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: 8 0 3 , 0 1 1 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

Mikhail B.

San Diego, CA
Profile_30214_pi_1548036_570485473033503_1063780966_o
Learn More

Erin C.

Poway, CA
197036_160267_1232341725
Learn More

Amanda D.

San Diego, CA
288361_t7mz8ctlwqklrfqnj2lk
Learn More
Mikhail B. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Bass Guitar, Cello, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

Left the Soviet Union in 1989, studied modern musical performance/composition at UCSD. Grew up playing with gypsies. In the states, he's done many recording/performance projects with various artists and bands such as Krista Richards, the i-earth music project, and hundreds more. His main accomplishments are in music education. He has taught for 15 years, training champions of state competitions. He also teaches orchestras at public, private, and charter schools such as Old Town Academy, Montessori, Creative and Performing Arts Academy and National City School District.

*** Lesson Details ***
Step-by-step, methodical, fun, in-depth.

*** Studio Equipment ***
giant LCD, instruments for rent, and other cool stuff!

*** Specialties ***
Classical, film score, rock, pop, fiddle, jazz, Latin, gypsy, and many more. I can work with students as young as three years old and specialize in the mature adult approach.

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
223654_423654_1343072898
Learn More

Kun L.

San Diego, CA
342256_vzmccjlfqs66ccm8s2rh
Learn More

Sarah L.

San Diego, CA
385639_kqbc8pq58j5f4tgnzxdw
Learn More
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

Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Cello, Elementary Math, English, French, Geometry, Math, Pre Algebra, Science, Spanish, Statistics, Watercolor Painting

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

Special needs welcomed
Home school students welcomed

*** Lesson Details ***
Please ask for additional lesson time availability. Thank you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
NA

*** Travel Equipment ***
NA

*** Specialties ***
Elementary math & algebra
Writing & grammar
Cello
Pentatonic flute
Pentatonic lyre
French
Spanish
Homework help in most subject areas

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