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Instruments: Cello
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Folk

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Melody G In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Cello
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Folk

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
MM, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Cello Performance 2014 BM, New England Conservatory of Music, Cello Performance 2011 Suzuki Teaching Certificate, School for Strings NYC, 2015
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Boston Guitar Fest performance at Jordan Hall, Boston, MA 2014

Peabody Conservatory “Thursday Noon Recital Series” solo performance Friedberg Hall, Baltimore, MD 2013

Peabody Conservatory “Thursday Noon Recital Series” Trio Vivre performance Friedberg Hall, Baltimore, MD 2013

Peabody Conservatory Honors Ensemble Trio Vivre Honorable Mention 2013

Solo concert at the Ruinekerk Church in Bergen, The Netherlands 2012

Solo performance with orchestra at Siena Summer Music Festival August 2011

First Prize Winner of The International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition 2006 and 2007 – Performances at Carnegie Hall, NY, NY

Semi-Finalist of Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition 2007

From the Top Radio Show Carnegie Hall Performance 2006

First Prize Winner of MICCA Competition 2002 and 2004

New England String Ensemble Concerto Competition Finalist 2003 and 2004 

 
Overview:
Cellist Melody Giron was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She began her musical studies at age 4 at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. Giron began playing the cello at age six and gave her debut solo performance at age ten at the Commander’s Mansion in in Watertown, MA. She has since performed in concert halls of China, Europe, South America, Central America and the United States with orchestras, chamber groups, and as a soloist. Giron holds a bachelor’s degree in cello performance from New England Conservatory in Boston and a master’s degree in cello performance from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She has studied with Alan Stepansky and Natasha Brofsky, among others. Giron currently resides in New York City where she is actively engaged in a variety of ensemble and solo work. Most recently, Giron was invited to perform as part of renowned pianist and Irish music producer, Phil Coulter’s Twilight Christmas String Quartet. While on tour with Coulter, Giron performed for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton at Carnegie Hall. In the summer of 2014 Giron was invited to perform for Boston Guitarfest’s “Emerging Artist Concert” at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. In 2013 she was an orchestra member of the Britten-Pears Young Artiste Programme for the widely proclaimed production of Benjamin Britten’s opera, Peter Grimes. She also participated in Penderecki Academy Orchestra of Westfalen, Germany as well as the Luslawice Academy Orchestra of Poland under the direction of Krzysztof Penderecki, as principal cellist. In 2012, Giron attended the International Holland Music Sessions, culminating a solo recital at Ruinkerk in Bergen, The Netherlands. Giron has also been a member of the Aims in Graz Orchestra, in Austria, where she was assistant principal cellist. In 2011, Giron was invited to perform Saint-Seans’ The Swan with the orchestra of the Sienna Summer Music Festival in Italy. While attending the Peabody Conservatory of Music for her master’s degree, Giron’s string trio was invited to perform in a master class with Takacs Quartet. Trio Vivre was also invited to perform in the “Thursday Noon Recital Series” for which Peabody Conservatory faculty selects their most advanced performers. Giron was also invited to play as a soloist for the conservatory’s “Thursday Noon Recital Series” in 2014. Committed and passionate about teaching and pedagogy, Giron is currently studying the Suzuki Method at the School For Strings in New York. Giron holds a private studio in addition to teaching for Harmony Program, a non-profit organization geared towards providing music education to low-income families of the NYC metro area. Additionally, Giron teaches early childhood music education for Silver Music School and private lessons for Musika, as well as holding a private studio of over a dozen students.   Giron has worked with prominent artists and teachers such as the Takacs Quartet, Peabody Trio’s Seth Knopp, Violaine Melancon, as well as Vivian Weilerstein, James Buswell, Lucy Chapman, Benjamin Zander, and Hugh Wolff. Her summer studies have been with renowned faculty such as Eloenore Schoenfeld, Orlando Cole, Metta Watts, Dmitri Ferschtman, Rienhard Latzko, Tom Landschoot, and Mark Rudoff. Giron had the great honor of collaborating with pianist/harpsichordist John Gibbons for her senior recital at New England Conservatory. Giron’s primary teachers have been Laura Blustein, Mike Reynolds, Alan Stepansky, and Natasha Brofsky. 
EXPERIENCE
I have been teaching for over 10 years. I have experience teaching students of all levels and ages. I currently teach for a number of institutions in the New York City metro-area, including Harmony Program, MusicWise, Silver Music, Brooklyn Conservatory and privately at your home or my home studio.
METHODS USED
Some Materials used include;  *Suzuki Books *Popper Etudes *Deak Etudes *Cossman Studies *Galamian Scale Book  *All standard concertos: Haydan C and D major Concertos, Elgar Concerto, Dvorak, Saint-Seans Concerto, Herbert Concerto, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Boccherini Concertos, Lalo Concerto, Vivaldi Concertos, Bloch "Schelomo", Shostikovich Concerto *All standard sonatas     
LESSON STYLE
For young students, I like to have a parent present for every lesson. It is extremely important that a parent be at lessons in order to learn the material so that the parent can be the teacher at home on the daily basis. I am currently teaching Suzuki method and traditional methods. 
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