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Jessica G.

62 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB
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Jessica G.

62 Reviews
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Cello lessons in my studio, at your home, or on-line.

About Jessica

I have 20 years of playing experience along with a Bachelor's degree in Cello Performance. I was the section leader of my university's orchestra as well as a full-scholarship member of the university quartet. As a professional gigging musician, I have played with Il Divo, Mario Winans, La Jolla S

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Claire R.

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

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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.

Angela C.

12 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks English, English
  • BME from Drake University
  • Teaching since 1986
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Angela C.

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Experienced cello teacher of 30 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages. I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical skills. I welcome adult beginners and provide many playing opportunities throughout the year for my students.

About Angela

EDUCATION My musical education began while sitting on my mother's lap as she taught piano lessons. I began studying cello with a member of the Kansas City Philharmonic at age 9, and at age ten, I followed in my mother's footsteps to play the flute. I played all three instruments, (piano, cello

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Simone B.
She was amazing. Kind and encouraging and so inspiring. My daughter had a lot of anxiety going in but just glows whenever she talks about her first lesson. Can’t wait for the next!
Ida E.
Angela is awesome. Really positive, funny, patient, and encouraging and knows how to teach a beginning youngster very well.
Donna
Great experience. As a senior just beginning to play an instrument, Angela is patient and a good instructor.

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Dustin N.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Masters of Music from McKendree University
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Dustin N.

29 Reviews
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Online Cello Teacher

I teach through a traditional style where learning notation is paramount. Proper technique and finger placement will propel us into playing classical pieces and studies.

About Dustin

I hold music degrees from both Belmont and McKendree University. I've been teaching private lessons when I graduated high school and loved it. I decided to make teaching my career, I currently teach at Spring Woods Middle School teaching orchestra.

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Travis
Very nice, attentive, and easy to work with. 1st lesson and looking forward to many more.
Isaiah N.
Dustin was very patient and kind to my son. He was very pleased about his first lesson and said it’s a great fit.
Audra
Excellent instructor. I am a complete beginner, but felt very comfortable and am excited to learn more.
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Thomas V.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associates Degree, Music Performance from Nassau Community College
  • Teaching since 2008
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Thomas V.

42 Reviews
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All Styles, All Levels! Emphasis on drawing a good tone, and efficient technique to allow for greater ease in playing!

About Thomas

Currently Thomas is an Orchestra Director in Merrick Public Schools, and has previous experience as a Music Teacher in New York City. Thomas has vast experience as a professional performer and has played with countless acts across many different Genres of music. Thomas is an experienced pri

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Marc D.
Tom was great! Personable and knowledgeable would definitely recommend
Carole K.
I took my first piano lesson with Thomas. He's a fabulous teacher. He explains everything clearly and I felt very happy with what I had learned. He made me feel proud of my accomplishment!!
Grace L.
My son has seen much improvement the last few months after being taught by Thomas. Very highly recommended!!
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Erin C.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BA in Music from University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Erin C.

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I teach beginner cello primarily using the Suzuki books, but supplement with other materials when needed. My students work on scales and rhythm constantly to improve their tone and musicality as well as technique. I teach classical, religious, fiddle, and more. I also teach group ensembles, trios, quartets, and I work with students on their school orchestral and audition pieces.

About Erin

My name is Erin. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a concentration in Violin. I began studying violin at the age of six. I have performed with small chamber ensembles, orchestras, quartets, and trios. I enjoy playing for churc

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Tyler
I highly recommend Erin for your violin lessons. I’m an adult learner and she has been more than patient, extremely helpful, and has given excellent instruction to help me grow my abilities with my violin.
Sheena
My daughter and I had our first lesson with Erin together. We both had a lot of fun and learned alot in the first lesson.
James
Erin went above and beyond to get me my first ever violin/fiddle lesson on my birthday as part of a surprise from my family. As someone who plays other instruments but has never touched anything with a bow, I was very thankful to have Erin to introduce me to the instrument with patience but also thoroughness and clear expertise. Very much looking forward to continuing lessons with Erin as I begin to learn this instrument.

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Los Angeles is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $167 per hour.
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"A storm had our session a bit laggy, but we overcame that obstacle. Naomi started simple and went over basic foundational aspects such as parts of the instrument, proper posture and body positioning, and tuning.

After that we moved on to intonation on the C major scale. A lot of musical theory was discussed throughout the lesson and she was very good at explaining the concepts. I already highly recommend her, and will continue lessons, so you should start."
Max
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"He is an awesome tutor, and I learn a lot from this lesson. Unlike my previous tutor, he uses his cello to demonstrate things. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to improve at playing the cello."
Jeb
Took Cello lessons from Robert M.
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"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!"
Conor Burnett
Took Cello lessons from Byron H.
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"Fantastic first lesson and 100% looking forward to more!"
Tyler
Took Cello lessons from Genevieve T.
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"Excellent teacher! Explain with great detail!"
Yang Chen
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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"As a 40 year old beginner I was a little nervous about the whole online experience as well as starting a new instrument. Victor makes the online teaching experience seamless. Victor is calm, thoughtful and patient. He always finds a way to explain something in a way that relates to me specifically. To do this someone must be able to listen as well as teach. This is quality I have not found in all of my teachers/instructors/coaches throught the years. Victor is also easily the most flexible of any teacher I have had. He always finds a way to accommodate my schedule and works around any issues that arise. I have really enjoyed my learning experience thus far and look forward to each lesson. I would not hesitate to recommend Victor to anyone looking to learn the cello."
Peter Ruland
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"He is clear and concise, which I appreciated given we only had 30 mins. He included not only how to play, but how to structure practice!"
Emily
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Our first meeting we very well with Shannon going out of her way to ensure she was able to correctly identify the appropriate course to take."
Howard
Took Cello lessons from Shannon S.
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"went over where i left with last teacher. He also went over some foundational lessons ."
Monica
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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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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Cello Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

Cello Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

If you’ve ever listened to Yo-Yo Ma’s “Cello Concerto,” then you’re already familiar with the beautiful range of this stringed instrument. However, add in Bach’s “Cello Suite No. 1” and Beethoven’s “Cello Sonata No. 3,” and you’ll likely find yourself longing to learn to play the cello, too. And now you can, when you sign up for cello lessons near you in Los Angeles, CA.

Here at TakeLessons, we offer affordable cello lessons for adults and kids, making it easier than ever to learn this instrument. Even if you’ve never even touched a cello before, our professional cello teachers will have you well on your way to mastery. Sign up today for the opportunity to learn how to play those iconic songs on your very own cello.

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s of Learning the Cello

When you imagine the cello, you might only think of orchestra music. But believe it or not, the cello has become a staple in many genres, from jazz to heavy metal. When you learn to play the cello, you can take on all kinds of songs, such as folk tunes, indie hits, and much more.

On top of discovering a wide variety of cello music, learning a new instrument can also benefit your brain in many ways. Research has shown that it can enhance your memory, reduce your stress levels, and improve your cognitive skills. It may even help boost your self-confidence. With all those perks, everyone ought to learn to play the cello!

Why Take Los Angeles Cello Classes?

Whether you are a beginner just starting with the basics or a more advanced student looking for a challenge, a private cello teacher can do wonders for your progress.

Here at TakeLessons, we offer private cello lessons near you, where you receive one-on-one instruction from a cello teacher dedicated to you and your music goals. Your teacher will determine your current understanding of the cello and provide you with the guidance and support you need to master this instrument. For example, if you are a beginner, you may start with learning the parts of the cello and figuring out how to properly use the bow. But if you are an intermediate cello player, you might focus on more challenging techniques. No matter your needs or goals, your cello teacher will be with you every step of the way.

Find a Certified Cello Teacher Near You

Here at TakeLessons, it’s easy to find a cello teacher near you in Los Angeles, CA. Begin by exploring our inventory of cello teachers in your area. You can read each one’s profile to find out more about their background and experience. Once you find a teacher who suits your preferences, you’ll be all set to start learning!

Prefer to take online lessons instead? Don’t worry; we offer those, too. Sign up for your lessons today, and be sure to take advantage of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for all new students.

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