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Byron H.

6 Reviews
Hayward, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english
  • Music Performance from Florida Southern College
  • Awarded First Prize Winner, 2018 from Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition
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Byron H.

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I've been teaching cello for 10 years and my students have gone on to participate in All-State orchestra, and play in professional orchestras. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to produce sound and play simple songs and as time goes on you'll be able to read music fluently and perform with ease. I specialize in Classical, and typically use Suzuki and Klengal scale books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Byron

I love music. I love it so much that I have made it my career. I have been playing the cello for over 20 years and have studied in universities since 2002. In that time, I have worked extensively with great artists such as, Rhonda Rider, Joel Krosnick, Andy Mark, Nicholas Tzavares, and Mark Steinbe

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Julia W.
Byron is incredible. He is so inspirational to watch, and yet he makes his skill feel achievable. He is the most accommodating and encouraging instructor I have ever had, but still pushes me to improve. I feel like I am recieving a world class education, despite the more casual goals I have for my music. Couldn't be happier!
James D.
I'm an adult and I've been working with Byron for 5 months now. We've worked in person and now through video during quarantine. It's been a great experience and I would surely recommend him!

I had no experience with string instruments and feel I'm on my way to playing the cello competently. Byron keeps things fun and moving along at a good pace. He's especially good at diagnosing the cause of any difficulties I'm having.
Sheila
Excellent for someone new to the instrument.
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Jasmine L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • bachelor of music from CU Boulder
  • Teaching since 2002
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Jasmine L.

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I believe that all students are unique, and I enjoy being flexible, incorporating my style with students needs. I have over 15 years of experience beginner to advanced levels, with students 3 years old to adults.

About Jasmine

I started playing the violin at four years old, finally transitioning to cello. I am registered Suzuki teacher with versatility and balance. My approach is to be open and intuitive, sensitive to the unique nature of each student.

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Megan C.

62 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Awarded Young Artist Competition 1st Prize Winner from Ann Arbor Society for Music Arts
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Megan C.

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As a cellist with 20 years of playing experience, I am a passionate cellist of many orchestras around the US and an even more passionate teacher. I enjoy helping students of all ages and levels!

In addition to your lessons, you'll be granted access to my supplemental recordings for personal practice, making your practice routine feel like you're playing with others!

Lesson Duration Recommendations:
30 min for beginners
45 min for beginner-intermediate
60 for intermediate-advanced

About Megan

Megan is an internationally performing cellist hailing from Detroit, Michigan. Currently residing in Austin, Texas, she enjoys sharing her musical passion with students and on stage all over the country. In her free time, Megan spends her time drawing and reading. She has most recently served as

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Jessie L.
Megan is absolutely THE BEST! After 10 online classes with her, as an adult student, I cannot believe how much I have improved, how much confidence I have gained, and most incredibly, how much passion I have grown for cello. Megan is so kind, encouraging, genuine, positive, passionate, and knowledgeable! Her instructions are so concise and effective, that she can pinpoint exactly what I need to improve and offer the best explanation/technique. I have small hands with short pinky fingers that used to lead to a lot of frustrations. After meeting Megan, I have learned to comfortably face my disadvantages while minimizing the negative impact by her wonderful encouragement and practical techniques. She is WAY BETTER than my other teachers, and I had both online and in-person experiences prior to studying with Megan. I felt so fortunate to have found Megan as my cello teacher!
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Malia
The first lesson went really well. Megan is very welcoming and I felt at ease quickly.

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Nicholas D.

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

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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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Michael B.

50 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2017
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Michael B.

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Fun and easy to learn cello lessons!

About Michael

New York City-based cellist, Michael Bent, has gained popularity for his performances from coast to coast in the United States and overseas. One of his memorable accomplishments include being a winner in the Lowe’s Has Talent competition in February 2018. Michael was selected as one of thirteen p

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Jerry M.
I am an early intermediate level cello player. At the outset of the year I had set some very specific goals that I hoped to achieve and set out to find a teacher that would help me achieve those. Michael has done just that. I have taken lessons now from Michael for about 6 months and cannot say enough good things about him. He is extremely knowledgeable. He is always well prepared, and ready to make progress on advancing my skills with the instrument. He is patient and ready to work within my own limitations. He is always encouraging and positive, and constructive in his critique. I would highly recommend Michael, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned cellist.
jacob
Michael is a great instructor as well as a kind soul. He offers an appropriate mix of encouragement, guidance, and correction. As an adult learner, I appreciate that he stretches me beyond my comfort zone,
Chris S.
Highly recommend Michael B. I'm an adult learners. & He took time to understand my goals and worked with me to make real progress. He has a really easy to talk to and encouraging way about him. I expect he's good with younger learners too.
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Dwight Anderson

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dwight Anderson

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Over twenty years experience performing and teaching students music on the cello. Former students have gone on to major in Music, Medicine, Law, Engineering and other professions

About Dwight

I have been a professional musician and cello instructor for over two decades. In that time,I have discovered that when performing it is a wonderful feeling to know that you have helped to provide some moments of joy to your audience after a concert performance. However, by providing lessons on

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Roshan
Mr. Anderson has been a great influence on my life. As a cello teacher, Mr. Anderson has a wealth of knowledge ranging from the making of the cello to the history of composers to just random facts. Mr. Anderson has been my teacher from the 6th grade to my senior year. During those 6 years, he helped me grow into a great cello player that as a senior, I was able to play a solo with my school orchestra as a senior capstone. He, also, understood, that during this time, not only is his job to teach me cello but also to help and guide me into a better person. I have had many great and amazing teachers in high school and college and Mr. Anderson is among the best. I will never forget those 6 years and will fondly look back at these formative years.
Christine
Dwight Anderson was a fabulous cello teacher for my son from preschool through high school. He was, in fact, the best music teacher we ever had for either of my children - through all of their piano, violin and cello instruction. He was consistent and nurturing, able to push the boundaries of expectation, and able to inspire. Although he only taught my son, he influenced my daughter as well by encouraging them to both participate in the GDYO. He was masterful in choosing certain pieces of work that inspired my son to practice and to perform. Even though he certainly assigned scales and etudes, he always allowed him at least one piece of his choosing that gave him such a sense of accomplishment. For example, my son learned to play the prelude of the Bach suite in G even before he started the 1st grade. That is still his favorite piece! And, starting around 7th or 8th grade, he let his pick which "big work" they would tackle for the following year. We went through the Lalo cello concerto, Faure's Elegie, the Saint-Saens concerto, Popper's Hungarian Rhapsody, Dvorak's Rondo, and finally, "The Dvorak", for his senior project in high school. Even though my son didn't always learn all the movements of the concerto or learn it to perfection, Dwight's partnership with my son in picking these pieces gave him such a love of playing the cello! What a wonder and a gift!
In the years since high school, Dwight has kept up with my son, even though he chose a non-music career path and a life in the north east. We will be forever grateful for Dwight and the influence he has had on my son in particular, and, for his influence on the whole family for deepening our appreciation of beautiful music. Thank you, Dwight!
Hwaying Chung
Mr. Anderson was very patient with my son who was just starting on the cello. He made sure that my son had a strong foundation before learning harder pieces, and always came to the lessons with a bright smile.

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Oakland, CA

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Oakland 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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"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."
Joon
Took Cello lessons from Anna C.
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"Lucas is a colleague of mine in The Orchestra Now, who I've known for two years. He is incredibly thoughtful and kind, and is an inspiring musician. I have witnessed him curate and present beautiful chamber recitals, perform solo with orchestra, and play brilliantly for some of the world's most esteemed cellists. If you want to learn, discover, and explore the wonderful world of the cello, Lucas is the best person!"
Emily
Took Cello lessons from Lucas B.
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"Very kind and caring teacher!"
Elaine
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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"Excellent violin teacher to my 10-year old"
Eitan
Took Cello lessons from Corey A.
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"Chris is an excellent teacher - focused both on the big map of where I'd like to travel and also where we are at the moment. He's thoughtful and tuned in to every detail of my playing and form. He's also very positive and an awful lot of fun!"
Darcy
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"I am coming to the cello as a brand new beginner. I have play around with some fretted instruments, ukulele, banjo, etc. But Irina was super at getting me relaxed, focused on basics and encouraging me with small, but important mechanics and technical details. I have taken other music lessons like sax, so could compare. I totally enjoyed the start of my cello training.
Oh, btw, I'm retired and over 65!!!"
Paul
Took Cello lessons from Irina D.
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"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."
Deseria
Took Cello lessons from Carrie M.
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"Daniel is an amazing teacher. he talks about fundamental concepts of practice, listening, and a deep understanding of music in general and the specific music we work on. Daniel's approach to playing techniques is very helpful. Daniel has a way to inspire me to work and move forward with my playing and with my connection with the music."
Kobi
Took Cello lessons from Daniel H.
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"I began cello lessons with JoAnn almost a year ago. This was an instrument I had always wanted to learn, so I bought a good student cello and nervously scheduled my first half hour lesson. Her availability didn't initially work well with my plan to take lessons prior to coming in to my work, but a quick phone call and we worked out a very agreeable schedule.

Eleven months later, our weekly 60 minute lessons are very enjoyable and I am progressing well. JoAnn has been very accommodating with her schedule, last-minute cancellations, and patience. Sometimes I dread my next lesson because I've been too busy to practice or too fatigued from work, but an hour later I leave with a smile on my face and more confidence with my instrument. Hey, this is fun!

I would not hesitate to recommend JoAnn to anyone, especially a busy, working adult. She is a very skilled cellist and teacher, incorporating many lessons from other disciplines into this. While her teaching course has been different than I expected (lots of focus on slow playing and no vibrato yet), I believe my playing is much, much better because of it. In the beginning I had planned on a couple months of weekly lessons. Now a year later, I have no intention of stopping - way too much fun! Thank you JoAnn!"
Isaac
Took Cello lessons from JoAnn R.
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"Terrific start. Victor is very adaptable and is enthusiastic as a teacher. Looking forward to future lessons."
Amelia
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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