Jonathan Terry

Jonathan T.

Catonsville, MD

About Jonathan T.

Jonathan teaches: Ages 8 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2012
Last sign in: 2 days ago


Playing Experience: 16 years
String Poets Quartet
Boston University Tanglewood Institute
Columbia Orchestra Competition, Honorable Mention
Columbia Orchestra Cello Section Member
Mid- Atlantic Symphony sub. cellist
Peabody Symphony Orchestra
Shenandoah Performing Arts Camp Concerto Competition Winner- Performing Haydn C Cello Concerto, 1st Movement

Private Teaching Experience I have been teaching for 5 years with students of all ages and levels of playing

Methods: I grew up learning the Suzuki Book Method and this is what I prefer to teach my current students which I find great for beginner cellists! Major/Minor Scales, Arpeggios, and Etudes are some of the essentials I cover in learning the cello

Musical Concepts: music theory, proper bow technique, proper left hand technique, phrasing, rhythm

Lesson Overview: Generally, lessons consist of a warm up with scale-arpeggio and warm-up exercise. After a warm-up, my students' focus on a specific piece of repertoire that pin-points a certain technique . Once I think the student has progressed through and mastered a specific piece to their level, we move on to more challenging repertoire learning new technical concepts and ideas. Lessons are a great way to help you progress much faster at the cello!


Cello Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present
Woodbridge Music

Cello Performer
Sep 2013 - Present
String Poets Quartet

String quartet performing at weddings, events, and special occasions

Cello Section
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
Mid- Atlantic Symphony Orchestra


Bachelor of Music
Aug 2011 - Present
The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Maryland Distinguished Scholar in the Performing Arts
Jun 2011
Maryland Higher Education Commission

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