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About Cecelia C.

Cecelia Cook
Cecelia C.
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Manchester, NH
Speaks: English
Instructs: Cello, Viola, Violin
Education: Berklee College of Music- BA in Viola Performance with a Psychology Minor; class of 2020
Performance Experience: Kansas City Youth Symphony 2009-2016, Piano Guys KC performances 2013 and 2014, Berklee World Strings: dozens of performances across four years, including one with Trio Globo and another with Tigran Hamasyan, Jacob Collier: MIT performances 2016 and 2018, Infinity Strings: wedding quartet Violist since 2021, 8 bit Big Band: December 2022, Currently performs with the New England Film Orchestra. Many more performances, not enough space to list them!
Teaching Experience: Private teaching 2013-2016, Beginner and Intermediate Violin and Viola.
Teaching Philosophy: Music is such an incredible tool for connection and such a useful skill to have! I believe that everyone deserves to have the tools to find their musical voice and create their unique musical perspective for the world to hear. When you have the right foundation, your creative options are whatever you wish them to be!

Get to know Cecelia C.

Cecelia is a Berklee graduate from Missouri with a classical background in both violin and viola. She participated in high level ensembles all around her hometown area during her years of formative school, starting classical and contemporary studies at the age of 8. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Viola Performance and a minor in Psychology from Berklee College of Music Boston in 2020. Her musical passions lie in ensemble work and folk music, having done folk studies with acclaimed Bluegrass fiddler Darol Anger, Celtic Cellist Natalie Haas, and the multi-genre multi-instrumentalist Dr. David Wallace, the latter also being her primary classical private instructor for all four years. Participating in over a dozen ensembles during her years of school, she even participated in one centering around free improvisation, and another consisting entirely of authentic Greek folk music. Both of Cecelia‘s parents are music teachers and her family fostered her creative musical interests from the beginning, resulting in Cecelia winning her first Missouri fiddle contest at the age of nine. Cecelia find her diversity to be her greatest asset and looks forward to giving back by starting musicians out with the right foundation so they can play any music they choose.

Cecelia C. teaches at:
18 March Ave
Manchester, NH 03103
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