Fabrizio Mazzetta enjoys tailoring his teaching to the individual student’s capabilities and talents, while maintaining a logical, progressive and playful curriculum. He teaches to fit any age and level—from complete beginners to more advanced students. “I tend to pick and choose a specific approach based on the aims of my students,” Fabrizio says. “I try to blend a detail-oriented sense of listening and practice with an applied technical approach. This gives students the chance to try out and use new techniques and theories in a short-term, efficient manner.”

As a performer, Fabrizio has appeared as a member of several orchestras and music ensembles, including the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Hingham Symphony Orchestra, Symphony New Hampshire, Gloucester Chamber Music Series, Pas de Deuz String Duet, Chagall-Boston String Quartet and most recently with the newly-founded PontiCelli Trio. Fabrizio mentions his favorite performances are with his “best half,” wife Masako Yotsugi (who is herself CCM piano faculty).

Fabrizio earned his undergraduate diploma and bachelor’s degree from the National Regional Conservatory of Music of Aubervilliers in Paris, France. He has studied at Bourg-la-Reine Sceaux National Music School, and earned a Master of Music in Cello Performance (with distinction) at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA.

Fabrizio’s favorite leisure activities include snorkeling, spearfishing, and swimming – and, when that isn’t possible, barbecuing with dear friends.

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"My goal as a music educator is to have any student believe in nurturing and enjoying practicing three approaches to Music making: ""the ear, the head and the heart". These words are not empty concepts; they specifically define what the joy of delving into music can be."