Marcelo Zigaran

Marcelo Z.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have taught cello for many years to different ages, needs, and goals in music, from enjoying music to prepare auditions and a professional career. I enjoy sharing my passion for cello playing. In addition to my teaching in private studio, public and private schools, colleges and universities, I’m a concert cellist with experience performing as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, I empathize with students problems to solve and the art of interpretation, living music to the highest levels , I was taught by great artists.

About Marcelo Z.

I always loved teaching cello, music theory or composition. I have the experience as a professional cellist as soloist, chamber musician and performing in an orchestra.

But since I started to teach very young I know how to address student's needs, approaches to achieve their goals, whether is to play for the enjoyment of cello music, auditioning for colleges or competitions or aiming to become a professional. I had the opportunity to teach in many settings: public and private schools, studio, college, and now online with technology is possible to find new approaches to improve. I had great international teachers, and I am passionate finding ways to explore how to improve your musicality, technique, and capacity to express yourself in music.

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Vivi
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His lessons made learning cello fun, easy and manageable. It was always at my convenience and easy to schedule. Additionally, Marcelo is a very talented musician himself and his lessons reflected that.

Posted Apr 13, 2020
Richard
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A very engaging and innovative Virtuosi with excellent awareness and an intuitive approach with his prodigies

Posted Apr 9, 2020
RandyJWiserMusicInc
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Marcelo is a rare gem in music. His masterful technique, and performance is highly sought after. Marcelo’s love for music and cello will empower anyone who, will share his energy, and passion for the true implementation of soul through music.

Posted Apr 8, 2020
Guillermina
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Excellent talented dedicated musician and teacher. Is always good to learn from the best!

Posted Feb 11, 2019
Alexander
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Marcelo is the most thoughtful, intelligent, and patient teacher of music I have ever had.

Posted Feb 9, 2019
Emilio
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Amazing teacher and musician.
Opening boundaries of perception
So interesting

Posted Jan 26, 2019

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Experience

Lecturer Recitalist
May 2013 - Present

The Mend Center

I weekly present lecture-recitals on Music and Psychoanalysis to patients and doctors of the Mend Center.

Cellist
Mar 2013 - Present

Houston Latin Philharmonic

The Houston Latin Phil is an orchestra performing at the Houston Opera House,

CELLO AND STRINGS TEACHER
Sep 2007 - Present

Marcello's Music Studio

I teach students all ages.

Cello Professor-Music composition professor
May 2014 - Aug 2017

Houston Community College

I taught cello lessons, music composition, guitar class and music theory

TA IN MUSIC THEORY
Jan 2002 - Aug 2004

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

I taught harmony and ear training to music majors.

String teacher
Jan 1996 - Jan 2001

KANSAS CITY MO SCHOOL DISTRICT

I taught all string instruments and conducted string orchestras in elementary, middle and high school, I was chosen for three consecutive years as the conductor for the ALL CITY FESTIVAL, where I also premiered two of my compositions for youth string orchestra.

Education

Ph D in Cello Performance
Jan 2002 - May 2007

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

MASTER IN MUSIC COMPOSITION
Aug 1998 - Jan 2001

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY

MASTER IN CELLO PERFORMANCE
Aug 1995 - May 1998

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY

National Professorship-Bachelor in Arts
Mar 1983 - Sep 1990

The National Conservatory of Buenos Aires

Languages

ENGLISH

Fluent / Native Proficiency

FRENCH

Professional Proficiency

ITALIAN

Limited Proficiency

PORTUGUESE

Limited Proficiency

SPANISH

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

MUSIC K-12
Jan 2003

KANSAS CITY MISSOURI SCHOOL DISTRICT

Music Education
Dec 1990

Ministry of Education-Argentina

The National Professorship entitles the capacity to teach at elementary, secondary, and college level in Argentina.

Awards

BEDICHECK AWARD
Jul 2015

Houston Community College

Performance Award
Aug 2003

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Chancellor's Award
Aug 1997

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY

Affiliations

American String Teachers Association
Aug 1999
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.
Alpha Lambda Delta
Jan 1999
Founded in 1924, Alpha Lambda Delta is an honor society for students in their first year at an institution of higher education. (For a brief history of the Society, click here) We recognize those students who have succeeded in maintaining a 3.5 or higher GPA, and are in the top 20% of their class, in their first year. Alpha Lambda Delta's mission is to "encourage superior academic achievement... to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their unique roles in society."

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