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Sarah H.
Chicago, Illinois
Learn to play the cello with private lessons from an experienced teacher and performer. Sarah holds a Bachelor's degree in Cello Performance from The Hartt School of Music and recently her Master of Music degree at DePaul University. She maintains an active orchestral performing career, and is a sought-after chamber musician and soloist. Sarah has several years of private teaching experience with students of all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds.
About Sarah H.

Sarah H. is a young and upcoming classical cellist based in Chicago. She enjoys teaching cello to students of all ages and levels and is dedicated to helping each student explore their unique interests in studying music. Sarah began her musical studies in her hometown of Cincinnati, starting the piano at age 8 and just a year later picking up the cello. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from The Hartt School of Music and completed her Master’s degree from DePaul University’s School of Music. Her primary teachers include Stephen Balderston, Mihai Tetel, and Tom Guth. Sarah is an active performer, playing with orchestras throughout the city of Chicago and around the country. She performs regularly with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Symphony, Quad City Symphony, and Chicago Composer's Orchestra. Outside of her orchestral career, Sarah plays with the Bradley University faculty chamber ensemble, Peoria Lunaire. She regularly presents solo recitals and concerts throughout the year, hoping to provide members of community an opportunity to make a connection with music and the performers that create it. Outside of performing and teaching, Sarah is a devoted advocate for musicians’ health. She hopes to combine her expertise in music and physical fitness to help performers foster long, successful careers. Check out Sarah's contribution to the TakeLessons teacher's blog on injury prevention: http://takelessons.com/blog/piano-guide-injury-prevention

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2007


Master of Music

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Teaches ages 10+

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Speaks English

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Teacher's Studio

Sarah is the best cello instructor that I ever had. I really learned a lot from her besides just the technical aspects of playing. Sarah's passion for instructing the cello was clearly evident through her teaching style and what she demanded from me. She could also answer many of my questions about music, theory, and general style. I always felt like she was teaching me to play and practice with the same dedication that she has. I'm truly sorry that I had to stop taking lessons with her because of a long distance move.

Posted Oct 16, 2017
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Sarah is an excellent cello instructor. I have been taking lessons from her for just over two years. Besides having a keen ear, she is able to explain new concepts in a way that makes it easier for a new student to learn. She is also patient, and understands that learning comes over time with plenty of practice and guidance. Learning the cello with Sarah has been a very positive experience.

Posted Apr 22, 2017
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Sarah was very effective in our first lesson. My swimming technique improved right away.

Posted Jan 29, 2016
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Cello Faculty
Aug 2015 - Present
Bradley University
Sep 2014 - Present
Peoria Symphony Orchestra
Substitute Cellist
Aug 2014 - Present
Quad City Symphony
Substitute Cellist
Sep 2013 - Present
Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Technique/ Section Coach
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
Private Teacher
Nov 2011 - Aug 2012
Music and Arts
Master of Music
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
DePaul University
Graduate Studies
Sep 2011 - May 2012
The Hartt School- University of Hartford
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2007 - May 2011
The Hartt School- University of Hartford
Native Proficiency

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Instructor details
Teaches 2 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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