Frieda Freytag is originally from Germany and has been playing the cello for over 25 years. She spent 12 years in German music schools studying cello, piano and music theory, during which time she spent playing and performing with youth orchestras and chamber music groups.
After working as a church musician in Berlin, she came to Ireland 10 years ago and made the cello the centre of her musical career. She is performing, recording and arranging music for bands and singer-song writers as well as teaching both cello and piano to children and adult beginners.
Her teaching benefits as much from her classical music education as from her vast experience in modern and pop music. Along with preparing her students for classical exams and helping them to become confident, happy players, she always encourages them to explore improvisation, composition and, most importantly, the joy of making music together.