Mr. Connor is an active freelance cellist and cello teacher in the Chicago area and has a great experience working with students of all ages and all levels.
Mr. Connor teaches in traditional methods for music reading and building of fundamentals of cello technique. He builds the structure of lessons based on the needs of the individual student.He has worked with many age groups and levels of experience.
Mr. Connor received his Bachelors of Music degree from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor MI) and Masters in Music diploma from Chicago Musical College at Roosevelt University (Chicago IL). Some of his cello teachers include: Grace Field, Oliver Edel, Jerome Jellinek, Winifred Mayes, Karl Fruh and Marc Johnson. He trained in orchestral studies with Samuel Mayes and Frank Miller. He has played in numerous Orchestras around the Midwest including: Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Flint (MI) Symphony, South Bend (IN), Elgin, Northwest Indiana, Illinois Philharmonic, Kalamazoo (MI) and Memphis (TN) Symphony Orchestras. Mr. Connor is currently a Cellist with the Northbrook Symphony.
Mr. Dennis Connor has also played in numerous chamber music ensembles including: Mariani and Casini String Quartets, Condorport, and Edgewater Piano Trios. He is currently working with Yulia Lipmanovich (Pianist) in a Piano-Cello Duo, exploring the chamber music repertoire for Cello and Piano