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  • Cello
  • Chamber Music Coaching
     
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    Paula SantaCruzOffering private lessons in
    Norman, Oklahoma
    About MeContact Me
    Introduction
    Hi! My name is Paula and I am a cellist. I love sharing knowledge on cello playing and chamber music, and would like to have more opportunities to do so.

    My Teaching Background
    I obtained my Bachelor's degree from the Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico and currently, I am pursuing my Master's degree at the University of Oklahoma and looking forward to a doctoral program. I have taught throughout my studies and at the time, I hold a Graduate Teaching position at OU.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    Music making is a very rewarding activity at any point or level in our lives. I love learning and being able to share my discoveries with other instrumentalist because it reaffirms my own hunger for new material. As a teacher, I love to be an example for my students and a guide into any future they find themselves in. Music has many paths to go through, but each student should have the tools to take advantage of any opportunity that crosses their paths or that they fight for. Playing an instrument is a very individual experience, and each lesson should be led by the desire to take our students to their best level and learn with them in the process. Something that seems unreachable may keep us away from trying, but teaching is effective when knowledge seems accessible.

    Rates And Availability
    My teaching is done at my house because I don't own a car. I moved to Norman a year ago and I'm still in the process of obtaining one. I charge $30 a lesson and if the house is close enough to walk or bike it would be around $40.