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David F.

Cello and piano teacher

Cello and piano teacher

$36/hour

  • 75 hours tutoring

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David F. has played cello since age 4 and piano since age 7. He holds a B.M. in cello performance and composition from Ithaca College, as well as a Masters in cello performance from Boston University. Currently earning a Performance Studies Certificate in Contemporary Classical Music from Boston Conservatory under Rhonda Rider, David performs with the contemporary ensemble there, as well as freelance performing in the greater Boston area. David has attended many summer festivals, including...

David F. has played cello since age 4 and piano since age 7. He holds a B.M. in cello performance and composition from Ithaca College, as well as a Masters in cello performance from Boston University. Currently earning a Performance Studies Certificate in Contemporary Classical Music from Boston Conservatory under Rhonda Rider, David performs with the contemporary ensemble there, as well as freelance performing in the greater Boston area. David has attended many summer festivals, including Aria Academy, Chautauqua Institution, Castleman Quartet Program, Kinhaven Young Artists Seminar, Brevard Music Center, Wintergreen Summer Music Academy, Interlochen Summer Arts Academy, Apple Hill, and Music Mountain. David is also an active composer and performer of contemporary music.

David has previously taught both as a private instructor, through music schools in the central NY area and at Ithaca College. As a cello and piano instructor, he is focused on providing a nurturing and exploratory space for students to find their passion with their instrument. Early lessons focus on approaching the instrument in a relaxed a freeing way, finding a physical setup that will enable the student to have the most flexibility in performance. Beginning cello students typically use Suzuki method books, and Faber for beginning piano, but the curriculum is frequently adjusted based on the student’s interests and goals.


Education

Ithaca College
Cello, Composition
Boston University
Masters
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
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Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I hold the following degrees in music: BM Cello Performance and Composition - Ithaca College MM Cello Performance - Boston University PSC Contemporary Classical Music - Boston Conservatory

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I have taught private piano both privately and in music schools such as Studios on the Square in Horseheads, NY and Page Music Lessons in Boston, MA

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Piano

Piano

I have taught private piano both privately and in music schools such as Studios on the Square in Horseheads, NY and Page Music Lessons in Boston, MA

Music

Cello,

Cello

I have run a private cello studio for seven years and teach at several private music schools including Studios on the Square in Horseheads, NY and Page Music Lessons in Boston, MA
Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I hold the following degrees in music: BM Cello Performance and Composition - Ithaca College MM Cello Performance - Boston University PSC Contemporary Classical Music - Boston Conservatory
Piano

Piano

I have taught private piano both privately and in music schools such as Studios on the Square in Horseheads, NY and Page Music Lessons in Boston, MA

Summer

Piano

Piano

I have taught private piano both privately and in music schools such as Studios on the Square in Horseheads, NY and Page Music Lessons in Boston, MA

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Knowledgeable and patient

David has done an excellent job teaching Cello and Piano to my 13 and 11 year old kids. They have been playing for a couple of years each. David does a good job helping in a positive way. I would recommend him without reservation.

Matt, 13 lessons with David

Awesome tutor

So far my teenage son has had two sessions with David and we will continue weekly sessions. David is very knowledgeable, professional, patient, and teaches very effective methods. In the first session David noticed that my son's pinky finger was locking up and he showed my son an exercise to help with that. We look forward to my son improving his cello skills and confidence to play in high school orchestra.

Lor, 7 lessons with David

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David did a great job for an intro lession. Really patient and clear and Ryan very much enjoyed. Tough to do these classes virtually but he did really well. I think spending a few minutes up front getting to know the student and telling him a little bit about himself would be good. Thanks David.

Andrea, 11 lessons with David
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$36/hour

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David F.

$36/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 3 hours