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Byron H.
Fairfield, California
I've been teaching cello for 10 years and my students have gone on to participate in All-State orchestra, and play in professional orchestras. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to produce sound and play simple songs and as time goes on you'll be able to read music fluently and perform with ease. I specialize in Classical, and typically use Suzuki and Klengal scale books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
About Byron H.

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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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2003

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Artist Diploma

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Teaches ages 5+

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Byron H.
Fairfield, California
I've been teaching cello for 10 years and my students have gone on to participate in All-State orchestra, and play in professional orchestras. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to produce sound and play simple songs and as time goes on you'll be able to read music fluently and perform with ease. I specialize in Classical, and typically use Suzuki and Klengal scale books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
About Byron H.

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.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

Education

Artist Diploma

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks english

Speaks

Has background check

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Byron is incredible. He is so inspirational to watch, and yet he makes his skill feel achievable. He is the most accommodating and encouraging instructor I have ever had, but still pushes me to improve. I feel like I am recieving a world class education, despite the more casual goals I have for my music. Couldn't be happier!

Posted Apr 16, 2021
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I'm an adult and I've been working with Byron for 5 months now. We've worked in person and now through video during quarantine. It's been a great experience and I would surely recommend him! I had no experience with string instruments and feel I'm on my way to playing the cello competently. Byron keeps things fun and moving along at a good pace. He's especially good at diagnosing the cause of any difficulties I'm having.

Posted May 28, 2020
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Excellent for someone new to the instrument.

Posted Feb 7, 2020
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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.
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.
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
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
First Prize Winner, 2018
Mar 2018
Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition
MASTA Chamber Music competition winner
Feb 2013
MASTA
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Apr 2004
Kappa Alpha Psi ®, now comprised of functioning Undergraduate and Alumni Chapters on major campuses and in cities throughout the country, is the crystallization of a dream. It is the beautiful realization of a vision shared commonly by the late Revered Founders that enabled them to sow the seed of a fraternal tree whose fruit is available to, and now enjoyed by college men everywhere, regardless of their color, religion or national origin. It is a fact of which Kappa Alpha Psi ® is proud that the Constitution has never contained any clause which either excluded or suggested the exclusion of a man from membership merely because of his color, creed, or national origin. Kappa Alpha Psi ® is the 2nd oldest existing collegiate historically Black Greek Letter Fraternity and the 1st intercollegiate Fraternity incorporated as a national body. It remains the only Greek letter organization with its Alpha Chapter on Indiana University’s campus. The Fraternity has over 125,000 members with 700 undergraduate and alumni chapters in nearly every state of the United States, and international chapters in Nigeria, South Africa, the West Indies, the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea and Japan.
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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Instructor details
Cello
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Lyon Road, Fairfield, CA
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$40
60 minutes
$70
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30