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PEDAGOGY

BOW HOLD PRINCIPLES (PART 1)

Paul Katz

BOW HOLD PRINCIPLES (PART 2)

Paul Katz

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Paul Katz

 
 

FAQs

Where can I rent or buy a cello?

Click link to the right for a PDF of resources.

Where should I buy new strings, rosin, et cetera?

Strings & Other Things is an excellent resource for any and all instrument accessories should you want to shop in person. If you prefer online shopping, sharmusic.com or amazon.com are both excellent websites.

What will I need for beginning cello lessons?

Click link to the right for a PDF of necessary materials.

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching is strongly influenced by the Suzuki method and the teaching methods of Mimi Zweig and Susan Moses. I incorporate Dalcroze Eurhythmics and general music theory and ear training into each lesson. I believe that learning to play an instrument should be fun and enjoyable, while simultaneously stretching a child’s musical imagination and growing their cello technique. At the heart of my teaching is the study of technique, for as one’s technique improves, the musical rewards always increase.

How much do you charge?

My rate is $70 for an hour lesson, $60 for a 45 minute lesson, and $50 for a half hour lesson. Occasionally I will travel to the student's apartment for an additional $30 travel fee; however, most of my teaching is done at my studio located in the East Village.

Do you offer video lessons remotely?

Yes! I find that lessons can be taught very successfully via video lesson using Skype and FaceTime.

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