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Melody G In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Cello
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Folk, Musical Theater

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

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 3-60
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New England Conservatory of Music, Bachelor degree in Cello Performance 2011

Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Master in Cello Performance 2014  

Suzuki Teaching Certificate, School for Strings NYC, 2015

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An award winning cellist, Melody Giron grew up in Boston, Ma to immigrant parents from Guatemala who enrolled her in The New England Conservatory of Music’s Preparatory School at the age of four, where she studied cello and voice. Melody has since performed in concert halls in China, Europe, South America, Central America and the United States with orchestras, chamber groups, and as a soloist. Performances include venues such as Carnegie Hall (New York), Symphony Hall (Boston, MA), Jordan hall (Boston, MA) Snape Maltings Concert Hall (Aldeburgh, England), Radio City Music Hall (New York) and Madison Square Garden (New York), and Prudential Center (New Jersey) among many others. Enthusiastic about new music, in 2018 Melody performed the world premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Spinning for three cellos, in October she premiered Ted Hearne’s “Place” at Brooklyn Academy of Music, in addition to performing David Chesky’s cello concerto in 2017, and performing on composer Daniel Wohl’s, Holographic tour in 2016. Melody guests as principal chair for NYC’s Metro Chamber Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, and The Chamber Orchestra of New York. Melody has also performed on off-Broadway at The Signature Theater in the production of a Edward Albee’s ​The Sandbox as an actor-cellist , and recently played the revival of Leonard Bernstein’s ​Peter Pan ​at Bard Summerscape Theater. Melody has performed with pop stars, Stevie Wonder, Andra Day, Eminem, Keyshia Cole and Skylar Grey. Melody most recently went on Sara Bareilles' Amidst the Chaos Tour. Melody was featured in a GMC car commercial in 2017 and on Amazon Prime’s TV series, ​Mozart In The Jungle​. In January 2019 Melody was featured performing on the ​Today Show​ with ​The Burned.​ Melody received her bachelor’s degree from The New England Conservatory of Music and earned her master’s degree from The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. www.melodygiron.com

 

Overview:
I'm passionate about starting students as young as three years old. I love cultivating an environment for young ones that both excites them and keeps them learning as much material as possible from the get-go. Young students are incredibly smart and spongey and I love learning from my own students the growth and knowledge that is actually possible to cultivate in young students. I have students ranging from beginner to advanced of all ages, adults are also welcome. I'm happy to travel to my students homes or have you take lesson at my home studio.
EXPERIENCE
I have been teaching for over 10 years. I have experience teaching students of all levels and ages. I have taught for a number of institutions in the New York City metro-area, including The Harmony Program, Tone Academy of Music, Hunter Elementary Music School, MusicWise, Silver Music School, Brooklyn Conservatory and I currently hold a private studio at my home and travel to my students homes. Before moving to NYC, I was a substitute teacher for the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School.
METHODS USED
My teaching method is a combination of Suzuki and traditional method. Growing up I got an education in classical cello, jazz music, and theater. I'm happy to teach any of these genres of music you might be interested in. Possible Lesson Materials you will Purchase: 1. Suzuki Cello, volumes 1-9 and Compact Disc 2.Position Pieces for Cello by Rick Mooney, Summy Birchard press 3.Thumb Position for Cello by Rick Mooney, Summy Birchard Press 4.Double Stops for Cello by Rick Mooney, Summy Birchard Press 5. I Can read Music by Joanne Martin 6.170 Foundations pieces, volume 1 Alwin Schroeder 7.Bouree by William Squire 8. The High School of Cello Playing, David Popper, op. 76 (?) 9. La Technica del Violoncello , Aldo Pias, Ricordi Press 10.Caprices, Opus 25, Piatti International Music Company 11.Concerto in Cminor, JC Bach, Cassadesus Version, Salabert Editions 12. Sevcik, Otakar Changing the positions, arr. Cole 13. Popper, David Hungarian Rhapshody 14. Galamian Scale System for Cello
LESSON STYLE
My teaching style is a combination of Suzuki method and traditional method. Having learned with the traditional method, I feel it is vital and extremely important for students to learn to read music from the point at which they start reading books and words, this is typically at age 5. For students under age 5 we begin learning everything by ear, once they start reading we introduce reading notes. I'm passionate about having a parent present for every lesson as it is extremely important that a parent or caretaker learn the material so they can be the teacher at home during the week for practice sessions.  
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MN

5

Melody teaches not only how to play a song but also how to read music and proper techniques for playing the instrument. Her detailed instructions are very helpful and she has helped my child improve his overall skills. My child enjoys her lessons.

Review posted on Jan 26, 2020

B. Schneider

5

Melody is a wonderful teacher! She has taught me for several years and I have made incredible progress ever since. She puts a lot of focus on the right technic and understanding all aspects of playing the cello. She is very flexible with her schedule and comes all the way to our place for the lesson. Melody is wonderful for somebody who wants to learn the cello and thoroughly understand all the aspects of playing and learning to read music, she is very kind but holds me to always do my best. Thanks for being an amazing teacher Melody.

Review posted on Jan 26, 2020

Ms. S

5

Melody has been teaching my nine year old daughter since she was in kindergarten. And I cannot sing Melody's praises enough as a teacher. Melody is patient, thorough, and precise with her instruction. The cello is not an easy instrument to learn, but Melody's compassion and encouragement help kids develop a trust with her, which you will see pay off in the long run. Melody is a solid teacher and you will see your child thrive under her instruction.

Review posted on Jan 21, 2020

Stephanielee

5

Melody is fantastic! So friendly and warm, and explains everything in very clear ways. She's super helpful and encouraging.

Review posted on Nov 06, 2014
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