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Cello | Piano | All Levels | All Ages | Private Lessons | Chamber Coaching

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



Alice received their training in pedagogy with Marion Feldman, regarded as a leading performer and pedagogue of cello and chamber music. Alice 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, they integrate 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 sensibilities. 



Lessons take place either at the student's home in Manhattan or Brooklyn, or at Alice's 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

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