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Megan C.
Oakland, California
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Learn how to make your cello sing with a Professional Classical Cellist
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As a cellist with 20 years of playing experience, I am a passionate cellist of many orchestras around the US and an even more passionate teacher. I enjoy helping students of all ages and levels! In addition to your lessons, you'll be granted access to my supplemental recordings for personal practice, making your practice routine feel like you're playing with others! Lesson Duration Recommendations: 30 min for beginners 45 min for beginner-intermediate 60 for intermediate-advanced
About Megan C.

Megan is an internationally performing cellist hailing from Detroit, Michigan. Currently residing in Oakland, California, she enjoys sharing her musical passion with students and on stage all over the country. In her free time, Megan spends her time drawing and reading. Megan currently holds positions as Principal Cellist of Opera San Luis Obispo and cellist of the Astralis Chamber Ensemble. She has recently served as Principal Cellist of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Principal Cellist of the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy in Canada, Guest Principal Cellist of Opera San Luis Obispo and State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, California, and Assistant Principal Cellist of South Florida Symphony. She has performed with orchestras including the San Antonio Symphony, Waco Symphony, Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, The Villages Philharmonic, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra in Brevard, NC. She has also appeared recently as a soloist with the Miami Music Festival Orchestra and the Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra. She was recently named a semi-finalist in the 2017 PRISMA Concerto competition, 1st prize winner of the Ann Arbor Society of Musical Arts’ 2015 Young Artist Competition and a winner of the 2015 Miami Music Festival Concerto Competition, conducted by Grzegorz Nowak of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed on stage with Plácido Domingo, Carter Brey, Andres Cardenes, and Audra McDonald as well as on tour with nationally recognized artists including Michael Bublé, Il Volo, and the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Ms. C. has maintained cello studios in Texas, Michigan, Florida, and online for all levels. Besides maintaining a private studio, her teaching experience has included volunteer teaching work in the Austin, TX region and the Ann Arbor School District. She has also recently served as a chamber coach at the PhoenixPhest! Chamber Music Festival for 2014 and 2015 seasons and has served as cello instructor and chamber coach at the Ann Arbor Piano Teacher's Guild Chamber Music Festival. Ms. C holds a Master of Music in Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Eastern Michigan University.

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Teaching since 2008

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Master of Music in Cello Performance

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Megan C.
Oakland, California
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Learn how to make your cello sing with a Professional Classical Cellist
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As a cellist with 20 years of playing experience, I am a passionate cellist of many orchestras around the US and an even more passionate teacher. I enjoy helping students of all ages and levels! In addition to your lessons, you'll be granted access to my supplemental recordings for personal practice, making your practice routine feel like you're playing with others! Lesson Duration Recommendations: 30 min for beginners 45 min for beginner-intermediate 60 for intermediate-advanced
About Megan C.

Megan is an internationally performing cellist hailing from Detroit, Michigan. Currently residing in Oakland, California, she enjoys sharing her musical passion with students and on stage all over the country. In her free time, Megan spends her time drawing and reading. Megan currently holds positions as Principal Cellist of Opera San Luis Obispo and cellist of the Astralis Chamber Ensemble. She has recently served as Principal Cellist of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Principal Cellist of the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy in Canada, Guest Principal Cellist of Opera San Luis Obispo and State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, California, and Assistant Principal Cellist of South Florida Symphony. She has performed with orchestras including the San Antonio Symphony, Waco Symphony, Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, The Villages Philharmonic, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra in Brevard, NC. She has also appeared recently as a soloist with the Miami Music Festival Orchestra and the Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra. She was recently named a semi-finalist in the 2017 PRISMA Concerto competition, 1st prize winner of the Ann Arbor Society of Musical Arts’ 2015 Young Artist Competition and a winner of the 2015 Miami Music Festival Concerto Competition, conducted by Grzegorz Nowak of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed on stage with Plácido Domingo, Carter Brey, Andres Cardenes, and Audra McDonald as well as on tour with nationally recognized artists including Michael Bublé, Il Volo, and the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Ms. C. has maintained cello studios in Texas, Michigan, Florida, and online for all levels. Besides maintaining a private studio, her teaching experience has included volunteer teaching work in the Austin, TX region and the Ann Arbor School District. She has also recently served as a chamber coach at the PhoenixPhest! Chamber Music Festival for 2014 and 2015 seasons and has served as cello instructor and chamber coach at the Ann Arbor Piano Teacher's Guild Chamber Music Festival. Ms. C holds a Master of Music in Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Eastern Michigan University.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2008

Education

Master of Music in Cello Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 9+

Speaks

Speaks English, German,

Speaks

Has background check

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Megan explained in very clear terms how to position the cello and began to explain the fingerings. She instills confidence in her students and is extremely approachable. I know I will enjoy future lessons with Megan!

Posted Nov 17, 2021
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The instructor is patient and very knowledgeable

Posted Jul 28, 2021
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Megan is absolutely THE BEST! After 10 online classes with her, as an adult student, I cannot believe how much I have improved, how much confidence I have gained, and most incredibly, how much passion I have grown for cello. Megan is so kind, encouraging, genuine, positive, passionate, and knowledgeable! Her instructions are so concise and effective, that she can pinpoint exactly what I need to improve and offer the best explanation/technique. I have small hands with short pinky fingers that used to lead to a lot of frustrations. After meeting Megan, I have learned to comfortably face my disadvantages while minimizing the negative impact by her wonderful encouragement and practical techniques. She is WAY BETTER than my other teachers, and I had both online and in-person experiences prior to studying with Megan. I felt so fortunate to have found Megan as my cello teacher!

Posted Feb 13, 2021
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Core Cellist
Oct 2021 - Present
Astralis Chamber Ensemble
Nationally touring chamber ensemble featuring cello, flute, trumpet, piano, and harp.
Principal Cellist
Sep 2021 - Present
Opera San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA Santa Barbara, CA
Extra Cello
Jan 2019 - Present
San Antonio Symphony
San Antonio, TX
Section Cello
Jan 2017 - Jul 2018
Nu Deco Ensemble
Miami, FL
Assistant Principal Cello
Feb 2016 - Jul 2018
South Florida Symphony
Miami, FL
Principal Cello
Jun 2017 - Jun 2017
Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy
Powell River, BC, Canada
Guest Principal Cello
Dec 2016 - Dec 2016
Opera San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
Principal Cello
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
Miami Symphony Orchestra
Miami, FL
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
Master of Music in Cello Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2015
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Eastern Michigan University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Semi-Finalist in Concerto Competition
Jun 2017
Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy
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
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.
Instructor details
Cello
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$45
45 minutes
$60
60 minutes
$70
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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