Multi-style Cellist Brian Grimm has been teaching privately and at community arts centers for over a decade. In addition to Classical violoncello and Jazz bass training, he has studied Traditional Chinese instruments, Flamenco, North Indian Classical, Composition, and Free Improvisation. Brian performs over 100 shows a year with various ensembles (grimmusik.com).
“My first goal for students is to learn healthy technique. Musicians ask of a lot of our bodies, especially as repertoire gets more advanced. It doesn’t matter what style of music you want to learn, we will always make healthy technique the first focus.
“Music is like language. My second objective for students is applied (playable) music theory. We will learn the inner workings of musical spelling, grammar, vocabulary, phrase structure, etc. directly on the instrument. This music theory tool-set results in more expressive performances, informed interpretation, and better communication with musicians & audiences alike.”