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Claire C. - Cello Teacher
$60per hour

Claire's lessons:

Cello

Cello Lessons

As a musician who has taken private lessons from different teachers for over 12 years, I know the importance of having an organized, supportive, and positive teacher that does not overwhelm the student. Lessons will be structured based on specific aims and goals, with an overview of the previous week at the beginning of each lesson and goal-setting at the end of each lesson. It will be fun and engaging, and ultimately increase the student's interest and ability in playing cello!

Levels
Beg
Int
Specialties
Classical
Ages
5 to 25

Overview

I am a cellist who has been playing for almost 20 years of my life. I graduated from UC Irvine in 2014, and have had extensive experience as a soloist, in orchestra, and in chamber music. I competed as a soloist and with my piano trio and loved to play gigs with my quartet at different venues. I am currently assistant principal of the IVC Symphony Orchestra.

Learning classical music can be hard, and I have first-hand experience in feeling the frustrations and pressure of not improving. I believe the teacher makes a huge impact on whether the student continues to persevere through the struggles or gives up and loses their interest in the instrument. My experience studying under private music teachers for both cello and piano gives me a unique perspective on what works and what doesn't. I like to get to know the student and set goals together so I know that we are on the same page on what we are hoping to achieve. My students can expect to not only improve week by week but also increase their love for the cello.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!

Education

University of California, IrvineSep 2010 - Jun 2014

Awards

2nd Place

February 2008U.S. Open Competition

Award in Chamber Music Category for Piano Trio

Superior Rating

March 2008California Association for Music Education

Awarded for cello solo

Superior Rating

March 2009California Association for Music Education

Awarded for Piano Trio

Finalist

April 2008Chinese Music Teachers Association of Northern California

Awarded for Cello solo

Languages Spoken

  • EnglishFluent/Native Proficiency
  • ChineseFluent/Native Proficiency

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