Nicolas Sterner

Nicolas S.

Cambridge, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My lessons are intended to actively guide each in their study of cello by developing the critical thinking necessary to read and perform classical music and to develop an understanding of theory and fundamental technique.

My cello studio is also a place of learning and cultural engagement. Classical music, and especially playing a string instrument, yields innumerable rewards in terms of personal, psychological, and intellectual development. My lessons are unique in that I go to the core of matters of technique and musicality, not shying away from questions on "how xxxx works" or "why should it sound xxxx way," etc.

I am a caring and reasonable teacher with a record of results-driven progress and improvement on cello. Teaching music, and opening up this long, rich, historical tradition to students is something that I enjoy sharing.

About Nicolas S.

Private Cello Teacher and Practice Coach
For beginning, intermediate, and advanced cellists of all ages

Services Provided:
• Suzuki methodology with a personalized approach
• Fundamentals of cello technique, positions
• Physicality and posture
• Ear-training, pitch recognition, and basic music theory, as relates to sound production
• Scales, rhythmic patterns, and bowings
• Artistic and interpretive development
• Sight-reading
• Successful practice techniques and methods for growth
• Audition preparation
• Standard solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire

About me:
I received my B.A. in music from Wheaton College, MA (receiving the college prize in music theory). During this time, I played in the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. I am currently active as a conductor, cello teacher/performer, and music critic (contributing reviews for the Boston Musical Intelligencer)


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B.A. in music
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Wheaton College, MA



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Edna D. Parks Prize in Music Theory
May 2016

Wheaton College, MA

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