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Kimberly H

Kimberly H

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I started playing the piano when I was 7 and the cello when I was 8.  I took lessons in both instruments growing up, adding playing the guitar in High School and the violin in college.  In public and private schools, have taught elementary classroom music, elementary orchestra, and High School Orchestra.  

Byron D

Byron D

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I was born into a family of string teachers. My father was a conductor and cellist and also played violin. My mother was a violinist and my brother. So it was only natural this became my course in life. I started on the violin, but soon focused on the cello. I was surrounded by string teaching my whole life.  But it was not until I met George Neikrug and learned about D. C. Dounis, that my desire to learn the mysteries of string playing was satisfied. I have studied with George Neikrug for over 20 years and have learned the Dounis method. 

Caitlin P

Caitlin P

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In addition to teaching private lessons, I also maintain a career as a freelance cellist. I studied under the tutelage of Dr. Erik Anderson from 2006-2011 while performing in symphonies, jazz combos, and rock bands. During my time as his student I was encouraged to explore as many different avenues to music as possible. Through my experience in a wide variety of genres, I have been fortunate to travel and meet fantastic musicians from all around the country. I enjoy allowing my students to cultivate a passion for a variety of musical styles.

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