Lucy Cahuantzi

Lucy C.

Pasadena, CA
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Lucy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2015

I believe that a musical education is very important, life changing even. No matter the age of my students, I emphasize on creativity, discipline and problem solving strategies that must be discovered when immersing oneself into the world of cello playing.

I received my Bachelors of Music in cello performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory and later received my Masters degree from University of Redlands. At both institutions I held principal positions, was an active member in all string ensembles and performed often in university related events. Outside of school, I perform with the Dana Point Symphony and continue to freelance with several ensembles. Previously, I have been part of the Los Angeles Jr. Philharmonic, Olympia Youth Orchestra, American Youth Symphony, Debut Orchestra and was a student member of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra. I have also participated in Masterclasses for Irene Sharp, Cecilia Tsan, Bonnie Hampton, Johannes Moser, Tao Ni, Robert deMaine, and the Calder and Borromeo String Quartets.

Lessons take place in a beautiful craftsman house in the Historic Prospect Park district of Pasadena, though I'm also happy to travel to you.

Thank you for visiting my profile and please feel free to message me with any questions you may have.

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Experience

Executive Co-Director
Mar 2017 - Present
Pasadena Cello Institute

Private Cello Instructor
Aug 2015 - Present
Community School of Music and Arts at University of Redlands

Co-Founder
Aug 2014 - Present
Classical, Etc.

We provide professional string ensembles for weddings and events in the Southern California area.

Cellist
Jan 2013 - Present
Dana Point Symphony

Cellist
Jun 2011 - Present
Love4Cello Cello Quartet

A Los Angeles based cello quartet, playing in the classical, pop and rock genres, performing in the Southern California area.

Cello Coach
Jun 2017 - Jun 2017
MUSICA!

MUSICA! provides string training to players of all ages in the Hemet/San Jacinto/Idyllwild area on a no or low cost basis.

Education

Master's in Music
Aug 2015 - Apr 2017
University of Redlands
Bachelor's of Music
Sep 2009 - May 2013
California State University Long Beach

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Dean's Award
Apr 2017
University of Redlands
Graduate Assistantship
Aug 2015
University of Redlands
Meyer Music Scholarship
Jan 2012
California State University Long Beach
Gerald Strang Memorial Scholarship
Jan 2010
California State University Long Beach
Bob Cole Scholar
Aug 2009
California State University Long Beach

Photos & Videos

Teaching a lesson at the Prospect Blvd. studio.

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Senior recital at CSULB.

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Love4Cello in concert.

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Love4Cello in concert

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Love4Cello promo.

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The studio.

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Rehearsal for Redlands Symphony Orchestra

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Undergraduate headshot.

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Schubert Cello Quintet in C major at California Summer Music 2015
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5 Reviews

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Avalon Aug 19, 2017
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Lucy is the best cello teacher I have had in the seven years I've been playing. She connects very well with her students and I would never be able to play the pieces I play today without her.

Yenna Aug 19, 2017
Cello · In studio

I'm really lucky to have Lucy as my cello teacher. Not only is she truly inspiring and encouraging but she is also a wonderful person who is always so kind and happy. Although I have a busy schedule Lucy motivates me to find time to practice every week.

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David Aug 8, 2017
Cello · In studio

I'm very proud to be one of Lucy's student, she is very patient and really passionate about the cello. She is really kind and tries her best to explain certain things to help the way you learn. She is always in a positive mood and truly cares about how you are.

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Impressed Parents Aug 6, 2017
Cello · In studio

As parents of a young cellist, we are very lucky to be working with Lucy.   Her love for everything cello shines through during each lesson.  She is very patient and at the same time encouraging.   We've watch our child stall from the last teacher and blossom under Lucy's direction.  And from there, grow into becoming a part of the city’s youth orchestra.

No two kids learn the same way.  Her instruction style doesn't seem to be a fixed rigorous standard set of steps.  She doesn't expect absolute perfection, but works closely with each student and brings out the best path for success.  We really believe her different experiences - her own education, performances and positive drive gives Lucy the key to bring out the successful cellist.

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Caitlin Aug 2, 2017
Cello · In studio

I highly recommend cello lessons from Lucy! She is an incredibly talented musician and passionate teacher and I am grateful to have her leading the way to cello bliss!

I started lessons with Lucy about a year ago and I am pleased with the progress I have made. I came back to the cello after almost 15 years of letting it collect dust in the corner. Along with me, I brought enthusiasm for the instrument, but also brought multiple bad habits that needed to be corrected in order to take my abilities beyond my previous level. Thankfully Lucy is very skilled at providing constructive feedback and ensuring that the proper technique is being used at all times; I always know that she will tell me when I am doing something well... or if an area needs extra attention. Or a lot of attention. 😀
Another aspect that I enjoy about Lucy is that she makes lessons very enjoyable and productive at the same time. I look forward to my lesson every week and find myself enjoying playing more than ever thanks to Lucy! She is the best!

Here's to finally learning how to play Bach's Cello Suite like a pro!! 🙌

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