About Brendan

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Brendan Finucane is a cellist, music educator, and music entrepreneur.  As an educator, he specializes in a student-centered approach to teaching and music-making.  In his ten years of public and private school classroom music work, as well as his cello studio teaching, he has learned that each student has their own musical journey to make, and that teacher and curriculum should meet students where they are, and guide them on their own unique pathway.

Brendan currently directs Middle and High School Orchestras at the Chicago Waldorf School, and maintains a private teaching studio of cellists in Edgewater.  His students play in chamber ensembles, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, and several have gone on to study music in college.  His company is developing the Chromawheel Music Compass, an alternative approach to exploring the world of music.  Brendan performs and records with The Paver and Black Tie Elephant.

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