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Popular Cello Teachers Near Rancho Santa Fe

Chris S.

Temecula, CA
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Erin C.

Poway, CA
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Amanda D.

San Diego, CA
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Chris S. Temecula, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Cello, Classical Guitar, Fiddle, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Ukulele, Violin

About Me

Hi there! My name is Chris and I've been playing music my entire life and I believe that with the right attitude and environment anyone can achieve musical greatness!

I was born into a musical family and have studied classical piano since I was 4 years old! I am very well versed in music theory and proper technique, with an emphasis on avoiding player's injuries, as well as a great knowledge of classical Pieces for any skill level.


As a young teenager I grew rebellious and learned how to play the electric guitar and have since sought teachers outside my family to learn modern styles and 5 other instruments!! I have also worked toward a music degree and have made music the center of my life.

Classical music is not everyone's passion but a good practice routine, attitude and environment is always a good thing to have as these things are important regardless of your favorite music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are held with a fun and relaxed attitude. Learning music should always be enjoyable and a good attitude and love for music is cultured and encouraged.

Lessons are structured just like a practice session should be. We will begin with a warm-up exercise designed to acquaint you with the proper technique to meet your personal musical goals. the next activities are highly personalized, but is usually something like reading music or a music theory game. These activities are things that are good for you but may not be your favorite part of learning music. They will, however, go a long way toward your better understanding of how your favorite music is structured.

Examples could be learning about 12 bar blues, common strum patterns (for guitar), scales, sight-reading, or music analysis.

We will spend the rest of class learning and practicing an activity of your choice. This is usually a song but can be anything you wish to improve upon. this is usually a long-term goal of yours. *I've always wanted to learn......*

By structuring our lessons the same as how you will practice, and by keeping good notes, it will be easy for you to take on practice at home and achieve all of your musical goals!

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should have their own guitar/piano/keyboard etc. Guitar/violin students should also have a music stand and tuner to keep at home. I will bring picks, spare tuner, music, and handouts.

*** Specialties ***
I primarily specialize in classical piano in styles such as Muzio Clementi and Frederic Chopin. I also play Bach and various Spanish classical guitar pieces. I have also extensively studied electric guitar in Blues such ZZ Top, Metal such as Metallica, and rock such as Led Zeppelin. I have also studied Irish and Celtic folk music for instruments such as Mandolin and Violin.

Erin C. Poway, CA

Subjects Taught

Cello, Fiddle, Piano, Viola, Violin

About Me

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 recitals I arranged once or twice a year to showcase the students' growth and abilities, and to provide an opportunity to give back to family and friends whose sacrifices and support enable the students to succeed.

I teach because I love music and I believe God has given me a gift. Playing and teaching help me to use my talent for His glory. I love working with people and I love how music enables people of all ages to open up and express themselves in a positive way, no matter what life throws their way. I believe music teaches discipline, builds self esteem; helps set and achieve goals; and positively affects and enhances other curricular endeavors.

My teaching philosophy is to always have fun while learning, to set attainable goals for the student, to learn through encouragement and discipline, and to help students come to love music on a personal level. I focus on the character of each student and their goals and desires to see that the student and/or parents are satisfied. Teaching is a privilege for me that I do not take for granted.

*** Lesson Details ***
I offer half hour, forty-five minute, sixty minute lessons, or longer on a weekly basis, but I do Not offer bi-weekly lessons. My lessons begin with the fundamentals of music. I believe a firm foundation in rhythm and reading is important because a student may switch musical instruments one day and the basics are universal and necessary. I have a deep love and appreciation for music which I hope to instill in my students as well. I am strict in the sense that I like students to polish their pieces before moving on. I like to keep them focused on playing well, not just playing.

A typical lesson will begin with scales to warm up, a review of the previous week's material, and a new assignment. Students will memorize pieces, be proficient in scales and rhythms, and all the while laughing and having a great time. I am known with my students for my creative analogies and flexibility to try new things in order to adapt to the students strengths and weaknesses. My students look forward to coming to their lesson, and that is very rewarding as a teacher.

I primarily use the Suzuki method for Violin and Viola, because it offers progressive steps to mastering technique, style, and musicality. My curriculum includes the use of Winning Rhythms, Wohlfahrt studies, All for Strings Theory, Essentials for Strings, and many more beginner and advanced studies; including shifting and double stops.

I love music and I love working with people; teaching is just icing on the cake. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals and discover your talents and I hope we can learn together. I look forward to meeting you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Stand and Keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have their instrument, and necessary accessories ie: rosin, shoulder rest, strings, books, and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I teach Music on Violin, Viola, and Piano, as well as beginner cello. I am very creative in my teaching methods, though I use the Suzuki Method primarily for string instruments. I believe learning should be fun. I teach all the fundamentals of music from the beginning: counting rhythm, scales, reading music, theory.

Amanda D. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Cello, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Violin

About Me

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 focused, disciplined, but always-fun journey of musical discovery as they learn their chosen instrument.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a very flexible approach to teaching music. Do you want to be a classical musician? Great! Or, would you rather learn pop or movie music? No problem. As long as you're learning, I'm happy!

As far as curriculum, I use the Faber piano series to get my students started. For my string students I use Essential Elements for strings and the Suzuki books. These methods are used for learning the basics of the instrument. Once proficiency is achieved, we can switch directions to whatever style of music the student prefers to learn.

How fast a student learns is completely up to them. I can pour a lot of information into a half hour lesson, but if the student isn't practicing at home, their progress is going to be extremely slow. My best students put in at least 30 minutes of practice at home and have a passion for what they are doing. I'm only part of the process of helping a student learn music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
A baby grand piano, tons of music, good lighting and a separate waiting area for families....toys included for little siblings.

*** Specialties ***
I mainly teach classical, but I also encourage exploring all styles of music. For strings I use the Suzuki method and for Piano I use the Faber method.

Drew B.

Oceanside, CA
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Kun L.

San Diego, CA
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Sarah L.

San Diego, CA
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Drew B. Oceanside, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Cello, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Piano, Ukulele, Upright Bass

About Me

I began playing the cello over twenty years ago in grade school. I soon expanded into other instruments, picking up first the guitar, then the string bass. I continued to play stringed instruments in multiple ensembles through college, but chose piano as my concentration. It was in college that I began professionally teaching and performing. Such varied musical experience has made me a very well rounded musician and allowed me to use diferent approaches and techniques in my teaching.

*** Lesson Details ***
I always base my teaching style and curriculum on the individual student. I love teaching students who are enthusiastic about learning the complex language of music and wish to be pushed to meet their goals. I also love teaching students who want a more laid back experience, perhaps only wishing to learn a few chords to enjoy playing and singing their favorite songs. I find most students to be somewhere in between.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide method books once I have met with the student and assessed the best direction to take

*** Specialties ***
love teaching jazz, when they get there.

Kun L. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Cello, Language

About Me

I began to learn the cello at nine years old. After being admitted to the Affiliated Middle School of Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, China in 2004, Kun began to study with the Professor Jiwu Li and Lin Ji. In 2007, she enrolled ShangHai Conservatory of Music for undergraduate student under with the professor Jiuhe Chen. She got the scholarships every year from her Academy. At September of 2011, she got the Scholarship from University of Cincinnati, College--Conservatory of Music for Master degree, and to be a student with Professor Yehuda Hanani.

In 2004, Kun started to play chamber music including string quartet, piano trio and piano quintet. Their piano trio won the Haydn Chamber Music competition in 2009 in Shanghai. Kun was also participated in numerous music camps including the Great Wall International Music Academy in Beijing in 2009, and the High Peaks Festival and Cello Seminar in Hunter, New York in September 2011, etc. And in July 2012, Kun was recommended to be a secretary in Great Wall International Music Academy.

Kun joined the Chamber Orchestra of Xinghai Conservatory of Music during September 2004 to June 2007 and the Cello Chamber Orchestra of Xinghai Conservatory from September 2005 to June 2007. As a member of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Youth Symphony Orchestra since 2007, she have been on various stages including 2009 Shanghai Spring International Music Festival opening ceremony concert in memory of the fiftieth anniversary Violin Concerto" Butterfly Lovers; Concert Hall of National center for the performing arts "spring flowers autumn harvest "symphonic concerts; and performing with Japan Star Dancers Ballet Troup New Geselle as Principal cello in Shanghai Expo site's , etc. She also played in Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra from December 2010 to May 2011 and in Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in July 2011 before she graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She joined the CCM Concert Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra from September 2011. And also have performance in CCM Chamber Player in October 2012. Kun played for a lot of master classes including the Master class with Tokyo String Quartet in CCM in October 2012. And she was recommended to coach the cello section of Kurt Sassmannshaus’ Starling programs and founded “Starling Kids” in 2013.

*** Lesson Details ***
teach Cello and Chinese

Sarah L. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught


About Me

Certificate of Completion- Waldorf Institute of Southern California
Master's Degree in cello performance- San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Bachelor's Degree- Pomona College
High school diploma- La Jolla High School

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Home school students welcomed

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