Robin Hasenpflug

Robin H.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Robin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I am a classically trained performer and have plenty of pop music experience as well. I have studied with the some of the top cellists in the U.S. and Germany. Additionally, I have studied with leading pedagogy professors for my work with young children. I have taught private cello lessons for over 20 years and have infused all I have learned from my teachers into my teaching style. I enjoy discovering how each student learns best and work from their level.

I perform as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player and have experience teaching these styles of playing. I am a member of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and a solo artist with Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates. I was recently named an "Emerging Artist of 2018" by the American League of Symphony Orchestras magazine. My performing gives me great insight into preparing students for auditions all other types of performing.

As a pop artist, I perform with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra string section and have shared a stage with Josh Groban, Sarah McLachlan and Michael Bublé. It has been with this experience that I am able to work with students on an array of musical styles.

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Principal Cellist
Sep 2016 - Present
Butler County Symphony Orchestra

Adjunct Professor of Cello
Sep 2015 - Present
Westminster College

Solo Artist
Jun 2014 - Present
Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates

Solo artist on booking roster for GLPAA

Section Cellist
Oct 2004 - Present
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra


Master of Music in Performance-Cello
Sep 1992 - May 1994
University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music in Performance-Cello
Sep 1988 - May 1992
Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Suzuki Book 1 and Every Child Can Ceritfication
Jul 2007
Chicago Suzuki Institute

Completed training for Book 1 Cello with acclaimed Suzuki pedagogue, Barbara Wampner

Photos & Videos

Student recital 2014

Duo with adult beginner

Robin M. Hasenpflug, cellist

Student recital, January, 2018

Students of all ages and levels welcome!

Robin Hasenpflug and Kathryn Goodson perform DeFalla's Suite Populaire Espagnole courtesy of Great Lakes performing Artist Associates
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6 Reviews

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Dana Mar 2, 2018
Cello ·

We were fortunate to have Robin as our daughter's first cello instructor. We were with her for about 2 1/2 years. She was kind, patient, and supportive. She gave our daughter a solid foundation to build off of and encouraged her love of music. She is very knowledgeable and experienced and is also a very gifted musician.

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Sadie Feb 8, 2018
Cello · In studio

Robin is an excellent teacher! She is kind & patient, and has a flexible schedule.Not only is she an amazing cellist, but she is very good at coaching you to be your best!

Susan Jan 30, 2018
Cello · In studio

My son began lessons with Robin a few years ago and has really grown as a musician and in his love of the instrument. As a parent, I find Robin to be very organized about lessons, rehearsals and recitals, and responsive to questions. She is warm, encouraging and fun -- and plays lovely cello!

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Stephen Jan 24, 2018
Cello · In studio

My 16 yr old son has been taking lessons with Robin for the last 2.5 years, and he has shown dramatic improvement in that time. She is an excellent instructor, and it shows that she loves teaching and performing. My son now plays with the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, mainly thanks to Robin.

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Jennifer Jan 23, 2018
Cello · In studio

Robin is the best of the best. She has been teaching my 13 year old daughter for about 3 years. She is always encouraging but also knows how to challenge her when she needs it.

Victoria Jan 8, 2018
Cello · In studio

I am an adult who began lessons with Robin approximately 3 years ago. First of all, her credentials and experience are incredible. But she is also the most encouraging teacher that I could ever imagine. She is always positive and eager to challenge her students. At the same time she is very good at recognizing road blocks in learning when they come up and finding new routes to achieve understanding. I believe her many years of experience teaching and her real love of the cello make her an outstanding teacher. I always leave my lessons feeling encouraged.

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