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Popular Cello Teachers Near Rancho Santa Fe

Mikhail B.

San Diego, CA
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Erin C.

Poway, CA
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Bijan Z.

San Diego, CA
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Mikhail B. San Diego, CA

1. Choose Instrument

VIOLIN CELLO PIANO ACCORDION GUITAR BASS COMPUTER VOICE MANDOLIN

2. Choose Type

Acoustic Electric Amplified Electronic Other

3. Choose Style

CLASSICAL | MODERN HITS | SPECIFIC SONG | JAZZ | LATIN

IRISH | GYPSY | OTHER FOLK | ROCK | ELECTRONIC | OTHER

4. Choose area of Focus

READ | IMPROVISE | CHORDS | LEADSHEET | BEGINNER'S NUMBERS

COMPOSE | BY EAR | TRAINING DRILLS

About Mikhail

This year (2014) Recorded violin and cello on an album which won an SDMA music award voted best "Americana Album" with a group called Midnight Pine.

Albums Recorded:

"Buried" with Midnight Pine nominated for best Americana album of 2014 in the SDMA music awards (Violin +Cello)

"Past Forward" with Blaise Christopher Guld (Violin+Cello)

2 Live Albums from the AUM Dome with Krista Richards (Electric Violin)

Online Album with I-earth Music , a corporate world music band

+New Unreleased album with Trent Hancock (just debuted on 91X and 94.9) a possible hit! - a song called Splinter (Violin)

My History:

Born in the Soviet Union, came over in 1989...

Was taught Violin by Gypsy Uncle in strict Soviet style ...

Concertmaster violinist ...

Reviews

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Yayoi T. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Great Teacher!

My daughter is taking his class but not only she, we both enjoy his class. We feel so much his passion for music. He is great teacher.
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Sarah L. December 20, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Best decision I've made...

Taking lessons with Mikhail is the best decision I've made in a long time. I hadn't had any formal music instruction since I was a kid, so I was a little nervous about finding the right teacher for me. Playing music used to be a chore for me growing up. But Mikhail is so gentle and encouraging, flexibly attending to my individual needs, that I feel my relationship with music is being restored as a vital part of my life. Mikhail stresses technical proficiency in a way that isn't dry and boring. He is training my hands and ears to create a beautiful vehicle for self expression. He effortlessly inspires creativity, and so obviously loves teaching. I would recommend Mikhail to anyone who wants to master an instrument or learn how to create their own compositions.
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Wanda P. November 3, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Awesome Teacher

My daughter just started to take violin lessons and from the first lesson she learned so much and even learned to play a tune by her second lesson. She is really loving the violin lessons and excited to reach her goals. He is very patient, knowledgeable and very humble. Looking forward to many more practices to come. Awesome Teacher!! I recommend him for anyone looking for Violin Lessons. He really knows his stuff :)
Erin C. Poway, CA

I teach beginner cello primarily using the Suzuki books, but supplement with other materials when needed. My students work on scales and rhythm constantly to improve their tone and musicality as well as technique. I teach classical, religious, fiddle, and more. I also teach group ensembles, trios, quartets, and I work with students on their school orchestral and audition pieces.

About Erin

My name is Erin. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a concentration in Violin. I began studying violin at the age of six. I have performed with small chamber ensembles, orchestras, quartets, and trios. I enjoy playing for churches and weddings, and love teaching.

I began teaching beginner to advanced Violin and Viola in April of 2001 in NC. I moved to California in the fall of 2008. Since moving to California I have extended my teaching to beginner Piano and Cello also. I have taught students ages 3 to 87 how to play and enjoy music on a personal level. My experience includes leading sectionals for middle school orchestra, organizing and instructing small ensembles, and organizing student recitals. Student ...

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Taylor L. December 4, 2014
Viola · Online
Verified Student
Great teacher, very nice and helpful.
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Cara G. October 30, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I am an adult learner and wanted a teacher that did not treat me like a child. Erin is a great teacher and treats me like an adult. She helps me to attain my goals and works at my pace. She encourages me especially when I don't think I can do a particular piece or perform at a recital. I know she can take me through to any level I want to accomplish on the violin.
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Mercedes M. September 11, 2014
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Erin is an awesome teacher. Jazmin, my daughter,has been playing cello for almost 2 years and was having a rough time,losing interest and motivation.Erin was of tremendous help.She immediately connected with my daughter,who needed a little push to keep going after we moved to a rural area and she left her friends behind,got her motivated again to start playing and now she is back at school where she will be part of the orchestra once again. Thank you very much for all your help,Erin!
Bijan Z. San Diego, CA

Playing Cello is challenging and the enjoyment is extreme. That's why many people are ready to go through this tough way in hope of being able to master this magic instrument. I have played Cello for 20 years and I cannot imagine to live without this instrument. In this course I'll try to help you to go through an academic way of playing and ease the learning of the instrument. I'll use different books in this course. We'll play scales, arpeggios and lots of small pieces out of different resources. You may be able to learn many instruments on your own, but Cello is absolutely not one of them.

About Bijan

Hi!

I believe that music is rooted in all human beings and cultures in a reach and vast variety of forms. Music unifies and engages thinking and feeling in a direct and immediate way. Music influences individuals simultaneously on different levels of consciousness and form an important device for learning, recreation, arranging of conscious and unconscious impressions and at the same time for characterizing and conveying ideas and thoughts. This as a point of departure characterizes my teaching philosophy, which strives to create a climate in which my students can experience continuous musical, intellectual, and emotional growth.

As a music instructor and musicologist I demonstrate the characteristics of professional and passionate for everything related to my teaching. I am ...

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Kelly B. September 4, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Bijan is a very good guitar instructor. My daughter and I both took guitar lessons and he was able to work with us as individuals since we both had different skill levels. Bijan is very patient with his students and helped us through various learning obstacles. I highly recommend anyone that needs or wants to learn any musical instrument to take lessons from Bijan.
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Z M. September 3, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Bijan is a great teacher. He is kind and knowledgeable at the same time. He is patient for all the questions you have.
He gives you good resources and goes with your pace.
I do recommend Bijan for the new and experienced piano learners.
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Kenzi J. July 14, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Bijan is a great teacher. Learning to play the cello as an adult is tough, but he's very organized and encouraging. The recital was very anxiety-inducing, but we did really well and I felt a great sense of accomplishment afterward. I am only discontinuing due to distance and time constraints.

Amanda D.

San Diego, CA
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Nader T.

San Diego, CA
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Sarah L.

San Diego, CA
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Amanda D. San Diego, CA

With a Bachelors of Music in Cello Performance, I am qualified to teach all levels of cello. I can teach from beginner to advanced and from the very young to the adult.

About Amanda

As a teacher, I have had the privilege of working with private students for the past 10 years. It is one of the great joys of my life. My studio currently consists of students of all ages who study cello, piano, or violin with me.

As a lifelong student of music, myself, I have been blessed to study under a number of great teachers, including world-famous cellist Nathaniel Rosen, and I hold a Bachelors of Music Performance from Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.

I have also had the chance to record cello for film, classical albums (including recordings by Maestro Paul Phillips and Dr. Jack Delaney), and contemporary music projects.

In drawing on my experiences both as a teacher and performer, my goal with each of my students is to guide them on a ...

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Sally D. December 6, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
I chose Amanda because of her stellar musical background and because she welcomes students of all ages. As a senior adult beginning cellist with 5 years of violin experience many years ago in elementary and junior high school, I wanted someone to help me get started on a new instrument without falling into bad habits right off the bat. Amanda has been so supportive of my attempts. She has excellent suggestions, makes positive comments, and wants to make sure I'm playing the kind of music that makes me happy. I've very happy with her as a teacher, and would highly recommend Amanda to others.
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Anna F. September 17, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Amanda is a great encourager! As a mature adult and a beginner, I was a little intimidated, but Amanda makes it easy to learn and she's in no hurry to push me ahead. It is my learning in my time and I appreciate that she doesn't appear to be frustrated at my "learning curve" but rather encourages me and addresses any issues I might be experiencing. Amanda is open to contact throughout the week as well - not just lesson time - if I'm struggling with something specific. Amanda is always on time and prepared to begin the lesson. With just a half hour and a busy schedule, I truly appreciate those qualities. Beginning as a "doubter" I am starting to think that I may be able to do this after all!
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Lydia K. May 9, 2014
Cello
Highly Recommended

Mrs. Amanda is a teacher I can recommend. Since I was an older student (18) when I started, I was nervous about knowing nothing about the cello, but she made me comfortable. With her guidance, I breezed through beginner pieces. It didn’t take long at all to switch from “Mississippi Hot Dog” to beautiful folk songs and classical pieces. One of my favorite parts is that Mrs. Amanda puts together two recitals (springtime and Christmas). I really like the experience of playing with someone else and of playing in front of other people. Amanda Devlin has lots of experience and explains things well. She’s fun and friendly. A great pick.
Nader T. San Diego, CA

I teach cello from beginning to lower stage of intermediate level. I make it fun and enjoyable to learn songs and play them with high level of expression, musicality and strong vibrato. In order to achieve those goals, I work with you patiently to play scales, arpeggios, etudes and songs from different sources, among them Suzuki books.

About Nader

I am a violinist and composer. I have trained more than 400 students in more than twenty five years of teaching.

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Each lesson includes scales, arpeggios, etudes and a new piece of music. I emphasize on correct intonation, accurate rhythm and strong vibrato for better expression and thorough musicality.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio at my home is a spacey room that is properly ventilated and well lit, possessing enough chairs available for both my students and possible guests. There are two music stands and an electric Suzuki piano, which can be used for accompaniment in our lessons, especially in preparation for upcoming concerts.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a 2012 Toyota Corolla car, with a trunk that has ample space to house and carry my ...

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Erin H. August 26, 2014
Violin · In studio
Mr. Nader is a wonderful teacher who truly cares about his students. He is kind, patient, and funny. When I first started taking lessons from Mr. Nader, I didn't know how to read the notes, let alone play the violin. But through his patience and encouragement I have drastically improved and have come to really enjoy playing the violin. Mr. Nader is very well educated and knowledgeable about a variety of different kinds of music and the history of music. I am very fortunate to have found such a wonderful instructor.
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Cory B. August 18, 2014
Cello · In studio
Nader has taught cello to my 10 year old son, Caleb for the last 2 years. During in this time, Caleb has made amazing progress. Nader challenges Caleb in a way that builds excitement for music and confidence to excel at his instrument. I can imagine that music lessons and practice can become a chore, but Nader's patience, positive attitude, enthusiasm, and method of teaching keeps Caleb engaged and excited to play the cello. Caleb has truly benefited from the way that Nader engages him each and every time they meet. Nader is a very good listener so that Caleb always feels heard. His questions and concerns are addressed. I give Nader my highest recommendation not only because Caleb has made such good progress, but also because Nader has made the cello very rewarding and enjoyable for Caleb.
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Harvey V. August 12, 2014
Violin · In studio
I am a 16 year old high schooler and athlete and I've been learning the violin from Mr. Nader since I was around 7 years old.

His teaching method is very organized and increased my knowledge of music to a level beyond all of my peers. His time that he takes to teach me is very well spent, always being productive, and always encouraging me to become a better violinist. He has taught me many techniques that I could only dream of learning because of their great difficulty. Even outside of class, if I happen to have questions, he always has time to answer them for me.

If you even are considering Mr. Nader as a teacher, go for it! It will be a great experience that you wont regret.
Sarah L. San Diego, CA

Inspired by Waldorf methods, Alexander technique & Suzuki method
Imaginative stories, images and/or words to help remember songs
Practice sheet with every lesson that describes exactly what to practice and how to practice it
Pieces selected to fit age, level and personality of child
Duets and chamber music as desired
Gentle, patient approach

About Sarah

I received my undergraduate training in music from Pomona College and my graduate training from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I have studied with Gaiana Mndoian, a pupil of Mstislav Rostropovich, and with Mark Kosower, a pupil of Janos Starker. In addition, I hold a Certificate of Completion from the Waldorf Institute of Southern California.

In teaching, I work to combine the instrumental technique gleaned from my musical training with Steiner’s insights about music and about working with children. Both my musical and Waldorf studies have emphasized to me the innate power, significance and benefit of sound, or tone, itself.

The cello can be soothing to a child for exactly this reason—it has a deep, comforting voice. In addition, learning to play an instrument ...

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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 Rancho Santa Fe 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, ...

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