Our daughter takes private cello lessons at OCM. Her teacher provides carefully crafted and rigorous instruction while motivating indolent teenagers. She additionally teaches a thorough musicianship course that covers music theory, including ear training and occasionally researching composers. Both challenging and flexible, she supports our student in recitals, auditions for honor orchestras, and competitions with help securing accompanists, locating sheet music, and other coaching aspects. OCM also offers summer camp chamber music workshops that facilitates the opportunity to play with other students. Exposure to other students at different levels of achievement (i.e. from tiny tots through high school, beginners through advanced), especially at recitals, highlights how much the instructors are patient, encouraging, and effective.