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Grace F.
Brookline, Massachusetts
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As a teacher, I enjoy cultivating joy and curiosity through cello and believe in creating a warm, open environment for students to develop into inquisitive lifelong learners! While I work with students individually to come up with their own goals, some of the core objectives I have for my students is to develop solid technique and tone quality as well as expression and satisfaction through creating music. I use a variety of tools for learning from standard technique books and classical repertoire to fiddle tunes and rote learning. I believe every child and adult is musical and am excited to explore the cello with you!
About Grace F.

I've worked in various settings with students of all ages, from beginning elementary school cellists to high school students preparing for college auditions to adults seeking to learn a new instrument. As a performing cellist, I was a member of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra for several seasons and am currently completing a Master of Music in cello performance at Boston Conservatory with Rhonda Rider.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2012

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Cello Performance

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Grace F.
Brookline, Massachusetts
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Whether you’re a beginner or looking to advance your cello skills, get started with a pro
Student Favorite
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As a teacher, I enjoy cultivating joy and curiosity through cello and believe in creating a warm, open environment for students to develop into inquisitive lifelong learners! While I work with students individually to come up with their own goals, some of the core objectives I have for my students is to develop solid technique and tone quality as well as expression and satisfaction through creating music. I use a variety of tools for learning from standard technique books and classical repertoire to fiddle tunes and rote learning. I believe every child and adult is musical and am excited to explore the cello with you!
About Grace F.

I've worked in various settings with students of all ages, from beginning elementary school cellists to high school students preparing for college auditions to adults seeking to learn a new instrument. As a performing cellist, I was a member of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra for several seasons and am currently completing a Master of Music in cello performance at Boston Conservatory with Rhonda Rider.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2012

Education

Cello Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Has background check

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Our 10 year old son began his cello journey a month before the pandemic hit, so most of his lessons in the past 2.5 years has been online. While he advanced quite a bit through virtual lessons, I knew his posture and bow hold were lacking, because it's rather impossible to coach that aspect through a screen. Hence, it was a breath of fresh air when we met Grace and began in-person lessons in our home. She is very communicative, flexible, and accommodating (which is so crucial when schedules are constantly shifting with so many moving parts), and most importantly, my child enjoys the lessons and appreciates her encouraging, firm yet caring style. I personally enjoy hearing her feedback after each lesson and have been wow-ed on more than one occasion to see my somewhat pessimistic child enjoying the progress he's making under Grace's teaching.

Posted Jun 7, 2022
Student's home

Grace has made my cello learning dreams come true! As an adult without a lot of music background, I was nervous about starting cello lessons, especially the note reading. Grace has made learning cello seem very achievable and also very fun! She helped me rent a cello and comes over weekly for lessons. She is always prepared with new material in case we get through the planned material quickly and assigns great homework! Her fine tuning suggestions on arm and body placement as well as finger and arm weight have been so helpful. I highly recommend!

Posted Jan 23, 2022
Private Teacher
Sep 2012 - Present
Private Lessons
Orchestra Teacher, Middle School
Sep 2017 - Jun 2020
Mahopac Central School District
Cellist
Jan 2018 - Mar 2020
Danbury Symphony Orchestra
Director, High School Chamber Orchestra
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Mahopac Central School District
Student Teacher, Elementary and High School Strings
Sep 2016 - Jun 2017
New York City Public Schools
Cello Performance
Jan 2021
Boston Conservatory
Mus.B. Music Education
Aug 2013 - May 2017
New York University
Teaching Music (All Grades)
Jun 2017
New York State

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Instructor details
Cello
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Francis St
Student's Home
Student's Home
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$40
45 minutes
$60
60 minutes
$80
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30