Child Lessons

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Thank you for your interest in cello lessons for your child. Music lessons can be an important part of a child’s education. Studying music cultivates artistic sensitivity and broadens our cultural outlook, making us more expressive as human beings. When I work with children and young adults, I bring a sense of discovery and possibility to my teaching. I guide students as they learn what to listen for in music, and how to create their own music. I help students to develop the technical skills on the cello which are essential for musical expression.I provide cello lessons for beginners, as well as for those with previous experience. My teaching focuses mainly on serious students who want to achieve a high level of competency on the instrument. In order to be accepted into my studio, students and their families must demonstrate commitment to daily practice, listening, and study.

Typically, students receive one private lesson per week.

For beginning students I use a variety of material, including books from school string programs, Suzuki books, and things I’ve created myself. For advanced students I provide traditional instruction, which emphasizes the study of advanced repertoire, as well as scales, etudes, and music theory. Advanced students are also encouraged to attend live performances, perform in orchestras, and enter competitions.