Andrew Bukowinski

Andrew B.

Chicago, IL
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Andrew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2011

Andrew began playing cello in the public school system. 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 a diverse array of artists, including Andres Diaz, Bernard Greenhouse, Phillipe Muller, and Menahem Pressler, as well as the St. Lawrence, Orion, and Brentano String Quartets.

Andrew has played with the Illinois Symphony, Rockford Symphony, Southwest Michigan Symphony, and Chicago Chamber Orchestra, and maintains an active teaching and performing schedule in the Chicago area.

Andrew recently completed his Book 1 Suzuki Method teacher certification with Barbara Wampner at the Chicago Suzuki Institute, where he had the privilege of observing and learning from a diverse group of students and teachers.

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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Cello Teaching Artist
Oct 2015 - Present
Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project

Provide group lessons for elementary and middle-school age children in an after-school orchestra program at a CPS school.

Cello Instructor
Aug 2015 - Present
Solo Classic, Inc.

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

Cello Instructor
Apr 2015 - Sep 2016
Veritas Music and Learning Center

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


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


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Book 1 Teacher Certification
Jul 2017
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Received in-depth training in the Suzuki method and philosophy at a 9-day Institute. This included 28 hours of instruction and at least 15 hours of observing experienced and successful teachers working with students. While the Suzuki method is primarily geared toward children and adolescents, the teaching techniques learned transfer well to any age group.

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Talent Scholarship
Sep 2012
DePaul University School of Music
Moeur Award
May 2012
Arizona State University
Special Talent Scholarship
Aug 2008
Arizona State University


Suzuki Association of the Americas
Jul 2017

The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.

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11 Reviews

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Tad S. Aug 16, 2016
Cello · In home

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

Extremely patient

Maggie C. Feb 1, 2016
Cello · In studio

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.

Maggie C. Feb 1, 2016
Cello · In studio

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.

Roger M. Oct 7, 2015
Cello · In studio

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

Joe J. Sep 16, 2015
Cello · In studio

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!

Julia S. Jul 24, 2015
Cello · In studio

Very kind and gentle, yet practical and helpful teacher

Katherine M. Nov 6, 2014
Cello · In home

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. Sep 20, 2014
Cello · In studio

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. Sep 5, 2014
Cello · In studio

Andrew is a great teacher. He is patient and thoughtful.

Kate F. Aug 21, 2014
Cello · In studio

Andrew is very patient with beginning cellists and he is committed to mastering the fundamentals.

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