Avi Friedlander Workshop

Saturday, August 29

  • 11:00am-1:30pm EST: Chops, Grooves, and Pizz for Cellists Under 18
  • 2:00pm-4:30pm EST: Chops, Grooves, and Pizz for Cellists 18+

Mr. Friedlander’s method books, Chopping Around and Pizzing Around, are highly recommended (but not required) as supplements to his workshops. Either or both books can be purchased during the registration process.

Sunday, August 30

  • 11:00am-1:30pm EST: Improv and alternative styles for String Players Under 18
  • 2:00pm-4:30pm EST: Improv and Alternative Styles for String Players Over 18

Class size is limited to 14 people per class so that Avi can give each student individual attention. Because of the size, these workshops will fill up fast, so register now!

$30 per workshop, $30 for the method book. Participants are welcome to register for multiple classes.

All classes will be held online via Zoom.

Limit of 14 people per class.

Please note all classes are in Eastern Standard Time.

Well known as a Suzuki cello workshop and institute clinician, Avi Friedlander teaches a variety of methods from classical to jazz and rock. Mr. Friedlander is the director of the Barston Suzuki Center at the Music Institute of Chicago, a Suzuki teacher trainer, teaches Suzuki Pedagogy faculty at Roosevelt University/Music Institute of Chicago and teaches string pedagogy at the University of North Florida. He holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in cello performance from The University of Michigan, and pursued his professional studies degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music. Mr. Friedlander is the former Assistant Principal cellist of the Atlanta Opera, former member of The New World Symphony and former professor of Cello at Emory University in Atlanta. His primary teachers have included Anthony Elliott, Stephen Geber, Irene Sharp, Tanya Carey and David Premo and he has also worked with Richard Aaron, Hans Jensen, Janos Starker and Bernard Greenhouse. Mr. Friedlander has studied improvisation methods with Eugene Friesen from the Berkley College, Stephan Braun from Berlin and Tim Kliphuis from Amsterdam. In addition to his own compositions, Mr. Friedlander writes his own arrangements for solo cello of rock tunes from Jimi Hendrix to Pearl Jam and is the author of his method books, Chopping Around and Pizzing Around, which  introduce alternative styles to cellists.

Visit his website avicello.com