About Brendan


Brendan Finucane is a cellist, music educator, and music entrepreneur. Brendan currently directs Elementary and High School Orchestras at the Chicago Waldorf School, and maintains a private teaching studio of cello students in-person and remotely via Zoom. He leads the Knights of Jazz String Band, an extracurricular ensemble devoted to early and classic jazz. This wonderful music inspires his approach to cello performance, and his teaching as well. His students participate in chamber ensembles, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, and several have gone on to study music in college.  His company Chromawheel Music recently launched the Field Guide To Music and companion Play app, a shape-based approach to exploring music concepts. The company is prototyping a synthesizer based on the Chromawheel concept. Brendan performs and records with The Paver and Black Tie Elephant. You can check out some things he has on Youtube here.