Alexander B. Revoal

Cello Teacher

Alexander Revoal

SAA Member


Oak Park, IL
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An alumnus of the Denver School of the Arts, Alex Revoal holds a Bachelor of Music, from Lawrence University. He earned a Master of Music degree in cello performance and pedagogy, and a Performance Certificate from Northern Illinois University, where he studied with Marc Johnson of the Grammy-nominated Vermeer Quartet. While at NIU he played in the Alla Corda Quartet, a resident graduate ensemble, and taught an undergraduate music appreciation course. In the fall of 2002, he studied at the Institute for the International Education of Students in Vienna, Austria. His teachers have included Janet Anthony, Carol Tarr, Christine Vitoux-Erben, Elisabeth Anderson, and Stephen Harrison. He has played in masterclasses for cellists Anthony Arnone, Lynn Harrell and Brandon Vamos, and for pianists Paula Fan and Gil Kalish, and has received chamber music coachings with members of the Vermeer, Fine Arts, Pacifica, Brentano, Cavani and Ives Quartets. Fully committed to the continuous process of pedagogical development, he has so far participated in Suzuki training for Every Child Can and books 1 through 10 at the Chicago Suzuki Institute, where his trainers included Nancy Hair and Jean Dexter, and has completed a Suzuki Cello Practicum with Gilda Barston. He has had additional Suzuki training from Carey Beth Hockett, Sally Gross, Katherine Wood, Ed Kreitman and Pamela Devenport. In the summer of 2017 he participated in the Group Class Techniques teaching fellowship program with Carey Beth Hockett. From 2008 to 2013 he taught at the Music Institute of Chicago, and since 2006 he has been on the faculty at the Western Springs School of Talent Education/Naperville Suzuki School, where he co-directs the summer chamber camp and the advanced cello ensemble, Cellissimo. In 2015 Alex Revoal was awarded the level 1 Certificate of Achievement by the SAA.