Carrie Milller

Carrie M.

Ann Arbor, MI
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Lesson Details

Cello

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I provide a fun experience of learning to play and share music. My philosophy in working with students is to curb their interests with my vision for their success with technique and musicality. I want my student to not only become good cellist, but also enjoy music on a theoretical and historical level. My overall goal is to make a connection with people that will last and music can be an outlet for growing as a person.
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About

Carrie passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Carrie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2000

I have recently graduated from Florida State University with a masters in cello performance. Before that I received my bachelors from California State University Sacramento. Teaching since high school, I have worked with all ages and abilities. Cello is beautiful and I want to encourage people to get to play such a wonderful instrument.
I have performed with numerous symphonies in California, Florida, and Michigan. in 2015 I won the CSUS Concerto Competition with Lalo's Cello Concerto.

Experience

Graduate Assistant Teacher
Aug 2016 - May 2017
Florida State University

I worked with the primary cello instructor of FSU, Gregory Sauer and I would teach students at the college level with his guidance.

Cello Leader
Aug 2013 - May 2014
String Project CSUS

I worked with beginning cello students to teach them technique, reading notation, and musicality.

Education

Cello Performance
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Florida State University
Cello Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2014
California State University Sacramento

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Magna Cum Laude
May 2017
Florida State University
Concerto Competition Winner
Apr 2014
California State University Sacramento
Dorothy Augusta Memorial Music Scholarship
Aug 2013
California State University Sacramento

Affiliations

Mu Phi Epsilon
Feb 2011

Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.

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Photos & Videos

Working with the Rosemary Beach Foundation to share music with art

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My Junior Recital in College
Cello recital at my home one winter

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Performing with the Florida State University Orchestra

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Performing Faure Requiem for 3 cellos and piano

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Photo by Carrie M.

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Performing with the CSUS orchestra during my junior year of  my bachelors.
Performing with the FSU Orchestra during my first year of graduate studies.
Playing with the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra

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7 Reviews

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Shannon Oct 12, 2017
Cello · In studio

I have spent many hours with Carrie while teaching cello and have always found the way she works with student quite incredible. Always happy, always pushing, and always trying to make everyone and everything around her better. No matter who you are, you will do well in Carrie's care.

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Janet Oct 10, 2017
Cello · In studio

Carrie is an excellent cello teacher. She works well with both younger and older students. She is caring and positive in guiding students' learning.

Paolo Oct 10, 2017
Cello · In studio

Great teacher and wonderful collaborator. Very organized. California misses her, and Michigan is very fortunate to have her!

Karen Y. Oct 1, 2017
Cello · In studio

I have had the absolute privilege of being a student of Carrie's for about 3 years (until she moved). Carrie's style of teaching is well balanced with music knowledge, patience, discipline, thoughtfulness, and enthusiasm. I highly recommend Carrie as a cello teacher and only wish she could still be mine!

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Leslie Sep 30, 2017
Cello · In studio

Wonderful teacher for younger or older students. Carrie is encouraging and determined to give you the help, skills and advice you need to be successful. More than that Carrie is a born teacher! I highly recommend her!

Megan Sep 30, 2017
Cello · In studio

Carrie is a wonderful teacher! She is able to assess performance and posture issues quickly and provide a clear explanation for improvement. I highly recommend studying with her!

Tina Sep 29, 2017
Cello · In studio

I loved taking cello lessons with Carrie. She was always patient and encouraging with me and did a wonderful job working out problems I had with the music. Carrie was one of the reasons I kept with cello for as long as I did!

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