Andrew has taught a wide range of students from young (and adult) beginners to advanced university students. His own education and playing experience has taught him that good cello playing should not only sound great, but feel natural as well. Because of this, he stresses the physical elements of cello playing in connection with a strong technical foundation, as well as the development of each student's ear and individual sense of musicality.
Andrew B. hails from Oklahoma, where he began playing cello in the public school system at the age of 11. He earned his Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, at Arizona State University, where he studied with Thomas Landschoot, and earned his Master of Music, with distinction from DePaul University with former assistant principal of the Chicago Symphony Stephen Balderston. He has performed in masterclasses for such luminaries as Andres Diaz, Bernard Greenhouse, Phillipe Muller, and Menahem Pressler, among others as well as the St. Lawrence, Orion, and Brentano String Quartets. Andrew is active as a freelance musician in the Chicago area and is a founding member of the cello quartet, Project85. Andrew is a coffee enthusiast and enjoys visiting Chicago's many unique coffee shops. In ...
I'm a classically trained singer taking a hard left at the corner of classical technique and real-world application. I studied classical voice for undergrad, but I started work in pop and jazz voice during my Masters degree. As a result, I've turned out to be a very versatile instructor, well-versed in multiple genres and able to teach healthy technique to all. *** Lesson Details *** I tend to be pretty laid-back. You give me your time and commitment and I guarantee that I will push for you as hard as I can in order to help you achieve your goals. I have a few recommended books for students to purchase, but no set curriculum. I expect that our lessons will be an exploration of our shared musical tastes with an emphasis upon building a healthy performance technique. For younger kids, I
Suzuki and other materials, traditional bow hold and note reading introduced early on. Opportunity to play in class / group ensemble.
I have been teaching individual and group lessons for 12+ years. Many of my students have won trophies at the Granquist music competition and also play in local youth orchestras. My own youth string ensemble plays publicly at many popular local venues several times a year. I enjoy exposing my students to the finer points of being a professional musician such as the camaraderie, team work, creativity (creating harmonies, tailoring arrangements to fit student’s level) and of course, stage presence. I am very proud of my students. It is so gratifying to see their confidence build with each new skill they master. *** Lesson Details *** My approach to teaching is to combine fundamentals with “adventure.” I encourage students to experiment with their instrument and have quite a few budding ...
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.
Sarah H. is a young and upcoming classical cellist based in Chicago. She began her musical studies in her hometown of Cincinnati, starting the piano at age 8 and just a year later picking up the cello. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from The Hartt School of Music and recently completed her Master’s degree from DePaul University’s School of Music. Her primary teachers include Stephen Balderston, Mihai Tetel, and Tom Guth. Sarah is an active performer, playing with orchestras throughout the city of Chicago and around the country. In addition to being a member of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, she has recently performed with the Illinois Symphony, the Quad City Symphony, the American Chamber Opera Orchestra, and the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra. Sarah has also ...
I've been teaching since 2010 and I believe anyone can learn to play the cello. My lessons are catered to the specific needs and abilities of each student and I encourage daily practice routines. I assign my students a new scale and Schroeder etude every week (though some scales and etudes may require more time) and technical tools needed to practice their solo repertoire. Playing the cello should be fun, so maintain a positive attitude and if at first you don't succeed, try, try again!
My name is Elisabeth O. and I'm finishing my Master of Music in Cello Performance at DePaul University. I received my Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Missouri- St. Louis in 2013 and I've been teaching privately since 2010. I love teaching students of all ages and I believe anyone can learn to play the cello and have fun doing so. I encourage my students to practice their scales everyday by assigning them a different scale every week. Depending on their level of playing, I also assign them an etude to help strengthen their technique. Each lesson is catered to the specific needs and abilities of each student. No two students are the same and everyone has their own pace at which they learn. Consistency is key and practice makes permanent!
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