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Genevieve T.

Genevieve T.

5 (18)
Having 20+ years of playing experience, and 10+ years of professional experienced cello teaching, I feel very comfortable helping my students understand the foundations of cello technique. My lessons are structured very clearly with some technique work at the beginning, whether it be scales or a study, followed by a piece or work we’ll work on together to finish off the lesson. In addition, I send each of my students off with their very own practice regiment and practice journal/log ✍️, that they can use to track their own progress throughout their week, keep track of their assignments, and lastly, write out any comments or questions that come up in between lessons. I also share music and other supplemental materials to my students when possible in these practice regiments, so that they do not always have to purchase it or search for it themselves :) I’m happy to help and guide my students however they need it :) Here’s some more background on me: I graduated with a Bachelors of Music from the music conservatory Cleveland Institute of Music, and got my Masters in Music from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music. In addition, I completed a 2 year rigorous Suzuki Technique Pedagogy Program where I am now certified to teach all 10 levels of the cello books. I am confident in explaining any questions a student may have. I love to make practicing a game, so that way we are developing the proper skills but also challenging ourselves while having fun! Even I can understand that practicing can get tiresome and dull at times! As a traveling musician who has performed all over the world, I feel it is important for students to appreciate all types of music. While classical training and technique are absolutely crucial to the beginning stages of a student's development, I like to show the student how their skills can be integrated into other styles of music as they develop. I am in a string quartet, called ATLYS, where we play a variety of genres and styles of music from classical to traditional to folk to rock. All music is connected and I love how my students can see this connection and start to use their skills to be a part of that bigger picture.
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Christopher B.

Christopher B.

4.9 (165)
I have been giving lessons online and in person for over 8 years. I want to help you reach your musical goals, no matter what your experience or age. I strive to no just teach students technical skills(how to play their instrument, read music, and understand theory) but also learn about themselves, and develop their own voices in and out of the musical world. Whether your 9-year-old child wants to play in the symphony when they grow up, or you've just retired at 65 and want to play heavy metal cello all ages and goals are welcome. Student Success Adult students have gone on to be in worship groups, community orchestras, recorded on albums, played at weddings, composed their own music, and even start bands. Elementary and high school students have made the first chair in the orchestra, went on to All-County and even All-State orchestras, and raised their NYSSMA rating from a Good to Outstanding. General Materials - Beginners While it differs for each student. I tend to start beginners out on the Suzuki Books. By Book 3 we are adding in Lee and/or Sevcik Etudes and branching out into even more music. Intermediate and Advanced I like to include etudes, orchestral excerpts, music theory and even a bit of music history. Jazz Students - We're going to start with a foundation of jazz knowledge. Music theory, Improvisation, listening, transcription. As a musician, I played 1,000+ shows, and performed on over 40 albums, plus numerous podcasts, TV shows, and movies. I've been featured in The New York Times, CBS Evening News, NPR, and even on stage at the Grande Olde Opry.
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