Samuel Magill Cello Studio

Samuel Magill Cello Studio

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About this pro

I have been teaching private cello lessons for 35 years. I taught at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville and the Texas Southern University in Houston. I am on the faculty of the Monmouth Conservatory in Red Bank, NJ. I have been a member of 3 major orchestras since 1978 and am currently a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. I was a runner up or finalist for the Chicago Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Chicago Lyric Opera, and the Atlanta Symphony, therefore I have vast knowledge of the orchestral and opera repertoire for cello. I was a pupil of the late Zara Nelsova and Lawrence Lesser, earning my Bachelor's degree from the Peabody Institute and my Master's degree from the Shepherd School at Rice University.

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Leonia, NJ 07605
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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I earned a B.M. from the Peabody Institute and a M.M. from Rice University. I also worked toward a D.M.A. at the College-Conservatory of the Univ. of Cincinnati where I was a pupil of the late Zara Nelsova. I taught at the Univ. of Arkansas-Fayetteville and the Texas Southern Univ-Houston. I have taught in the Houston Inedpendent School District and at the Monmouth Conservatory of Music in Red Bank, NJ.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I generally charge $100 per lesson. Those lessons start at one hour in length but often run over. I am very willing to charge less for those who wish to take lessons weekly. I am not willing to teach 30 minutes or 45 minutes.


How did you get started teaching?

I was hired as a private cello teacher for the Houston Independent School District while I was in graduate school.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught all ages from beginners to advanced professionals. I have done a lot of orchestral audition coaching and also private lessons for 4 decades. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

In 2005 I travelled to Moscow to record the Cello Concerto by Vernon Duke for the Naxos label. The orchestra was the Russian Philharmonic with Dmitri Yablonsky conducting.


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