Thomas Lin

Thomas L.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have over five years of experience teaching students of all levels, ages 5 - 72. I tailor my lessons to the specific goals and needs of each individual student. Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced student, I will strive to provide you with strong fundamentals while helping you discover the joy of playing the cello!

About Thomas L.

I am a professional cellist with a Bachelor's of Music in Cello Performance from UC Santa Barbara. In addition to my studies at UC Santa Barbara, I have performed in masterclasses for Yo-Yo Ma, the Danish String Quartet, and Enrico Pace. I have also performed orchestral, chamber, and solo cello music throughout the United States, Canada, Austria, Czech Republic, and Taiwan.

As a cello teacher, I have taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced students from ages 5 - 72. Some of my students have gone on to study music at the collegiate level at institutions such as Cal Arts and NYU. Through my teaching experience, I am able to provide my students with a well-rounded teaching approach, and I tailor lessons to most effectively help my students meet their individual goals.

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Christopher
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Thomas gave lessons to my daughter and I have never been happier with her improvement over the past two months. He was a great help during my daughter's honor orchestra auditions.

Posted Aug 15, 2019
Blake
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My cello lessons with Thomas were some of the most fun experiences I've had with music. He is incredibly clear and encouraging. He helped me discover the joy of playing the cello, and I am forever grateful for that!

Posted Aug 11, 2019
Jessica
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Thomas was incredibly flexible and punctual with our lesson times. Through three years of lessons with Thomas, I was able to develop key technical skills and confidence in my playing. He takes his time when I run into difficult passages and is incredibly encouraging. Definitely recommend!

Posted Aug 11, 2019

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Experience

Private Cello Instruction
Jan 2014 - Present

Thomas Lin, Cellist

Providing private instruction to students of all levels.

Principal, Assistant Principal, and Section Cello
Sep 2015 - Jun 2019

UC Santa Barbara Chamber Players Orchestra

Substitute Cello
Sep 2016 - May 2018

American Youth Symphony

Guest Assistant Principal Cello
Dec 2016 - Dec 2016

Opera San Luis Obispo

Education

Bachelor's of Music - Cello Performance
Sep 2015 - Jun 2019

UC Santa Barbara

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Mandarin Chinese

Professional Proficiency

Awards

Casals Cello Scholarship
Sep 2015

UC Santa Barbara

Concerto Competition - 1st Prize
Jun 2015

Palisades Symphony

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