Can I teach myself to play the cello?
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Learn to play one of the most distinctive and enjoyable instruments of the orchestra: the cello! Our world-class cello educators will get you playing right and sounding great from the start.
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Diana Yusupov began studying cello at the age of eight whilst living in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Her family migrated to Australia in 2003, where she continued studying cello with her father Renat Yusupov and later a renowned cellist and teacher Markus Stocker. Diana graduated with a Bachelors of Music and Advanced Performance degree from Queensland Conservatorium of Music, before pursuing a further degree in law and education. Diana relocated to Tucson Arizona in 2016 to begin her Masters of Music studies at University of Arizona in the studio of Dr Theodore Buchholz. Upon graduating with her Masters, Diana stayed on to complete her Doctorate of Musical Arts specializing in cello performance and minoring in ethnomusicology. Diana’s research focused on the Russian and Uzbek music influences found in the cello repertoire of Muhammad Otajonov. Currently Diana is teaching a strings orchestra program at BASIS Chandler and enjoys playing chamber music with her piano trio – the Oracle.
Cameron Coday is a Band Director at Victory Lakes Intermediate in Houston, Texas. Cameron graduated High Honors with a Bachelor of Music and Minor in Leadership from the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned her Master of Music Education with Summa Cum Laude Honors from Central Washington University at the American Band College. Cameron has presented as a clinician for The Assisted Director and loves fostering conversation on teacher health and wellbeing. She is active in the pageantry arts, serving as brass staff for Arizona Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. She performed on baritone with The Troopers (2013, 2014), Phantom Regiment (2015), and The Cadets (2016). Outside of teaching, Cameron enjoys weightlifting and CrossFit. She coaches adult barbell classes, and loves her cat, Benjamin.