Dessislava Nenova
Chicago, IL
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Dessislava Nenova

Dessislava N.

Chicago, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My promise to students--if they follow my advice, they will be successful! Cello lessons with me are informative, productive, and geared toward empowering the student's knowledge of the cello. I also encourage students when faced with a problem to slow down, think about what they are doing physically and change their approach if needed.

About Dessislava N.

I am a professional cellist who has been teaching and freelancing for more than twenty years. I graduated from Michigan State University with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Cello Performance.

I currently teach privately in Chicago and the suburbs over fifteen students with ages ranging from 5-60 years old. I also perform regularly with different groups around the city as well as in smaller string or sometimes jazz combos. While classical music is my favorite, I do love playing other music styles.

I have performed throughout Europe, Canada, the United States, and Puerto Rico. I have recorded for Horizons Productions, GBP Studios, Harvest Music Sound and Design, Blue Griffin Recording, INC, Chicago Recording Company, and Uptown Recording. I can be heard on many classical and pop music records as well as on National Public Radio with the Grammy Award winning MSU Children’s Choir and mirabai. One of the classical albums I collaborated on was reviewed with four starts by the BBC music magazine.

The students who study with me have very strong foundation, which enables them to perform at the highest level. Every student is unique, but my goal for them all is always the same--to help them develop their full potential!

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Alayna
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She’s incredible! Helped me gain so so much skill and get me into music college!

Posted May 1, 2020
Mark
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Great teacher! She strove to have me learn to play the proper way without shortcuts but at the same time made the lessons very fun. She ended up becoming a good friend too!

Posted May 1, 2020

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Experience

Cello Teacher
Sep 2018 - Present

British International School-Chicago

I teach private cello lessons and prepare students for the ABRSM exam, which also requires ear training preparation.

Cello Teacher
Oct 2017 - Present

Urban Prairie Waldorf School-Chicago

I teach private cello lessons and sometimes orchestra sectionals. We sing and play different rhythms and learn new pieces. I also incorporate ear training into the cello lessons.

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performance
Aug 2004 - May 2010

Michigan State University

Master of Music in Cello Performance
Aug 2002 - May 2004

Michigan State University

Languages

English and Bulgarian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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