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Popular Cello Teachers Near Portland

Susan L.

Portland, OR
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Elisa B.

Oregon City, OR
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Maggie C.

Portland, OR
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Susan L. Portland, OR

I have been teaching cello for about 20 years. In the first few lessons students learn how to get get big, beautiful tone by learning various bowing techniques that are easy to learn with a little daily practice.

Then I teach how to read music and play songs in a variety of styles: Gypsy, classical, bluegrass, contemporary classical, rock and more. The album I use for this is a beginning book called VIP Strings composed by my mentor Dr. Lyons. The book comes with a play along piano accompaniment CD that makes practicing fun! Along with this I teach music fundamentals like scales, music theory and ear training.

For more serious students, I use materials from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and prepare them for one to two exams a year. The exams test playing abilities on 3 songs plus scales, arpeggios, ear training and music theory. Students that pass get a beautiful certificate for each level, grades 1 to 8.

About Susan

Hi, my name is Sue L. I teach music and perform professionally with Mango Nights as their arranger and violinist. I also play cello and bass with other groups. I earned my music degree from Portland State University in 2006, graduating with honors. In 1996 I won two Medals of Distinction for violin performance and music theory and then in 2001 I received a Merit Award from the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, London, England for viola performance. I've been blessed to be able to perform in a variety of ensembles and genres such as musical theater pit orchestras, string quartets, the Vancouver Symphony, and rock, jazz, tango, Middle Eastern and blue grass/folk bands.

My biggest thrill is to be able to transmit culture to the younger generation through ...

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AprilS June 25, 2012
Susan is a great instructor! She's very helpful and positive. And she lets you move at a pace relative to your abilities. I enjoyed my lessons with her very much!!
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GloriaB1 April 17, 2012
Very Encoluraging

Susan is so encouraging & gets excited because I'm excited to learn to play the piano. She's very patient with me...which is a huge plus! She also has a way of breaking the music language down so that I can relate to it. It's sort of like word association. That works!
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NickK April 10, 2012
helpful and flexible

Susan is a wonderful instructor. She was flexible with my crazy schedule. She gave me enough work to not get boerd between lessons but not to much work. I always look forward to my lessons.
Elisa B. Oregon City, OR

Private lessons for beginning cello. Also couching school orchestra cello students reading music, understanding rhythms, developing beautiful tone. Possibility to join the Music Academy string orchestra!

About Elisa

Violin Teacher's Certificate - Sibelius Academy, Finland
Suzuki Teacher Training - Marylhurst University, OR

Classical and Suzuki options - starting Suzuki students as early as 3 yrs old. Teaching Suzuki Books 1-11.
Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels
I am using classical method books including Kayser, Wohlfart, Kreutzer, Mazas, Dont and Paganini Caprices with students looking for more rigorous studies and more advanced skills.
Keeping music and technique in balance - Learn how to enjoy performing - Find your own highest potential - Fall in love with music

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I am friendly and like to inspire my students to find their own best potential. Suitable challenges are fun and needed to keep the personal progress going on. "No suffering in my ...

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Amy K. June 11, 2014
Violin · In studio
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There are many websites that will tell you instructors don't like teaching adults, but Elisa was a wonderful and patient instructor for all ages. She is able to adjust her approach to accommodate all age groups and skill levels. It's important to let Elisa know what your goals are so she can mold the lessons to help accomplish your goals. Elisa also arranges group rehearsals and recitals to broaden the students abilities in group settings (optional).
Maggie C. Portland, OR

Lessons are individually tailored to what each student wants to accomplish through learning how to play the cello. Whether the goal is to learn the more refined/historical side of performance or to let loose and headbang with some rock, I am looking forward to sharing how it's done.

About Maggie

Maggie began studying music at the age of 5. After specializing in cello under the instruction of Elizabeth Benusis and 2 years of study at Interlochen Arts Camp, she began playing symphonic cello professionally at age 15. From there, Maggie earned her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Cello Performance at Minot State University under the instruction of Erik Anderson. In the next stage of her education, Maggie completed her Master of Music (Mmus) degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying under both Rudi de Groote and Robert Irvine.

Maggie has recently played with such symphonies as the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, Minot Symphony Orchestra, Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra, the Bismarck/Mandan Symphony Orchestra, the Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble, and the Royal ...

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Whether you are a beginner Cello student, intermediate Cello student, or advanced Cello student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Cello skills. Your choices for a Portland Cello instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Cello instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student feedback, ...

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