D. Chandrika Prem

Chandrika P.

Denver, CO
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D. Chandrika delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 7+

Teaching since:
January 1996

*** Lesson Details ***
I create customized lesson plans for each of my students to ensure each lesson is a positive experience. The curriculum is taught using different method books, including Suzuki, and styles of music tailored to the students interests and goals.

My focus is on good physical technique, practice techniques, and performance habits. As well as basic music theory skills that help with overall musicality.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Students must provide their instruments, however I can help to advise on purchase or rental. I will advise for books but ultimately students must purchase these as well.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must provide their instruments and stands, I will advise for books but ultimately students must purchase these as well.

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Cellist and Cello Instructor
Jan 2005 - Present
Self Emplyed

I have been playing cello for over 20 years and have taught private lessons as well as group string classes on and off throughout that time.

I recently returned to Metropolitan State University of Colorado to obtain a degree in Cello Performance and currently play in several Metropolitan State University ensembles, including the Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble. I am the sole cellist for the Mile High String Quartet (available for hire milehighquartet.com). I also contract performance work for weddings, churches and local theater companies.

My past playing experience consists of solo performances, group and chamber performances, as well as several orchestras including the Front Rang Youth Symphony, Symphony in the Vail Valley, and the Centennial Philharmonic. I have also played cello and sang with many local bands in genres including blues, bluegrass, singer songwriter, and indie rock.

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B.M. Music and Cello Performance
Jan 2012 - Present
Metropolitan State College of Denver
B.A. Social Action Through The Arts: Sociology of the Arts
Dec 2001 - Dec 2005
Metropolitan State College of Denver


Fluent / Native Proficiency


John Philip Sousa Music Award
May 1998
Eagle Valley High School

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11 Reviews

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Anne F. Nov 8, 2016
Cello · In studio

Chandrika is a wonderful instructor. She is very, very nice, well organized, on time, encouraging and knowledgeable. I am an older student, just one month from 68. I have had many music teachers and taught piano myself for 25 years. I am so glad I found Chandrika. I drive 1 1/2 hours one way to every lesson and am happy to do so. Having a teacher with Chandrika's qualities is terrific. I recommend her highly for any aspiring student.

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Anna S. Aug 17, 2016
Cello · In studio

Chandrika was absolutely amazing! She was extremely knowledgeable, and very helpful. These were entry level lessons for me and the cello, and she did a terrific job of introducing me to the instrument. She's very friendly and fun to learn with. I would highly recommend Chandrika to anyone wanting to learn the cello!

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Logan Apr 18, 2016
Cello · In home

My first lesson went incredibly well! Chandrika was well-prepared, organized, and knowledgeable. She gave me great tips and assignments to practice at home before our next lesson. I would definitely recommend her.

Dawn R. Sep 4, 2015
Cello · In home

Chandrika is great and very inspiring! Blends music theory well with practice lessons. Definitely look forward to more lessons with her.

Jade D. Jun 18, 2015
Cello · In studio

Chandrika is so nice and she really engages her students. She makes her lessons fun so her students look forward to them. She is also very understanding about schedule changes. I highly recommend her!

Noelle H. Mar 30, 2015
Cello · In home

Amazing energy, highly professional, and fun to work with!

Ally H. Mar 16, 2015
Cello · In studio

Organized, attentive, kind, and patient. Went above and beyond what was expected! Everything you would hope a teacher to be :)

Sherri K. Oct 30, 2014
Cello · In studio

Chandrika is a wonderful teacher! She's very encouraging and patient. My son really enjoys taking lessons with her.

Anthony H. Sep 9, 2014
Cello · In home

Going great. Very supportive. I really appreciate Chandi's guidance in all of my questions.

Shannon V. Jul 29, 2014
Cello · In studio

Chandrika-very sweet, knowledgeable and works great with my son. My son thinks she's great

Heidi E. Jul 3, 2014
Cello · In studio

Chandrika is a very skilled, fun and patient cello instructor. She knows how to adapt to each student's music goals.

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