Nivek Anderson

Nivek A.

Atlanta, GA
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About

Nivek delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2010

I am a certified music educator in the state of Georgia and a professional cellist. This is my 7th year as an orchestra teacher, and I have a heart for sharing my musical knowledge with others. This year marks my 18th year as a cellist. Prior to that, I played string bass for 3 years. This year, I graduated from Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina with a Master of Music in Music Education.

I have taught all levels and stages of students. From the young to the young at heart, from the budding beginner to the advanced student. My goal is for students to become knowledgeable and independent musicians with good musicianship. We focus on correct technique, ear training, correct posture and position, note reading, music theory, and sight reading. You will receive professional, personable, and quality teaching for your goals. As a student, you may want to acquire the skills to play professionally or you may want to learn how to play for your enjoyment. I can help you reach your goals at a healthy pace...as long as you engage in consistent and correct practice. My lessons are planned with each individual student in mind. You are unique and so is your learning style. I adjust to your learning needs and styles while providing you with the knowledge you need to progress on the cello.

I’m an active performing cellist as well as a public school music educator. Prior to teaching in the classroom, I taught private lessons for two years.

Have questions? Send them my way. I look forward to working with you soon!

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Experience

Orchestra Teacher
Jul 2016 - Present
Charter School

This school consists of three schools - elementary, junior (middle), and senior (high). During the 2016 - 2017 school year, I served as the general music, violin, and orchestra teacher for elementary. This will be my second year as the middle and high school orchestra teacher.

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Orchestra Teacher
Jun 2014 - Jul 2016
East Cobb Middle School

Served as middle school orchestra teacher of four orchestras consisting of approximately 250 students in grades 6 though 8.

Orchestra Teacher
Oct 2012 - Jun 2014
Renaissance Middle School

Orchestra and general music teacher in Fairburn, Georgia.

Cello Private Lesson Teacher
Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
Greater Atlanta Christian Schools

Cello private lesson teacher for elementary, middle and high school students. Also, I assisted the orchestra teacher and conduction sectionals with the orchestra.

Education

Master of Music in Music Education
Jan 2016 - May 2018
Anderson University (Anderson, South Carolina)
Interdisciplinary Certificate in Music Business
Jan 2015 - May 2018
Terry College of Business of The University of Georgia
Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences, emphasis in Child and Family Development
Jun 2006 - May 2010
The University of Georgia

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Clear Renewable Certification in Music (P - 12)
May 2015
Georgia State University

-Certified in the state of Georgia
-Studied undergraduate and graduate level music courses

Affiliations

American String Teachers Association
Jan 2016

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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National Association for Music Education
Sep 2010

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Jeanne Giager; retired Director of Greater Atlanta Christian School's School of Music Oct 27, 2018
Cello · In studio

I had the absolute pleasure of working as Nivek's music administrator for years. Her work ethic, breadth of knowledge, and passion for music education made each lesson rewarding and productive for her students. She understands how to teach...not always a given in such accomplished performer. Without hesitation I give Nivek 5 stars.

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