Diana Flores
Cincinnati, OH
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Diana Flores

Diana F.

Cincinnati, OH
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Levels taught:
Intermediate, Advanced
I was born and raised in Costa Rica and, as a native Speaker, I love to teach the language and share about the culture.

I have been teaching Spanish for the past 3 years, and what I find most challenging is for the students to break free from the textbooks and engage in conversation. While it is necessary to understand the grammar, learn vocabulary, etc; my main goal is for the student to feel confident while conversing. That can look like creating simple sentences on your own, practicing how to use verbs in different settings, or having an entire conversation about a specific subject in Spanish.

I strive to create an environment where each student feels safe, supported and motivated to keep improving and achieve their goals.

About Diana F.

Hello, I'm Diana! I offer cello lessons and Spanish tutoring. Please read the category that you are most interested in to learn about my experience and approach. Feel free to message me if you have any questions!

CELLO: I am a classically trained cellist and have been teaching for the past 8 years. I have a Master’s degree and a Post Graduate Degree in Music Performance, with emphasis in cello. I have played with top orchestras like the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, and have played with musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma. When teaching, I strive to find the right balance between technique (which is key to improving), and other aspects of music such as musicality, historical context and performance practice. I have taught people of all ages and levels, and love sharing my passion for cello with each one of my students.

SPANISH: I was born and raised in Costa Rica and, as a native Speaker, I love to teach the language and share about the culture. I have been teaching Spanish for the past 3 years, and what I find most challenging is for the students to break free from the textbooks and engage in conversation. While it is necessary to understand the grammar, learn vocabulary, etc; my main goal is for the student to feel confident while conversing. That can look like creating simple sentences on your own, practicing how to use verbs in different settings, or having an entire conversation about a specific subject in Spanish. I strive to create an environment where each student feels safe, supported and motivated to keep improving and achieve their goals.

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Molly
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I recently came back to cello after 10 years of not playing and taking lessons with Diana has been great and refreshing! She is an experience teacher and a terrific player. I enjoy going for lessons as she takes her music business seriously and shares her knowledge and passion with great care. I would recommend her to any cello enthusiasts in the Chicago area!

Posted Aug 12, 2015
Susan
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I took my 7 year old son for cello lessons for the first time and we have been really happy with the results. Diana brings fun activities to the class plus she is organized and reliable. I would recommend her 100%.

Posted Aug 11, 2015
Miguel
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One of the most engaging learning experiences in my life. First of all, Diana is very patient, which is a great quality not many teachers have. Diana also has a very clear way of explaining difficult things, in such a way it makes it very easy to understand. Always punctual and a very disciplined and professional person. Needless to say, an amazingly talented cellist.

Posted Aug 11, 2015

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Experience

Cello Teacher
Aug 2018 - Present

West Chester Academy

Provide private cello lessons for people all ages and levels.

Spanish Tutor
Sep 2017 - Present

Different tutoring platforms

Tutoring Spanish for intermediate and advanced levels, all ages welcome.

Teaching Artist
Aug 2017 - Present

MYCincinnati

Cello teacher and string coach for MYCincinnati, an El Sistema inspired after school program.

Diversity Fellow
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Cellist, part of the Diversity Fellowship program with the Cincinnati Symphony.

Cellist
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015

Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Cellist with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, a training program of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Teaching Artist
Jan 2014 - Jun 2014

Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project

Cello teacher, Chicago IL

Cellist
Aug 2012 - Jun 2013

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Private Teacher
Aug 2010 - Jun 2013

Self Employed

Teacher at private studio in Boston, MA

Education

Artist Diploma (Post-Graduate)
Aug 2016 - May 2018

College Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati

Masters Degree
Aug 2014 - Aug 2016

Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University

Undergraduate Diploma
Aug 2009 - Jun 2013

Longy School of Music

Languages

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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