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$60/h
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Lessons offered by Adam
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Music Theory
  • Music Education
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Double bass
Levels
  • All Levels

Teacher with 40+ years studio and classroom teaching experience offering lessons in cello, violin, music theory & composition

Methodology

Every student learns differently, and my job as a teacher is to find out what they need to achieve their goals. I have my goals as a teacher, but I must tailor them to my student's needs so we are both satisfied with the end results.

Background

I am a freelance cellist living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area since 1997. I teach students of all ages and abilities. For the past 14 years, I've taught Music Theory, Music History, World Music, Chamber music, and private cello lessons at Frederick Community College, with great results.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $60/h
Lessons offered by Adam
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Music Theory
  • Music Education
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Double bass
Levels
  • All Levels

Adam's resume

EXPERIENCE AS AN EDUCATOR

Frederick Community College
Adjunct Professor 2007-PRESENT

• Teach Fundamentals of Music, Music History, Music Theory, World Music: 3 credit classes. 1.5 hrs, 2 times weekly. Teach cello and string bass, chamber music ensemble coaching, all ages.

• 2007-2019: Adjunct Faculty, Carroll Community College (CCC), Westminster, MD. Taught Music Appreciation, History of Classical Music: 3 credit, Gen Ed classes. 1.5 hrs, 2 times weekly. Private cello and violin instruction, all ages.

• 1985-present: Maintain an active private cello/violin/bass studio and provide chamber music instruction, all ages.

• 2001-2002: Conductor of Beginning String Ensemble, Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra.

• 2000-02: Instrumental Music Director, Waldorf School of Baltimore. Conducted 5 orchestras, taught general music, grades 4-8.

• 1999: Adj. Fac., Georgetown University, Washington, DC: cello instruction, all ages.

• 1998-99: Adj. Fac., Montgomery College, Rockville, MD: cello instruction, all ages.

• 1997-2000: Cello Instructor, Strings Coordinator, Academy of Music, Gaithersburg, MD.

• 1992-2003: Faculty, Play Week West/ PW Virginia. Adult Chamber Music Workshop.

• 1989-97: Adjunct Professor, Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM. Director, String Ensemble, Chorus, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band.

• 1991-97: Guest Lecturer, Albuquerque Academy. As part of Helios Quartet residency, gave class specific presentations on music and language, history, physics, social skills.

• 1993-97: Faculty, June Music Festival Chamber Music Workshop for High School Students.


ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

• 1987-97: Artistic Director, The Placitas Artist Series (celebrating its 33rd season). Chamber music series in Placitas, NM. Presented 9 concerts each season. Founding Member on the Board of Directors.




PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

• 2019-present: Music Director, Quicksilver Dancers, Arts for The Aging

• 2008- 2019: Cellist, Azimuth Quartet. Quartet-in-Residence, Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD.

• 2000-07: Cellist, Mariner String Quartet.

• 2007-present: Cellist, Trio Giocoso (piano trio).

• 2000-2007: Principal Cellist, featured soloist, Mid Atlantic Symphony.

• 1997-2007: Section cellist, National Philharmonic.

• 1997-present: Freelance cellist in DC Metro area. Performed regularly with Academy of Music faculty, Halcyon Ensemble, Baltimore Composers Symposium, Signature Theatre, Prince William Symphony, Maryland Choral Society, and Annapolis Chorale. Recording work includes music for National Geographic and Discovery Channel.

• 1987-97: Cellist, Helios String Quartet. Quartet-in-Residence programs with the Placitas Artists Series, Placitas, NM; Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM. Emphasis on music from Latin America as well as standard 18-20th century repertoire. Extensive performance, lecture and school demos in NM, CO, AZ, TN and AL. Two recordings on UBIK Sound label.

• 1986-97: New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. 5th chair, tenured.

• 1984-86: Mexico City Philharmonic.

EDUCATION

• 1984: Master of Fine Arts, Cello Performance, Boston University. Pi Kappa Lambda. Studied with BSO cellist Mischa Nieland.

• 1981: Bachelor of Music, Cello Performance, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Wheaton, IL.

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