Cello Lessons


Dr. Joseph Harchanko, DMA

harchanko@gmail.com   503-269-3377

975 Grand View PL NW   Salem, OR 97304

Hour, 45 min.,  and 30 min. sessions.  $60/hour. 


Dr. Harchanko holds a D.M.A. and performance certificate from the University of Texas, a Masters of Music in cello performance from The Florida State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in cello performance from Auburn University.  He is an alumnus of the Meadowmount School of Music in New York state, the Fountainebleau conservatory in France, and the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado.  Dr. Harchanko has performed in public master classes with Janos Starker, Glenn Dicterow, and Steven Doane. He is currently an Assistant Professor of cello at Western Oregon University and an orchestral instructor in the Salem-Keizer school district.  He has been the orchestral director at The Academy for Academics and Arts in the Huntsville (AL) public school district, the Dripping Springs (TX) school district, and director of the Tennessee Valley Music Festival.


“I have enjoyed working with cello students at all levels and have done so for over twenty years.  It is important that students enjoy their studies.  The key is emphasizing fundamentals based on sound physiology.  These will lead to a beautiful sound and an ease in playing that make music fun and exciting for the performer and audience.”