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Jessica G.

66 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, German
  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jessica G.

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Getting a solid foundation in technique is imperative for anyone wanting to learn the cello, no matter if the desire is to play for fun or to eventually join an orchestra. That is why I make it my goal as a teacher to establish the correct ways to have: good tone, proper posture, flexible bow hold, loose vibrato, and pain-free playing. All of my students that have graduated to university-level teachers have reported back that the teacher was happy with their foundation and they were not required to "move back" steps in order to gain additional technique.
I generally use the Suzuki and ABC books to get students started(which employ mainly classical pieces and folk songs), but I am always open to other genres that the student is interested in. If there is a specific piece a student would like to play, we'll go over what technique is required to get there and use alternate pieces and exercises to finally reach that goal.

About Jessica

I have 25 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 Sy

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Jessica is a very nice instructor.
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Emily S.

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Simi Valley, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Emily S.

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With 5 years of teaching experience, Emily is excited to start cello lessons with you! She has performed for dozens of venues across 8 countries and 3 continents. Emily received 12 years of formalized training including 4 years of specialized instruction of the Alexander Technique at The Master's University. Consequently, she brings a comprehensive approach to cello instruction, utilizing knowledge of muscle and joint function to her teaching. Aside from using her talents weekly in a contemporary band setting, she also enjoys ensemble work in other capacities. She has performed in a commercial for the Porsche Panamera, a short film for EMD films, has recorded at Capital Records, and has had the pleasure of being the featured musician at various weddings, business functions, and private events. Emily hopes to not only train up talented musicians, but to also encourage responsibility, perseverance, and enjoyment through music!

About Emily

Emily is a private cello instructor to the greater Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and Simi Valley areas. She draws on years of performance and teaching to offer individualized instruction in cello for all ages. Her teaching includes instruction through the Suzuki method as well as utiliz

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Lisa
Nice, very well prepared and effective with a neophyte like me
Jojo W.
Delightful teacher. She plays beautifully. Very knowledgeable. Love the instruction and music she has given me. I look forward to our lessons!
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Cameron K.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 4 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Best of 2018 from Online Teaching Website
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Cameron K.

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Private cello performance lessons.

About Cameron

Music teacher specializing in string instruments. As a music teacher, my goal is to give my students fun and productive lessons. I teach my students all the essential technical and musical principles which help them to succeed at reaching their goals and avoid developing harmful habits along the way

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Braeden S.
Cameron has been patient and encouraging. He has given a lot of helpful tips to improve playing and seem to be working!
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Nicholas D.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 13 to 50
  • Bachelors of Music Education from SUNY Buffalo State College
  • Teaching since 2012
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Nicholas D.

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Students can expect quality music instruction that caters to their learning needs. From beginners to the advanced player, students will receive proper technique in posture, placement, bow technique, shifting, note reading, and aural skills. .

About Nicholas

Nicholas D’Amaro maintains a multi-faceted career as a professional musician and music educator in Western New York. D’Amaro received his bachelors and masters degree in music education, studying voice with Dr. Holly Bewlay and viola with Ms. Kate Holzemer. Currently Nicholas teaches at Clarence

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Richard H.
Excellent start to a long process ahead.
Beverly S.
He was great! Took me thru the hoops found that my audition should be just fine.
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Rene T.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Associates in Education from Miami Dade Wolfson College
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Rene T.

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Introduction to cello and bow technique

About Rene

Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choir

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A great mentor.
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Best Piano Teacher I have ever had in my life!
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Guy M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Bachelors in Music Education from Florida International University
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Teaching since 1999
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Guy M.

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My cello lessons are very unique because I don't focus on classical music at all. I teach the cello, the understanding of music and allow the students to play whatever their heart desires. Every student has different desires so I want to give them the opportunity to express themselves on the cello however they want.

About Guy

Guy is a well-known professional cellist. He began his music career at the age of 5 in his native country, Haiti. Guy trained and established a foundation in classical music during his early years and continued his study in secondary and post-secondary education, ultimately achieving a Bachelor’s

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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Marina del Rey is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $42 and $167 per hour.
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"Claire is the best teacher I've ever had. Thanks for all of the guidance and advice, Claire!"
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Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"Very patient with someone who can't seem to play one string at a time! Seems like someone you would like to know in person some day."
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"My first lesson with Nicholas was chalked full of valuable information. He is clearly very knowledgeable of his craft, and has a very easy to understand teaching style. I look forward to more lessons with him. Very satisfied."
Kristal
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"I have always wanted to learn cello, and I was really intimidated when I first started but Claire made it super fun and easy to understand. I started with 30 mins and I'm moving up to 45 for extra time. Highly recommend her as a teacher."
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Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"Megan is an excellent instructor and particularly good with children."
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Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Jessica is wonderful! I began studying the cello as a quite older student - in my 50s - and have had a few teachers over these last 15 years. When teaching an adult student, the teacher has to understand that our lives, schedules and demands are quite different that those of a young person. Jessica's patience, persistence and genuine good humor in the face of my busy life is beyond admirable. Even though I am quite challenged in finding practice time, she "puts up" with me and my showing up to lessons with minimal preparation. I've accepted that I'm never going to be the great cellist of my dreams, but Jessica is facilitating my learning to enjoy playing this wonderful instrument that I've had a deep love affair with for many years. I can't thank her enough."
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Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"She(instructor) is very sincere, patient, and teaches well. And provide various experiences about music. For example, it gives you a chance to watch and perform."
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Took Cello lessons from Anna C.
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"The instructor is patient and very knowledgeable"
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Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Chris is great communicator and able to think about my specific needs as a student."
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Brenda is a keen and thoughtful instructor and musician. As an adult returning to music, she has really made the pathway enjoyable and fun."
Eric Derks
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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