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    Matteus VagaOffering private lessons in
    Seattle, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    Introduction
    I am a cellist with a driving passion to expand the sonic capabilities of the instrument. My 30 years of experience has brought me from a classical training in classical music to a cross genre musical style. I now play everything from Finnish folk music, through jazz, to psychedelic rock and roll. I believe that the sonic capabilities of the cello are limitless. I want to pass on the knowledge I have gleaned over the years to as many children and adults who have the same passion as I do.

    My Teaching Background
    I have a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from West Chester University. I took classes on education ranging from early childhood to coaching techniques. I have extensive experience instructing cello, voice, and music theory in group and private lessons. I have mainly focused on performance in my 15 years in Seattle but, during that time, I have never missed an opportunity to teach the willing and "hungry."

    My Teaching Philosophy
    I watch and listen to every student individually so that I can cater a specific curriculum for each. Primarily, I use the "Alexander Technique" to maximize results while minimizing stress and injury. Secondly, I listen to the students musical goals and aspirations so that I can help the student attain them. Thirdly, I push the boundaries of the student's understanding of music and the cello so that they can find new ways of their own to attain musical fulfillment.

    Rates And Availability
    I would prefer to come to the students' homes to teach. I am also available at my house.
    My rates start at $35 per 1/2 hour and $55 per hour. A fuel surcharge will be added for house-calls further than 5 miles.