Teaching Philosophy


There’s nothing more satisfying than having performed for friends and family in recital after months of practicing. These kinds of experiences are the ones that students look back on and cherish in their lives.

I have fond memories of lessons with my teacher, who was like a father to me. He taught me important life skills and guided me throughout my adolescent and early adult life.

Cello lessons are fun! They are also challenging and you are expected to come each week having prepared the previous week’s assignments. We cover the fundamentals of cello playing such as bow grip, posture, and shifting, with emphasis on good intonation and sound production.

Performing is an important part of learning the cello, so I push students to find outside performing opportunities such as youth orchestras, festivals, and competitions. Fall and spring recitals give students a chance to perform pieces they have been practicing for friends and family to enjoy.

To adult students: it’s never too late to start learning to play the cello! My adult students have had success with cello playing and continually surprise themselves with their ability and progress.



Studio Location

for lesson inquiries, please use the contact form above

Ingram and Brauns Musik Shoppe

3160 Santa Rita Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94566