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Dessi N.

Experienced Teacher with a Doctorate in Cello Performance

Chicago, IL (60611)

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Hello interested cellist!

My name is Dessislava, which always proves to be way too long, so I am happy to go by Dessi.

I have taught private cello lessons from beginners to music majors in college. I have also been performing in orchestras and as a chamber musician for twenty years. I enjoy having students who are interested in learning not only how to play the cello but also how to think, identify problems, and learn how to come up with practicing techniques. I also enjoy when my students have questions no matter what they are.

I was a teaching assistant at Michigan State University for five years and have been on the faculty of Albion College (MI) and several Community Music Schools in Arkansas, Michigan, and Illinois.

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I have a BM, MM, and DMA in Cello performance. I have also been teaching cello from beginners to undergraduate college students for the last 15 years (Community School of Music, Conway, AR; Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI). I am great at teaching foundation/basic technique like scales and etudes, but I do also work on the musical aspects of a piece once it is at the appropriate technical level. I believe I explain really well as I always try to look for different ways of making the same point in order to make sure it makes sense to different students.

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University of Central Arkansas (Cello Performance)

Michigan State University (Master's)

Michigan State University (PhD)

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Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

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Dessi will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60640.

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