Laura Cricco-Lizza
New York, NY
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Laura Cricco-Lizza

Laura C.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I emphasize a physically relaxed and technically accurate approach to cello playing so that students are free to create music without limitations or physical discomfort.
Though playing an instrument takes hard work, it should be a fun and enjoyable experience too! We will work together to ensure that you are learning pieces that interest you and inspire you to reach the next level. By the end of each lesson you will know what to work on for the week and exactly how to practice in order to achieve the most effective results.

Students will learn the fundamentals of music theory and history while focusing on improving their technical facility on the cello. Students also work towards building their comfort with the instrument by practicing increasingly complex exercises and repertoire.

Lessons will be highly interactive and geared towards your personal goals as an aspiring cellist.

About Laura C.

*** About Me ***
I am a classically trained cellist in NYC. I have a master's degree in cello performance from a top NYC conservatory and I am a registered Suzuki teacher for books 1-10. In addition to performing music, I love to teach cello lessons to aspiring musicians of all ages! My musical aspirations stem from an undying love of music and my wish to share this with others. I am friendly, cheerful, energetic, and very patient, which creates an easy atmosphere for students to tackle the challenges of mastering the cello.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching pulls from the Suzuki method and the great cello pedagogue Irene Sharp. I emphasize ear-training and a physically relaxed and technically accurate approach to cello playing so that students are free to create music without limitations or physical discomfort.
Though playing an instrument takes hard work, it should be a fun and enjoyable experience too! We will work together to ensure that you or your child are learning pieces that interest you and inspire you to reach the next level. By the end of each lesson you will know what to work on for the week and exactly how to practice in order to achieve the most effective results.

Students will learn the fundamentals of music theory and history while focusing on improving their technical facility on the cello. Students also work towards building their comfort with the instrument by practicing increasingly complex exercises and repertoire. Each lesson students practice ear-training and sight-reading so they are prepared for auditions and can learn music more quickly.

Lessons will be age appropriate, highly interactive, and geared towards your/ your child's personal goals as an aspiring cellist.


*** Equipment ***
For lessons at my home, students only need to bring their instrument and their current repertoire.

For lessons at the student's home, students need to provide their own instrument, a music stand, 2 chairs, and the repertoire we are working on. I will bring my own instrument to lessons.

I can assist you in renting a cello if you do not already have one.

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Deno
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Laura is a wonderful cello teacher. Our daughter (10 y.o.) has been playing cello for 2 years. We just moved to NYC and needed a cello teacher. We found Laura and our daughter just had her first lesson with Laura. They reviewed skills, practiced pieces, ear training and Laura provided appropriate level workbooks at the end for home practice. Our daughter said "I can't wait to work with Laura again next week." Proof enough for us.

Posted Sep 23, 2017
Amy
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Laura is a great cello teacher! She is experienced, knowledgable, and has an amazing positive energy in our lessons. Her expectations are high yet realistic, and I very much enjoying learning the cello with her. I highly recommend Laura as a teacher!

Posted Oct 18, 2016
Belinda
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It was really good professional work
My daughter is happy because its higher level than regular school teaching

Posted Sep 1, 2016
Laura Cantrell
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Laura is a very talented and patient cello teacher. My ten year old daughter has taken lessons for two years, had her first recital and is now enjoying a string camp. As a parent, I've marveled at Laura's patience and persistence, keeping lessons on point and reinforcing positive practice goals. We are very happy with both our daughter's experience as Laura's student and our daughter's accomplishments as a young cellist under Laura's guidance.

Posted Aug 10, 2016

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Experience

Cello Teacher
Feb 2019 - Present

Trinity School

* Led cello sectionals for students in elementary, middle school, and high school orchestras. * Encouraged students to create their own musical interpretations by equipping them with proper cello technique.

Private Cello Teacher
Oct 2007 - Present

Self-Employed Cello Teacher

* Taught students in cello performance ages 8-65. * Developed lesson plans and set goals according to student growth. * Prepared students for auditions, recitals, concerts, and competitions.

Music Theory and Cello Teacher
Sep 2006 - May 2009

Access to Music

* Instructed weekly group lessons for 5 students in beginning-level cello performance. * Created lesson plans for each weekly class of 21 students aged 8-10 based on their speed of improvement. * Collaborated with 3 teachers for team teaching of fun and engaging music theory courses.

Education

Suzuki Teacher Training
Jul 2019 - Jul 2019

Chicago Suzuki Institute

Suzuki Teacher Training
Sep 2017 - Jun 2019

School for Strings

Master of Music
Jul 2014 - May 2016

Mannes College of Music, The New School

Bachelor of Arts
Sep 2009 - May 2013

Barnard College, Columbia University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Registered Suzuki Teacher for Cello Books 9-10
Jul 2019

Chicago Suzuki Institute

Registered Suzuki Teacher Cello Books 1-8
Jun 2019

School for Strings

Awards

Dolan Prize
Oct 2012

Columbia University

Carnegie Hall Performance
Apr 2010

Columbia University

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