Susan Erickson

 

“I had been in love with the cello forever, so high on hope and low on wisdom, I purchased my first cello with the hope of teaching myself to play. Once I realized that I would never progress with self-guided cello, I searched online for a teacher. I am so thankful that I found Olga Redkina. She is gracious and patient enough to take a mature beginner student – I was 55 years old at the time – with no music background. I could not read music and did not know how to hold a cello or a bow. With daily practice, weekly lessons, and annual recitals, I have made significant progress.  Fast forward seven years and approximately 3,000 cello hours:  I have attained some but not all of my cello goals.  I can now play expressively and have mastered some difficult pieces.  I can play for others and with others.  I joined a local community band and recently had the opportunity to play at Carnegie Hall. With Olga’s expertise and my perseverance, my dream of becoming a cellist is now a reality. I look forward to continuing my cello journey with Olga’s guidance, and I can’t thank her enough.”

 

 

 

Minuet in G by Beethoven. Performance 2013

Schröder Etude 2013

Carol Medley 2013

Close Every Door 2014

Have yourself A Merry Little Christmas 2014

Angels Medley 2015

Trepak 2016

Jingle Bell Rock 2017

O Holy Night 2017

Allegro Moderato by Bach 2017

Chanson Triste by Tchaikovsky 2017

Ave Maria by Shubert 2018

Allegro by Marcello 2018