Charles Asch completed his Master of Music at Juilliard, and is finishing up his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Minnesota. He has an active performance schedule, ranging from orchestra performances, chamber music concerts, and solo cello performances. In addition to an interest in classical, Mr. Asch has performed and taught repertoire from the popular and folk traditions, playing as the cellist for string rock group "The Gentlemen of NUCO". In orchestral playing, Mr. Asch has partipated in the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd MN, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany.
In his teaching, he focuses on bringing the student to the level where they are a truly confident performer, with a great base of repertoire. His focus for teaching is on the Suzuki materials, with a focus on mastering the technical basics of playing. Folk tunes and popular tunes are also included in the repertoire. Mr. Asch has a strong commitment to cello teaching, with 7 years of private teaching experience, with students at all levels from beginner to advanced.