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Francisco M.
Skokie, Illinois
Learn Cello from an experienced orchestra musician
I am a cellist from Brazil and I have earned my undergraduate degree in Cello Performance from North Park University on a Full Scholarship and proceeded to obtain my Masters and am currently finishing my Performance Certificate, both on cello Performance from the DePaul University, also on a scholarship Besides the experience I have teaching, I am often playing with orchestras throughout the Midwest and actively with chamber groups around town. I started learning the cello at a very late age (music at 17 and cello at 18 y/o) in comparison to all of my peers. Therefore I deeply believe that anyone can become a high skilled musician by developing good habits which include having a smart use of time while practicing and a healthy approach towards playing the instrument in order to increase efficiency and avoid injuries, among other skills. I would love to share that with you!
About Francisco M.

Francisco's musical career began at a school in Brazil that follows the internationally recognized "El Sistema" Mr. Malespin was the first of very few to receive the Rita Simó Scholarship which covered all costs of his B.A. in Cello Performance and a certificate in Music for Social Changer. He then completed his M.M. and P.C. at DePaul University with a Performance Scholarship. During his studies in Chicago, Francisco was abele to study with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) including its former Assistant Principal and current Principal Cello. With over 10 years of experience teaching students for Chicago based "El Sistema" schools such as The People's Music School and on its after school programs through the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Francisco has also taught at DePaul University's Community Music Division. Francisco is currently a fellow with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and performs with many other orchestras around the midwest. Lessons are currently being taught in person or online.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2008

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Artist Diploma in Cello Performance

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Teaches ages 4+

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Francisco M.
Skokie, Illinois
Learn Cello from an experienced orchestra musician
I am a cellist from Brazil and I have earned my undergraduate degree in Cello Performance from North Park University on a Full Scholarship and proceeded to obtain my Masters and am currently finishing my Performance Certificate, both on cello Performance from the DePaul University, also on a scholarship Besides the experience I have teaching, I am often playing with orchestras throughout the Midwest and actively with chamber groups around town. I started learning the cello at a very late age (music at 17 and cello at 18 y/o) in comparison to all of my peers. Therefore I deeply believe that anyone can become a high skilled musician by developing good habits which include having a smart use of time while practicing and a healthy approach towards playing the instrument in order to increase efficiency and avoid injuries, among other skills. I would love to share that with you!
About Francisco M.

Francisco's musical career began at a school in Brazil that follows the internationally recognized "El Sistema" Mr. Malespin was the first of very few to receive the Rita Simó Scholarship which covered all costs of his B.A. in Cello Performance and a certificate in Music for Social Changer. He then completed his M.M. and P.C. at DePaul University with a Performance Scholarship. During his studies in Chicago, Francisco was abele to study with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) including its former Assistant Principal and current Principal Cello. With over 10 years of experience teaching students for Chicago based "El Sistema" schools such as The People's Music School and on its after school programs through the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Francisco has also taught at DePaul University's Community Music Division. Francisco is currently a fellow with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and performs with many other orchestras around the midwest. Lessons are currently being taught in person or online.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2008

Education

Artist Diploma in Cello Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 4+

Speaks

Speaks Portuguese, English

Speaks

Has background check

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As an adult learner, I needed a patient, mature and diligent instructor. Fransisco is a warm and supportive instructor, who champions his students progress and surpasses all expectations as a teacher. I highly recommend Francisco to help you master your stringed instrument.

Posted May 28, 2022
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Francisco helped me immensely with my preparation for college auditions. Moreover he was a huge help during school breaks when I had chair audition excerpts to work on. I was extremely inexperienced and francisco did everything in his power to get me up to where I needed to be. I appreciated his gentle teaching style and his unique metaphors in his lessons. His optimistic attitude also made lessons something to look forward to! I highly recommend him as a teacher for private lessons to anyone looking to learn the cello.

Posted May 23, 2022
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Francisco is an incredible teacher and is always a positive person to be around. I've taken lessons with a few cello teachers, and I'm always glad to get back to Francisco. Some highlights: - He takes me seriously as an adult beginner, and has helped me progress from almost nothing to substantial repertoire. - He's a great diagnostician. He can watch and listen and quickly get to the root cause. It's the best when he solves a problem I didn't know I had! - He's extremely helpful with equipment, as a consequence of previously being with one of the largest violin shops in Chicago. He's helped me with purchases of (in chronological order) my first cheap carbon bow, a college-level cello, and a pernambuco bow. I feel great about my equipment and the buying process, but I would have been flying blind without him. - I really appreciate that he's flexible with scheduling and the frequency of our lessons. If you're an adult amateur (or aspiring amateur) like me, you can stop searching for your teacher. I'm confident he would do great work with other types of students, too!

Posted Apr 21, 2022
Cello Teacher (Private lessons)
Jan 2008 - Present
Self
Experience teaching students of all ages including adult and senior beginners in the U.S. and abroad
Cello Instructor
Aug 2017 - Jun 2019
DePaul Community Music Division
Cello teacher providing private lessons or group lessons as well as sectionals and orchestra rehearsals
Cello Instructor
Jan 2015 - Dec 2017
Music for Kids
Cello teacher providing private lessons or group lessons as well as sectionals and orchestra rehearsals
Cello Instructor
Aug 2012 - Jul 2017
The People's Music School
Cello teacher providing private lessons or group lessons as well as sectionals and orchestra rehearsals
Cello Instructor
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
ChiMOP
Cello teacher providing private lessons or group lessons as well as sectionals and orchestra rehearsals
Orchestra Conductor Assistant
Aug 2011 - May 2015
North Park University
Artist Diploma in Cello Performance
Aug 2020 - May 2021
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Performance Certificate in Cello
Aug 2018 - Jun 2020
DePaul University
Masters in Cello Performance
Aug 2015 - Jun 2017
DePaul University
Undergraduate in Cello Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2015
North Park University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Portuguese
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Certificate in Music for Social Change and Human Values
May 2015
North Park University
Education in El Sistema along with Music for social change based on the Human Values education
Concerto Competition Winner
Mar 2014
North Park University
Rita Simó Scholarship
Aug 2011
The People's Music School

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