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, magna cum laude, 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 (wife and assistant to Valentin Erben of the Alban Berg Quartet), 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. For three seasons Alex was the Principal Cellist of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra. 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, and a course in group class teaching strategies with Carey Beth Hockett. In the summer of 2013, Alex taught at the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute in Waterloo. 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. Alex Revoal has been awarded the level 1 Certificate of Achievement by the SAA.

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