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With a Bachelors of Music in Cello Performance, I am qualified to teach all levels of cello. I can teach from beginner to advanced and from the very young to the adult.
I create customized lesson plans for each of my students to ensure each lesson is a positive experience. The curriculum is taught using different method books and styles of music tailored to the students interests and goals.
My focus is on good physical technique, practice techniques, and performance habits. As well as basic music theory skills that help with overall musicality.
I teach in my home studio for either 45 or 60 minutes and travel for the 61 minute rate. I also offer sliding scale rates, please contact me for further information.
Cello playing is strenuous and can result in chronic stress injuries. Learning to play with minimal tension in your arms and hands is an important step in playing strain free and results in more a more beautiful tone and phrasing. I teach you to use your larger trunk and leg muscles to transfer your body weight to your cello as opposed to using small muscles in your hands and arms. This is safer and more easily produces the lovely resonant tone qualities that make the cello special.
I particularly enjoy teaching adults who have struggled with tension and discomfort.
I have played in orchestras for over 15 years and play in several local chamber ensembles and know the challenges of playing with others.
I teach at all levels. We focus on technic, playing in different positions, vibrato, bowing methods, and intonation. We study the beautiful capabilities of the instrument.
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.
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