Offering Cello Lessons/ Cours de violoncelle!
I have my Master of Music in cello performance, and I have been teaching for over a decade! I love teaching people of all ages the cello, and I am happy to teach and explore any genre of music, and take cellists of any age, at any level- from beginners on up (including basic theory and composition). If you seek instruction on the formal traditional route, I have my Every Child Can Suzuki accreditation, and my students have successfully gained acceptance to music intensive high school programs at arts high schools, and consistently achieve highest standing in Royal Conservatory of Music official examinations. If you are looking for a stress-relieving pastime or a creative pursuit in your life, I teach many people like you, too!
I love improvisation, electronic/contemporary music, pop, and thinking outside the box. No matter what, I work to give my students a very solid technical foundation, while always working toward your personal goals on the cello.
I very much look forward to hearing from and working with you! Cours aussi possible en français! Au plaisir de vous parler bientôt :)
My 9 year old daughter took private cello lessons with Alexis. We came with great expectations and concerns. We were new comers and were not sure how the cello lessons will be. Alexis is a warm, wonderful and very talented cello teacher. Alexis had the patience and the right approach when it came to my daughter (who has difficulty concentrating for long periods of time) and by that she successfully made her reach her best outcome (“Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students” Charles Kuralt). My daughter enjoyed the cello lessons very much and she progressed steadily and gained confidence with the encouragement of Alexis. At the end of the year we had the pleasure of enjoying a beautiful recital that Alexis had organized for her students and their families and friends. I would warmly recommend Alexis for anyone looking for a solid & enjoyable music education and for anyone willing to work hard for amazing results – Shira A.
Alexis Castrogiovanni was an exceptional teacher for my child, Rowan. Rowan wanted to apply to a competitive high school arts program, and Alexis was able to help Rowan prepare for their audition in not only playing, but theory and performance as well. Alexis consistently demonstrated patience, compassion, and a keen ear to exactly what Rowan needed to work on to improve their playing. Rowan flourished as a musician under Alexis' instruction, gained confidence, and was successful with their application to the program they wanted. Alexis ran her studio well, created opportunities for her students to work together and perform. We highly recommend her for a cellist of any age. - Laura-Lee M.