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Emily S.

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Simi Valley, CA
Starting at $35
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Jessica G.

64 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jessica G.

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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 Sy

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Donny C.

3 Reviews
Redondo Beach, CA
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 10 to 75
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Donny C.

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I am a professional cellist and private educator based in Los Angeles, California. I have seventeen years of cello experience, including a Bachelors in Music from the prestigious University of North Texas. I earned my Masters of Music in Cello Performance at Oklahoma State University, where my research included pedagogy and performance practice.

My former teachers include Shawn Sanders (2006-2010), Nikola Ružević (-2014) and Dr. Meredith Blecha-Wells (-2016). I have performed masterclasses for artists including Phyllis Young, Bion Tsang, Dobrila Berković-Magdalenič, Johnathan Ruck, and Kari Caldwell.

My primary education used Suzuki Method materials along with exercises by Popper and Dotzauer, and later more advanced studies such as Feuillard, Duport, and Piatti. My teaching uses these resources, in addition to personalized exercises, to help my students achieve their musical goals. These goals may include repertoire which is strictly classical, contemporary, or a blend of the two. ...

About Donny

I am a professional orchestral cellist and teacher, with degrees from University of North Texas and Oklahoma State University. During my studies I performed with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra through the Patti Johnson Wilson Orchestral Fellowship, with Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Hege. I worked

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Adelyn Russell
Mr. Crider was such a great teacher! I appreciated the way he adjusted every lesson to my needs and patiently helped me work through technique.
I would recommend him to anyone wishing to begin or further their classical training on the cello.
Maris
Donny always takes extra care to meet the individual needs if our daughter. He is kind in his approach, praising accomplishments and hard work. However, he does challenge her to continue to improve in musical knowledge and performing with excellence.
Mikki
My son was privileged to study with Donny for two years. He made MAJOR strides in improvement with his cello technique during that time. He was challenged and encouraged each week. Donny's clarity was a great help in growing technique. Listening for musicality was never overlooked. We highly recommend him as a teacher.
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Christin K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $49
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Azusa Pacific University
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Christin K.

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I am a caring cello teacher with more than 12 years of experience in teaching students of all ages and levels. My students have won music competitions. I can help you practice correctly.

About Christin

I am a professional cello teacher with more than 12 years of experience in teaching cello. I have completed Artist Certificate program and Bachelor's of Music degree in Cello performance.

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Maria S.

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Starting at $67
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
  • Teaching since 1996
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Maria S.

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I have more than 18 years of experience teaching, all ages. I teach beginners and Advanced students. I work with different books, depends on the level of the student, Essentials, Suzuky, Dotzauer, Klengel scales, Duport, Popper, Piatti, Sonatas, Concertos like Vivaldi, Saint Saenz, Bocherini, Haydn C and D, Dvorak, Lalo, and much more, i also prepare the kids for Recitals, All State and Competitions.

About Maria

I'm a professional cellist, i Have more than 18 years of experience teaching and coaching a Youth Orchestra i love teaching and see the progress, i work with different books depends on the age, Essentials, Klengel, Dupport, Popper, cello concertos and much more. Musically yours, Maria

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Andrew K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Awarded Legacy Award from Creativity Foundation, Washington D.C.
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Andrew K.

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Experienced teacher ready to tailor lessons to your learning goals and musical interests. You will learn to sing through your instrument, develop proper playing technique and musicianship via real music starting in the first lesson. We will explore a variety of genres including folk, medieval, ancient, classical, and contemporary music and you will also learn to improvise and compose. We will discuss the social and historical context of the music we cover, and you will learn basic music theory. All ages and levels are welcome, from absolute beginners to advanced.

About Andrew

Andrew Koutroubas, is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in baroque and modern cello. He is an active performer, teacher and scholar interested in music spanning antiquity to contemporary, as well as traditional music of different epochs and cultures. At the forefront of Andrew's musical activitie

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Pacific Palisades, CA

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Pacific Palisades is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $167 per hour.
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"Megan is patient and encouraging. Taking up cello after over 20 years was daunting, but she has put me at ease."
Brooke
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"We couldn’t be happier with Corey. My son has taken lessons from others in the past that we thought were good...we didn’t know what we were missing! Corey communicates clearly, gives tangible things to practice and work on, and is friendly. I also appreciate that he takes time to check in and see how my son has been. During this quarantine kids are needing asl the connections they can find. My son looks forward to his lessons and I enjoy listening to him play."
Ellie
Took Cello lessons from Corey A.
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"So far so good! (3 lessons) Kelvin is patient and a good listener."
Marina
Took Cello lessons from Kelvin L.
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"GREAT PACE. GOOD EYE FOR BENT FINGERS AND WAYWARD PINKIES!"
Cheryl
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"Chris is a really awesome teacher. Has a lot of expertise teaching online, and has many tips for cello learning for all ages. I'm in my 40s , picked up the cello again 2 years ago, and with Chris I've become a confident learner of the cello while having a lot of fun! Yay!! Thanks Chris!"
Tina
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"I have taught myself a couple of instruments but decided I wanted an instructor to learn cello. I've learned SO MUCH from Elisa, she's helped me understand parts of music that had never "clicked" with me despite 6 years of band in middle and high school.

I highly recommend Elisa!"
Rachel
Took Cello lessons from Elisa B.
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"I've had something like 6 or 8 lessons with Chris so far and he's awesome. If you're not sure what to work on he'll come up with a great "standard" curriculum for you, but if you have particular interests or tastes he tailors your lessons accordingly - which keeps you motivated and makes practicing fun. He's got a huge range and can easily switch between styles if you have diverse interests. He's also cool about letting you decide how much focus you want to put on theory and learning to read music, so you never feel like you're just grinding through anything in order to get to the fun stuff. He's also just a really nice, funny dude so lessons are enjoyable from start to finish. I especially like the games he uses to teach various techniques/sight reading/improving your ear, etc. Really glad I ended up taking lessons with Chris, can't recommend him enough. :-)"
Jessica
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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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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"Nicholas has been a great guide to my revisiting the cello. It had been almost 30 years since my last lesson, and he has reminded and coached many skills I had forgotten, and has taught me new ways thinking and playing."
Kat
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Tuto fills the hour lesson with amazing pointers. Recommend highly."
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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