I have a degree in music with a teaching certificate. I have been teaching cello privately for 10 years. Depending on the age of the child we will start with either Essential Elements or Suzuki cello book one. They will start with proper positioning and plucking. Once they have 8 notes down, we start bowing. As we progress, we will be doing scales, and etudes.
Classical music-focused, fun and relaxed environment, experienced teacher with top conservatory background
Samantha’s focus is not only on the technical aspect of cello playing, and practice strategies, but how to make the music come alive. She believes in using an approach which helps students understand how to let their bodies work for them, not against, in a way which produces a full, rich tone with no strain. Understanding that not everyone learns the same way, she strives to discover each individual student’s learning style and present materials in a way that makes sense to each student. Samantha is registered as a Suzuki teacher for books 1-3 and teaches using both Suzuki and traditional methods. Her studio is located in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, VA.
I offer beginning and intermediate cello lessons for children and adults.
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