I am a cellist with 12 years experience playing and 6 years teaching in all types of situations from large sections to one-on-one lessons.
I am located at several conventient locations around the Charlotte area (Huntersville, Concord and Pineville).
I enjoy working with the students and watching them grow. I am an instructor who has experience in all walks of music and I teach my students how to work through new situations that are not normally seen as traditional orchestra work (i.e. reading chord charts, heavy use of sight-reading, composing solos based on a song)
Patient, knowledgeable and willing to help the student understand not only the music but the workings of the instrument. Lots of fun too.
Adam is a very patient teaching and uses good examples to illustrate good helpful points on posture, bowing, and left hand positioning. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn or improve on cello.
Great teacher! Worked hard to make sure my daughter knew how to play cello.
First lesson always begins with making sound! I always make sure that no matter what, they have a basic understanding of how the instrument makes sound and how to create that sound! I also focus on the fundementals of music, and how they apply to learning their instrument.
I have been teaching since 2012, in all setting from large sectionals of 10-12 students to one on one lessons. I have worked with people with autism, and other special needs. I attended Winthrop University for Music Performance from 2012-2016.
Lessons are dealt with by location. Some locations, such as Music and Arts and Davidson Violins South have lower rates than I charge for 1 on 1 lessons through myself. Prices range from $25-60 depending on location and length of lesson.
I started teaching the semester after graduating high school because I realized a musicians need the experience of teaching to survive in our world. Over time; however, I have come to truly appreciate watching my students grow and mature in the literature.
I have worked with many types of students from different racial, financial and educational backgrounds. I have also worked with several kids with special needs such as Autism.
The first thing to do is start off by meeting them in person, or if possible begin with a half lesson for beginners so the teacher can explain the basics (how to get the instrument out of the case, how to put it away, fundamentals of music, finding a book, etc.) to the student and parents (if applicable). Then expect to take at least 4-6 lessons with the instructor before calling it quits should the student want to quit. Most students I've had quit on me and others I have asked refer to a single incident when it could have been settled by a conversation or working through the incident.
None, in my honest opinion. If the student needs help understanding something about the instrument, then all questions are valid. The teacher is there to help the student understand their instrument.