmer ...
Suzuki and other materials, traditional bow hold and note reading introduced early on. Opportunity to play in class / group ensemble.
I have been teaching individual and group lessons for 12+ years. Many of my students have won trophies at the Granquist music competition and also play in local youth orchestras. My own youth string ensemble plays publicly at many popular local venues several times a year. I enjoy exposing my students to the finer points of being a professional musician such as the camaraderie, team work, creativity (creating harmonies, tailoring arrangements to fit student’s level) and of course, stage presence. I am very proud of my students. It is so gratifying to see their confidence build with each new skill they master.
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My approach to teaching is to combine fundamentals with “adventure.” I encourage students to experiment with their instrument and have ...
I have been teaching cello since 1989.
Cello students of all ages and levels are accepted at my studio. All levels of the cello repertoire from the beginning through the Major Concertos will be taught. Students will be placed in courses according to the level of their current repertoire. The sequence of repertoire in the Suzuki Cello School will be used to place students.
I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been ...
I am a life-long musician and active performer here in Chicago, IL. I've been playing music since age 5 and have variously studied piano, cello, and percussion. As a double major in Anthropology and Music at Lawrence University (Appleton, WI), I am drawn to music as a creative cultural phenomenon that resonates between all people and it is for this reason that I love to share, teach, and learn music with others. I am building a studio here in Chicago and am excited to share my love of cello and commitment to making music fun as I work to build students into life-long musicians.
My primary instrument is the cello and I have performance experience as a soloist, as well as orchestral and chamber musician. Since arriving in Chicago in 2010, I have served as Principal Cellist with the ...
Learn to play the cello with private lessons from an experienced teacher and performer. Sarah holds a Bachelor's degree in Cello Performance from The Hartt School of Music and recently her Master of Music degree at DePaul University. She is currently a member of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and an active performer in the Chicago area. Sarah has several years of private teaching experience with students of all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds.
Sarah H. is a young and upcoming classical cellist based in Chicago. She began her musical studies in her hometown of Cincinnati, starting the piano at age 8 and just a year later picking up the cello. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from The Hartt School of Music and recently completed her Master’s degree from DePaul University’s School of Music. Her primary teachers include Stephen Balderston, Mihai Tetel, and Tom Guth.
Sarah is an active performer, playing with orchestras throughout the city of Chicago and around the country. In addition to being a member of the DePaul Symphony Orchestra, she has made appearances with the Illinois Symphony, the American Chamber Opera Orchestra, the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra (broadcast live on 90.3/88.9 FM public ...
Over 10 years of experience
Enthusiastic and positive while maintaining high standards
Faculty Merit School of Music and Northwestern University Academy
Degrees from Cleveland Institute of Music and Northwestern University
Rebecca is an active chamber musician, orchestral musician and teacher
in Chicago. She performs regularly with both Camerata Chicago and Elgin Symphony. Rebecca has been on the faculty of Merit School of Music, Northwestern University Academy, and Oak Park String Academy. She is currently on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival and serves as Secretary for the Chicago Cello Society.
Before coming to Chicago, Rebecca was a member of Canton Symphony Orchestra in Ohio, Richmond Symphony in Virginia, New World Symphony in Miami and Northwest Indiana Symphony. Rebecca received her Master’s in Music from Northwestern University, Magna Cum Laude, under the instruction of Hans Jorgen Jensen and her Bachelor’s in Music, Cum Laude, from the Cleveland Institute of Music ...
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