Brian Sanders

Brian S.

Brooklyn, NY

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

Teaching since:
2012

Cellist Brian S. is currently an active performer and studio musician in many genres of music, with performances ranging from touring with rock bands to giving classical performances at venues such as the Kennedy Center and, most recently, the White House, and has more than 60 album credits.

Brian believes that all students have different goals and learning styles, and has a passion for helping them achieve those goals. He believes that with a strong focus on the fundamentals of technique and a desire to learn, anything is possible.

Experience

Principle cellist and lecturer.
Mar 2012 - Present
Musica De Camara

Musica De Camara presents and commissions music by Latin American composers, and does yearly lecture-demonstration programs in New York public schools.

Studio Musician
Jan 2009 - Present
Self-Employed

As a studio musician, I have recorded with such artists as jazz legend Kenny Garrett, Nashville-based band Tenth Avenue North, as well as with members of The Lone Bellow and The Temper Trap.

Education

Master of Music in Cello Performance
Aug 2007 - May 2009
Mannes College the New School for Music
Bachelors of Music in Cello Performance
Aug 2002 - May 2006
Eastman School of Music

Awards

VSA Young Soloist Award
Jun 2006
VSA

Photos & Videos

On tour with rock band Emanuel and the Fear

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Playing a musical theater show in Calgary, Canada.

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This is a singer I work and write with named Rivky, and here we are playing her song "Beneath the Greenless Garden."

2 Reviews

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Krista Nov 18, 2015
Cello · In home

We love Brian! He's been a fantastic first exposure to musical training for my 4 year old. Brian works at my daughter's pace to provide both confidence and challenge. And he understands that young kids will sometimes be moody, distractible or shy and he rolls with the punches. Brian also understands the motivational power of praise and is able to keep my sensitive daughter encouraged to keep trying.

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Kathy Nov 16, 2015
Music Performance ·

Brian is an amazing cellist who plays in my band. He's a fantastic musician not to mention a great personality.

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