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Esther Cynn

Cello Instructor

About Esther

Hello there! My name is Esther, and I am passionate about teaching cello at the San Ramon Academy of Music. My journey in music began with studies in music and cello performance at UC Santa Cruz, followed by a Master’s degree from the SF Conservatory, and performance certificates from the province of Alberta.

Throughout my musical education, I had the privilege of learning from esteemed musicians such as Mark Sokol of the Concord String Quartet, Roy Malan, the concertmaster of the SF Ballet, and Krzysztof Jablonski, a laureate of the Chopin International Piano Competition. Their mentorship in chamber music left a lasting impact on me, as chamber music remains my favorite genre to play.

Beyond chamber music, I also find joy in performing in operas, musicals, and bands. However, my true passion lies in teaching the cello. I believe in the transformative power of music education and have dedicated myself to mastering effective teaching methods to provide the best learning experience for my students.

I am forever grateful to my parents for introducing me to the cello at a young age, sparking my lifelong fascination with teaching and learning. When I’m not teaching or playing music, you can find me indulging in my other passions, such as gardening and visiting museums.

I look forward to sharing my love for the cello with you or your child and helping you on your musical journey!

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“I didn’t want my son to be turned off to piano because of all the practicing. Lots of work but not a ton of play. James brings enthusiasm and joy to the discipline. He picked up my son’s style and personality, and could flow according to my son’s uniqueness/playfulness.”

“My biggest concern is if my kids don’t enjoy and have no progress over a significant amount of lessons time. So far your role as a teacher has been very helpful in making my kids interested & focused on their lessons”

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