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Andrew and Beatriz Snow have been teaching young cellists and pianists succesfully for
over 25 years.

They were both  faculty members of  the prestigious Betty Haag Suzuki Academy for a decade.

Andrew Snow was a member of the Faculty at Carthage College in Kenosha Wisconsin, and Trinity International University, and currently has a private studio for young cellists in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
He is also a coach for the cello section at Schaumburg Youth Orchestra,  and a chamber music coach at Sherwood Conservatory Summer Chamber Music workshop.
He is also invited frequently as a judge for various competitions for young cellists.

Beatriz is part of the Piano faculty at DePaul University School of Music- Community Division, and also holds a very active Private piano studio presenting two recitals a year at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois; and is also is on staff at the Midwest Young Artists Young Chamber Music Workshop every summer.

Andrew and Beatriz strongly believe that a strong technical foundation is essential to  the succesful artistic development of a young musician.

Emphasis is placed on: correct hand position, intonation,  rhythmic comprehension,
stylistic phrasing and sound. Students learn that success in these areas play a major role in their development as musicians.  They are taught repertoire from all classical music periods.

Students are encouraged to enter competitions and participate in festivals such as IMEA,
and enroll in youth orchestra programs such as Midwest Young Artists (mya.org), Chicago Youth Symphony, Schaumburg Youth Symphony, etc.

Chamber music is strongly encouraged in intermediate to advanced level students, and 
young children from the very first stages, will perform duets in their recitals every semester.

The success in every child's development as a musician requires a combination of factors, these include: consistent and quality  practicing, parental involvement and teacher supervision and guidance. 

Andrew and Beatriz believe that a nurturing and friendly environment combined with a structured curriculum, leads to a rewarding learning experience for young children.

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Midwest Young Artists Young Musicians Chamber Music Workshop

This is an intensive chamber music workshop for young pianists, cellists and violinists,
taught every summer at the award winning music program Midwest Young Artists.

Faculty:  Rhona Reagen violin/viola; Beatriz Helguera-Snow, piano; Paula Fisher, violin/viola; Mandy Dennis, cello.

A great first chamber music experience for young musicians. The intensive week
of coachings, rehearsals and  performance classes, culminates in a concert, free and
open to the public.   For more information, look at the MYA website under Summer Programs. 


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