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Olena D. - Cello Teacher
$85per hour

Cello Lessons

Olena's lessons:

Cello

Cello Lessons

I emphasize a physically relaxed and technically accurate approach to cello playing so that students are free to create music without limitations or physical discomfort.
Though playing an instrument takes hard work, it should be a fun and enjoyable experience too! We will work together to ensure that you are learning pieces that interest you and inspire you to reach the next level. By the end of each lesson you will know what to work on for the week and exactly how to practice in order to achieve the most effective results.

Students will learn the fundamentals of music theory and history while focusing on improving their technical facility on the cello. Students also work towards building their comfort with the instrument by practicing increasingly complex exercises and repertoire.

Lessons will be highly interactive and geared towards your personal goals as an aspiring cellist.

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Beg
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Specialties
Classical
Jazz
Pop
Ages
4 to 50

Overview

Olena Dolak is a recognized cellist and teacher. She is a Special Guest of The Kent school where she teaches cello and chamber music. With a strong interest in chamber music, she has accepted many opportunities to play and work with contemporary composers premiering their works at the Manhattan School of Music. Ms. Dolak received her Graduate degree at The Royal Danish Academy of Music and The Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with her mentor, Morten Zeuthen and Marion Feldman. Additional studies were with Bonnie Hampton and Astrid Schween.
She has attended many music festivals across the world and has appeared extensively throughout the United States. She has performed as Principle cellist on the MSO's USA tour in 2014 and has performed at Carnegie Recital Hall (Weill), Tully Hall ( Lincoln Center), Symphony Space, Avery Fischer Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall in New York City as well as many more. An avid supporter of community service she has performed at a TED conference in NYC, Common Ground NYC, as well as many churches and hospitals.
As a student of Ms. Dolak's she focuses a lot on building a solid foundation so that the students feels comfortable in completing the type of music they like to learn and have fun with.
She excepts students of all ages and skill level!

“Since the beginning of time, children have not liked to study. They would much rather play, and if you have their interests at heart, you will let them learn while they play; they will find that what they have mastered is child's play.”
-- Carl Orff

“Elemental music is never just music. It's bound up with movement, dance and speech, and so it is a form of music in which one must participate, in which one is involved not as a listener but as a co-performer.”
-- Carl Orff

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Education

Masters of Music; Cello Performance

Jan 2014 - Jan 2016Manhattan School of Music and The Royal Danish Academy of Music

Undergraduate studies; Cello Performance

Jan 2010 - Jan 2014Manhattan School of Music

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Teacher's Home Studio
Astoria , NY
Near Astoria Blvd
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