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Wei D.
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Good habits and an excellent attitude make great cellists. It doesn't hurt to love music too. I love music and I love to share my passion with my students. Having a teacher who is an experienced performer is an important quality in a teacher. I am a professional classical musician currently working as a freelance cellist in the Chicago area. I play with Chicago Philharmonic, the Northbrook Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Northwest Indiana Symphony, among others. Before coming to Chicago I played for 13 seasons with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. I have taught privately for over 10 years including 2 years in Paris. My teaching is a reflection of my teacher, Phillippe Muller. I studied with Msr. Muller while studying at the Paris Conservatory. Msr. Muller is currently a Professor of Cello at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
About Wei D.

Even though I have been teaching and performing on the cello for most of my life, it's not all there is to who I am. I am a chef (almost--12 weeks to go), a mom, a wife. I have a cute little Tibetan Terrier that loves visitors. My husband and I love hiking in beautiful places. Studying with me will be fun but it will also be challenging. I believe that being able to make music with your own two hands is worth the effort.

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Teaching since 1992

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I have now had about 6 lessons with Wei, She is fantastic. She doesn't let me get away with mistakes, (like some teachers) and I am truly learning a lot.

Posted May 29, 2022
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lovely, kind and helpful!!!

Posted Mar 1, 2022
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What a wonderful, fantastic lesson! I had developed bad habits over the years, like tilting my head to the right, and other problems and we worked on those and I am so so grateful. It was a very enjoyable lesson and Wei is fantastic!!!

Posted Jan 15, 2022
Section Cellist
Sep 2017 - Present
Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra
Substitute Musician
Mar 2017 - Present
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Section Cellist
Sep 2015 - Present
Northbrook Symphony Orchestra
Section Cellist
Sep 2014 - Present
Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra
Section Cellist
Sep 2000 - Jun 2013
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Principal Cello
Sep 1998 - Jun 2000
Orchestre International de Paris
Artist Diploma
Sep 1996 - Jun 1997
Paris Conservatory of Music
First Prize Diploma, Music Analysis
Sep 1994 - Jun 1996
National Superior Conservatory of Music, Paris
First Prize Diploma in Chamber Music and Cello Performance
Sep 1989 - Jun 1994
Paris Conservatory of Music
Artist Diploma
Sep 1981 - Jun 1988
Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing China
English
Professional Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency
Mandarin
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Winner
Jun 1991
Douai International Cello Competition, Douai France
First Prize
Jun 1985
First National Cello Competition of China, Beijing
American Federation of Musicians
Sep 2000
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Cello
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Allison Ct.
Teaches Online
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New Student Special
First 3 lessons
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