Cello teacher Classical, College Preparatory, Composition, Private Lessons, Quartet Coaching
Dr. Marcelo Sanches is a teacher, performer, composer and researcher. Hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, he pursued his bachelor’s degree at Oberlin College, studying cello with Peter Rejto and composition with Randolph Coleman and Richard Hoffmann. In 1999, he moved to the international township of Auroville, India. For two years he performed extensively in South India, founded and directed the Auroville Instrumental Ensemble and collaborated in the recording of a Carnatic-style music-therapy album in Chennai. Dr. Sanches has just finished his doctorate and master’s degrees at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was Prof. Judith Glyde’s teaching assistant for six years. Apart from solo and chamber music recitals, he is the assistant principal of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and the acting associate principal of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra. Strings Magazine has published one of his articles on how to write your own cello étude, and his paper on Ginastera’s palindromes won the Fiske Writing Award this year. One of Dr. Sanches greatest passions is writing and arranging music to fit the needs of his students, and future projects include the publication of didactic cello literature.