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Victor Q.

15 Reviews
Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Annual Conceto Competition from University of Northern Colorado
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Victor Q.

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I am a string specialist. That means I teach and play violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele and piano. I earned B.A. earned from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley Colorado where I was a double major in classical guitar and double bass. In my senior year I was the recipient of the Annual Concerto Contest where I performed the "Concerto in A Major" on double bass with the University orchestra for the spring concert. I have played in both professional and semi-professional orchestras in Colorado and Arizona. I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it to them free of charge. I teach students how to play music on their given instrument. Not just how to play the instrument but working on ...

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I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it

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Emma
It was a great lesson! It’s been a while since my daughter has practiced, gave her my the confidence that she needed. Thank you, Mr. Quintana.
Amy S.
My first lesson was amazing and I’m looking forward to many more lessons.
Victor is very knowledgeable and teaches well.
Joshua & Julia B.
Mr. Victor is teaching both of my kids, one guitar and the other piano. They are beginners, and he is very patient but keeps a good pace. I feel like they are learning a lot. He is a true music teacher and knows his stuff!
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Carolyn B.

9 Reviews
Scottsdale, AZ
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music DMA from Arizona State Univeristy
  • Teaches students 8 to 65
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Carolyn B.

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I have been teaching beginning cello for over twenty years. I teach both traditional western methods and Suzuki style. I have a Doctorate in Music. I am very experienced teaching all ages. I teach out of my home studio in Scottsdale. If you have ever dreamed of learning to play music, I can help you make that dream come true.

About Carolyn

Carolyn has taught advanced, intermediate and beginning violin and viola lessons for over twenty five years. She has also taught beginning piano and cello for over twenty years. Carolyn earned her Doctorate in Music Performance from Arizona State University. She has taught in the Maricopa Communi

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Jeff
I've completed about 1 year of lessons with Carolyn, and my experience has been exceptional.

Carolyn is insightful and encouraging. She knows when to offer critical feedback and when to offer positive feedback based on her student's temperament. She also paces progress based on the student's aptitude, too.

I'd recommend Carolyn for any beginning string musician without any hesitation.
Mennen P.
Dr Carolyn is very patient & made every step of my beginning lesson enjoyable. I’m looking forward to my next lessons on the web with her!
Clark W.
Carolyn brings years of experience and insight to every lesson. She offers positive encouragement. She regularly challenges me with goals to stretch my skills, and always looks to move me on to a higher level of playing.
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Claire M.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Claire M.

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I teach private cello lessons to all levels and ages. Online or at my place for 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Take a look through my bio and profile and let me know if you have any questions.

About Claire

​Claire received her Master’s of Music in cello performance from California State University Long Beach’s Cole Conservatory of Music where she was a student of Dr. David Garrett, cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has performed in the Los Angeles Cello Society concert series and as

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Christy
Claire makes challenging pieces more helpful by giving fun ways to learn them. She is a great instructor!
Christy
Claire makes sure that she answers any questions that I have. She goes at my pace. She's a great teacher! She is so experienced and patient.
Christy
Taking lessons on line is sometimes challenging; for instance, the instructor is talking but sometimes her words become garbled, like watching television and the picture and sound fades in and out.

I thought the teacher wanted me to just memorize the one section (the tune); she wasn't clear the first time (the first lesson) on memorizing the tune for playing All of the exercises without looking at the music notes. So, yesterday's lesson wasn't as good as I had hoped it would be.
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Karen D.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen D.

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Cello:
A bowed or plucked string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. The strings from low to high are generally tuned to C2, G2, D3 and A3, an octave lower than the viola. It is a member of the violin family of musical instruments, which also includes the violin and viola and the double bass. The cello is used as a solo musical instrument, as well as in chamber music ensembles (e.g., string quartet), string orchestras, as a member of the string section of symphony orchestras, and some types of rock bands. It is the second-largest and second lowest (in pitch) bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra, the double bass being the largest and having the lowest (deepest) pitch. My lessons always start out with the basics! We start out by learning notes by plucking the strings and then the bow is soon incorporated. The goal is to eventually learn all the notes on the fretboard and also learning how to read and play chords. As the student progresses ...

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
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Don L.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA Degree from Juilliard
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Don L.

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After graduating from the Juilliard School of Music I played with the New Jersey Symphony for 3 years and then moved to Switzerland where I was Principal cellist with the Beil Orchestra. I have spent 30 years teaching cello with good success. I enjoying helping students getting better. I teach the rudiments of the bow arm, bow grip and how to change the direction of the bow.

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I graduated from Juilliard (BA) and played 3 years with the New Jersey Symphony after which I moved to Europe where I was Principal cellist with a Swiss Orchestra ( Biel ). I teach the Leonard Rose bow arm technique. I believe he had the best bow arm in the business. I work with the bow arm firs

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Valeria
Don’s passion for the cello was very contagious. I really enjoyed my first lesson with him and can’t wait for the next one. He is very knowledgeable about the history of cello and the correct form and posture and I hope I can put to practice his good teachings.
Tevi L.
Not only do I get to learn how to play cello , but I get to learn about the history too! Great instructors!
Ying
Very knowledgeable teacher .
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Megan S.

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Starting at $50
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  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Megan S.

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Certified EC-12 TX Music Educator, 12 years public school orchestra teaching experience, full time virtual teacher on violin, viola, and cello since March 2020. I have a passion for teaching beginners and intermediate students and I have extensive working with students in this capacity. We will have fun and learn a lot!

About Megan

I have spent my whole career as a teacher working with middle school age (and older) students. I love the excitement and enthusiasm of watching a student discover a new side of themselves that only comes with learning a new instrument! My passion and teaching strength lies with taking a student from

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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Surprise is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $140 per hour.
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"Very professional, knowledgeable and patient ."
Chloe
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Goes the extra mile, and helps with all your weaknesses! Looking forward to my next lesson!"
Jose
Took Cello lessons from Mark L.
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"Wonderful first experience with the cello. Thank you Megan for making it fun and easy for me and my girls."
Michael
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Wonderful Cello lesson, and a lot of fun! I learned a lot and Naomi is very understanding. I can't wait for next week!"
Catherine
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"Great first lesson! Chris meets you where you are and is really focused on the tiny details that can make a difference."
Laura Baedeker
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Victor was on time and very friendly. My daughter happily jumped right into playing.

The best review I can give is that this morning after the lesson, unbidden, she picked up her cello and practiced for the few minutes she had between breakfast and leaving for the bus. That is inspiration. What could be better that that?!"
Mary
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"I’ve been learning the cello from Daniel for over a year as an adult student. Besides being a great performing artist, Daniel is a true listener and eloquent communicator. He pays close attention to the student’s questions and knows his way to answer them. Highly recommend."
Chen
Took Cello lessons from Daniel H.
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"Excellent lesson today. Techniques, theory, etc."
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"I have witnessed first hand Miles’s excellent teaching.

His cello students progress quickly and are able to understand concepts easily with his assistance

Also it is apparent Miles enjoys teaching them and the students respond enthusiastically to his positive support

I would highly recommend him!!"
Marsha
Took Cello lessons from Miles L.
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"Jessica is an excellent celloist!! I learned a lot in our time together which set the tone for mastering the cello! Great teacher!! John"
John
Took Cello lessons from Jessica L.
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