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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 ...
I was not Suzuki Trained as a child. I respect the method and will use some of the books on occasion. However, I do not see the value in getting certified to teach Suzuki if I cannot relate to the student learning process. I use a variety of method books by Klengel, Schroder, and much more.
My name is David S. and I am 22 years old. Thank you for visiting my profile! I am originally from Aurora, IL but currently live in Chicago in the Buena Park area. I am a recent graduate of DePaul University where I received my Bachelor's degree in Cello Performance. There I studied with Stephen Balderston, former assistant principal of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
I began my piano studies* in a Yamaha Piano studio at age five and continued private lessons for eight years. Then I shifted my attention to the cello, which I started in a public school when I was in fourth grade. I began my violin and viola studies in high school during a period I broke my wrist and couldn't hold my cello with a cast!
*I attribute my versatility as a string player to my many ...
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 ...
All Lessons will include theory and reading! As important as it is to learn how to play your instrument, it is equally important to understand the music and inner working AROUND your instrument, to become the most developed and well rounded musician you can be. Through a mixture of Suzuki philosophy, and traditional European technique, My goal is to not only develop talented cellists, but to create artists, who will inspire.
Kadeeja B. has gained popularity as a regular performer in Southern California, having studied under some of the most influential teachers of our time, including Sarah Koo, Amy Sue Barston, Jim Lee, and Vladimir Panteleyev. In 2013, Kadeeja received a full scholarship to study at the Pioneer School of Music, and in the same year, won a full scholarship, to attend and perform at the International Cremona Music Competition and Festival, in Cremona, Italy. She has a happy studio of students from all over who she in person, and through Skype. Since moving to Chicago, she is looking to expand her student studio.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
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