28 Hemlock Road, Livingston NJ, 07039
Instruments:Cello, Piano, Theory

Styles:Classical, Rock – Alternative, Kids, Other
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:35 years
Rate:$50 / hr

Personal Statement

I have been teaching students since 1975, and my enjoyment of it has only grown over the years.

I believe in educating each student as a musician, not only as a cellist/pianist, and include aspects of theory and history as the situation – and student’s interests and capabilities – warrant.

Give me a call, and I look forward to working with you!

Education / Training

Oliver Shapiro began his music studies at the age of 8. His early teachers were Mary Gili (cello) and Dr. Borislav Bazala (piano), both of whom he studied with through his high school years.

He spent some summers at Amherst Summer Music Center, where he had the rare opportunity and privilege of studying with legendary cello instructor Channing Robbins, and continuing piano work with Bruce Potterton and William Dawson.

During his Columbia College years, his undergradute education included studies with international performing artist and pedagogue Michael Haber. Post graduate cello studies then continued with Maestra Karen Pinoci.

Oliver continues to maintain an active teaching, performing, and recording schedule, mostly from his Livingston studio and home, where he lives with his wife (Deborah) of 33 years.

Oliver Shapiro