Styles: Classical, Music Theory
Alex Chambers-Ozasky earned his Master’s in Cello Performance at UW Madison with professor Uri Vardi, where he served as cellist of the Hunt String Quartet through the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Mead Witter School of Music. With the quartet, Alex gave dozens of elementary school outreach concerts each year through the MSO’s Up Close and Musical program, and performed regularly in the Madison area. Alex is currently the Assistant Principal cellist of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, and an associate member with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He has also performed regularly with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Philharmonic. Alex received his Bachelor of Music from the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, where he studied with Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist, Stephen Balderston. An avid chamber musician and teacher, Alex has taught and coached young musicians at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis and The International Cello Institute in Northfield. While living in Chicago, he was the cello instructor at Lane Tech College Prep High School. In Madison, Alex taught cello and conducted the String Ensemble at the EAGLE school. In his free time, Alex enjoys running, cycling, reading, film, and cross-country skiing.
I find teaching to be one of the most fulfilling aspects of my life as a musician. I believe in a holistic approach to teaching, which involves getting to know each of my students personally. There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to teaching. Everyone possesses a unique set of strengths, and faces a unique set of challenges. In my experience, this approach leads to a more satisfying and effective lesson experience for my students and myself. Learning to play the cello is as much mental as it is kinesthetic. I provide students, not only with the fundamental technical instruction for playing the cello, but also with techniques for visualization, creativity, and imagination in the practice room and onstage.
$30.00 half-hour lesson
$45.00 45 minute lesson
$56.00. 1 hour lesson
$115.00 4, half-hour lessons
$175.00 4, 45 minute lesson
$226.00 4, 1 hour lesson
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Please provide 24 hours’ notice for all cancellations. Payment is still due in full for cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice. All cancelled lessons will be rescheduled. If for some reason I need to cancel a lesson, students (and/or parents) will be notified immediately and the lesson will be rescheduled ASAP. I understand that emergencies arise, and will work with you in any such events.
Available upon request for Online Lessons and Safe In-Person Instruction at Raymond Ave. in St. Paul.