Welcome to Brooklyn Cello & Alexander Technique!



Our approach to cello playing and music-making combines rigorous traditional pedagogy with mindfulness principles and a strong emphasis on developing body awareness to promote healthy playing habits. At Brooklyn Cello & Alexander Technique, students learn to trust their own instincts and think for themselves as musicians. 

We Offer:

  • Private lessons for children and teens
  • Small group classes for kids
  • Private lessons for adult students
  • Accelerated New Player classes for adult students
  • Chamber music program for adult students



Brooklyn Cello & Alexander Technique is located in Park Slope. Our studio is just half a block from the FGR trains at 4th Av-9th St and convenient to many bus routes.

Group programming for adults is held at the Brooklyn Ethical Society, on Prospect Park West at 2nd Street.


What Our Students Are Saying

"I have learned so much...Her approach to everything (from movement to music theory) is exactly what I was hoping for. Very happy to have found such a patient and supportive teacher!" --AS, Adult Student

“My son really enjoys his lessons with Kirin. Her teaching is a big part of of his continued interest and improvement in his study of the cello." DG, Parent of 10 year old student

"Our daughter has made wonderful progress...and this is all the more amazing given how busy she is, which says all sorts of things about Kirin's ability to teach and inspire…”  --PF, parent of teen student

“Kirin has a way of explaining and working that I akin to meditation... I can not recommend a better teacher, especially if you are looking to get much more out of your lessons than just technique. She presents a sort of Zen and the art of the cello, which quickly translated to many other areas of my life.” NK, Adult Student

“I consider myself very lucky to have found Kirin for a cello teacher. She incorporates concepts into her lessons that are essential for proper cello playing and technique. Every time I have a lesson with her I feel a huge sense of accomplishment.” SC, Adult Student

Schedule a complimentary trial lesson: 716.371.1215