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Zou Zou




'Everyone's life can be enriched by playing music!' - Zou Zou

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that the process of learning how to play an instrument has an invaluable impact on a person's development and life experience, no matter when they start. As a teacher, I work with each student to build their technique so that they can confidently express themselves on the instrument. Additionally, I help each student establish a practice plan to optimize the skills they have learned in the lessons and integrate music-making into their day-to-day lives. My philosophy is that everyone's life can be enriched by playing music. My approach is to listen to my students, learn about their musical goals and assist them in achieving those goals.


I have a B.M. in Cello Performance from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, where I studied with Uri Vardi and Parry Karp. Following my bachelor's degree, I served as the cellist for the Nightingale String Quartet at the University of Nevada, Reno, where I also trained as a student of the Orchestral Career Studies program.

Teaching & Skills

2016: Madison Bach Musicians Baroque Chamber Music Workshop 2011-2015: Your Body is Your Strad Feldenkrais for All Performers Workshop

Awards, Honors & Experiences

2015-2016: Acting Assistant Principal for the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra 2015: Winner of the University of Nevada, Reno Concerto Competition 2012: Winner of the University of Wisconsin-Madison New Arts Venture Project 2010-2014: Recipient of a full-tuition, merit-based performance scholarship at the University of Wisconsin- Madison

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