My interest in Eastern Philosophy as well as the principles of the work of Milton Trager and F.M. Alexander, are currently on the forefront of my own development and work. My teaching philosophy is based on the goal of having students develop strong cognitive and self observing capabilities, discovering and investigating the basic building blocks of cello playing and music making. I put great emphasis on the development of a technique and musicianship based on neuromuscular integrity. I ask my students to investigate, through keen attention and curiosity, the nature of their habitual responses, evaluating them if they are appropriate or inappropriate for the task at hand and ultimately surrender them, trusting the natural design of their organism. I see music as a microcosmos and laboratory of our human condition with an incredible potential to elevate our spirit for the benefit of our own wellbeing, our interactions with our family, friends, colleagues and all fellow human beings and ultimately for the wellbeing of our society.