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Najette A.
Brooklyn, New York
Najette's Cello Studio
Experienced teacher of 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate cello students! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Classical, pop, improv, we can do it all together! Let's get started!
About Najette A.

Najette's most recent season included orchestral and chamber music performances as a fellow with the Chicago Sinfonietta, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and as the 2021 Artist-in-Residence at the Cliff Dwellers Club. Najette A. finds herself with a varied season. She can be heard playing chamber music on several episodes of CSOtv, including three new music programs, a Civic fellows’ initiated Call for Scores concert, and a joint program for CSOtv and Dame Myra Hess Concert Series featured on WFMT Chicago. Currently, she performs weekly engagements at Artifact Events in Chicago giving socially distanced live performances in April, May, and June of Mozart and Beethoven masterworks. Recent collaborations highlights include a cello quartet performance at Chicago’s Symphony Center with cellist Yo-Yo Ma as well as performances with pianist Jeremy Denk, soprano Renee Flemming, and mezzo Denyce Graves. Amongst the distinguished conductors with whom she has performed are Riccardo Muti, Marin Alsop, Alan Gilbert, Leonard Slatkin, Bramwell Tovey, Edward Gardner, and Leon Fleisher. Najette also led the Music Academy of the West’s Symphony Orchestra in Matthew Aucoin’s “Crossing” Suite under the direction of the composer. As a principal player she has performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Amarillo Symphony, Music Academy of the West, Peabody Conservatory orchestras, Spoleto Festival USA to name a few. Najette A. made her recording debut on NAXOS’s 2018 KERNIS, A.J.: Flute Concerto / Air / Symphony No. 2 recording of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Flute Concerto and Second Symphony with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra Marina Piccinini and Leonard Slatkin. A Boston native, Najette A. began studying cello at the age of four with Nancy Hair. She earned her Graduate Performance Diploma and Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory under the tutelage of Alan Stepansky. Seminars and masterclasses include Takacs and Bretano quartets, as well as Frans Helmerson, Colin Carr, Astrid Schween, and Hans-JOrgen Jensen. Najette has studied with the principals of the Chicago and Boston symphonies as well as the LA Philharmonic, cellists John Sharp, Blaise Dejardin, and Robert deMaine respectively. She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2007

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Graduate Performance Diploma

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Najette A.
Brooklyn, New York
Najette's Cello Studio
Experienced teacher of 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate cello students! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Classical, pop, improv, we can do it all together! Let's get started!
About Najette A.

Najette's most recent season included orchestral and chamber music performances as a fellow with the Chicago Sinfonietta, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and as the 2021 Artist-in-Residence at the Cliff Dwellers Club. Najette A. finds herself with a varied season. She can be heard playing chamber music on several episodes of CSOtv, including three new music programs, a Civic fellows’ initiated Call for Scores concert, and a joint program for CSOtv and Dame Myra Hess Concert Series featured on WFMT Chicago. Currently, she performs weekly engagements at Artifact Events in Chicago giving socially distanced live performances in April, May, and June of Mozart and Beethoven masterworks. Recent collaborations highlights include a cello quartet performance at Chicago’s Symphony Center with cellist Yo-Yo Ma as well as performances with pianist Jeremy Denk, soprano Renee Flemming, and mezzo Denyce Graves. Amongst the distinguished conductors with whom she has performed are Riccardo Muti, Marin Alsop, Alan Gilbert, Leonard Slatkin, Bramwell Tovey, Edward Gardner, and Leon Fleisher. Najette also led the Music Academy of the West’s Symphony Orchestra in Matthew Aucoin’s “Crossing” Suite under the direction of the composer. As a principal player she has performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Amarillo Symphony, Music Academy of the West, Peabody Conservatory orchestras, Spoleto Festival USA to name a few. Najette A. made her recording debut on NAXOS’s 2018 KERNIS, A.J.: Flute Concerto / Air / Symphony No. 2 recording of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Flute Concerto and Second Symphony with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra Marina Piccinini and Leonard Slatkin. A Boston native, Najette A. began studying cello at the age of four with Nancy Hair. She earned her Graduate Performance Diploma and Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory under the tutelage of Alan Stepansky. Seminars and masterclasses include Takacs and Bretano quartets, as well as Frans Helmerson, Colin Carr, Astrid Schween, and Hans-JOrgen Jensen. Najette has studied with the principals of the Chicago and Boston symphonies as well as the LA Philharmonic, cellists John Sharp, Blaise Dejardin, and Robert deMaine respectively. She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2007

Education

Graduate Performance Diploma

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 6+

Speaks

Has background check

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Cello
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Student Mentor
Sep 2019 - Aug 2021
Chicago Musical Pathways Institute
I worked with music students, and their families, from underrepresented backgrounds to aid them in their pursuit of a job in classical music.
Graduate Performance Diploma
Sep 2017 - May 2019
Peabody Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2017
Peabody Conservatory of Music

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