Connor Cook

Connor C.

Los Angeles, CA
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Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Tin Whistle Lessons

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Tin whistle is a wonderful instrument, with rich cultural ties to Ireland. I studied abroad in Ireland to learn Irish music. I've had 2 very adept whistle teachers who imparted great technique and great love for the instrument. With tin whistle lessons, I focus on fingering, breath control, ornaments, style, and phrasing. I teach tunes, and encourage students to play along to recordings or with friends.

About Connor C.

I'm a film composer by trade, but I love teaching as well. I love sharing my passion for music with others. I have a BM from Appalachian State University in piano performance and music theory/composition. I also have an MFA in music composition for the screen from Columbia College Chicago. I studied abroad in Ireland for a summer and learned traditional Irish music. I've been playing piano and composing since I was a young child, and picked up folk instruments along the way. Folk music has been a constant source of joy in my life, and I am continually learning more about it. Music is what gets me out of bed in the morning!

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  • Speaks English, Irish Gaelic
  • BA in Piano Performance and Music Theory/Composition from Appalachian State University
  • Teaching since 2013

Reviews (15)

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Mary L. Dec 2, 2019
Accordion · Online

Connor is knowledgeable about music, let’s me work at my own pace and has a kind personality.

Richard T. Nov 13, 2019
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teacher was good, but i am not in favor of internet lessons vs direct personal lessons.

Norman S. Oct 13, 2019
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excellent lesson

Paul M. Aug 11, 2019
Accordion · Online

Outstanding first lesson, great instructor! Looking forward to weekly lessons.

Marissa A Apr 29, 2019
Accordion · Online

Connor is an excellent teacher. I worked with her via Skype for over a year. I played accordion as a child and wanted to get back into it as an adult. She helped me build my confidence and my proficiency around playing the accordion. She went through a lesson book that I purchased on my own previously. She arranged music for me so I could play more contemporary songs that my 3yo daughter would recognize. She worked with my schedule. She has a lovely personality. She is very encouraging. She is amazingly talented in music. And I couldn't recommend a better teacher. I wish you all the best, Connor! Thank you for everything!

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JOAN Apr 1, 2019
Accordion · Online

Connor is a skilled teacher. She meets you where you are and immediately taps your interest to bring you further while creating a fun team spirit.

Robin A. Feb 28, 2019
Accordion · In home

Connor is an excellent instructor. I am a beginner and she made me feel at ease. I had so much fun and I am excited to continue working with her.

Mike D. Oct 16, 2018
Accordion · In studio

Very pleasant person and extremely effective as my instructor. She is very knowledgeable and patient, and makes the lesson fun. I'm really looking forward her making me into a capable accordionist.

Meredith W. Apr 22, 2018
Accordion · Online

Connor is so amazing with my 14 year Old daughter! She taught my daughter to play a full song after one lesson! Great instruction, great attitude, great communication!

Joe Mar 26, 2018
Mandolin · In studio

It was a perfect lesson! I highly recommend Connor as an instructor

Kevin Mar 26, 2017
Composition · Online

Personalizes the lessons towards your needs and helps you grow as a musician.

Susan B. Mar 13, 2017
Mandolin · In home

It was a great first lesson - she assessed where I was, fixed some technique problems I was having and gave me things to work on for next time. She's very friendly and approachable, which is great for new-student anxiety ;-).

Saoirse Jan 7, 2017
Accordion · Online

First lesson couldn't be better! Connor was totally patient with my kiddo, and she gave good advice on what to look for in a smaller accordion and variations in shoulder straps to help my tiny daughter not get tired from trying to hold up a big (at least for her) accordion.

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McKenna Nov 11, 2016
Mandolin · In home

Connor is the absolute best! Couldn't possibly find a more talented musician or a more wonderl teacher!

wyatt Jul 25, 2016
Accordion · In home

super cool

Experience

Composer's Assistant
May 2016 - Feb 2018

David Schwartz Music

Assistant to TV composer David Schwartz. I worked on "The Good Place", "Lady Dynamite", and other various projects.

Composer's Assistant
Sep 2014 - May 2016

Blue Police Box Music

I was a composer's assistant while attending graduate school in Chicago. I wrote additional music, worked on sheet music preparation, recorded live instruments, and made virtual instruments. I worked with this composer until I moved to Los Angeles.

Accordion Teacher
Jan 2013 - Jun 2014

Connor Music

I taught accordion lessons for a year in North Carolina while attending undergraduate college. I had a handful of dedicated students, whom I sadly had to part with when I moved to Chicago for graduate school. I am looking forward to teaching accordion lessons again.

Professor
Jan 2012 - Jun 2014

Appalachian State University

I taught a music class at my Alma Mater, Appalachian State University. I started a traditional Irish music course at my college, and as there was nobody to teach it, I was able to teach the course. I am very passionate about traditional Irish music, and it was a true joy to teach the course for two years.

Education

MFA in Music Composition for the Screen
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016

Columbia College Chicago

BA in Piano Performance and Music Theory/Composition
Aug 2010 - Jun 2014

Appalachian State University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Irish Gaelic

Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

Society of Composers and Lyricists
Nov 2016
The Society Of Composers & Lyricists is an organization consisting of Hollywood's professional motion picture, Television, and multimedia music composers, songwriters and lyricists, with histories in the art of scoring for motion pictures and television. Many of its members have won or been nominated for Oscars, Emmys and Grammy Awards.
Alliance for Women Film Composer
Jul 2016
Through advocacy, support and education, the Alliance for Women Film Composers aims to increase the visibility of women composers active in media scoring. The AFWC advocates for the inclusion of women composers within industry events; supports filmmakers, game developers and studios in their inclusion of women composers; and educates, mentors and inspires emerging women composers.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Apr 2010
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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