Alexander Ullman

Alexander U.

Brookline, MA
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Lesson Details

Cello

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching cello for twelve years. In that time I have learned that each student requires a unique approach to their education. Your strengths and weaknesses are what make the music you perform successful. I will help you build on your strengths and develop the areas where you struggle so that they become second nature. You will quickly see enormous gains in the quality of your sound so that you feel great about performing for an audience. I look forward to seeing you grow.
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About

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Alexander delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
November 2005

My name is Alexander, a recent graduate of The Boston Conservatory M.M. in Cello Performance program. I love teaching students of all ages and abilities the joys of practicing, playing, and performing on the cello. I am an avid performer of solo, orchestral, and chamber music. I spent the final year of my undergraduate studies researching ways to more effectively teach chamber music.

My teaching philosophy puts a strong emphasis on mindfulness, which results in superb technical development and allows the student to make their musical mark on the works they perform. I encourage all students to engage in music making beyond the practice room and share the gifts they have. I realize that many students begin playing instruments during formative times in their lives. Through their musical journey, students learn much about themselves, and their lessons help them to gain confidence in who they are. I look forward to mentoring this journey.

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Experience

Cello Lesson Instructor
Jun 2017 - Present
Page Music Lessons

Teach cello lessons to students of all ages and genre interests!

Private Cello Lesson Instructor
Nov 2005 - Present
Self Employed

Cello Instructor
Jun 2017 - Jun 2017
Boston String Academy

Taught students enrolled in the Boston String Academy's teaching programs at schools in the Boston Area.

Chamber Music Coach
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
Chamber Music Institute for Young Musicians

Education

Graduate Performance Diploma
Aug 2017 - Present
The Boston Conservatory
Master of Music in Cello Performance
Aug 2015 - May 2017
The Boston Conservatory
Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

UNC Business Essentials Program
Aug 2014
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

Awarded for completion of a program teaching Introduction to Business, Financial Accounting, Economics and Finance, Marketing, Business Operations, and Business Communication.

Awards

Boston Conservatory Strings Competition
May 2017
The Boston Conservatory
Merit Scholarship
Apr 2017
The Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Benjamin Swalin Orchestra Award
May 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Music
David Arons Award for Excellence in Musical Performance
May 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Music

Photos & Videos

Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata for Piano and Cello Op. 5 No. 2
Accompanist: Rui Urayama
Alexander plays the Cello Concerto in B minor by Antonín Dvořák with the UNC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tonu Kalam.
Alexander sharing program notes with the audience prior to a performance of Franz Schubert's String Quintet in C Major.

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Warming up prior to an orchestra concert.

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Performing on Baroque Cello

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Performing Camille Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto in A minor with the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras.

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Jamming with friends on a porch. Not pictured: guitar, electric bass, ukulele, bongos, djembe, and singers.

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Trying out the Stradivarius instruments at the Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC.

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Alexander performs the Cello Concerto in A minor by Camille Saint-Saens under the baton of Christopher Hisey

7 Reviews

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Alicia M. Apr 12, 2016
Cello · Online

Alexander has been teaching my 13 year old son cello for the past 8 months. He is by far the best instructor we have ever had. He is the perfect blend of patient, understanding, encouraging, and talented. I love that he praises what is done well and corrects what needs more work. There isn't anyone that I would trust with my child's musical education more than Alexander.

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Sophia D. Dec 11, 2015
Cello · In home

He arrived 15min early which was great. He was energetic, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. My daughter is looking forward to her next lesson.

Michael Oct 18, 2015
Cello · In studio

Alexander was excellent with my 9 year old, and in his first lesson managed to engage my son fully with the "nitty gritty" of technique necessary to a successful start playing the cello. We look forward to the next lesson!

Josie Sep 14, 2015
Cello · In studio

Obviously a very talented musician but an equally talented teacher.

Josie Sep 14, 2015
Cello · In studio

Obviously a very talented musician but an equally talented teacher.

Anne H. Jun 12, 2015
Music Performance · In home

Alex was very patient and gave lots of insightful musical ideas. His practice suggestions have helped me improve rapidly.

Anne H. Jun 12, 2015
Music Performance · In studio

Alex was very patient and gave me a lot of insightful advice for practicing more efficiently.

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