Andrew Bukowinski

Andrew B.

Chicago, IL

About Andrew B.

Background check: Last verified 06/25/2016
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Andrew teaches: Ages 18 and up
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Teaching since: September 2011
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

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 schedule 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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Experience

Cello Instructor

Aug 2015 - Present
Solo Classic, Inc.

Cello Instructor

Apr 2015 - Present
Veritas Music and Learning Center

Cellist

Jul 2014 - Present
42nd Parallel Chamber Orchestra

Substitute Cellist

Mar 2014 - Present
Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Cellist, Founding Member

Dec 2013 - Present
Project85 Cello Quartet

Private Cello Instructor

Jan 2013 - Present
Self, Chicago, IL

Music Volunteer - Cello Teacher

May 2012 - Jun 2012
Vive Peru

Taught music to underserved students in Trujillo, Peru

Cello Teacher

Sep 2011 - May 2012
Arizona State University String Project

Education

Master of Music in Performance, with Distinction

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
DePaul University

Bachelor of Music in Performance, summa cum laude

Aug 2008 - May 2012
Arizona State University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Talent Scholarship

Sep 2012
DePaul University School of Music

Moeur Award

May 2012
Arizona State University

Special Talent Scholarship

Aug 2008
Arizona State University
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11 Reviews on Andrew B.

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Tad S. Aug 16, 2016
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Andrew is calm and very patient teacher. I started the cello from a scratch with him and now I can play scales and some pieces. He plays beautifully and he knows what has to be done to improve my cello playing. I will recommend Andrew for anyone who wishes to play the cello!
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Abhijat Aug 6, 2016
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Extremely patient
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Maggie C. Feb 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. Feb 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. Oct 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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Joe J. Sep 16, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Andrew is very patient, and he always made sure to help me through any troubles. The classes were a lot of fun, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a Cello teacher!
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Julia S. Jul 24, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Very kind and gentle, yet practical and helpful teacher
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Katherine M. Nov 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.
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Dolores H. Sep 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.
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Larry L. Sep 5, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Andrew is a great teacher. He is patient and thoughtful.