Jack Peterson
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Jack Peterson

Jack P.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Whether you have just started learning to play the cello for fun or you have been playing for a while and want to learn more, I am here to help you achieve your goals! I believe that the student's goals come first and tailor my lessons around each student's personalities, abilities, interests and goals. Learning an instrument is a fun, fulfilling and truly life changing adventure and I am excited to begin one with you!

About Jack P.

I began studying cello at age 13 and received my Bachelor's Degree in Cello Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY. Since graduating I have been teaching, performing, composing and recording out of Chicago and have expanded my musical boundaries into different styles of music-some of which include folk, math rock and cello pop.

I approach teaching the cello in a collaborative and positive way. I believe in facilitating not just lecturing, and in doing so helping my students to come to their own realizations, understanding and enjoyment. My approach centers around comfortable cello playing-the idea that the cello should not be uncomfortable to play and that in fact the more at ease you are, the better you sound! Circular motion, weight distribution and balance are among the most important elements that I emphasize for you to become a happy, healthy and great cellist!

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Experience

Cello Teacher
Oct 2019 - Present

Kagan and Gaines

-Teach one-on-one 30 minute cello lessons to young students of different ages and playing levels -Design and create lesson plans specifically for each student’s needs and interests -Focus on improving student’s technique, accuracy and fluency as well as their listening skills and musical intuition

Cello Teacher
Aug 2019 - Present

City Strings and Piano/Traveling Music Lessons

-Teach cello playing to students ages between 10 and 26 -Travel to student's homes and provide 30, 45 and 60 minute one-on-one cello lessons -Design lesson plans for student's personalities, playing abilities and needs and use student-chosen music to provide a meaningful and relatable context

Education

Bachelor of Music/Cello Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2015

Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester

Certifications

TEFL/TESOL Teaching Certification
Jan 2020

International TEFL Academy

Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language 190 hour Certification

Awards

Honors Chamber Music Recital Winner
Mar 2013

Eastman School of Music

YPAS Concerto Competition
May 2011

Youth Performing Arts School

Louisville Orchestra Young Artists Concerto Competition Winner
Feb 2011

Louisville Orchestra

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