About  Everardo

Everardo was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. He first started on flute at the age of 11 then at the age of 15, he switched to cello. Everardo is now a passionate teacher and performer in the Chicago area. Everardo graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Cello Performance from Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) at Roosevelt University and completed a Performance Diploma in May of 2021 at CCPA where he studied with Dr. Tanya Carey for six years. Currently, Everardo is pursuing a Master's Degree from DePaul University studying under the guidance of Professor Stephen Balderston. Everardo completed Suzuki teacher training in Cello Books 1-10 of the Suzuki Method, with Dr. Tanya Carey and Avi Friedlander. During their teacher training, they received instruction on how to engage students in a private and group lesson format, maintain a profound and professional bond with parents and students, and engage a range of all ages. Everardo is currently a member of the faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago and is also a member of the faculty at Urban Prairie Waldorf School located in Pilsen.

Everardo has spent his summers playing music at Chautauqua Music Festival, running a chamber music project called Pilsen Classical in Chicago, doing Suzuki Cello Teacher Training, and teaching for summer music programs in the Chicago area.

Everardo is extremely lucky and honored to play on and be the owner of a 2015 Gary Garavaglia cello made in Chicago. 

Away from the cello, Everardo loves to tend to his many plants, make coffee, read, cook, going on runs, and going on very long bike rides around the city.