Jacques Wood

Jacques W.

Watertown, MA
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Lesson Details

Cello

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've had over 20 years experience teaching students of all ages and levels. My main teaching materials are drawn from the Suzuki Method books, but I frequently supplement these materials with other technical studies. I pride myself on a flexible teaching style and will tailor my approach to the individual student. My goal is to create a positive, supportive environment for my students, engaging them in a way that makes learning music (and the cello) fun.
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About

Jacques delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 18 to 60

Teaching since:
September 1994

*** Travel Equipment ***
None. Instrument, Stand, Music

*** Specialties ***
I use the Suzuki and Sassmannshaus books as my primary teaching materials for beginning to intermediate students. For advanced students, I will use the standard technical study books (Popper, Piatti, etc). I also supplement technical-oriented material for all levels.

Biography:

Noted for his “expressive warmth, sensitivity and technical ease”, cellist Jacques Lee W. is gaining attention as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician of the highest caliber. A versatile artist, Dr. W.’s interest in teaching and research supplements an active performance career that covers a broad range of repertoire and interests: from historically informed performance of the Baroque, Classic, and Romantic periods to newly composed works. A top prizewinner at the ARTS Competition and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Mr. W. has performed extensively across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He has coached chamber music at the Yale Department of music and Yale School of Music, and from 2011-2013 helped run and develop the early music program at the Yale School of Music alongside the distinguished baroque violinist Robert Mealy. W. currently serves on the faculty at the Korea Philharmonic Summer Research Institute, Seoul National Symphony Orchestra Summer Academy, and is a frequent guest artist at the Bari International Music Festival, International Musical Arts Institute, and the Manchester-by-the-Sea Summer Chamber Music Festival. W. is a the founder and artistic director of Boston-based Antico Moderno, and is principal player with the Grammy-nominated Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Bachsolisten Seoul, Grand Harmonie, Music at Eden’s Edge, and the American Baroque Orchestra. He is a frequent guest artist with A Far Cry, Bach Collegium Japan, Firebird Ensemble, and the Sebastians. Mr. W. received his BM at the New England Conservatory of Music and his MM and DMA at Yale University under Laurence Lesser and Aldo Parisot, respectively.

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Experience

Private Cello Teacher
Sep 1994 - Present
Jacques Lee W.

Teaching cello to children and adults.

Chamber Music Instructor
Sep 2010 - May 2012
Yale School of Music

Coaching undergraduate and graduate chamber music ensembles at the Yale Department of Music and Yale School of Music.

Cello Instructor
Sep 2007 - May 2010
Yale School of Music

Teaching applied cello to undergraduate and graduate students at Yale University.

Education

Doctorate of Musical Arts (candidate)
Sep 2008 - Present
Yale University
Master of Musical Arts
Sep 2008 - May 2010
Yale University
Master of Music
Sep 2006 - May 2008
Yale University
Bachelor of Music
Sep 1998 - May 2002
New England Conservatory

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