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Cello Chat with Host Dr. Benjamin Whitcomb and guest Lindsay Patterson

About the Episode 

Happy First Friday! It’s 5PM and you can sit the bow down for a quick episode of cello chat. If you were not practicing, this episode is dedicated to you. Lindsay Patterson is my guest this week and she regales us with the problems she had early on with practicing and how she overcame them. More information about Lindsay can be found about her at her site:

Meet the Guest

Lindsay earned her Master’s Degree from UW-Milwaukee in Cello Pedagogy. She completed her undergraduate degree in Music from UWM studying performance under Stefan Kartman, and Cello Pedagogy under Scott Cook. Her first two years of undergraduate were completed at Carthage College where she studied under Herine Koschak of Fifth House Ensemble of Chicago. She has also received Suzuki Certification through Cello Books One, Two, and Three from the Chicago Suzuki Institute from Barbara Wampner and Books Four through Eight with Avi Friedlander. She has performed in world premieres of works by Christopher Tin, “Calling All Dawns”, and “The Drop that Contained the Sea” from the Video Games Live Tour. She is the Principal Cello with the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra where she's been a member since 2012, and is an active chamber musician in the Sheboygan Symphony String Quartet and the Lakefront Quartet. Lindsay is an active symphony musician, regularly performing with the Wisconsin Philharmonic as well as the Racine Symphony Orchestra. In the fall of 2022, she performed Fauré’s Elegie with her alma mater the Sheboygan Symphony Youth Orchestra. She has performed in several masterclasses, including those by Christopher Rex, Principal Cellist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Adrien Zitoun, MSO cellist, Boris Andrianov, Russian Cellist and professor of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and the Daedalus String Quartet. She has performed on stage with nationally recognized artists including the Trans Siberian Orchestra and Michael Bublé. Lindsay worked with the String Academy of Wisconsin while earning her Master’s degree teaching and assisting in private lessons and group classes of all ages of cello players. She taught cello fundamental techniques to undergraduates at UWM in the spring 2016 semester and was the interim cello teacher for the UWM String Academy for the 2016 summer session. Her studio, Lindsay Marie Cello Studios, is at the Waukesha County Conservatory of Music where she has built her studio since 2014 and currently teaches 37 private students. She uses the Suzuki teaching methods as well as supplemental materials to create a firm technique base and to develop musicality. Her students come from all over the Lake Country Area, from kindergarten through retirees. They perform in all levels of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, WSMA, WSMA Honors, are leaders in their school ensembles, and focused pre-collegiate studies.

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