Johnny Mok

Johnny M.

Roxbury Crossing, MA
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About

Johnny delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 40

Teaching since:
2011

Johnny received his Bachelors of Music at the University of Alabama, under the tutelage of Carlton McCreery, and a Masters of Music at The Boston Conservatory with Andrew Mark. Johnny made his debut performance in 2011, performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto with Albuquerque Youth Symphony under the direction of Gabriel Gordon. Since then, Johnny had many opportunities to work with members of the Russian National Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He was also a fellow of National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, CO.

Experience

Cello Instructor
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Musical Beginnings, INC

Cello Mentor
Aug 2013 - May 2014
Alabama Youth Symphony Orchestra

Education

Professional Studies Certificate
Aug 2017 - Present
The Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Master in Music Performance
Sep 2015 - May 2017
The Boston Conservatory
Bachelor in Music Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2015
University of Alabama

Languages

Chinese (Cantonese)
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Chinese (Mandarin)
Professional Proficiency
English
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Cello Fellow
Jun 2017
National Repertory Orchestra
Senior division Prize winner
Mar 2016
Massachusetts American String Teacher Association Solo Competition
First Prize
Mar 2015
Alabama Music Federation Clubs Scholarship Competition
Concerto Competition Winner
Nov 2014
Huxford Symphony Orchestra
Mentorship Award
Aug 2013
Alabama Youth Symphony Orchestra
First Prize in String Division & Overall Competition Prize Winner
Feb 2013
Birmingham Music Club Scholarship Competition
Third Prize
Jun 2012
CICA International Concerto Competition

Photos & Videos

Photo by Johnny M.
Aston String Quartet- World premiere Alcantara with Berklee College of Music
Recital

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John Harbison- Solo Cello Suite: Preludio
Shostakovich Cello Concerto
Photo by Johnny M.

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Recording session

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Aston String Quartet- Prokofiev
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9 Reviews

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Isaac P. Nov 7, 2018
Cello · In studio

Johnny is experienced in teaching cello. His lessons are always passionate, musical, and informative. There are several aspects of his lessons that I'd like to share.

1. Full of Content: He delivers enough details of a new technique with simplification for an easy understanding.
2. Learning Curve: By breaking down and reorganizing the knowledge, he teaches new concepts step by step, from approachable actions to efficient actions.
3. Customization: He helps you find out a suitable solution to grow on the techniques based on your own physical and cognitive characteristics.
4. Experimentation: The correct ways he suggests you do is demonstrated by experimenting with different ways for comparison, which you would not only know what to do but know the reason behind it.

Cello is a beautiful yet complicated instrument. To enjoy it, a great mentorship is necessary and truly valued.

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Nina Aug 6, 2018
Cello · In studio

After coming from a high pressure - pre professional cello teacher, Johnny Mok is a breath of fresh air! I am learning at a faster rate and accomplishing more due to his relaxed and happy teaching style. So glad I found you Jonny!

Frances Nov 2, 2017
Cello · In studio

Johnny has been a great instructor. I am enjoying learning the cello under his tutelage.

Lyle Z. Sep 10, 2017
Cello · Online

Han Apr 9, 2017
Cello · Online

Excellent class!

Lyle Z. Mar 5, 2017
Cello · Online

Currently taking cello lessons with Johnny and his teaching style is great, learning a lot with him + becoming inspired/getting excited about progress. He's able to pick apart stuff at a very detailed level and help me work through it. Aside from all the technique aspects of cello playing he's good at explaining via online lesson with the details and what not, his motivational talks are helpful if you're having a session where for whatever reason you can't focus and you're kind of flying off the rails.....he'll also remind you that this is music and to do stuff like visualize things like colors or imagine things or recall memories, think of emotions, etc while you are playing.

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Kelly H. Dec 28, 2016
Cello · In home

Johnny has been a fantastic teacher for my 12-year old beginning cello player. He managed to keep even the introductory lessons (parts of the instrument, posture, etc.) engaging and now that she is actually making music it is even better. Not only is Johnny incredibly talented and knowledgeable, but he also has a knack for explaining concepts to beginners. My daughter truly looks forward to her weekly lessons!

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bradon F. Dec 10, 2016
Cello · In home

My son is a beginner for cello and eager to get a hang of this instrument. Johnny was very patient and taught him a lot of techniques that he's missing from his school group lessons.

Keats Nov 1, 2016
Cello · Online

Johnny is an excellent, well-rounded teacher. The lesson I took with him was packed full of superb teaching points; such as bowing exercises to help with bowing complexities, helpful fingerings for awkward passages within a composition of music, and terrific rhythmical suggestions to help with complex rhythms in a passage of music. I highly recommend him for any cellist; whether they're first starting out or they are just looking for someone who needs an ear for an audition and needs some advice!

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