Claire Solomon

Claire S.

Pelham, NY
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Lesson Details

Cello

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I love playing and teaching the cello, and I'm so excited to share that with you. I make lessons fun and engaging, and you'll leave feeling positive and determined. I believe that the technique should serve the music, so we'll always focus on creating art and telling a story. Cello playing mirrors life, so what we do in the practice room will have much larger applications than you might anticipate! From beginning students learning the basics to advanced players who need a push in the right direction, I can guarantee you'll improve quickly and have a great time doing it.
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About

Claire delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 4+

Teaching since:
2006

I'm a recent graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where I recently won the 2017 Cello Competition to perform the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 with orchestra. Previously, I attended Yale University where I earned my Bachelor's degree in psychology. I have spent most of my summers performing at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado, and I have played in festivals from Indiana to Italy. My cello teachers have included Eric Kim (Jacobs), Richard Aaron (Juilliard), Alan Harris (Eastman School), Maria Kisoupolos (NY Philharmonic), Eric Bartlett (NY Philharmonic), and Wolfram Koessel (American String Quartet). I'm an active performer on the East Coast, collaborating with artists such as harpist Nancy Allen and flutist Carol Wincenc. I have taught almost as long as I have played, beginning with local community service and growing to teach as part of the Aspen Music Festival PALS program. I live and breathe the cello, and I can't wait to share my passion with you.

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Experience

Teacher
Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
Aspen Music Festival and School PALS Program

Education

Masters in Music - Cello Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2017
Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Yale University

Languages

French
Professional Proficiency

Photos & Videos

2017 Performance of the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 with the Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra
Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, 2017

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Gossamer Trio performance in upstate NY, 2017. Claire Marie Solomon, Flutist Carol Wincenc, Harpist Nancy Allen

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Montreux Jazz Festival in 2014, performing with cello rock ensemble Low Strung

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Aspen Music Festival Stage, 2015

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Making friends in the Colorado mountains.

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Sharon Oct 30, 2017
Cello · Online

Claire was awesome! This was my first cello lesson and she was enthusiastic, patient, and encouraging all at the same time. She shared some good tips and taught me a lot today!

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