Do you want to learn how to play the cello? Dan can show you everything he knows about music! Dan has studied violin since age 4 in a specialized music school in Romania, and then he earned a Master's Degree in Music Performance from Lynn University. Dan can show you how to practice to achieve a professional level in music, or he can guide you in discovering music as a hobby. Besides the experience and knowledge acquired practicing and performing music for over 30 years, Dan is also known for an abundant patience and creativity in his teachings. In addition to violin, Dan also teaches beginner viola, cello and piano. Dan can also help you with advice on music performance, stage presence, conducting, composition, arrangement, ear training and music theory, as well as coach you in winning auditions, preparing for competitions, recitals and concerts.
Cello is known for its beautiful voice similar in range to the human voice. I have had extensive training in Cello performance and pedagogy and will help you to bring out the best in your cello voice, as well as teach a bit of music theory and history along the way!
Student start out in the All for Strings Method books and advance from there. A strong emphasis is placed on the fundamentals to train the ear and develop good technique.
I am excited to begin teaching. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play and recognize basic scales and Arpeggios. In addition, an introduction to Rhythm will be presented to the student and as time goes on you'll be able to play beginner to intermediate level pieces. I am familiar with the Suzuki style and have the following tools available for your lessons: piano, music stands, metronome, etc. I love working with students and I can't wait to meet you!
Philosophy and Mission
Cello lessons require cooperation and communication between student and teacher to make a successful musical experience. Gonca is seeking serious cello students. You must be committed to learning and practice to build your skills.
To help each student achieve their highest musical potential through performance, technique, theory, sight-reading, ensemble, ear training, and memorization.
To have fun while learning the cello!
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