Cellist David Gibson, a graduate of Juilliard and Yale, is offering classes at the Cooperstown Performing Arts Center, 103 Main St.
Gibson, who recently retired to Gilbertsville, taught cello privately and at colleges and universities such as Bennington, Mount Holyoke, RPI, the Hartt School Community Division, and Mannes Conservatory Preparatory Division for 40 years.
He has also maintained a performing career as a soloist, conductor, and chamber musician and coach.
Specializing in students as young as 5, he has placed students in major conservatories in the country. At one point, 10 former students of his were studying at Juilliard at the same time.
Gibson’s wife Kathryn has taken an administrative position at Hartwick College, and their daughter Lindsay lives in the area. The Gibsons are very familiar with Cooperstown because David’s great uncle was Louis C. Jones, a Cooperstown legend.