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JoAnn R.

49 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English - spoken, Spanish - sung, French, Italian, German
  • Awarded Outstanding Singer of the Year from California State University, Los Angeles
  • Teaches students 9 to 80
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JoAnn R.

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I love sharing my passion for music with all of my students - ages 5 through 72.

You can always recognize a skilled cellist. The music sounds smooth and graceful, the tone quality is lovely. Unskilled cellists just don’t sound the same. What’s the difference? Skill of course. The skill to play a very large instrument with relaxed hands and arms by using your core muscles to transfer your body weight through your arms and hands into the cello. Not every cello teacher knows how to teach that.

I believe that my unique combined musical and medical background makes me a better cello teacher. In addition to my graduate and undergraduate musical training and extensive musical experience, My knowledge of human anatomy and mechanics of how the body works can help you develop habits that will lead to the beautiful singing tone that’s makes the cello a favorite.

We will then build on those habits to develop good intonation, a lovely vibrato and a variety of bowing techniques ...

About JoAnn

Your lessons are designed to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to successfully perform in public. I work hard to prepare your lessons and I ask my students to invest daily time working on skills studied at their lessons. Performing music requires the patient integration of multi

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Keston T.
Really patient and knowledgeable.
Julie
She is amazingly patient with me, a newbie, even though she is brilliant! and I am not!!! During this pandemic, she is teaching me outdoors in her lovely garden, practicing social distancing to reduce the risk of virus transfer. I am more than pleased and looking forward to learning much more from her !
Ellen G.
My granddaughter (high-school age) loved the singing lessons with JoAnn and we would highly recommend her. She took both in-home and on-line lessons from here.
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Victor Q.

15 Reviews
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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 ...

About Victor

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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Zoe N.

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  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Zoe N.

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My name Zoe. I am a classical trained cellist and musician and I love teaching, especially kids who are just starting or have been playing for a while! My goal is to let my students enjoy playing and know how to appreciate classical music even if they ended up not pursuing music as a career. Music comes in different forms, I like having my students chose whatever piece of music that they would like to play on the cello, and I will do my best to help them to achieve their goal. A lot of musicians grew up practicing alone so as a professional string quartet players, I would very much like to have my students to work with each other and enhance their communication skill from day one! I think being able to listen is a skill that can be used in every other field as well, and I firmly believe that playing chamber music will be a great way to increase sensibility of listening.

About Zoe

Hi! My name is Zoe, I am a classical trained musician. I am in a professional string quartet and we are currently in residence in multiple cites in Europe. I have been touring with my colleagues in the past few years and I loved it! But as I am playing and learning so much from my great mentors, I r

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Mel F.

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  • Speaks German, English, Hebrew
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Mel F.

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Joy of 'cello. Deeping regard for your instrument: phrasing and articulation; improvisation and sightreading.

About Mel

Calm, caring and supportive are words which have been used to describe my teaching style. I am here to cultivate a lifelong love for music.

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Zachary M.

9 Reviews
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  • Speaks
  • Cello from Curtis Institute of Music
  • Teaching since 2014
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Zachary M.

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An experienced performer and teacher, I have been teaching privately since 2014. I am a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and a former member of the Indianapolis Symphony. I usually work with intermediate and college students, but I have also worked with beginners.

I am currently an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium and have an active performance career, which is why I now primarily teach online. My teaching philosophy relies – as it did with my own professors – in sharing my personal connection with the music and giving guidance that will both make you a more solid player technically, as well as a more capable and expressive musician.

I use the same approach, regardless of whether you are pursuing music as a career or you're doing it just for the love of it (although I do also give advice on navigating the academic and professional landscape to those who want it). My main goal at the end of the day, is to help my students find a deeper ...

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An experienced performer and teacher, I have been teaching privately since 2014. I am a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and a former member of the Indianapolis Symphony. I usually work with intermediate and college students, but I have also worked with beginners. I am currently an Artist i

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Daniel
When I first went to Mr. Mowitz, I hoped to improve my cello technique above all else. As a result, Mr. Mowitz prescribed me a customized list of repertoire to practice that would help me focus on technique including the Popper etudes, the Bach suites, and the Cossman exercises. However, to ensure that our lessons would not purely be technique-based, Mr. Mowitz helped me understand the musical beauty behind more lyrical pieces such as the Boccherini cello concerto or the Saint Saens cello concerto while also demonstrating the techniques we'd been practicing in application to these concertos. Mr. Mowitz never assumes a fully comprehensive understanding of cello technique and musicality even for his intermediate-advanced students (which I would have considered myself as when I started to learn from him) and thus always has something new to teach as much as he reminds his students of the importance of certain fundamentals like a relaxed body when playing. I would say with full confidence that my cello playing significantly improved under Mr. Mowitz. His teaching helped me gain access by audition to advanced musical opportunities such as performing in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and participating in the Snitzer Quartet in the Settlement Music School Advanced Study Program. These opportunities, in turn, and the musical "arts supplements" for cello that I eventually made furthermore helped me gain admission into schools including Harvard and Stanford, on what I would consider was largely a technical base taught to me by Mr. Mowitz. I truly hope that more people are able to experience the blessing of Mr. Mowitz's teaching!
Aaron
Zachary is a fantastic cello teacher, I would highly recommend him to students of all levels. He is incredibly patient, and his passion for music teaching and performance is very infectious. He is very good at communicating nuanced ideas, both technical and musical, and can demonstrate them with ease. It’s been a great pleasure working with him!
Anna
Such an insightful and caring teacher!
I learned how to better structure my practice and improved drastically over just a few lessons. A very kind person and fantastic cellist. Highly recommended!
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Isaiah C.

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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Isaiah C.

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Three years of working with multiple orchestras and youth summer camps have prepared me to teach students of all ages and experience levels. My lessons involve teaching extensive topics beyond cello fundamentals like aural skills and music theory. Incorporating these aspects of musicianship will reinforce your progression of playing the cello.

About Isaiah

I am a professional cellist, soloist, and music teacher. I am studying my Bachelor of Music at the University of Georgia. My experience as a musician started as a choral ensemble member for four years. I later picked up the cello at the conventionally late age of 16 but excelled to become a full ti

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"We love Mr. G.! Our son has Autism & Mr. G. is so patient with him. He treats our son just like the rest of the kids and expects nothing less from him. We highly recommend Mr. G. (& his incredible talent) to teach your children as well. You won't be disappointed!"
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"Communicative in terms of scheduling and getting things set up, showed up on time, and had a great first lesson! I already have some music knowledge so Douglas was willing to progress at my pace, and we covered a lot of ground on day 1."
Alex Talsma
Took Cello lessons from Douglas Y.
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"My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson with Naomi. We’ll be continuing for sure."
Liliana
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"Great, patient teacher. Can't wait for my next lesson!"
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Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Great first lesson. Already learned a lot."
Gabriel
Took Cello lessons from Mark L.
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"Naomi is an amazing teacher! She is very knowledgeable and is skilled at effectively transferring that knowledge to students. She is kind, approachable and very reliable. I can't wait for more of my lessons with Naomi :)"
Zoe
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"It was awesome! Great pace and great mix of technical and practical."
Victoria
Took Cello lessons from Victor Q.
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"Great start to my daughter's new instrument!"
Cadence
Took Cello lessons from Erin C.
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"Very patient. Provides excellent feedback and positive reinforcement."
Cheryle
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"he is a really good teacher. i myself am having trouble switching ears from classical to blues."
Beth Martin
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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