Byron Hogan

Byron H.

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

Teaching since:
2003

I love music. I love it so much that I have made it my career. I have been playing the cello for over 20 years and have studied in universities since 2002. In that time, I have worked extensively with great artists such as, Rhonda Rider, Joel Krosnick, Andy Mark, Nicholas Tzavares, and Mark Steinberg. I have taught students of all ages and abilities from beginners to University students. I perform regularly and have played in New York, Boston, Texas, Arizona, Banff, Montreal, and Hamburg. I have played in orchestras, professional String quartets, Piano trios, and as a soloist. I can play a wide range of styles from baroque to modern cello music, as well as Pop and Rock music. I have also played rock and jazz solos as a member of the Zappa cover band Bogus Pomp. I strive to give my students top tier training. by focusing on ear training and technique, I can create adaptable healthy musicians that can learn quickly and work well in professional situations with or without sheet music.

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Experience

Soloist
Feb 2003 - Present
Self-employed

I had my first major solo performance in 2003 as the winner of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition. I performed The Elgar concerto with a full orchestra, and from that moment I was hooked. Over the years I have had over 20 solo and collaborative performances ranging from Solo Bach cello suites to Louis Andriessen's "La Voce" A piece that requires me to sing and speak Italian while playing. being a soloist requires preparation, attention to detail, and nerves of steel. All of these things can be learned, and I can now teach them.

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Cellist
Aug 2012 - Aug 2018
The Julius Quartet

For six years I was the cellist for the Julius String Quartet. In that time I had the privilege of studying string quartet playing at the highest level with members of the Julliard Quartet, The Brentano Quartet, and The Escher Quartet. We worked in a residence position with the Shanghai Quartet at Montclair State University and With Rhonda Rider at the Boston conservatory. We performed in many venues including The Bing Center at Stanford University, Rolston Hall in Banff, Canada, and a full recital at Carnegie Hall.

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Education

Artist Diploma
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Montclair State university
Graduate Performance Diploma
Aug 2012 - May 2014
The Boston Conservatory
Music Performance, Chamber Performance
Jan 2007 - Apr 2012
University of South Florida
Music Performance
Aug 2002 - Dec 2006
Florida Southern College

Awards

First Prize Winner, 2018
Mar 2018
Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition
MASTA Chamber Music competition winner
Feb 2013
MASTA

Affiliations

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Mar 2004

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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Conor Burnett Feb 1, 2016
Cello · In home

Honestly could not ask for a better teacher. I was struggling to find a teacher in the area and boy did I pretty much hit the jackpot. Great teacher, super intelligent and understanding. I am a beginner but would highly recommend him to anyone. Not only does Byron play beautifully but he knows exactly what and how to teach you. Im always excited for my next lesson, so you should contact him and set one up too!

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Grace B. Nov 27, 2015
Cello · In home

He is an awesome instructor. He teaches the details that have really made a difference in my playing and has made it easier to practice. I like the fact that he is able to explain clearly what to do, why it should be done a particular way, and great visual explanations that help me understand what I need to do.

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Grace B. Nov 27, 2015
Cello · In home

He is an awesome instructor. He teaches the details that have really made a difference in my playing and has made it easier to practice. I like the fact that he is able to explain clearly what to do, why it should be done a particular way, and great visual explanations that help me understand what I need to do.

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