Adele Mori- Cello Teacher Extraordinaire!!
From a very early age, Adele was drawn toward music. When she was six years old, she began writing songs and taking piano lessons. When she was twelve, Adele heard a string quartet and fell in love with the deep and rich sounds of the cello. She asked her parents if she could take cello lessons and began soon after. While at college in Bennington, Vermont, Adele played in a string quartet with some very dear friends. Together, they rehearsed everyday, performed in many places, and were given the opportunity to travel to some far off countries such as Jamaica and the Czech Republic. Adele then went to graduate school at Mannes College where she received her Masters degree, and completed post-graduate studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Currently, Adele is a freelance performing and recording cellist and educator in New York City. She has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the American Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica. In addition to teaching the wonderful cello class at PS 51, Adele teaches for the Harmony Program, Mark Murphy’s School of Music, and in her own private studio. Adele is very excited to be a part of YOSL’s expanding program and looks forward to seeing her students every week. She encourages her students to practice at least a little bit every day, to listen, and to have fun!