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Book a Lesson with Ken Kubota
Mr. Kubota received his Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School in May 2014, and will continue to pursue his Master of Music degree from Juilliard studying with Richard Aaron.
Praised by The New York Times as “polished and spirited,” cellist Ken Kubota began his studies at the age of eight in Columbus, Ohio, and he has since studied with Alice Ann O’Neill, Anthony Elliott, and Wendy Warner. As a soloist and a chamber musician, he has performed in numerous venues across the country, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City. Mr. Kubota has won numerous solo competitions and awards such as the Louis Potter Cello Competition, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Bradlin Scholarship, the Michigan Federation of Music Clubs Award, and the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Competition. In addition, he has performed in master classes for Alan Rafferty, Peter Stumpf and Yo-Yo Ma.
Mr. Kubota served as principal cellist for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Civic Youth Orchestra for four years, and he was invited in September 2011 by the DSO on its cultural exchange trip to Lyon and Paris, France as an alumnus and representative of the DSO Education Program. As a soloist, he has performed the Elgar and Dvorak cello concertos with the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Kubota has been awarded the grand prize in both the Michigan American String Teacher’s Association Chamber Music Competition and the St. Paul String Quartet Competition. His passion for chamber music has led him to study with world-class coaches, such as members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, Cleveland, Emerson, Cavani, and St. Lawrence String Quartets.
I have grown up with the Suzuki Method and will be participating of the Suzuki Pedagogy/Teacher-Training program through the School for Strings in NYC from the fall, but availble to teach in traditional methods as well. I enjoy a flexible, friendly, and patient teaching style since 2008, tailoring the lessons to fit each student's goals. As we develop goals with students, I will foster the student's talent and help them meet their goals in a fun and productive way. I'm open to all ages and levels - looking forward to meeting you!