San Diego Cello Lessons

Looking for private in-home or in-studio Cello lessons? Our San Diego teachers are ready to get you started. Find your teacher today!

Popular Music Lessons
in San Diego, CA

Why TakeLessons?

Lessons taught: 9 3 7 , 6 0 8 and counting...

Connect Locally or Online

Local

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location. Start by searching in your ZIP code to find teachers near you.
Learn More

Online

Live, Online Lessons

What if the teacher who best fits your needs is on the other side of the country? No problem. Our online lesson platform connects you with any teacher, anywhere. All you need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.
Learn More

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress,
we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Perform Search

Your search for the perfect teacher starts with the subject you'd like to learn and your ZIP code. From the list of recommended teachers, compare detailed information about each option before you make your teacher selection.

BrowseListings

Browse Profiles

Take some time to review the teachers in our network. All of our teachers provide detailed profiles, including information about their background, specialties, and teaching style. You can also read reviews from past and current students.

Book Online

Select your teacher and book online. After you book, your teacher will contact you directly to talk about your first lesson and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

GetStarted

Get Started With Free Resources

Popular Cello Teachers Near San Diego

Chris S.

Temecula, CA
272094_6w5rrq794wc5vxyp3dnt
Learn More

Erin C.

Poway, CA
Profile_130346_160267_1232341725
Learn More

Bijan Z.

San Diego, CA
208235_138345_1279061083
Learn More
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.

Alas!

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.

Bijan Z. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Cello, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

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 passionate; for I know the more I teach the more I learn.

I have three educations:
1) PhD in Musicology,
2) Master in Music Education and
3) Bachelor in Electrical Engineering.

I have about 20 years teaching experience and I am a California Certified Music Teacher

I speak english, german, swedish and farsi and love to work with people of all ages.

I teach:
1) Guitar
2) Piano/Keyboard
3) Drums
4) Singing
5) Bass Guitar
6) Music Theory
7) Violoncello

Welcome to My Lessons

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Pop, Rock

Kun L.

San Diego, CA
342256_vzmccjlfqs66ccm8s2rh
Learn More

Nader T.

San Diego, CA
393485_vqhx44l4md6t83hymkm6
Learn More

Sarah L.

San Diego, CA
Profile_41562_pi_1111%20Sarah%20portrait
Learn More
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. As the music director in Azure education since January 2014.

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

Nader T. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Cello, Music Theory, Violin

About Me

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

*** Lesson Details ***
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 instruments and music stands as they are needed.

*** Specialties ***
Patience and communicating in an effective way and encouraging students to practice without regarding such a task as a chore.

Sarah L. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Cello

About Me

I tailor cello lessons to meet individual interests. I strive to bring pictures, images, poems, metaphors and stories because they awaken the impulse behind the music and thus help bring it to life.

After each lesson I give the student a piece of paper with a list of exactly what to practice and also 2-4 major points of focus. (Sometimes the student himself or herself creates the list according to what seemed most important to work on in the upcoming week.) This short list creates the possibility of rapid, focused improvement if addressed at each practice session.

I am patient and gentle and do not believe in pushing students or in scolding them. I will go at the student's pace, gently encouraging in what I believe to be a beneficial direction. I enjoy working with children with special needs and learning challenges as well as students who show special gifts.

Areas of special interest to me include finding a beautiful sound, playing duets with friends (or with the teacher) and memorizing pieces whenever possible.

Cello With TakeLessons

TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Cello in San Diego and nearby areas. Learn how to play cello by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review San Diego Cello teacher profiles and contact a friendly TakeLessons student counselor by phone or email for assistance with scheduling your Cello lessons.

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 San Diego 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 ...

What Our Students Think

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More