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Suzuki Start for Cello - Play and Learn Suzuki Cello Book 2

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Playing music together is one of the greatest joys of learning an instrument. In this class, students will practice and review their Cello skills with Suzuki-style instruction in a fun and friendly group.

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Stacey Rae Sinclair is a lifelong musician with the heart of a teacher. She is a certified teacher with a master's degree in education. Over her 15 years of teaching, she has taught private lessons, workshops, and camps. Stacey Rae Sinclair is a successful teacher on Outschool. Since September of 2020, she has been in good standing, with a 5-star rating. She founded Stacey Rae Sinclair Music (SRS Music & STEAM) to help fill the consistent demand for 1:1 violin lessons, fiddle classes, and more. Her mission is to bring a love of learning and joy for music to all her learners.
A passionate and accomplished young musician and performer, cellist Julie Sonne has toured world wide and performed as soloist with the Buffalo Suzuki Strings Advanced Performance Ensemble of Buffalo, NY. She held the position of principal cellist with the University of Florida Orchestra for two years. Recent performances include the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Theatre Cedar Rapids and Revival Theatre Company in Iowa, and the Aiken Civic Orchestra in South Carolina.

At the age of 3, Julie began her Suzuki cello training. She has since studied with Arie Lipsky, former principal cellist of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Julia Lichten of Purchase Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Steven Thomas at the University of Florida, Alan Harris of Eastman School of Music, and Yehuda Hanani of Mannes School of Music.

In the spring of 2016, Julie graduated from Purchase College Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance. In May 2018 she graduated with a Master of Music in Cello Performance from the University of Florida. As a graduate assistant of Dr. Steven Thomas with a focus on chamber music, Julie performed with the University of Florida Graduate Piano Trio, String Quartet and Piano Quintet and was principal cellist and section coach of the University of Florida Orchestra.
Chris Jones is a lifelong musician and multi-instrumentalist. He began learning Suzuki Cello at 3 years old and picked up the violin in grade school. After discovering an old mandolin in a closet, Chris fell in love with the instrument and learned bluegrass and folk music. From there, he went on to learn guitar, banjo, and piano as part of his continuing music studies. 

Chris earned his Doctorate in Music from West Virginia University. He has taught music as a visiting assistant professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College, teaching applied instrumental lessons in guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, and fiddle. He also founded the West Virginia Wesleyan Appalachian ensemble and taught music theory, ear training, music history, and general education courses in music appreciation. Chris is a talented educator who makes learning music fun and accessible for students of all ages and skill levels. With his breadth of knowledge and expertise on several instruments, he is sure to be a great fit for your young musician.
Cello and bow in good playing condition. Rosin. Rock stop. 
Please come to class with cello already in tune.
All students must have their own copy of Suzuki Cello Method, Book 2.
Joined February, 2022
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in Education
Stacey Rae Sinclair
Virginia Teaching Certificate - Elementary Education
Stacey Rae Sinclair
Welcome to SRS Music & STEAM! Our mission is to bring the wonder of music to your learners. Our curriculum focuses on developing a joy for music and enjoyment of your instrument. We also share connections between music and STEAM concepts including... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 3 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
2-8 learners per class

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