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Christopher B.

Christopher B.

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I have been giving lessons online and in person for over 8 years. I want to help you reach your musical goals, no matter what your experience or age. I strive to no just teach students technical skills(how to play their instrument, read music, and understand theory) but also learn about themselves, and develop their own voices in and out of the musical world. Whether your 9-year-old child wants to play in the symphony when they grow up, or you've just retired at 65 and want to play heavy metal cello all ages and goals are welcome. Student Success Adult students have gone on to be in worship groups, community orchestras, recorded on albums, played at weddings, composed their own music, and even start bands. Elementary and high school students have made the first chair in the orchestra, went on to All-County and even All-State orchestras, and raised their NYSSMA rating from a Good to Outstanding. General Materials - Beginners While it differs for each student. I tend to start beginners out on the Suzuki Books. By Book 3 we are adding in Lee and/or Sevcik Etudes and branching out into even more music. Intermediate and Advanced I like to include etudes, orchestral excerpts, music theory and even a bit of music history. Jazz Students - We're going to start with a foundation of jazz knowledge. Music theory, Improvisation, listening, transcription. As a musician, I played 1,000+ shows, and performed on over 40 albums, plus numerous podcasts, TV shows, and movies. I've been featured in The New York Times, CBS Evening News, NPR, and even on stage at the Grande Olde Opry.
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If you’ve ever listened to Yo-Yo Ma’s “Cello Concerto,” then you’re already familiar with the beautiful range of this stringed instrument. However, add in Bach’s “Cello Suite No. 1” and Beethoven’s “Cello Sonata No. 3,” and you’ll likely find yourself longing to learn to play the cello, too. And now you can, when you sign up for cello lessons near you in San Francisco, CA.

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When you imagine the cello, you might only think of orchestra music. But believe it or not, the cello has become a staple in many genres, from jazz to heavy metal. When you learn to play the cello, you can take on all kinds of songs, such as folk tunes, indie hits, and much more.

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Whether you are a beginner just starting with the basics or a more advanced student looking for a challenge, a private cello teacher can do wonders for your progress.

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