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Nicholas D

Nicholas D

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Through years of study with my primary teacher, George Neikrug (an Emeritus at Boston University), I have learned that no matter what the challenge is when playing an instrument, it can always be simplified and reduced to the basics. I aim to make my teaching so clear that a student will gradually be able to teach themselves. I also, believe that playing an instrument should be physically comfortable, so I guide my students to a relaxed approach to the cello. In terms of emotion in music, I emphasis how the emotion evolves over the course of a piece (even a short piece for a beginner). I also encourage singing to help my students discover the emotions of the piece and make it their own.  

David O

David O

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Teaching should never revolve around the notion that "perfection" is the ultimate" goal. This way of thinking not only provides my students with a false sense of hope, but more importantly is simply unattainable. In the modern age of playing, too often do I feel students losing sight of what is most important: the music. While good intonation and rhythm are certainly important, what I hope to instill in each of my students is a level of understanding far beyond learning the "notes" on the page. My role in this process is strictly to assist and guide those willing to apply new concepts in ways that are perhaps foreign to them.  

Andrew T

Andrew T

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I always try to guide my instruction in a fun and engaging direction to keep the student interested and motivated to get better. I am able to do this by being energetic and enthusiastic about my teaching and I feel its important to make the material matter to the student. When a student has confidence in their abilities they are able to achieve much success on their specific instrument. As I also previously mentioned, getting to know what inspires a student and knowing them on a more personal level helps develop a better student/teacher relationship and thus yields a better outcome on the instrument. 

Iva C

Iva C

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As a performer, I have played in concerts around the United States, including Ohio, Carnegie Hall in New York, Maine, Michigan, and Florida. I have also performed extensively in Europe, including Spain, Croatia, and the Czech Republic.  I love to teach and pass on the knowledge I gained from my teachers to my students. I have space for 2, possibly 3 students.

Nicolas S

Nicolas S

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I'm a dedicated cellist and collaborative musician. Through my training, I have been fortunate to work with a number of inspiring mentors and teachers. I began my serious training on the cello in Santa Barbara, California where I participated in the Santa Barbara Music and Arts Conservatory.  It was through this program that I came in contact chamber music, and artist-teachers who instilled in me a drive for the richness, color and palette of sound possibilities the cello can create.   I am currently about to complete my undergraduate degree at Wheaton College in Norton, MA.  During my freshman year, I auditioned for and was accepted into the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.  With this ensemble, I gained extensive training as a touring cellist in a large orchestra.  We perfomed regularly in Symphony Hall Boston, Sander's Theatre Harvard, a tour to Carnegie Hall (reviewed by the NY Times and turned into a live recording for sale), as well as a tour to The Netherlands in June 2013 where we played in 5 cities culminating in a performance in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.  

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