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Byron H.

4 Reviews
Hayward, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english
  • Awarded First Prize Winner, 2018 from Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition
  • Music Performance from Florida Southern College
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Byron H.

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I've been teaching cello for 10 years and my students have gone on to participate in All-State orchestra, and play in professional orchestras. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to produce sound and play simple songs and as time goes on you'll be able to read music fluently and perform with ease. I specialize in Classical, and typically use Suzuki and Klengal scale books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Byron

I love music. I love it so much that I have made it my career. I have been playing the cello for over 20 years and have studied in universities since 2002. In that time, I have worked extensively with great artists such as, Rhonda Rider, Joel Krosnick, Andy Mark, Nicholas Tzavares, and Mark Steinbe

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James D.
I'm an adult and I've been working with Byron for 5 months now. We've worked in person and now through video during quarantine. It's been a great experience and I would surely recommend him!

I had no experience with string instruments and feel I'm on my way to playing the cello competently. Byron keeps things fun and moving along at a good pace. He's especially good at diagnosing the cause of any difficulties I'm having.
Sheila
Excellent for someone new to the instrument.
Conor Burnett
Honestly could not ask for a better teacher. I was struggling to find a teacher in the area and boy did I pretty much hit the jackpot. Great teacher, super intelligent and understanding. I am a beginner but would highly recommend him to anyone. Not only does Byron play beautifully but he knows exactly what and how to teach you. Im always excited for my next lesson, so you should contact him and set one up too!
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Clark E.

4 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Clark E.

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Let’s make music! Over 10 years teaching experience in many genres. From the first lesson, my focus is musicality and expression. I teach using technique and repertoire in a way to help my students gain the skills to fully express themselves in music. I have the ability to teach both the traditional path of classical training as well as a customizable program to meet the needs and requests of a diverse musical society. Whether your goals are performance, theory knowledge, or composition, I look forward to helping you achieve them!

About Clark

I am a current graduate student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where I am pursuing two independent degrees in Cello Performance and in Music Composition. My Bachelor’s Degree is in Cello Performance, and I have travelled the world with my cello. I have studied and performed across the

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Abby
Clark is the best teacher I have ever had! He’s so patient with me and has made the transition from in person to online lessons so easy. I would highly recommend him for any of your music needs. He is very knowledgeable about all of the subjects he teaches and he is able to explain everything in many ways so that I can understand. You can’t find a better teacher.
Hannah
Wow! I have never enjoyed playing the piano more than I have taking lessons from Clark. He has helped me a lot with the technical aspects of playing but has always helped me to understand how an emotional connection to the music is important as well. I’ve improved by 3 books within a short time period because of his patience. He also takes notes during our lessons and sends me a copy of them so that I can review while I practice. I have recommended his teaching to several of my friends and he is going to start teaching my nephew soon. Great teacher! And makes learning an instrument a great experience!
Juliet
My kids have been taking from C. Evans for almost three years. Not only has their musicianship improved, so has their confidence! He has been able to directly improve my kid’s musical experiences and helped them with auditions for school amongst other things. He encourages them while providing high class teaching. My kid’s never leave their lessons discouraged or bored but always ready to learn more music and excited for the next lesson. He is very communicative and will always work with your schedule and inevitable conflicts. I HIGHLY recommend him for piano/cello/music theory lessons.

Alex W.

5 Reviews
Berkeley, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's in Music, Cello Performance from Sacramento State University
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Alex W.

5 Reviews
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I am a cello teacher and performer with 10 years of teaching experience. This is what I do full time, and I love it! I enjoy working with children, adults, and groups of all ages and levels of experience.

I am a classically trained cellist and received my Bachelor's in Music, Cello Performance from Sacramento State University, and my Master's in Music, Cello Performance from Florida State University.

I play in weddings, living rooms, fancy events, and various orchestras. I've held section and principal roles in the Tallahassee Symphony, Townsend Opera, Pacific Chamber Orchestra, and North State Symphony.

Reach out if you are interested in beginning or continuing your studies in cello!

About Alex

I am a cello performer and teacher based in the Bay Area. This is what I do full-time, and I love it! I received my Master's in Music, Cello Performance from Florida State University, and my Bachelor's in Music, Cello Performance from Sacramento State University. I have been teaching students o

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Linda K.
In view of the Coronavirus lockdown, we had to resort to the online method of teaching. I believe it has been working fine. Alex is easy to work with, and I'm enjoying learning the cello. Thanks
Tuala G.
Great information and lesson!
Mattia
Alex was very professional and connected very well with my 9 years old.

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Quinn L.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Quinn L.

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Online Cello Teacher

Teach cello since I was in College. have a lot of experience of teaching both kids and adults.

About Quinn

I began her cello studies at age of eight and won my first cello competition at ten. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance at The Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China and Master’s Degree from University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where I received a full sch

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Luca
Kun is a wonderful instructor who has passion for teaching and playing the cello. Her positive attitude and friendly personality make her lessons engaging and extremely helpful.
Joan R.
Very good teacher; patient, thorough, positive and really encouraging.
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Brenda L.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Brenda L.

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I have over 30 years of experience teaching cello. Every student has different needs; I work with you at whatever point you are at; beginners through advanced students welcome. I have a doctorate in cello. I've played cello all my life; in recent years I have learned (and can teach) 5-string cello, as well.

I recommend lessons 30 minutes in duration for beginners, particularly children. (Adult beginners can choose 30 or 45 minutes.) Students who can play longer pieces definitely need a little longer lesson so we get through everything.

I use Suzuki books for their inexpensive repertoire but I do not teach using the Suzuki method nor do I teach rote playing. I supplement these books with technique materials from Rick Mooney (Position Pieces, Thumb Position) and studies by cellist-composers of the past. If you have an interest in another area of playing, let's talk and find pieces that interest you.

About Brenda

I love teaching cello! I’ve spent 30+ years of my life doing it and I think I’m good at what I do. :) One of the best parts of teaching is connecting you with your dreams. I’m open to teaching music you’ll enjoy playing and I love talking about cello and my love of classical music. I’m happy to hel

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Bonita (Bonnie) Banfield
She is spunky and patient. I’d recommend her to anyone.
Katie
Brenda is an amazing musician and teacher! She is personable, a great listener, and is obviously incredibly talented in her craft. I am proficient at the Flute, and was looking to try something brand new. So glad I found Brenda! This was my first time taking a lesson online, and it was amazing how she could pick up so many details through the online medium. I really feel like with her lessons the techniques I’m learning feel less intimidating, and the music feels more fun. I would recommend Brenda to any musician, whether you are picking up an instrument for the first time or trying to hone a specific part of your craft. Seriously no need to look further!
Hayshan -.
My daughter has been studied with Mrs Brenda for 3 weeks. She loves to study with Mrs Brenda. Mrs Brenda is a very professional teacher, she is always patient and fun. my daughter learned many new skills from her. Thank you.

Nick A.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Alexander Kouguell Award for Excellence in Cello from Aaron Copland School of Music
  • Bachelor of Music from Aaron Copland School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nick A.

7 Reviews
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Online Cello Teacher

In my lessons, my primary focus is helping students learn cello at their own pace, and developing their love and appreciation for music! Cello can be challenging, but anyone can learn with the right guidance! I have a conservatory training, and years of experience teaching people of all ages how to play. Students will learn technique, music reading, scales and arpeggios, and basic music theory in a comfortable and encouraging environment!

About Nick

I am a multi-instrumentalist from Queens, NYC, and I was the cellist/guitarist for the first national tour of the hit broadway show "Waitress". I trained as a classical cellist at the Aaron Copland School of Music, and I am a lifelong guitarist. Before starting my broadway career, I worked a

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Barbara
I so appreciated my first Lesson with Nick! We had planned to meet in person, but because of the current quarantine had to have class online - and it was wonderful! He was encouraging and clear and was able to diagnose some of my bad habits and give me ways to get past them. He also generously shared resources and repertoire. I'm much looking forward to continuing with him - just what I needed both musically and to keep my spirits up!
Anthea T.
Nick is calm, encouraging, and clear. I feel capable!
Amory &.
Great first lessons. I have 2 boys, each learning a different instrument (violin & guitar), and Nick was great with them. Looking forward to the future lessons.

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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Albany is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $140 per hour.
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"It's a pleasure to learn from such a gifted cellist. I enjoy the excellent individual instruction from Don as well as listening to his great stories about famous cellists and their techniques. He makes an amazing sound on his cello and it really helps to motivate me. I always look forward to our lesson."
Anna
Took Cello lessons from Don L.
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"Chris is a great instructor and my daughter looks forward to her cello lesson with Chris!"
Aarushi
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Excellent first class."
Patrick
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Mark is very observant; he saw right away my strong points and where I need help. Very polite, very courteous, what a gentleman."
Connie
Took Cello lessons from Mark L.
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"Rene was wonderful - - we really hit it off on the first lesson. He is exactly the kind of teacher I was looking for :-) I want to learn to play the cello from the heart. He is perfect."
Bekka
Took Cello lessons from Rene T.
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"More than just a Cello and Piano teacher, Aaron Fired is an inspiration for his students, teaching tolerance, imagination, and passion for music with his distinct style."
Vivian
Took Cello lessons from Aaron F.
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"Just had one leason. Very good experience."
Raymond
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Jessica is awesome! Full of positive reinforcement and very patience. I highly recommend!"
Emily
Took Cello lessons from Jessica H.
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"Nick is an awesome instructor!"
Bente Basmajian
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Daisy very much enjoyed her first lesson with Nicole and said she was very encouraging and gave her great pointers about how to improve. We are so pleased and look forward to more lessons to come!"
Daisy
Took Cello lessons from Nicole B.
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