Chris Stavrou


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  • La Grange, IL
  • Oak Park, IL
  • Skokie, IL
  • Elmhurst, IL

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  • B.A. International Affairs Economics
  • Baroque Studies
  • George Steiner Award in Excellence in Strings 2007
  • 19 years playing the cello
  • Considered one of the best basso cellists in the baroque scene


Intro Rate $20/hf hr

Background & Experience

I have taught for over 10 years and taught over 100 students in Chicago and Washington D.C. to delegates and foreign ambassadors. I am a baroque cellist by nature. Baroque music has been a foundation for all music. I have developed easy simple technique rules for my students to follow to start a strong foundation. My goal for all of my students is to know enough knowledge to play the cello throughout your life without having the stress of becoming a YoYo Ma. When you are ready to kick it up a notch I can move you on to the next stage. I am wonderfully easy to work with, but I also have expectations that my students take FOCUSED time to spend on bettering themselves on the cello.