Chris Erickson

Chris E.

Costa Mesa, CA

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Do you want to experience the joy of music making for yourself? Does the sound of the cello make you melt? Me too! I've been a cellist for over 20 years and can't wait to share my love of this instrument with you. Whatever your level of musical experience or goals, let's work together create a musical experience that is emotionally rewarding, will challenge you creatively, and give you helpful learning techniques and habits that are applicable to all areas of life!
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Chris delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

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Every lesson suited to the student's needs! Chris E. is available for in-home, in-studio, and online lessons for your convenience.

Chris has been playing the cello for over 20 years, and teaching since 2009. He has performed around the world, including solo recitals and an orchestra tour in China, and has received instruction and coaching from renowned classical musicians, which include members of the Academy of St Martin's in the Field, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet.

After receiving his Master's degree in Music Performance from the University of Kentucky, Chris settled in Central Florida, where he is a frequent performer in the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and other regional ensembles. He also currently coaches chamber groups and teaches music theory at a local college.

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Master of Music - Cello Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2013
The University of Kentucky


American String Teachers Association
Jan 2008

The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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Miriam Aug 27, 2017
Cello · In studio

Fantastic cellist and teacher. Great at explaining difficult musical concepts to all levels. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. I highly recommend!

Miriam Aug 2, 2017
Cello · In studio

My daughter started taking Cello 1 year and a half ago. She has learn so much and not only music but dedication and responsibility.Mr. Erickson was an amazing teacher and his patience and experience is excellent.

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