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Claire R.

7 Reviews
Canoga Park, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1978
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Claire R.

7 Reviews
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I teach beginners, intermediate and advanced players. I'm delighted to teach young people to learn about music and appreciate people of any age who are interested in learning. We will work every week with scales and arpeggios (chords) and progress through literature that is appropriate for your skill level. And we will definitely have fun!

About Claire

I've been teaching piano, cello, voice and theory in Los Angeles for over thirty years, helping students develop their particular interests in music and to encourage them to reach their personal goals. I love the classics and many of my students want to play popular music, contemporary sounds and j

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Mai N.
I am 43 years old and was scared to take on such a difficult instrument but I really wanted to learn how to play the beautiful cello. I had my first lesson and am very happy with Claire. She is friendly, accommodating, patient, and explains her lesson in a clear and easy manner (as easy as you can get with the cello). I had a lot of questions and she was very open in answering all of them. Although I am still at the very very beginnings of my journey, I am very excited to continue with the cello lessons, thanks to Claire.
Leslie Mattesich
The first lesson was excellent. I completed my first private cello lesson since playing about 44 years ago. It was wonderful. The teacher is very organized and very nice. I thought maybe the lesson would be a lesson of remembering what I had forgotten from so long ago, but I actually learned new things. I'm excited to attend the next lesson.
Mike H.
Claire works at your pace, but expects you to progress at a steady rate. It's the perfect balance between understanding the student's ability and reasonable expectations for advancement.
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Arlette C.

11 Reviews
Culver City, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, spanish
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 7 to 70
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Arlette C.

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My style of teaching is to teach each child one step at a time, through method training. Each child/Adult has their own learning curve and I adjust accordingly. Each lesson is fun and yet a learning time. I love teaching and it feeds every day. I always can see more students.

About Arlette

Arlette C. grew up and attended schools in Culver City, California. She attended Los Angeles Valley College where she received an Associate of Arts degree in Music. She then received a partial scholarship and received the Margaret Aue Award for outstanding cellist while attending California State

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Francisco Gonzalez
No words can express how good she is at teaching cello
Layla
As an adult learner, I was intimidated by the prospect of learning the cello because it’s such a demanding instrument, but Arlette has put these apprehensions at ease. She is wonderfully experienced which gives the student a very solid foundation; essential to playing the cello well. Highly recommend her as an instructor for any aspiring cellist.
Joshua
I started playing cello at 26 years old with absolutely zero musical experience of any kind. After 6 months of attempting to teach myself the cello, I decided I needed help and begun my journey to find myself a cello instructor. I was so fortunate to find Arlette! Arlette was abundantly patient with me, from my habit of asking too many questions to my very unpredictable availability. Before Arlette started teaching me music theory and how to play the cello, I never appreciated the value of having an instructor. After having taken lessons from her for nearly a year, I would simply say having a fine instructor like Arlette is a necessity. The first time I played a duet was with Arlette, and it was a moment in my life I am so thankful for and I will never forget! She is kind and consistent, very professional but also very personable which is a very hard thing to balance. She pushed me to excel without making me feel overwhelmed. I could go on forever about how great a cello instructor Arlette is so I will finish with this... If you are looking for a cello teacher look no further.

Hope E.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $59
  • Cello from New England Conservatory
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hope E.

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I am great with beginners. I am very clear how to play, how to practice and I have great techniques to get better faster. I have been teaching for over 20 years.
I perform , write music as well so i am versed in many ways.
I have studied with some of the greatest musicians, and have performed with many different types of artists. I can really help someone who would like to learn the cello. I love to teach and I want to connect to my students and make it is fun as well as give them the proper technique. I am a New England Conservatory Graduate as well as a Fulbright Scholar.

About Hope

I have been performing the cello since I was 7 years old. I have had some of the best teachers and I am happy to pass along the great lineage of cello playing. From the Janos Starker school, I studied with Nella Hunkins, Allan Harris, Ron Leaonard as well as David Wells, Irene Sharp, and Ralph Kir

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Jade S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Music Education from University of Cincinnati
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jade S.

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I want to help you reach your musical goals on cello whether it be solo, chamber, orchestral or other! I teach through the Suzuki Method along with additional materials for advanced students. It is important to be a well rounded musician, so I will work on technique, musicality and performance with students.

About Jade

I am a student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music doing a double major in Music Education and Cello Performance. I am currently studying with Alan Rafferty. I have been studying cello for eight years, though I started my musical journey on piano with Mary Craig Powell.

Tim M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Bachelors in Music from University of California, San Diego
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Tim M.

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song based approach to lessons- using songs to teach technique for right and left hands

About Tim

I'm a multi instrumentalist with a decade of performing and teaching experience on the bass, guitar, piano, cello, sitar, and more. Ive performed on the Grammys, toured internationally, and studied music in a multitude of styles on many instruments, including a bachelors degree from University o

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Amy B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Viola Performance and Teaching from Trinity College of Music, London
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Amy B.

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I will guide you through beginning technique, tone production, ear training, note reading and rhythm so that you have an excellent foundation to grow!

About Amy

I am the great-granddaughter of a musician who used to play with Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman in NYC in the 1930s and 40s! I believe every person has the right to be musically fluent, and to have music available to them as a tool for self expression, emotional expression, stress relief, and

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Altadena, CA

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Altadena 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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$41 average
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$54 average
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"My grandson son says Chris has a great attitude and flair and is really looking forward to his next lesson! I think they hit it off well with a great student/teacher communication
Thank you Chris! Jordan says see you at the next lesson!!!"
Jordan
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Naomi is so knowledgeable and fantastic! Love my lessons with her!"
Staven
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"Corey worked with my daughter for four years, beginning her freshman year. He began by helping her with music assigned for her orchestra class, finding specific techniques to improve upon as they went. By her senior year they were working on advanced techniques, resulting in her reaching State for Solo & Ensemble.
Throughout her entire time with Corey her confidence grew tremendously. As a parent I appreciated the strong relationship and mutual respect they developed. I have recommended Corey and would continue to do so."
Elaine
Took Cello lessons from Corey A.
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"Nicholas began as my son's cello instructor when he was 10, and we are now beginning our third year under Nicholas' instruction. He has a very patient, quiet manner while teaching, though it is common to hear chuckles coming from the room during the lesson. Nicholas is himself an excellent musician, but he has very realistic expectations for his students. My son has made tremendous progress on the cello in a short time. Originally, we were in the same city with Nicholas, so the lessons occurred in our home. Recently, we moved out of state, and are thrilled that we can continue lessons with him online. Some of the things I have especially appreciated about him are his punctuality, being prompt and timely in his communications with us, and his willingness to work out scheduling details with us. Highly recommend Nicholas!"
Alicia
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Jessica arrived on time and prepared. She was kind, smiled and patient with her student (10 year old girl). My daughter loved her first lesson and is excited for the next one."
Isabella
Took Cello lessons from Jessica L.
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"Very pleased. Looking forward to next lesson."
Michael
Took Cello lessons from Aaron F.
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"She is patient and gracious :)"
Sarah
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"I've been working with Nazar since 1998. Not only does he know his stuff and makes his teaching personal to your needs, but he also has a way to make you feel successful even when you are struggling. you always feel better about your playing when you leave than when you got to his studio. He recognizes your learning style and what you want to accomplish, then builds his teaching around that.

If you are looking for a cello teacher (and yes, he also teaches piano and other instruments) I'd say put your time and money into Nazar and you, you will feel it is one of your best investments"
Kelvin
Took Cello lessons from Nazar D.
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"Daniel is so patient and easy to work with ~ he makes learning the cello seem so easy and natural and has so many practical ways of explaining an instrument I have no prior knowledge of. I had never played a stringed instrument but always loved the cello, so I was a bit nervous to begin. His gentle nature and patience have made me even more enthusiastic to learn. I have been loving each lesson and look forward to the next each time I leave! I'm looking forward to next week already! :-)"
Michelle
Took Cello lessons from Daniel P.
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"Ryan was great!! He took the time to find out what my level of knowledge was and we took off from there. I like the fact that he has his cello and plays along to help guide the student. I'm looking forward to my next lesson and all the practice time!!"
Robert Charles
Took Cello lessons from Ryan S.
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