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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. began playing cello in the public school system at the age of 11. He earned his Bachelor of Music summa cum laude from Arizona State University, where he studied with Thomas Landschoot, and 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, and others as well as the St. Lawrence, Orion, and Brentano String Quartets.

Andrew maintains an active teaching and freelancing sc
hedule in the Chicago area and is a founding member of the cello quartet, Project85.

He is also a coffee enthusiast and enjoys visiting Chicago's many unique coffee shops. In warmer weather, he can be seen biking on the lakeshore path and exploring Chicago'™s many diverse neighborhoods.
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Maggie C. February 1, 2016
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Andrew is wonderful! He gives great feedback, is very patient, and very
talented. You can tell he knows what he's doing and has the skill to pass
his knowledge along.
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Maggie C. February 1, 2016
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Andrew is wonderful! He gives great feedback, is very patient, and very
talented. You can tell he knows what he's doing and has the skill to pass
his knowledge along.
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Roger M. October 7, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Andrew got right into the mechanics of playing cello. He understood my level and musical experience, and geared the lesson to my needs very well. His instructions were clear and concise. I think I'll enjoy having him as my teacher
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Andrew B.

Andrew B.

Chicago, IL 60640
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$33.75 / 45-min
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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 composers. No two students learn in the same way, so I don’t use the same strategy for each individual. I believe music should be fun and rewarding. I like to expose students to many different types of music, i.e.; jazz, pop, blues, folk and of course, classical. Students are more likely to practice music that speaks to their personality.

My teaching environment is very laid back. I expect my students to practice, but I don’t read them the riot act if they show up to a lesson not having practiced much the week before. I encourage them to practice more the next week and I give them strategies for how to fit practice time into their schedule along with the most efficient way to practice their pieces.

I encourage parents to sit in on their child’s lesson, but I don’t require it. The more a parent is informed about their child’s goals, the better they are able to assist, support and facilitate the student’s practice. Involved parents contribute greatly to a child’s success.

I love teaching adults too! It is never too late to learn an instrument and the rewards carry over into all aspects of life. As with children, music makes us all smarter. Research proves this. We learn complicated spacial and math skills without even realizing it; we’re having too much fun!

I have annual recitals for private students. I speak Spanish.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Basement studio finished and separate from house

*** Travel Equipment ***
Sometimes music. I can refer students to instrument rental or purchase places, but do not have instruments to provide. I can obtain music for the students if they prefer, otherwise I will tell them what and where to buy.

*** Specialties ***
I use Suzuki and other books for material, but my teaching is more traditional. I use actual bowhold from start. My own invention - pinky AND thumb houses. Music reading is introduced fairly early. A little at a time and it's painless.

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Teresa J. April 8, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I was impressed by Tracy's attention to detail, her patience, and her love for music. She's a wonderful teacher and we had a great first lesson!
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Marilyn February 16, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I finally found a teacher that breaks it down in such a simple and fun way that it clicks!
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Nate B. January 28, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We live Tracy!!!!
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Tracy B.

Tracy B.

Berwyn, IL 60402
(11)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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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 maintains an active orchestral performing career, and is a sought-after chamber musician and soloist. 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 enjoys teaching cello to students of all ages and levels and is dedicated to helping each student explore their unique interests in studying music.
Sarah 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 completed her Master’s degree from DePaul University’s School of Music. Her primary teachers include Stephen Balderston, Mihai Tetel, and Tom Guth.
Sa
rah is an active performer, playing with orchestras throughout the city of Chicago and around the country. She performs regularly with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Symphony, Quad City Symphony, and Chicago Composer's Orchestra. Outside of her orchestral career, Sarah plays with the Bradley University faculty chamber ensemble, Peoria Lunaire. She regularly presents solo recitals and concerts throughout the year, hoping to provide members of community an opportunity to make a connection with music and the performers that create it.
Outside of performing and teaching, Sarah is a devoted advocate for musicians’ health. She hopes to combine her expertise in music and physical fitness to help performers foster long, successful careers.
Check out Sarah's contribution to the TakeLessons teacher's blog on injury prevention:
http://takelessons.com/blog/piano-guide-injury-prevention
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Qurrat J. January 29, 2016
Swimming · In home
Verified Student
Sarah was very effective in our first lesson. My swimming technique improved right away.
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Craig Ludington November 28, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
(Writing a second review after six months of lessons.)

I take notes while practicing so I'll remember the trouble spots and bring them up during the lesson. Sarah is pretty analytical and she gets to the root cause and tells me exactly what to practice to solve the problem. At the end of every lesson I've got more tools to work with so the next week's practice is focused and effective.

I'm really happy about having Sarah as a teacher.

By the way, I love this story:

The legendary cellist Pablo Casals was asked why he continued to practice at age 90. "Because I think I'm making progress," he replied.
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Sheena M James November 13, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Sarah is a great teacher! Very thorough and patient. The time flies durig each lesson because I'm having so much fun!
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Sarah H.

Chicago, IL 60625
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Rebecca Z.

Chicago, IL

Over 10 years of experience
Enthusiastic and positive while maintaining high standards
Faculty Merit School of Music and Northwestern University Academy
Degrees from Cleveland Institute of Music and Northwestern University
Traditional method
All levels

About Rebecca

Rebecca is an active chamber musician, orchestral musician and teacher 
in Chicago. She performs regularly with the Grant Park Orchestra, Elgin Symphony, Chicago Chamber Ensemble, and Camerata Chicago. Rebecca is a faculty member of Eastern Music Festival and has previously been on the faculty of Merit School of Music and Northwestern University Academy. In 2015, Rebecca opened Chicago Cello Studio in the historic Fine Arts Building on Michigan Ave and accepted the position of Chamber Music Coach for Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras.


Before coming to Chicago, Rebecca was a member of Canto
n Symphony Orchestra in Ohio,
Richmond Symphony in Virginia, New World Symphony in Miami and Northwest Indiana Symphony. Rebecca received her Master’s in Music from Northwestern University, Magna Cum Laude, under the instruction of Hans Jorgen Jensen and her Bachelor’s in Music, Cum Laude, from the Cleveland Institute of Music under the instruction of Stephen Geber.


Rebecca has been immersed in music from a very early age. She started taking 
piano from her mother at the age of four. At the age of eight, Rebecca saw Yo Yo 
Ma performing on PBS and immediately fell in love with the cello. She studied with Dajing 
Yang from the Shanghai Conservatory, James Wilson from the Shanghai Quartet and Neal Cary from the Richmond Symphony. 

In 1999, Rebecca made her solo debut with the Richmond Symphony 
performing Dvorak Cello Concerto in B Minor, and in 2000, 
she performed Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 with the Eastern 
Music Festival Orchestra.


In her free time, Rebecca enjoys running, reading, writing, sewing, and walking her whippet-mix dog, Isolde.

Teaching Philosophy:

As someone who has enjoyed music all her life, I can say with confidence that my goal as a teacher is to instill love, respect, and appreciation for music into the hearts of students. Music is a beautiful art form that not only teaches discipline and hard work, but also individuality and confidence. I will forever hold my first cello instructor in high esteem for introducing me to the masterpieces of the great composers and teaching me to love music. I did not learn on the Suzuki method, so although I use the Suzuki method in the beginner stages, I prefer a traditional method that incorporates note reading, music theory, and ear training rather than memorization and imitation. I believe that students who are taught to love music will be inspired to work hard, practice, and give music the respect it deserves. Expecting the best from a student requires consistency, persistence, patience, and love. Keeping standards high and expectations clear will help students focus on understanding music and mastering their instrument. Although I am a cellist, I am first and foremost a musician - the cello is simply my tool of choice for translating music. I believe that it is not only important to mold masterful, young cellists, but also to mold intelligent, well-rounded musicians and members of society.
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Mark Stephens March 6, 2016
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent and patient teacher. I would recommend her enthusiastically!
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Rebecca Z.

Rebecca Z.

Chicago, IL 60605
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Valentina I.

Chicago, IL

Seven years experienced cello teacher available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students can learn the art of cello. Twenty years of performing career experience helped me to develop philosophy of live performance. I would love to share my passion and knowledge for music.

About Valentina

-Bachelor, Academy of Arts, Prof. Imre Kalman cello studio. University of Serbia.
-Artist Diploma, Prof.Wendy Warner cello studio. Columbus State University.
-Master of Music, Prof.Richard Hirschl cello studio. CCPA Chicago.

It has always been a big inspiration and pleasure to teach students of all ages. I have seven years of experience teaching private lessons. Love for music inspired me to share my knowledge, and makes other people feel more passionate about the same.
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eleni A. May 2, 2016
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson was great!!! Valentina does well with children.Elenh is looking forward to her next lesson
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Valentina I.

Valentina I.

Chicago, IL 60613
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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