Type: Performance
Art Form: Music
Grade Level: K-12
Scheduling Request

CelloBop is a whirlwind 500-year history of the cello – its past, present, and future. Gideon combines excerpts from various periods for the cello repertoire with explanations about its construction and tone. He demonstrates how the conventional acoustic instrument is played, then wows students when he plugs in his futuristic electric cello, showing how it can create an even wider range of sounds and styles. CelloBop includes classical, blues, swing, jazz, rock, bluegrass, and spontaneously improvised music.

Note: Available live online and as a pre recorded video (with live-follow-up Q&A) for remote learning.

Length: 45-60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 250 (in-person)
Curriculum Connection: Music, Music History

Remote Single (live): $525
Remote Single (pre recorded + live Q&A follow-up): $525
Additional Live Q&A sessions: $70 each



Single Show: $625
Double: $1,060
Triple: $1,500
Quad: $1,935
Travel Fee: $50 per day
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Processing fee of $30 added to all contracts

Remote (live online)
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to spotlight artist video, facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.

Remote (pre recorded)
School has access to the video for one week unless otherwise stated in contract. Do not distribute video link outside of the agreed upon parties. Please introduce the artists as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts Ensemble.




  • Reserved parking space.
  • An extension cord.
  • Access to an outlet.
  • A piano bench or a straight-back, armless, wood chair.
  • Rug or rubber floor mat (3’ x 5’)
  • Water

Performance Space:

  • Elevated stage if possible, clear of extra materials and swept.
  • Elementary students should sit on floor with a row of chairs in the back. Older students can sit on the floor or on chairs.

Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes
Strike time: 15 minutes
Time needed between performances: 5 minutes
Teacher participation is expected.


Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.

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