Pablo Issa, Traditional and Suzuki Cello
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Hartt Community Division activities before 2:30 p.m. on Sunday have been canceled. An update will be posted by 10 a.m. Sunday about the status of HCD activities scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and later.

HCD Delayed Opening 1.20.19

Today is Saturday, January 19. All Hartt Community Division activities are running as scheduled.

Due to inclement weather, on Sunday, January 20, all Hartt Community Division activities before 2:30pm have been canceled. An update will be posted at 10am about the status of activities scheduled to start at 2:30pm or later.

Pablo Issa

suzuki and traditional Cello

Pablo Issa Traditional and Suzuki CelloPablo Issa performs chamber music internationally with The Sound Scape Trio and Cuatro Puntos. He is also the principal cellist of the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra. 

As an educator, Issa received Long-Term Suzuki Training at the School for Strings in New York City with Pamela Devenport and completed his pedagogic studies with Carey Cheney and Nancy Hair. 

Issa taught at the Community School of the Arts at UConn Storrs, the Suzuki Music School of Westport, and Kids Empowered by Your Support in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Currently, he teaches cello and chamber music at The Hartt School Community Division, where he heads the community outreach program and co-coordinates the Adult Chamber Music Program.

Issa holds a Post-High School Graduate Diploma from Interlochen Arts Academy, a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Baldwin-Wallace College, and both a Master of Music Performance and a Graduate Professional Diploma from The Hartt School. 

His education was made possible thanks to the support of Fundación Arnoldo Schwimmer of Issa's native country, Bolivia.

Teaching Philosophy

I believe each students has the ability to learn and every person learns in a unique way. As an educator, it is my job to figure out what is the best way to present the information, so it resonates with the student.

Having a diverse studio, with students ranging from 4 year-olds to adults, has giving me the opportunity to adapt my teaching to serve students with different musical backgrounds, different goals and different expectations.

My ultimate goal as a teacher is for my students to become independent musical thinkers. I provide them with practice tools, so they can expand the work we do in lessons, in their own practice time at home.

I want my students to becoming self aware of all the aspects of playing the cello, find the balance between technique and musicality, but most importantly to be proud of what have they accomplished.