Charlotte Lehnhoff

1451 E. 52nd Street, Apt. 3

Member of a long-established Chicago musical family, Charlotte Lehnhoff has been teaching cello in Hyde Park for over twenty-five years. She was formerly on the faculty of the Lehnhoff School of Music and Dance in Hyde Park and was Lecturer in the Department of Music at Chicago State University for fourteen years.

After receiving degrees in Cello Performance and Music Theory from the University of Michigan, Ms. Lehnhoff studied cello pedagogy with Janos Starker at Indiana University and Channing Robbins at the Juilliard School of Music. Ms. Lehnhoff studied cello with Frank Miller, principal cellist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and David Wells at the Manhattan School of Music and Hartt College of Music. She took part in chamber music workshops at Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill, Maine, and at The Yellow Barn in Vermont.

She has participated in pedagogy workshops held by the American String Teachers Association at The Ohio State University, University of Michigan, Illinois State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Ms. Lehnhoff is also an accomplished instructor in the Suzuki method, completing workshops at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Concordia College, and at national conferences held in Chicago with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.

Ms. Lehnhoff has served as a judge for national and Chicago-area cello competitions.  She was a vice-president of the Chicago Cello Society for ten years and was founding co-editor of The Cello Scroll, the newsletter of the Society. 

Her publications include articles for The Cello Scroll on a variety of topics such as the history of cello technique, and research and writings about Beethoven's music for the cello.  She wrote a  textbook on the Fundamentals of Music that was used in courses at Chicago State University for Music Majors and for the general student population. 

Some of her articles for the newsletter are posted on the Internet on the newsletter of the Internet Cello Society in addition to having been published in newsletters of cello societies around the country.

Her students are active in orchestras at all levels from middle school through community and professional organizations, and as national chamber music institute participants. Her advanced students are members of orchestras which make national and international tours. Many of her students pursue professional performer and educator careers.

Ms. Lehnhoff emphasizes the development of a beautiful strong tone, a sense of security, comfort and ease in playing the cello, and helping the student achieve self-expression in the music.  She works with students of all ages, young children to adults, beginners to advanced.

Music Teachers of Hyde Park: co-founding member
American String Teachers Association (ASTA)
Illinois ASTA
Chicago Cello Society

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