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You Had Me At Cello

Education  . Inspiration.   Encouragement.

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For students of all ages, You Had Me at Cello provides cello education, inspiration, and encouragement. Inspired by the teachings of Phyllis Young, George Neikrug, and Evan Tonsing, Dr. Benjamin Whitcomb’s expertise focuses on practicing and playing of string instruments, cello fingerings, string chords, and Popper etudes. As a Professor of Cello and Music Theory at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, he creates a nurturing and supportive environment in his cello studio, tailors his approach to the student, and guides students to reach their full potential as a cellist. 
Dr. Whitcomb Playing the Cello

A Passion For The Cello

Cello Students Performing at Gala

Stephanie Luedtke

Wauwatosa West Orchestra Director

Wauwatosa, WI

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

It was in private cello lessons that I was able to best appreciate Dr. Whitcomb's skills as an educator. I cannot adequately describe the energy I that he poured into every one of my lessons. His techniques for introducing and reinforcing different skills were creative and highly effective. His passion for music and for teaching were infectious, and spurred my curiosity to learn more deeply. I remember lessons when we somehow got into conversations about advanced music theory and the physics of sound, as related to cello study. The way he explained and demonstrated concepts made me want to know more and more.

Stephanie Luedtke

Wauwatosa West Orchestra Director

Wauwatosa, WI

Recent Cello Chats

Cello Chat with Host Dr. Benjamin Whitcomb and guest Karl Lavine

Cello Chat with Host Dr. Benjamin Whitcomb and guest Dr. Josh Albrecht

Cello Chat with Host Dr. Benjamin Whitcomb and guest Pablo Mahave Veglia

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