Jean Taglia Gambrell

(she/her)

INSTRUCTOR

Jean Taglia Gambrell is a musician based in Boston, and having attended Boston Conservatory for cello performance, has been able to perform in orchestras, chamber ensembles and solo performances regularly. Beginning the violin at the age of 4, she knew she loved music, which led her to begin the cello at age 9. She has been passionate about music ever since. After many years of listening to her siblings play the piano, she began to play pieces by ear, and eventually was able to foster her skills by taking piano lessons. Now she is passionate about all three instruments. Jean loves teaching because she believes that providing students with a solid foundation is the key to their success. She believes that any student has the ability to learn an instrument well, and that it is her job to cater to the individual needs of the student to guide them to a love and excellence in their instrument.

Birthday: November 1st

Schools Attended: Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Instruments You Teach: Cello, Piano, Violin

Favorite Music to Perform: Bach Cello Suites

Favorite Music to Listen to: Film scores, piano and cello music

Something most people don’t know about you: I have always wanted to write a novel!

Other hobbies & interests: Baking new desserts

Where you were born & grew up: Born and raised in Chicago

Heroes: Jacqueline Du Pre and Sheku-Kanneh Mason

Practice Tips: Know what you are going to work on before you sit down to practice! This will help you to use your time in the best way possible.

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