Rex Westen Cello lessons at Mojo’s.
Education and experience.
Began piano lessons at the age of five, and at nine switched to cello. Studied cello privately and in the school system until age eighteen. Studied privately for five years with Charles Lee, the principal cellist for the Boulder Philharmonic. This process was invaluable to him as a teacher, to understand the problems of poor technique and the best way to replace it.
Studied composition privately with Eugene Friesen, Professor of Cello at Berklee College of Music and four-time Grammy winner.
Studied music theory at the Berklee College of Music and is completing a Specialist Certificate.
Teaching experience: Rex has taught students aged ten through fourteen as well as adults. He leads improvisation classes with the Boulder Cello Project.
Instrument: Giovanni Battista Gabrielli cello made in 1753. Various percussion: udu, pandeiro, bongos.
Available on Wednesday Afternoons