WELCOME TO MY CELLO STUDIO

I have been teaching the cello for several decades and thoroughly enjoy the process of discovery that happens in a lesson.  I teach all levels and to a wide range of ages, from children through adults.  

 

TEACHING philosophy

 I believe that learning to play or improving one's playing can be a joyful experience and that mastery can be achieved at every step of the way.  My goal as a cello and chamber music teacher is to impart the tools necessary for playing beautifully and naturally, with ease and confidence.

Interested in finding out more?

Contact me for a free, 20 minute, introductory lesson.

 

San Francisco Bay Area Studio locations

I currently have openings for cello lessons and chamber music coachings in my East Bay studios:
East Richmond Heights
Berkeley
 

 

 
 

semester Lesson rates

Fall Semester begins August 19th: Summer is a good time to try a few lessons before signing up for a Semester.

Private cello lessons are held weekly.  

  • Young Children (6 years and up):

    • 30 minutes/$55*

    • 45 minutes/$75*

  • Older Children and Adults:

    • 60 minutes/$88*

          *Average cost per lesson with semester discount plan.

Lessons and Chamber Music Coaching

  • 60 minutes/$100

  • 45 minutes/$80

  • 30 minutes/$60

 

PRACTICE EXPECTATIONS

Daily practice (6 days a week) is essential: 15-20 minutes for beginners, 30--40 minutes for intermediate players, and 60+ minutes for advanced musicians.   

ASTACAP (American Strings Teacher Association Certification Achievement Programs): Participation requirement for all school- age students.

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WORKSHOPS, RECITALS, and CEGs

Workshops and Recitals provide valuable performing opportunities.  Cello Ensemble Gatherings hone essential skills for playing together.

 

I have never drawn an artificial line between teaching and learning...to teach is to learn.
-Pablo Casals