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Cello Lessons (for adults)
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Canadian and American cellist Jennifer Son is an avid chamber musician and artist. Son has performed in venues in various Canadian provinces, the U.S.A., Korea, and India. She enjoys teaching, and has visions to travel to parts of the world where Western classical music education is limited and share her passions there. She has recently been invited as resident artist in music festivals such as Con Brio in Bombay, India where she was given the opportunity to collaborate and teach with artists from around the world. The Director of Con Brio festival has shown interest in having her back as resident cello teacher. This past summer, as the Young Artist in Residence, Son joined and performed with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and The Cleveland Orchestra at the Steamboat Springs Music Festival. Son participated in quartet seminars with the St Lawrence String Quartet at Stanford University, the Aldot Parisot Cello Festival, the Banff Center Cello Festival, the Cello Symposium in Sitka, Alaska, and many more. She also represented British Columbia with her chamber ensemble and won various awards and prizes at the Canadian Nationals Music Competition. Son also served as faculty and music instructor at the Cleveland School of the Arts, Cuyahoga Community College, as well as Interlochen Center for the Arts. In Cleveland, Son was cello faculty at the Cuyahoga Community College, and also taught as a cello instructor at the Cleveland Arts School. Passionate about giving back, Son volunteers in a number of programs in her community, including United Sound which provides musical experiences for students with special needs. She is currently working on a couple projects that focuses on community engagement. Son is an alumna of the prestigious Vancouver Academy of Music where she began her cello studies at the age of six with Audrey Nodwell. Son received her Bachelor’s of Music degree at the Chicago College of Performing Arts with their top scholarship award, and completed both her Master’s of Music degrees in cello performance and Suzuki Pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Son is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Arizona State University under the tutelage of Professor Thomas Landschoot and is also the Teaching assistant for the cello studio. She is also cellist of the Herberger String Quartet, the graduate string quartet of Arizona State University. She recently won the concerto competition at ASU and will be performing with the orchestra this fall. Her primary teachers include Dr. Tanya L. Carey and Dr. Melissa Kraut.