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Zachary M.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Robert M.

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  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Robert M.

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My teaching approach is eclectic, drawing from a wide variety of methods and repertoire to fit the individual goals of each student. Students 5 to 95 are welcome in my studio and have made progress reaching their goals, be it studying cello at the college level, auditioning for All-State, or simply playing for fun.

A typical lesson involves scale and technique study, etudes or orchestra class pieces, and selections from the standard (and not so standard!) cello repertoire.

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About Robert

Hi! I'm Robert. I'm a performer and cello teacher in the Tucson area. I have studied the cello for 18 years and had the pleasure of teaching others for 10. Students in my studio range from beginner to advanced-levels and come from a variety of backgrounds. My primary goal is to cultivate a love of

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Virginia Coen
Very good lessons about vibrato speed . what to carry in your cell9 case
String replacement.
Virgie
Hello Teacher Robert,
Terrific lessons, I am so getting enlighten about the bow, the ,strings, ....the entire instrument.
I am at lesson 14.. The t rubber band application to the tip area is so clever !! Think I'll try it. Really scientific review how the string vibrates. Appreciate these lesson regards. Virgie
Alegria
Robert is an amazing teacher! He improved my cello playing within a month.
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Kelly F.

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  • B.A. in Cello Music Performance from Brigham Young University
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Kelly F.

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Hi, I’m Kelly the traveling cello teacher! I have been playing the cello for 21 years and received a B.A. in music performance from Brigham Young University in 2020. I began taking lessons at the age of 5 and have studied under many wonderful teachers, conductors, and coaches, who helped me discover the joy and fulfillment that comes from expressing yourself through music. I have taught a variety of students of different ages, backgrounds, and physical abilities, and have learned that everyone can grow and benefit from playing music. In my studio, you will learn how to play with proper form and technique, how to read music, how to practice effectively and perform confidently, and most importantly you will learn to express yourself and SING with the cello.

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Nicholas H.

76 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Gerschefski/Reader Cello Scholarship from Martha Gerschefski
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Nicholas H.

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I'm an experienced and dedicated cellist, having played with Orchestras and Chamber groups throughout my state. My lessons are focused on relaxation, and am as laid back or strict as the student needs. Whether you're a beginner or advanced, shooting to be a church player or a pro, I have taught students for that and am the teacher for you.

About Nicholas

Nicholas is a professional cellist that has studied since the age of 9. He has now been teaching the cello, viola, and violin for over a decade for students of all ages, beginner to pre-college level. Throughout Nicholas’s career, he has been an active member of Honors Orchestras, Youth Symphon

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Freddrick G.
This far he is a very knowledgeable and professional person. Unfortunately we found that my cello was lacking due to defects in build and so now I have to get a replacement which I am hoping does not hinder our lessons. He has been very helpful with getting me sites to get material and tools necessary for our sessions. Look forward to our next session and moving forward.
Johanna B.
He is really good at helping you understand how to play the instrument in detailed but open ways. He is a font of information.
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Zeng F.

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  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Teaching since 2006
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Zeng F.

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When I just started my own private studio in Shanghai, I had only 3 students at first. but "A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step". Since then I never stopped teaching cello. through all these years teaching in China and the US, my students' age ranged from 4 years old to 60. I have Bachelor and Master in Cello Performance and soon will hold a Doctoral degree in Music as well. I am sure I will make your cello study much easier. And let's enjoy the music together!

About Zeng

Fan will soon hold a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Cello Performance from the University of South Carolina. She got full scholarship and Assistantship for both her Master and Doctor studies. She has performed with several professional orchestras, but her passion is always about teaching. She has

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Zhang
My daughter had been studying with Zeng for five months and absolutely enjoyed every lesson. Zeng is professional, kind, and very patient with my daughter. We feel lucky to have found such an amazing teacher!
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Miles L.

3 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 24; Female: 4 to 24
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Miles L.

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I am a professional performing artist and educator who believes that anyone can learn the cello. Through discipline and determination, anything is possible. As my students progress, the more they enjoy playing the cello and making music. Not all students are alike, and I adapt my teaching to address

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Marsha
I have witnessed first hand Miles’s excellent teaching.

His cello students progress quickly and are able to understand concepts easily with his assistance

Also it is apparent Miles enjoys teaching them and the students respond enthusiastically to his positive support

I would highly recommend him!!

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Modesto, CA

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Modesto is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $140 per hour.
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"insightful help with bowing this week"
leah
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"Really enjoying the online lessons with Chris. I am learning so much!"
Brendan
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Carrie is great. Enthusiastic, caring and skilled instructor."
Dakarai Young
Took Cello lessons from Carrie M.
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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."
Lorna J
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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"Claire is fantastic. Dang. I have been taking with her for only 4 months, and I already have seen improvements in my playing. I'm a beginner so I needed someone who could help with the basics. Thanks, Claire!"
Sarah
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"Jessica got Chloe off to a good start. And, she's so excited to to learn more."
Chloe
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Ilona is one of the best teachers I had so far. I have fun with her learning cello.

I learned a lot with her and enjoy playing with her duets on the violin. Because of her I got into Gold Cost Youth Orchestra where I met one of her violin students Sharri. She encouraged me to stay focused on my playing and to perform chamber music with her. Very well organized teacher, I will recommend her for any age."
Katherine
Took Cello lessons from Ilona M.
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"Genevieve is a thoughtful, experienced, skilled, and patient teacher. She herself comes from a legacy of some of the finest cello pedagogy and musicianship this world has to offer. It is a privilege to study with her!"
Sabrina
Took Cello lessons from Genevieve T.
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"I attend school with Isaac B. and we have played chamber music together. From the time working with Isaac, he brings such meticulous attention to what is on the music, and provides an elaborate plan to executing these musical decisions. He is very determined to succeed with any tasks that is at hand, and always aims for the best results. He is a very patient and committed worker, and an excellent cellist."
Isaac Li
Took Cello lessons from Isaac B.
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"Fantastic first lesson!
My son is really excited for the next one.
Top notch!"
Nicholas
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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