Peter Lewy's classical credits include serving as principal cellist and concerto soloist with several NYC metropolitan orchestras including the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra, the Regina Opera Orchestra, the Bronx Symphony, and the Greenwich Village Orchestra. He has also made numerous recital and chamber music appearances. In addition to his classical work, Peter has worked on stage and in the recording studio with hundreds of recording artists. He collaborated extensively with Jazz legend Jaco Pastorius. His innovative uses of the cello in popular music recordings and performances have earned him critical acclaim in the New York Times and Variety Magazine. He has performed for thousands from the Clearwater festival to such diverse clubs as The Bottom Line, The Blue Note and CBGB's. Peter has been head of the string department at Camp Encore/Coda in Sweden, Maine for the last 9 years as well as coordinator of The Cello Workshop at SummerKeys in Lubec Maine since it's inception. Peter has released his solo debut CD, Now and Then, on Classical Jazz Records. The recording features 7 of his own works for solo cello, ranging from meditative to thrilling and virtuostic, as well as the full Bach suite #1 in G Major for unaccompanied cello. A caring and avid teacher, in addition to teaching cello at the United Nations International School, the Rockland Conservatory of Music and the Green Meadow Waldorf School, he maintains a large teaching studio of students of all ages and levels.
Danielle O. 5 stars
Peter is a master teacher. I've tried a number of cello teachers but he stands out from the crowd. He has just the right combination of high standards, easy-going nature, and enthusiastic confidence in your ability to progress as a musician. We've worked together for almost 10 years, and it's been one of the most challenging and rewarding journeys I've ever had. Highly recommended!
$ 80.00 Dollars Per Hour
Hourly fee indicated is for lessons in my studio in upper Manhattan or via Zoom or Skype.