Donny Crider
Redondo Beach, CA
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Donny Crider

Donny C.

Redondo Beach, CA
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Beginner
Fundamental set-up for continued piano success.

About Donny C.

I am a professional orchestral cellist and teacher, with degrees from University of North Texas and Oklahoma State University. During my studies I performed with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra through the Patti Johnson Wilson Orchestral Fellowship, with Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Hege. I worked under conductors including Eric Whitacre, Benjamin Zander, Sarah Ioannides, and Gerhardt Zimmerman, among others. I performed with soloists including cellist Lynn Harrell, violinists Joshua Bell and Rachel Barton Pine, and soprano Sarah Coburn.


In addition to Oklahoma, my playing has taken me across the country, including tours to Florida, Arkansas, and California. I have performed in pit orchestras with musical theater and opera productions in Texas and Oklahoma, as well as orchestral performances across North Texas (Irving, Denton, San Angelo), Oklahoma, and Arkansas.


After earning my MM in 2016 I continued to perform with the Tulsa Symphony as a substitute while holding an adjunct faculty position at The Barthelmes Conservatory in Tulsa, where I taught until 2018. My wife and I currently live in Los Angeles with our cats Nayru and Kiwi, where I work from home recording and teaching via video.

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Adelyn Russell
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Mr. Crider was such a great teacher! I appreciated the way he adjusted every lesson to my needs and patiently helped me work through technique.
I would recommend him to anyone wishing to begin or further their classical training on the cello.

Posted Jan 26, 2021
Maris
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Donny always takes extra care to meet the individual needs if our daughter. He is kind in his approach, praising accomplishments and hard work. However, he does challenge her to continue to improve in musical knowledge and performing with excellence.

Posted Jan 25, 2021
Mikki
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My son was privileged to study with Donny for two years. He made MAJOR strides in improvement with his cello technique during that time. He was challenged and encouraged each week. Donny's clarity was a great help in growing technique. Listening for musicality was never overlooked. We highly recommend him as a teacher.

Posted Sep 3, 2020

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Experience

Section Cello
Sep 2014 - Dec 2019

Tulsa Symphony Orchestra

Adjunct Cello Faculty
Sep 2016 - Dec 2018

The bART Center for Music, Conservatory Division

Education

Master of Music
Sep 2014 - May 2016

Oklahoma State University

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2010 - May 2014

University of North Texas

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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