About Megan C.

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Megan teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: September 2008
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Overview

Megan, principal cellist of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, has recently graduated with her Master of Music in Cello Performance under the direction of Anthony Elliott. She was recently named the 1st prize winner of the Ann Arbor Society of Musical Arts’ 2015 Young Artist Competition and was also the winner of both the 2012/13 Concerto and Aria Competition and 2012 Barry Manilow Competition at Eastern Michigan University. She has also recently performed on tour with artists including Michael Bublé and the Trans Siberian Orchestra in both of their 2014 tour seasons and has been principal cellist of various local orchestras.

Ms. C. teaches cello privately around the Miami area for all levels. Besides maintaining a private studio, her teaching experience has included volunteer work in the Ann Arbor School District. She has also recently served as a chamber coach at the PhoenixPhest! Chamber Music Festival and will join the festival again in their 2015 May program.

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Megan is Guest Principal Cello of the Miami Symphony Orchestra

Experience

Private Cello Teacher
Sep 2008 - Present
Self-Employed

Private Cello Teacher and Chamber Coach
Aug 2015 - Aug 2015
Ann Arbor Summer Piano Ensemble Camp

Ann Arbor, MI

Chamber Coach and Intern
May 2014 - May 2015
PhoenixPhest Chamber Music Festival

Ann Arbor, MI

Education

Master fo Music in Cello Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2015
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Eastern Michigan University

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Concerto Competition Winner
Jul 2015
Miami Summer Music Festival
Young Artist Competition 1st Prize Winner
Feb 2015
Ann Arbor Society for Music Arts
Concerto Competition Winner
Nov 2012
Eastern Michigan University
1st Prize Winner
Mar 2012
Barry Manilow Competition / Eastern Michigan University

Affiliations

American String Teachers Association
Sep 2009

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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Craig Mar 25, 2017
· Cello · Online
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Michael Jan 29, 2017
· Cello · Online
Wonderful first experience with the cello. Thank you Megan for making it fun and easy for me and my girls.
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Sarahi May 28, 2016
· Cello · In studio
I loved my first lesson! Had a great time. Felt very relaxed. Megan is a great teacher. Bert patient and pleasant. She took her time to explain. I'm so excited and looking forward to our next lesson!
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Julie M. Aug 27, 2015
· Cello · In studio
Megan Chartier is a professional cellist, and in combination with this has the rare ability to be a sensitive and thoughtful teacher. In a short time Megan took me from a complete beginner to understanding complex concepts covering all aspects of playing the cello. Her basic instruction, as well as insights to guide my understanding of how to hold the bow properly, correct finger position, swinging movements, appropriate weight, etc, took me further than I imagined. Throughout our lessons Megan stay tuned in to my instructional level, while accelerating my understanding of how to move towards excellence. Megan truly exemplifies "beginning with the end in mind." I highly recommend Megan as a Cello instructor.
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