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Cello

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.

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About

Marcelo passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Marcelo delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1987

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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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.

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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.

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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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Photos & Videos

Lecture Recital at The Jung Center of Studies 2018.
Marcelo Zigaran
David Rodriguez
Houston Texas,
2017
Trio Cladelari-Mas-Zigaran, La Usina del Arte, Buenos Aires, 2018
Recital at St. Thomas University, Houston Texas
Recital and Lecture at The Catholic University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Performing at Palace Plaza in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Recital in Houston, Texas.

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Marcelo performing as a soloist with the Houston latin Philharmonic, at Hoston Opera House
Duo La Note Bleue, created by Marcelo in 2007, with Innovative lecture-recitals about Music and  Psychoanalysis
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3 Reviews

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Guillermina Feb 11, 2019
Music Performance · In studio

Excellent talented dedicated musician and teacher. Is always good to learn from the best!

Alexander Feb 9, 2019
Cello · In home

Marcelo is the most thoughtful, intelligent, and patient teacher of music I have ever had.

Emilio Jan 26, 2019
Music Performance · Online

Amazing teacher and musician.
Opening boundaries of perception
So interesting

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