I am passionate about teaching music lessons and love being able to share my love of the cello with others! Since starting as a private studio instructor in 2015, I’ve been privileged to see many students discover their natural skills/abilities and reach results they never dreamed were possible. If that sounds like something you’d like to explore, we should get in touch!
I love the thrill of understanding that comes when something difficult “clicks” for the first time. It is so rewarding to see my students progress and achieve goals they never thought possible.
To read some of my student testimonials, learn about my policies, or get more familiar with my studio, try visiting my website www.kaitlinboothcello.com!
Kaitlin is such a patient and kind teacher, and for an adult learning their first instrument, those things are crucial. She kept things fun while helping me excel quickly. She went above and beyond to taper the lessons to best fit my skill level and goals. Kaitlin’s fun an engaging personality makes it easy for her to teach all age levels.
She is a wonderful teacher! We love working with her.
Kaitlin is an outstanding cello teacher!! Although we have been limited to Zoom lessons this year, my daughter’s progress on the cello has been astounding. Kaitlin Is cheerful, patient, and encouraging and works with my daughter to set manageable goals to help her process each week. She recognizes and builds on her strengths and keeps her progressing along the leading edge of her abilities without overwhelming her. I’m so grateful we found her!
When starting with a new student, I'll always ask what type of goals the student is working towards:
Do you want to be a classical cellist?
Do you want to be able to play hymns in church?
Do you want to learn how to improvise?
Are you just looking to learn a new instrument for fun?
Depending on the students' age, experience level, and personal goals I will create a custom curriculum suited to their individual needs as a player!
- Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Utah Valley University, where I studied cello under the direction of Dr. Cheung Chau and Dr. Walter Haman. Graduating class of 2022!
- Winner of Utah Valley University's annual Concerto Competition; soloist with the UVU Symphony Orchestra playing the Saint Saens Cello Concerto no. 1 in A minor.
- Exceptional Performance Scholarship at UVU; 2017-2022
- Music Teacher with more than 5 years of teaching experience; professional-quality guitar and cello lessons for beginning and intermediate levels; 2015-present
- Sibelius Certification; 2018
- Produced 2 self-recorded CD's; 2016, 2018
- Intern at June Audio Recording Studios; 2017-2018
- Solo Performances at State Solo and Ensemble Competitions; 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 with notable excellence and highest marks
- Participation in the Utah All-State Orchestra at Abravanel Hall; 2017
- Featured soloist in Masterclass with Dr. Ka-Wai Yu of Dixie State University
- Songwriting workshops and songwriting experience; 2016-present
- Soloist with the Westlake High School Advanced Orchestra; Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, first movement; 2015
My prices are as follows:
$120/month for 4 private, 30-minute lessons
$170/month for 4 private, 45-minute lessons
$210/month for 4 private, 60-minute lessons
I also offer 1 free trial lesson to any student who is interested in checking out my studio. I want to help you determine if I would be a good fit!
When I was in high school, teaching seemed like the easiest and most fun job since I could make money doing what I loved to do! Since then, I have always taught lessons and loved teaching. It's my lifelong goal to give back to the music community after having been so richly blessed myself. I am truly passionate about the healing power of music and the confidence that playing an instrument can bring!
Students of all ages! The youngest students I have worked with were 6 years old, and the oldest student I ever taught was 85. I have also worked with lots of teenagers and adults. No matter what your age is, no one is too young or too old to start. You are more than welcome in my studio!
- Senior Recital, April 2022. I played some really challenging but very rewarding solo pieces for cello: Bach's Unaccompanied Suite no. 5, Beethoven's Sonata no. 2 in G minor, and Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations!
- Winner of Utah Valley University's Concerto Competition, December 2021. I was featured as a soloist, playing the Saint Saens Cello Concerto no. 1 in A minor with a symphony orchestra!
- Judge at the Utah Cello Federation Competition at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, March 2020. I love staying involved with the local cello community here in Utah.
Make sure you have a trial lesson with them first! You and your teacher should get along well, be clear about your goals, and feel comfortable with each other. Having a good, competent, and well-rounded cello teacher is important and it means a lot in terms of how well you will progress. Don't be afraid to be picky!
You may want to ask yourself the following questions:
- Why do I want to learn the cello? What are my short and long-term goals?
- Am I willing to put in the necessary time to reach my goals? (Am I willing to practice cello several days a week in order to make consistent progress?)