Brendon Phelps

Brendon P.

Montclair, NJ
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have 15 years of playing experience from some of the best teachers around the country. 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.
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Brendon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Brendon P. recently completed a Masters of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music under Dr. Melissa Kraut in cello performance and pedagogy. Brendon is certified to teach all 10 Suzuki books and is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. As a performer, Brendon is very active in the area playing various gigs. He performs frequently with Accordia Music and with Musical Upcoming Stars in the Classics. He has also performed with Akron Baroque and Singers Companye. In addition to the modern cello, Brendon also plays baroque cello and viola da gamba. In 2015, Brendon performed in the Boston Early Music Festival.


Cello Instuctor and Chamber Music Coach
Jul 2017 - Aug 2017
Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Academy

Cello Instructor
Sep 2016 - May 2017
Old Trail School

Cello Instructor
Sep 2016 - May 2017
Western Reserve Academy


M.M. Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy
Aug 2014 - May 2016
Cleveland Institute of Music
Early Music Performance Certificate
Aug 2014 - May 2016
Case Western Reserve University
B.M. Cello Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2014
University of Akron


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Suzuki Teacher Training of Books 1-10
May 2016
Suzuki Association of the Americas


1st Place Strings
Mar 2015
Tuesday Musical Association Competition


Suzuki Association of the Americas
Sep 2014

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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Cello Sonata No.5 in D major, Op.102 No.2 
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Brendon Phelps, violoncello
Elizabeth DeMio, piano
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7 Reviews

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Fiona W. Nov 5, 2018
Cello · In home

My daughter really enjoys his teaching. we are learning Suzuki Cello book for our first lesson, and will continue to do it. Thanks.

Colleen Jul 16, 2018
Cello · In home

My daughter loved her first lesson. She can't wait for the second.

Grace B. Oct 1, 2017
Cello · In home

He is very knowledgeable and patient. He gave me great tips that helped me immediately play better.

I-Wen Aug 31, 2017
Cello · In home

Brendon is a wonderful cello instructor for my son. He is not only patient but also very inspiring. He listens to our wishes and needs, and he designs the lesson plan to meet them. In addition, he is very good at building a strong bonding with his student. Brendon has recently moved away from our town, and my son can no longer taking lessons from him. But I know my son will always remembers Brendon fondly as his best cello instructor.

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Jeff Aug 22, 2017
Cello · In home

Brendon is a wonderful teacher and a gifted musician. I feel like I have more knuckles than fingers when playing, but he's patient and has produced - in my own humble opinion - a competent cellist out of me.

Brianne Aug 19, 2017
Cello · In home

Brendon is a wonderful teacher!

Patrick Aug 7, 2017
Cello · In home

Great teacher! Very patient and knowledgeable.

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