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Erica M.
Chicago, Illinois
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As a classical musician who is primarily a cellist, I have taken the time to learn viola for students who have an interest. I customize lessons to the students' needs, though primarily focus on fundamentals such as technique, note-reading, theory, ear training, and listening.
About Erica M.

As a classically trained cellist with more than 20 years experience and a nontraditional musical background in audio, experimental music, and jazz, I employ a variety of techniques in teaching my students in ways that are both traditional and nontraditional. Although cello is traditionally a classical instrument, I also teach other genres and find joy in following the interests of my students. I aim to remove the pressures of virtuosity and perfection, and instead assist my students in learning through an individualized approach. While I believe in creating a strong foundation through mastery of technique, I believe even more strongly that all students are capable of learning in an environment when it is made to be individually accessible. I encourage my students to explore musical and creative boundaries through composition, improvisation, and experimentation. As a performing cellist, I have performed at many highly esteemed local venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Garfield Park Conservatory, Constellation, and Elastic Arts. I frequently work in collaboration with teaching composers at Northwestern University and DePaul University. I have also toured with the Emmy Award winning performance collective, Manual Cinema.

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Education
Audio Design and Production
Sep 2010 - May 2014
Columbia College Chicago
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

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