Alice Bacon is an expert cellist and teacher with extensive national and international performance experience. She teaches at all levels - ranging from young children, to her students at New York University, to older adults.  Her considerable knowledge of music theory, chamber music, orchestral music, and solo repertoire is matched by her enthusiasm for a creative, in-depth, and fun learning experience.



Alice received her training in pedagogy with Marion Feldman, regarded as a leading performer and pedagogue of cello and chamber music. Ms. Bacon strives to guide each student toward a deeper understanding and appreciation for their unique musical identity. Rather than ascribing to one specific school or method of music teaching, such as the Suzuki method, Ms. Bacon integrates aspects of many different methods. This approach allows each student to be taught as an individual, which is crucial to development, as every student is unique, both physiologically and in their natural artistic sensibilites. 



Lessons take place either at the student's home in Manhattan or Brooklyn, or at my Park Slope / Boerum Hill Studio.


Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced levels

ages 6 +


Beginning &

Intermediate levels

ages 5 +

           Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michaelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.           — Pablo Casals