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Andrew B.

Chicago, IL

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.

About Andrew

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 ...


Katherine M. November 6, 2014
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Andrew is very punctual and flexible with his time. Very helpful with maintaining ones cello and has a good eye for maintaining good technique and explaining why good techniques make better sound. Overall an excellent experience.
Dolores H. September 20, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Andrew is a really patient teacher and fun to work with! He has a keen eye for proper technique and stresses the importance of a solid foundation.
Larry L. September 5, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Andrew is a great teacher. He is patient and thoughtful.

Stephen T.

Chicago, IL

About Stephen

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


Alex G. April 13, 2013
Best lesson teacher I've had

Let me start out by saying something about myself. I have played saxophone for 5 years and bass for 3 But I never had any vocal training whatsoever until about 6 months ago when I started with Mr. Tanksly. I have taken lessons before but I have never felt as welcome or comfortable in a lesson as I have with him. He is very patient and encouraging which really helped me to become comfortable with my voice. Also he always has helpful analogies and ways to help me understand what he wanted me to do with my voice. Every time I walk into my lesson he is always bright and happy and ready to get started. With his help I have made huge improvements in my vocal technique. Overall Mr. Tanksly is an amazing lesson teacher and an amazing person that I would suggest to anyone.
Bobby V. March 10, 2013
Really makes you think

I have been taking singing lessons for about 6 months now, but I have learned more than I ever thought I would. Mr. Tanksley is such an amazing teacher in so many ways. You can communicate with him what you want to work on, and he always seems to have a good strategy or analogy to help you in what you are having problems with. He is very laid back, and as long as you come to the lesson prepared, he will not disappoint.

Tracy B.

Berwyn, IL

Suzuki and other materials, traditional bow hold and note reading introduced early on. Opportunity to play in class / group ensemble.

About Tracy

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 ...


Susan V. October 29, 2014
In studio
Verified Student
My daughter looks forward to her weekly flute lessons and is enjoying band in school much more thanks to her lessons with Ms. Tracy!
Kerry V. July 18, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Tracy is fantastic! She's so enthusiastic and excited about what she is teaching. She's very encouraging and patient too. I'm having a great time learning to play the cello!
Inez M. May 23, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Tracy is not only delightful but works extremely well with children. She is very knowledgeable about music in general and we are going to upgrade our singing lessons to include piano lessons.

Sarah H.

Chicago, IL

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.

About Sarah

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 ...


Elisabeth O.

Chicago, IL

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!

About Elisabeth

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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