Mr. Rodrigo Pessoa

Cello Teacher, Parent

Rodrigo Pessoa

SAA Member


Anchorage, AK
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Since 1996, Mr. Rodrigo Pessoa has successfully taught thousands of students in private schools, music projects, lab schools, and Suzuki Method Studios in Brazil and USA. He is currently living in Lubbock, attending Texas Tech University as a student of the Doctor of Musical Arts Program in Cello Performance, under renowned cellist, Professor Jeffrey Lastrapes.
Mr. Pessoa holds a Bachelor in Music Education from the Federal University of Sao Carlos (Sao Paulo—Brazil). He received his Master of Music in Cello Performance at University of New Mexico under Dr. David Schepps. While there, he was awarded the Abe Franck Graduate Assistantship,  as the cellist of the Abe Franck String Quartet, and he also held the position of Principal Cellist at the UNM Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Mr. Pessoa is a teaching assistant at Texas Tech University and master teacher with the TTU Strings Project.
Mr. Pessoa also uses traditional methods in relation to orchestra playing and includes the student’s repertoire as primordial in the learning process.