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Ryan S.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts
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Ryan S.

15 Reviews
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Experienced cello teacher of 10 years! My lesson plan is simple : 1. we warm up with basic scales + finger exercises, 2. we focus on tone + proper technique, and 3. we play from a variety of solo, duets, and ensemble pieces (I prepare backing tracks to help w/ rhythm and timing... or play the parts myself). If the student is working on music for school orchestra, we can focus on that as well. You will learn what you want to learn at your own pace.

About Ryan

Experienced cello, drum, piano, and guitar player of 20 years. Has a MFA degree in music composition + a BFA in music performance. Recorded professionally for tv shows such as "Glee," "Entertainment Tonight," and "Extra." Also records for "Sonoton Recordings." Currently resides in Los Angeles, Cali

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Akemi
I could not ask for more in a teacher. Ryan is amazing in every way. He has been teaching my 4 year old son the drums for nearly a year. When my son started lessons, he was actually below the minimum age for students, but he shared a passion for music that Ryan was willing to cultivate and be patient with.

Ryan is versatile in his teaching methods, creative, open, patient. Teaching a young student, Ryan adjusted to teaching music reading fundamentals with colors and shapes. He also figured out ways to correct, critique and build all the while building a young child's confidence.

Ryan provides a written evaluation of our son annually and has him prepare for two public recitals a year. Ryan integrates modern technology into the lessons to quickly provide feedback and create customized beats and tempos to practice to.

Above all, Ryan smiles and laughs. He makes every lesson pleasant and we treasure him, truly.
Matthew K.
Awesome first lesson with Ryan, he teaches at whatever pace you learn best at.
Dat T.
Ryan is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I had a great time learning guitar from him. Make sure you tell him what your goals are so he can help you achieve them.

Christien B.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Bulgarian
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Graduate Performance Diploma in Early Music (Voice) from Longy School of Music of Bard College
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Christien B.

8 Reviews
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Students can expect to learn the fundamental technique for learning cello or viola da gamba, through listening and playing exercises. My goal is to make lessons and practicing more like playing, and less like having to do something difficult. We'll find the right book to work from, and go from there! I will especially appreciate students who are genuinely interested and motivated and can set aside a bit of time each day to practice.

About Christien

Hi! I have a degree in Early Music Voice from the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and have studied voice with private teachers intermittently over the past two decades. I also have a Master's in Cello Performance, and can teach cello at the beginner to upper intermediate level. My experi

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Chingwen Chan
Christine is very patience and friendly. I really enjoy the lesson.
Collins
Collins had his first cello lesson with Christien today. He love it! Christien is super patient and very very professional. She corrected Collins' posture and the way to hold the bow. Christine gave very clear instruction, and made the lesson lot of fun.
Itai R.
Christien is a wonderful teacher! She is patient, caring, interesting and generally great with kids. It was pleasure to have her as our 8 y/o daughter's first cello teacher.
Thank you!
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Erin C.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Music from University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Erin C.

42 Reviews
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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 churc

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Raina
Great experience! Erin is engaging when teaching and amazing with my daughter. It was her first lesson and I'm so glad we found Erin to begin this violin journey with!
Leigh G.
Erin is fabulous! She is very patient and kind and is always willing to help out. Great teacher, even from across the country!
Elizabeth O.

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Ryan S.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
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Ryan S.

15 Reviews
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Online Cello Teacher

Experienced cello teacher of 10 years! My lesson plan is simple : 1. we warm up with basic scales + finger exercises, 2. we focus on tone + proper technique, and 3. we play from a variety of solo, duets, and ensemble pieces (I prepare backing tracks to help w/ rhythm and timing... or play the parts myself). If the student is working on music for school orchestra, we can focus on that as well. You will learn what you want to learn at your own pace.

About Ryan

Experienced cello, drum, piano, and guitar player of 20 years. Has a MFA degree in music composition + a BFA in music performance. Recorded professionally for tv shows such as "Glee," "Entertainment Tonight," and "Extra." Also records for "Sonoton Recordings." Currently resides in Los Angeles, Cali

Recent Reviews
Akemi
I could not ask for more in a teacher. Ryan is amazing in every way. He has been teaching my 4 year old son the drums for nearly a year. When my son started lessons, he was actually below the minimum age for students, but he shared a passion for music that Ryan was willing to cultivate and be patient with.

Ryan is versatile in his teaching methods, creative, open, patient. Teaching a young student, Ryan adjusted to teaching music reading fundamentals with colors and shapes. He also figured out ways to correct, critique and build all the while building a young child's confidence.

Ryan provides a written evaluation of our son annually and has him prepare for two public recitals a year. Ryan integrates modern technology into the lessons to quickly provide feedback and create customized beats and tempos to practice to.

Above all, Ryan smiles and laughs. He makes every lesson pleasant and we treasure him, truly.
Matthew K.
Awesome first lesson with Ryan, he teaches at whatever pace you learn best at.
Dat T.
Ryan is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I had a great time learning guitar from him. Make sure you tell him what your goals are so he can help you achieve them.

Ellen T.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ellen T.

11 Reviews
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Online Cello Teacher

Cello has brought me all over the world! I've play in pit orchestras for musical theater and in classical chamber orchestras, recorded on folk records and electronic albums, performed in Indian music festivals and the Montreux Jazz festival! Lessons with me will be rooted in an understanding of the instrument that can be applied to any genre.

About Ellen

Hello! I'm Ellen, a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and a life long musician, performer and songwriter. Music has allowed me to explore the world, as well as my own creativity and my relationship to others. I am eager to share these gifts! I can offer lessons in: --Guitar... my spec

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Aylén
My daughter started lessons with Ellen in person before the pandemic and shifted to online lessons since the pandemic. In both formats Ellen has been excellent in providing professional guidance, new tools / exercises, but most importantly, she has been able to help my daughter gain her confidence back and actually enjoy learning more about her self through her voice. I highly recommend Ellen, she’s always been responsive, responsible, on time, and extremely professional while also warm and approachable.
Nalinikanth
Erica
Ellen is awesome. I am a total beginner and perfectionist so I don't tend to do well with learning something new in front of another person. I grow easily frustrated when I don't pick things up quickly and easily and get embarrassed when I make mistakes. Ellen makes the lessons super comfortable for me and I leave having learned something new every time. I have a LONG way to go but I can see where this can lead and plan to stick with it. She knows how to make music and an instrument make sense to someone with no background in music which is very helpful for me. I plan to stick with her for a long time!
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Diana F.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Diana F.

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I am a classically trained cellist and have been teaching for the past 8 years. I have a Master’s degree and a Post Graduate Degree in Music Performance, with emphasis in cello. I have played with top orchestras like the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, and have played with musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma. When teaching, I strive to find the right balance between technique (which is key to improving), and other aspects of music such as musicality, historical context and performance practice. I have taught people of all ages and levels, and love sharing my passion for cello with each one of my students!

About Diana

Hello, I'm Diana! I offer cello lessons and Spanish tutoring. Please read the category that you are most interested in to learn about my experience and approach. Feel free to message me if you have any questions! CELLO: I am a classically trained cellist and have been teaching for the past 8 ye

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Molly
I recently came back to cello after 10 years of not playing and taking lessons with Diana has been great and refreshing! She is an experience teacher and a terrific player. I enjoy going for lessons as she takes her music business seriously and shares her knowledge and passion with great care. I would recommend her to any cello enthusiasts in the Chicago area!
Susan
I took my 7 year old son for cello lessons for the first time and we have been really happy with the results. Diana brings fun activities to the class plus she is organized and reliable. I would recommend her 100%.
Miguel
One of the most engaging learning experiences in my life. First of all, Diana is very patient, which is a great quality not many teachers have. Diana also has a very clear way of explaining difficult things, in such a way it makes it very easy to understand. Always punctual and a very disciplined and professional person. Needless to say, an amazingly talented cellist.

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"Susanna is funny and patient. If you get something wrong she encourages you really well."
Elsa
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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"Nick is an awesome instructor!"
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"She’s incredible! Helped me gain so so much skill and get me into music college!"
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Took Cello lessons from Dessislava N.
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"Highly motivated and attentive teacher. Patient and knowledgeable. I highly recommend."
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Took Cello lessons from Jonathan M.
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"No words can express how good she is at teaching cello"
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"This was just our first lesson but Nicholas was great and the online format was easy and workable. There really is no need to be physically in the same room!"
Elaina
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Eric was very patient me and I appreciate that, I have never played an instrument in my life, looking forward to learning"
Cindy
Took Cello lessons from Eric W.
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"If you're looking for someone who is PATIENT with an older learner, Chris is your man!"
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Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Stephen is not only a gifted cellist, but also an intuitive and devoted teacher. I've been working with him online for several years now, and my playing has benefitted significantly from his technical expertise and understanding of historical contexts. Few teachers are as ready and willing to explore repertoire as eclectic as I have with Stephen, whose insight extends from the ancient to the contemporary. I attribute my success on NYSSMA/All-State to his wise musical counsel!"
Janina
Took Cello lessons from Stephen M.
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"very patient and understanding. Thank you."
Leah
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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