Andrew Koutroubas
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Andrew Koutroubas

Andrew K.

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Experienced teacher ready to tailor lessons to your learning goals and musical interests. You will learn to sing through your instrument, develop proper playing technique and musicianship via real music starting in the first lesson. We will explore a variety of genres including folk, medieval, ancient, classical, and contemporary music and you will also learn to improvise and compose. We will discuss the social and historical context of the music we cover, and you will learn basic music theory. All ages and levels are welcome, from absolute beginners to advanced.

About Andrew K.

Andrew Koutroubas, is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in baroque and modern cello. He is an active performer, teacher and scholar interested in music spanning antiquity to contemporary, as well as traditional music of different epochs and cultures. At the forefront of Andrew's musical activities is the belief that offering carefully crafted musical experiences can be a powerful force for community building, incredibly enriching for the individual, and a stimulant for creative thinking and curiosity.

As a cellist, Andrew has performed throughout the United States and in Germany, appearing in major venues such as Zilke Hall in Houston, Sanders Theater in Cambridge, MIT's Kresge auditorium, M. Steinert Recital hall in Boston and Mechanic's hall in Worcester. Andrew also enjoys performing in more intimate settings and has been heard playing in backwoods venues like the Monadnock Inn in Jaffery, NH, Riverhouse café in Greenfield, NH or the Town Hall Theater in Wilton.

Andrew has performed with acclaimed early music ensembles Ars Lyrica Houston, the Boston Camerata, the Harvard Baroque Orchestra, and modern ensembles the Horszowski Trio, and Dramatic Voices Berlin in Germany.

An educator, Andrew has extensive experience teaching music to students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. With ten years of experience teaching private cello lessons. Andrew is proud to have students accepted into music programs at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Ithica College in New York and into New Hampshire's All-State programs.

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Experience

Private Instructor
Jan 2008 - Present

Self Employed

Teaching private music lessons to students of all ages and levels online and in person in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Strings and Music Theory Class Teacher
Jun 2017 - Jun 2019

High Mowing School

Taught strings classes to grades 4-8 strings classes twice per week and taught 5th grade music theory and aural skills.

Cello Mentor
Sep 2015 - May 2016

El Sistema at Longy School of Music, Cambridge MA

As part of the El-Sistema program I taught private lessons, cello sectionals and played side by side in a hybrid student/teacher orchestra with students from disadvantaged schools within the greater-Boston area.

Education

Master of Music, Historical Performance Baroque Cello
Aug 2019 - Present

Longy School of Music of Bard College

Undergraduate Performance Diploma, Cello Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Longy School of Music of Bard College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Russian

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Cretan Lyra Repertoire
Jul 2019

Labyrinth Music Workshops

Participated a week-long intensive workshop on Cretan Lyra repertoire in Houdetsi, Crete, Greece.
Violin and Cello in Modal Music
Jun 2019

Labyrinth Music Workshops

Participated in a one-week intensive workshop exploring modal repertoire and improvisation for violin and cello in Houdetsi, Crete, Greece.
Music Teacher Training
Jul 2017

Center for Anthroposophy

Completed a weeklong intensive workshop for music teachers as part of the "Renewal" teacher training program at the High Mowing School in Wilton, New Hampshire.

Awards

Legacy Award
Oct 2017

Creativity Foundation, Washington D.C.

Virginia Payton Bacon Scholarship
Sep 2015

Longy School of Music of Bard College

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2020
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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