George Teague, Cello

Suzuki Cello Chicago

My teaching strongly revolves around Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy that “Every Child Can!” It is this belief that every person possesses the ability to play beautiful, satisfying music. There is no one person that possesses an innate talent that another person does not have, and it is my joy as a teacher to discover that talent in each and every student. 

George Teague is a cellist and teacher in the Chicago area. He recently completed his Master’s degree in Cello Performance at the Chicago College of Performing Arts under renowned pedagogue and former Suzuki Association of the Americas President, Dr. Tanya Carey. Before moving to Chicago, George completed his undergraduate degree at Northern Arizona University under Dr. Mary Ann Ramos. An accomplished performer, George has held principal seats in the CCPA Symphony and NAU Symphony Orchestra, as well cello section member of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.

George enjoys performing and teaching in a variety of styles, and takes special interest in performing contemporary works for the cello. He is also a recipient of numerous performing arts awards, including the Nadene Bean Cello Scholarship. His students have won numerous regional competitions, as well as placing in regional and All-State programs. George is always looking for new ways to play and teach, and enjoys the fusion of traditional and Suzuki methods. George recently completed his training through Book 7 in the Suzuki Method, and looks forward to completing all 10 books in the next year.

Dominic DeStefanocello