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Michael R.

25 Reviews
Santa Clara, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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Michael R.

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I've played in symphonies, chamber music trios, quartets, for weddings and even jazz!

About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dram

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Susan O'Hara
He’s so patient and very skilled!!
Susan
We did online tonight per my request. Michael is so patient and encouraging and he answers my questions that are endless. I feel hopeful that I am learning the correct form and things I definitely would not pick up just trying to teach myself through the book. Thank you Michael!
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Leah B.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Piano Solo Award 1st Cup from National Federation of Music Club
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 13; Female: 4 and up
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Leah B.

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The cello isn't a particularly easy instrument to learn, but I will say that it is SO worth it. It takes work, but what doesn't? Cello is my passion, and I hope I can help it become yours.

About Leah

I have been learning music since I was 6 years old. It was a requirement in our house, but, nonetheless, growing up in a house of musician siblings had me excited to get started. With 13 siblings, you can imagine that our house was always full of some kind of music. Having grown up in that world,

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Leah is great! Our first lesson was a huge success. She was able to assist with tuning my son's cello. We look forward to our next lesson.
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Brenda L.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • DMA Cello Performance from University of South Carolina
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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 hap

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Cindy T.
Brenda is such a lovely teacher. I learn so much each lesson. She is fun and extremely patient.
John
Brenda is an amazing teacher, our 7 year old loves her and looks forward to meeting with her every time! He says that she is so funny and makes cello feel so fun for him. He has grown and learned so much in just months and is excited to continue learning cello!
Cindy T.
Brenda is an excellent teacher; she makes learning cello fun.
I look forward to our weekly lessons, and I’ve learned so much from her in just a few months.
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Ashley W.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Awarded Paul Olefsky Scholarship from University of Texas at Austin; the Butler School of Music
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Ashley W.

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As an educator, my philosophy is to teach my students how to become the best versions of themselves by creating a safe, healthy learning environment. My mission is to cultivate musicians to be the best they can be by receiving a well-rounded music education, developing mastery, and becoming life-long music appreciators. My goal as an educator is to inspire and encourage students to test their limits and strive for musical, personal, and professional growth.

Benefits of being in my cello studio:

Flexible schedule: Unlike other cello teachers, I have a lot of availability throughout the day and week. As long as you reschedule within 24 hours, and I can guarantee you have a lesson during that week!

Access to resources for free: Students in my studio will receive special access to my cello studio google drive folder on my website. You will find helpful resources such as music, video tutorials, recordings, and so much more that are only available for students in my studio.

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About Ashley

Ashley is a cellist and pianist who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Music in Music Studies. She has studied the cello for 14+ years and the piano for 10+ years under the tutelage of Eleonora and Emmanuel Lopez, Professor Bion Tsang, Dr. Sarah Kemmerling, and more

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Patricia
Ashley is knowledgeable, personable and patient. I highly recommend her.
Jasmine
They way she teaches the lessons makes it educational and yet fun at the same time. She's easy to get a long with and communicates well. Loved that she complimented me when I was doing something right. She made me feel very comfortable. Overall she was a great teacher.
Sarah
We met Ashley when she was a junior in college through the Univ. of Texas String Project. Over the two years with her in this program, Ashley has been most dedicated and caring, and her passion for teaching showed when she went above and beyond to address my questions. She is also organized, reliable, and resourceful. During the program breaks and then post graduation, we continued with private lessons because Ashley made lessons fun so my little cellist loves hanging out with Ashley that much! Transitioning to online lessons was a trial for everyone, but Ashley managed to make that work and her dedication did not falter. We are so thankful for her and highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn/improve in cello.
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Carrie M.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University
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Carrie M.

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I provide a fun experience of learning to play and share music. My philosophy in working with students is to curb their interests with my vision for their success with technique and musicality. I want my student to not only become good cellist, but also enjoy music on a theoretical and historical level. My overall goal is to make a connection with people that will last and music can be an outlet for growing as a person.

About Carrie

Carrie recently relocated back to Davis California from Ann Arbor Michigan where she freelanced and taught cello at schools and in her private studio. After finishing her masters at Florida State University, she has performed with the Jackson Symphony, South West Symphony Orchestra, and West Symphon

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Deseria R.
I had the best session today.I learned so much. Carrie is a great teacher. She pays close attention to detail and makes much needed corrections. Looking forward to my next lesson.
Mark P.
Carrie is a fantastic cello instructor! I've learned so much from her in a very short period of time. She is cheerful and supportive, while remaining constructive and methodical in her pedagogy. Her love for cello and her passion for teaching are present in every lesson. I recommend her without hesitation.
Lisa
Carrie is calm patient and fun to learn from so far!!
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Yuliya K.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Yuliya K.

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I have been teaching cello for 6 years and have recently earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. I have experience with both young and adult students alike and can confidently tailor my teaching to the needs of my students. Keeping the instrument and music an important part of the student's life is important to me and I always try and look for ways to keep them engaged with music personally, as well.

About Yuliya

I am a professional cello teacher and performer, having worked for an esteemed music school in the central Michigan area and playing for a number of years for Michigan Opera Theatre. I recently earned my Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University and am expanding my studio of priva

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June
My son has been taking lessons from her several months now. He has been enjoying the lessons with her and improved a lot. Yuliya is an excellent teacher who really cares about the students.
Abigail Jones
Yuliya is an excellent cello teacher! She has been teaching me for 3 years now and I was a beginner at the age of 15. She is very patient and kind! She encourages me to strive to practice to play the best that I can! I have enjoyed taking lessons with Yuliya!!
Crystal
Ms. Yuliya is an excellent instructor. My daughter enjoys her lessons and is eager to receive them each week. It quickly became apparent that Ms. Yuliya is a highly qualified professional and relates very well to my teenage daughter. Highly recommend her lessons!

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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Half Moon Bay is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $167 per hour.
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"Claire was awesome! This was my first cello lesson and she was enthusiastic, patient, and encouraging all at the same time. She shared some good tips and taught me a lot today!"
Sharon
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"I really enjoying the lessons with Naomi , she is great!!!"
Kseniya
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"She is an amazing teacher! She explains things in a way that best fits my perspective. She is understanding and very helpful."
Hannah
Took Cello lessons from Carly H.
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"So glad I chose Chris as my online music teacher! He's a lot of fun."
Tina
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Rachel is a great teacher. She makes everything easy to understand. I've learned so much already."
Deseria
Took Cello lessons from Rachel C.
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"Maria is wonderful. I am an adult first-time learner, and I couldn't imagine a better teacher. Maria is patient and funny but also extremely organized and attentive to accuracy. The beauty of her own cello playing stuns me every time. I found her by accident, and feel extremely lucky. Highly recommended."
Eileen Plumb
Took Cello lessons from Maria H.
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"Chris is a great guy and a very knowledgeable instructor. He uses a variety of teaching techniques to make sure I can accomplish the desired skill. If you're looking for an accomplished cellist who can relate to students of all musical levels, look no further."
James
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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Melissa is a wonderful music teacher! She teaches our three kids ages 5, 8 and 13 on three different instruments in our home. She is very patient and flexible. SO happy to have her!

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Victoria
Took Cello lessons from Melissa M.
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"Our experience has been excellent. Kelvin's lessons are a challenging supplement to my son's school orchestra program. We also appreciate Kelvin's quick response to email and accommodating a few short notice notice schedule changes. My son enjoys his weekly Skype lesson and seems to be making great progress. We highly recommend Kelvin Lin."
Alyssa
Took Cello lessons from Kelvin L.
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"My son had a very positive experience studying cello with Genevieve for two years before she moved to a new city for a job opportunity. We would have loved to continue studying with her! Genevieve was very positive and encouraging to my son and really helped him improve his bowing and fingering technique. She was always very patient but pushed just enough so that my son felt challenged and proud of the continual improvement in his playing. She also was very organized and always started and ended lessons on time. We highly recommend Genevieve as a cello teacher!"
Linsey
Took Cello lessons from Genevieve T.
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