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Linda C.

24 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • BA in Music + Teaching credential from Humboldt State University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Linda C.

24 Reviews
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I've been teaching beginning cello for over 30 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play pizzicato and learn how to hold the bow. As time goes on you'll be able to read music and play simple songs. Any beginning cello book will get us started. In addition to your cello and book, you will also need rosin. As you progress, a tuner and a metronome may be helpful. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Linda

I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I h

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Tia
I’m taking beginner cello lessons with Linda.

She is super positive and encouraging and meets me exactly where I am in my learning and goes from there.

She asks what I want to do, points out when I miss things (like not taking a proper pause), and teaches me new skills (theory, now technique, etc.)

Very positive experience! After four weeks I can play cello while site reading the bass clef (I knew how to read piano music but not the bass clef very well).

I’m going to renew my lesson subscription with Linda!
John R.
Linda was awesome, very patient with a total beginner with not only cello but also playing music. She is great teacher , i can tell that from our first lesson.
Steven
My son has loved taking lessons with Linda. She is setting just the right pace with him. She is flexible given his strengths and weaknesses. He was genuinely disappointed when I told him he couldn't go to lessons this week because of a family commitment. Can't recommend highly enough!
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Claire A.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Claire A.

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Let's get you playing the music you've been hearing in your head. Each week, you'll get a personalized practice guide tailored to your goals. I love playing and teaching the cello, and I cant wait to share that passion with you.

My teaching style is as slow as you need, as fast as you can go. Technique should always serve the music, so we'll focus on creating art and telling the story that you want to tell. I'll work with you to create a personalized study plan that is engaging, positive, and progress-oriented.

Lessons are open to anyone, even if you don’t have a cello yet! I have worked with everyone from beginning students learning the basics of holding the bow to advanced players & colleagues looking for a discerning ear.

I generally recommend 45 minutes for beginners, but there's no time limit; I love to dive into details and can work as long as you can!

This year, I founded my teaching studio HelloCello, and I'm so excited to

About Claire

Claire is a professional musician based in NYC. She performs regularly with the Sarasota Orchestra and the Sarasota New Music Ensemble. She toured the United States with the Weimar Staatskapelle, and has spent many summers performing in the Aspen Music Festival. She frequently collaborates with pre

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Dr. Jason Christensen
Claire has contagious optimism with an amazing attention to detail. Can’t wait for many more.
Shealyn
Claire. Is. Amazing!!!!!! She is encouraging, lets me go at my own pace and she is so much fun to work with! I’ve wanted to play cello my whole life and she’s helping me make a dream come true. Stop scrolling now and take lessons with Claire!!!
Amanda
Claire is an incredible instructor with so much information to share and a very approachable, adaptable teaching style. She sent me over a lot of additional resources to review after our first lesson, and I am very excited to continue learning under her.
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Susanna S.

171 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $36
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Awarded Sword of Honor from Sigma Alpha Iota
  • Teaches Beginner
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Susanna S.

171 Reviews
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I've been teaching cello for over 27 years and my students have gone on to play in youth orchestras, attend PMEA and ASTA events or go to college as a music major. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to improve your playing skills and as time goes on you'll be able to play at a more advanced level. I specialize in Traditional Classical violin, typically use Essential Elements 2000, Samuel Applebaum methods, Suzuki methods and traditional scales and etude books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Susanna

Susanna S. has over 27 years of teaching experience on violin, viola and cello in private lessons, small groups, large groups and school orchestra settings grades 2 -12. Additionally, Susanna has worked with adult students of all ages and all levels. Currently, she runs her own studio and is teac

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Today was our first lesson and my son ran into my room at the conclusion of his session with nothing but positive things to say about Miss Susanna. He said that she was personable and lightened the mood with jokes during the lesson. She provided him with new techniques and skills just in the first lesson that he found extremely beneficial. He said that she is the teacher that he has been longing for and he thanked me for finding her. We look forward to working with her and his continued progress.
Crystal
Susanna is an amazing instructor who takes the time with her students to truly get an appreciation of the instrument they are learning. Susanna offers any student patience, understanding and a wealth of knowledge to gain confidence in playing. Highly recommend for any Violin, Viola, or Cello students.

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Corey A.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Awarded 1st Place Oregon State Solo Contest Cello from State of Oregon
  • Teaching since 1989
  • BM in Cello Performance from Portland State University
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Corey A.

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Hello to each of you! My name is Corey, and I have been teaching cello for 31 years. Like many of you I've been locked up in my home because of Covid19. What fun! Not really... but I have been enjoying teaching 24 of my current private students. Additionally, I have been teaching music at a Waldorf School in Portland Oregon for 22 years. My work at the school has decreased because of the crisis and now I've been moved to 1/2 time. I'm so excited to expand my teaching studio, and have the opportunity to meet you. I teach beginning through advanced students. My degree is BM in cello performance from Portland State University 1993, and I have studied (and/or had master classes) with Stephanie McDougal, Hamilton Cheifetz, Yo Yo Ma, Hans Jurgen Jensen, and Carter Brey. I attended Tanglewood Institute in 1987, and Congress of Strings in 1988 both on a full scholarship. My lessons are both fun, educational, and I work diligently toward teaching great technique in both the right and left ...

About Corey

For over 30 years it’s been an honor to serve students learning to play a stringed instrument. Teaching is a passion for me. My primary instrument is cello, and secondary instruments are violin, and bass. I’ve been lucky to have studied cello with Hamilton Cheifetz, Stephanie McDougal, Yo Yo Ma, H

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Monica
Corey has been an amazing teacher for both of my sons! His talent with the instruments, his ability to share facts and make it interesting, and his intuition about what is effective for teaching young kids make the experience really wonderful for our whole family. He has been flexible in scheduling lessons. He is kind and patient with the boys. They look forward to their lessons every week and that is a great victory even if daily practice is challenging. Both boys have shown great improvement in their skills!
Forrest
Corey is the single biggest reason I stuck with music and was eventually accepted to several notable music conservatories including the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University and Oberlin Conservatory. I began studying with Corey at the age of 9, and he made the entire learning process exciting and engaging. His enthusiasm for music is contagious for students at all levels, and his expertise in guiding his pupils through the extremely complex process of learning a stringed instrument is unparalleled. Corey brings decades of pedagogical and professional experience to each lesson, and is always eager to impart this wisdom on his students. I cannot recommend Corey enough, for students at any level he is the best teacher you will be able to find!
Jenny
Our daughter studied violin with Corey for six years. She loved learning from him. I think Corey has a wonderful ability to nurture the love of making music. His teaching style is kind and patient. And he makes it fun. I would highly recommend him!
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Ashley W.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Bachelors of Music in Music Studies, Cello Emphasis from University of Texas at Austin
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Ashley W.

10 Reviews
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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 mor

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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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Thomas W.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Dean's List from The Pennsylvania State University
  • BS Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University
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Thomas W.

46 Reviews
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I can help beginning students on cello learn the basics.

About Thomas

My lessons are tailored to the needs and interests of each student. If a student is involved in school music ensembles, we will work with their lesson books from school in addition to material outside of the books, including SmartMusic, Noteflight, and teacher-created materials. We will focus on bu

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Anneliese & Sophia C.
He’s very patient and kind especially for 2 active little girls.
Cindy T.
Thomas is honestly an amazing musician and teacher. He was really patient with me. Despite having to deal with major timezone differences (as I live in Myanmar), he took the time to figure it out. Also, he helped me figure out the stuff it took me months to figure out. He also really knows what he's doing. I learned so much in that hour of practice. 10/10 would recommend him.
Brian

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Los Gatos, CA

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Los Gatos is $72. 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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$58 average
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Took Cello lessons from Theresa S.
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"I have spent many hours with Carrie while teaching cello and have always found the way she works with student quite incredible. Always happy, always pushing, and always trying to make everyone and everything around her better. No matter who you are, you will do well in Carrie's care."
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Took Cello lessons from Carrie M.
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"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!"
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Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"Maria is wonderful. She is enthusiastic, patient, and motivates me with positive feedback.
She inspires me to work hard toward my next lesson."
Dorothy
Took Cello lessons from Maria D.
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"As an adult beginner, Maria has been impeccable making me feel comfortable, encouraging me, challenging me, and teaching me. She is kind, professional, efficient, and very good at what she does. It is evident that she loves teaching as deeply and as truly as she loves the cello."
Dominique Bressi
Took Cello lessons from Maria H.
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"Nicholas is such an amazing teacher! He is very thorough and makes sure that you understand and learn everything properly. He goes at a pace that is perfect for me and tailors to your specific needs. I look forward continuing my lessons and highly recommend him!"
Melissa
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"I am a prominent professional musician in Portland and retired public school music teacher, and have had the opportunity to observe Corey teach on several occasions. Having evaluated several teachers during my career, I can honestly say that Corey is among the finest teachers of elementary school students I have EVER seen. Corey has a rare talent with children, and he teaches music with an easy going style and manner that brings out the best in all of his students--both young and old. Corey is likeable, professional, and easy to work with. I am pleased to give him my highest recommendations with no reservations."
James
Took Cello lessons from Corey A.
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"Very good teacher! Great for beginners, son said he learned shifting and can play very advanced pieces"
Eunjung
Took Cello lessons from Yuliya K.
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"Ms. Susanna is very experienced and patient. My son enjoys the Cello lessons with her very much. I am very glad during this unsual time my son still could have such a high quality lessons online."
Kevin
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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