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Brendon P.
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Learn to create beautiful music on the cello with a certified cello instructor. 
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I have over 20 years of playing experience from some of the best teachers around the world. I am certified to teach all 10 Suzuki books. I cater my teaching to each individual student and my goal is to create a fun nurturing environment.
About Brendon P.

Brendon Phelps is forging a path as an engaging cellist and collaborator, characterized by his sense of individuality, depth of expression, and expansive palette of color. His playing has been described by The Strad as “...rich but clear sound and beautiful shaping and leading.” As a collaborator, recent notable highlights include performing the Mendelssohn Octet with the Shanghai Quartet at the Tilles Center, as well as his Carnegie Hall debut, premiering string quartet commission from composer Anthony Vine. International concerts have included North and South America as well as Europe in venues such as Casa de la Musica in Quito, Ecuador and the International Mendelssohn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Other recitals have included Princetown University, Boston Conservatory, Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance in Nova Scotia, Marilyn Horne Museum, and the Boston Early Music Festival. Phelps coached chamber music as part of a one-year residency at Shenandoah Conservatory. He also taught and performed at the Interlochen Academy as a chamber music teaching fellow. He maintains a fully online cello studio with students throughout the US and Canada. A firm believer in outreach, he has frequently visited grade-schools to introduce young students to string instruments, present classical music in an engaging manner, and work with the school’s orchestra programs. Phelps has received his Bachelors and Masters in music from the University of Akron and the Cleveland Institute of Music, respectively. He also received an Early Music Performance Certificate from Case Western University and an Artists Diploma and string quartet fellowship from the Shanghai Quartet at Montclair State University.

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Brendon is an excellent teacher. He’s an incredible cellist and infallibly patient and kind. If you want to learn to play the cello online, and especially as an adult beginner, he’s the person you want guiding you through the process.

Posted Nov 3, 2022
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My son Josiah has been taking cello lessons with Brendon since April 2022 and he loves it! My son was coming from another cello teacher that didn't work for him. When Josiah had his first 3 lessons with Brendon, his joy in learning the cello came back and he keeps going to this day. Brendon is a patient and knowledgeable cello teacher. He tailors his lessons to the ability of his student. Josiah looks forward to his cello lessons. Thank you, Brendon!

Posted Oct 26, 2022
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Gifted at playing and at teaching - very encouraging and patient. Really look forward to our lesson together.

Posted Aug 23, 2022
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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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