Bartles as a Teacher
In addition to being a composer and a performer himself, Alfred H. Bartles also enjoyed a lucrative career as a teacher. He started the composition program at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and taught that very same program for several years. He also taught cello at the Sewanee festival. Bartles also had a number of private cello students wherever he went: Germany, the Waldorf School at Adelphi University in New York, Nashville. He used his pedagogical abilities along with his compositional skills to write several method books for cellists to use, including: Seven Easy Pieces for Beginning Cellists, Recital Pieces and Etudes for the Advanced Beginning Cellist, a scale method, and From the Notebooks for Anna Magdalena Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a published work.