Stephanie J.

Stephanie J.

9 Reviews
Miami, FL

About Stephanie J.

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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 60
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 60


I love to teach music as much as I love to perform.
Be sure to check out my photos and recordings!

I currently am a Graduate Teaching Assistant at FIU where I am completing my masters in music performance for cello.

As a young girl I began taking private piano lessons which eventually led me to participate in the string program at my Elementary School. Not knowing anything about string instruments I was handed a Cello by the Conductor, and I've been playing ever since!
I joined the local symphony GMYS (Greater Miami Youth Symphony) throughout my high school career which not only boosted my orchestral playing but was a great motivation to continue playing.
In the midst of my college career I became inspired to share my knowledge of music with young and adult students.
My goal as a teacher is to motivate and inspire students with music whether they're beginning or advanced players, and of any age.

Some well known performance I've done:
-The 2011 Zumba conference in Orlando, with Artist Wyclef.
-Univision performing with such names as Cristian Castro on Sabado Gigante, and on the Cristina show.
As well as on Nuestro Navidad 2012.
-In 2005 I performed with GMYS at Carnegie Hall in New York.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student works at a different pace, so I like to create a study plan unique to each student that will provide the best results. I like to challenge the students and emphasize critical thinking.
It's not enough to simply tell the students what's correct or not, but to help them understand why.
From beginning to advanced students, we will work on proper technique, musicality, and efficient practicing.
I want to show students and parents the joy behind music, but there are no shortcuts, motivation is a must!

*** Studio Equipment ***
All you need is the instrument and books!
I have a music stand

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a music stand, so make sure to bring the music!
A metronome and Tuner is essential.

*** Specialties ***
Classical Technique for a classical instruments. Once you learn the technique, you can play any style you enjoy, not limited to classical music.

Photos and Videos

Playing Cello in the string section for performer Cristian Castro on television station Univision. Aired on October 31st 2011.

Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Teacher I've now had my second class with Stephanie. She is an excellent teacher and has taught me more in two lessons than I ever learned with my first teacher. I'm very pleased. March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful teacher wonderful person! Stephanie is teaching cello to my 6 year old daughter. She has great teaching abilities, wonderful attitude, and great professionalism! My daughter loves her and the lessons as Stephanie always makes it challenging yet rewarding and full of positive encouragement. I would definately recommend Stephanie to anyone who is interested in learning! October 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Parent of a practicing Teen Stephanie has been working with my daughter who has never taken lessons before. She is always on time, calm and attentive. Having similar musical interest in music is key when working with teenagers, it gives them a sense of connection with their teacher. I would highley recommend stephanie!! June 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cello student Stephanie is fantastic! I drive an hour for lessons and it's definitely worth it. She is more than experienced enough to adapt to the student's needs and guide them forward in the right direction. Her relaxed communication style is calming, refreshing, and encouraging. June 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stephanie is an excellent instructor. My daughter loves taking violin lessons with her. She is very patient and professional. May 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mom Stephanie and Miguel are doing great. She is patient and does well in giving him instruction. Thank you April 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good teacher! Stephanie is a very good teacher. Her teaching method is perfect for my boy. She is kindly correcting his weak points and also finding out his strong points. He is enjoying lesson. February 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Violin Lessons Stephanie is very helpful and very patient which helps when you are attempting to learn a new instrument with no prior experience. She is very skilled and has great teaching methods. October 28, 2011