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Jessica G.

54 Reviews
Pasadena, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded Outstanding String Player from California State University Long Beach Strings Department
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Jessica G.

54 Reviews
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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 S

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We didn’t have a cello teacher in our small town so we decided to try taking online lessons. Jessica took my daughter through Suzuki books 1-6. She was very personable and very focused. She kept my daughter motivated and even allowed performance opportunities (Skyping into recitals). We have since moved to a bigger city and my daughter takes live lessons. Her new teacher (who has a doctorate in cello performance) was very impressed with my daughter’s technique. Thanks Jessica for giving my daughter a great musical foundation!
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Dora P.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $22
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2019
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Dora P.

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Hi! Depending on what the student enjoys, we will focus on learning songs from a musical genre (classical, pop, jazz etc). We will also learn music theory, note reading, improvisation, fingering, bow technique and much more. It is very important to me that my students are enjoying what they are learning, so they will be inspired to practice and persevere!

About Dora

Hi! My name is Dora, I am a singer/songwriter, guitar and cello player! I was born and raised in Boston, MA but Los Angeles has been my home for the past six years. I absolutely love teaching, and inspiring my students to experiment with their sound and creativity. My lessons are custom to what the

Claire R.

7 Reviews
Canoga Park, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • BA in Music from UCLA
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Claire R.

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I teach beginners, intermediate and advanced players. I'm delighted to teach young people to learn about music and appreciate people of any age who are interested in learning. We will work every week with scales and arpeggios (chords) and progress through literature that is appropriate for your skill level. And we will definitely have fun!

About Claire

I've been teaching piano, cello, voice and theory in Los Angeles for over thirty years, helping students develop their particular interests in music and to encourage them to reach their personal goals. I love the classics and many of my students want to play popular music, contemporary sounds and j

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Mai N.
I am 43 years old and was scared to take on such a difficult instrument but I really wanted to learn how to play the beautiful cello. I had my first lesson and am very happy with Claire. She is friendly, accommodating, patient, and explains her lesson in a clear and easy manner (as easy as you can get with the cello). I had a lot of questions and she was very open in answering all of them. Although I am still at the very very beginnings of my journey, I am very excited to continue with the cello lessons, thanks to Claire.
Leslie Mattesich
The first lesson was excellent. I completed my first private cello lesson since playing about 44 years ago. It was wonderful. The teacher is very organized and very nice. I thought maybe the lesson would be a lesson of remembering what I had forgotten from so long ago, but I actually learned new things. I'm excited to attend the next lesson.
Mike H.
Claire works at your pace, but expects you to progress at a steady rate. It's the perfect balance between understanding the student's ability and reasonable expectations for advancement.

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Bonnie S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Shorty Award - Customer Service from Shorty Awards LLC
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Bonnie S.

3 Reviews
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I live for helping others find their fullest musical potential. Daughter to a teach and a truck driver, my parents couldn't afford lessons when I was in school. I want to stress that I want those students who are being denied affordable private lessons. You are just as capable of greatness as kids paying out the nose for lessons.

I strongly believe EVERYONE is capable of learning an instrument. We all learn in different ways. Perhaps you tried learning once before and it didn't work out? Don't let that discourage you! You just need the right teaching method.

Cello has been my passion since I started playing in 1994 in NJ. My love for teaching bloomed when my high school music department gave me two hours to teach middle school beginning strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass) every school day, and I have been hooked since! All South Jersey Orchestra several years, and attended West Chester University of PA on scholarship, where I basked in one of the best music education programs in ...

About Bonnie

I want YOU to discover the music that's always been inside of you. That nagging voice in the back of your head telling you that you don't have a musical bone in your body is WRONG. Everyone is capable of learning an instrument. It's just a matter of finding the right fit in instrument and teacher.

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Gwen H.
Bonnie is a great teacher. My daughter really enjoyed her 1st lesson.
Kathleen
Great first lesson! Bonnie offered great beginning tips and encouraging complements. The first lesson book looks very appropriate for my skill level. We did have some connection issues which Bonnie handled very well.
I am energized to practice and work toward my next lesson.
Christen
Bonnie is a great cellist and was always a pleasure to work with!

Ilona M.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Polish
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Awarded Piano Teacher from National Piano Guild
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Ilona M.

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Student needs to have the instrument. I usually use Essential Elements and Suzuki books for beginner and intermediate students. Also String Tunes.

About Ilona

When I work on any subject I always amend to the student's request adhering to all guidelines and ensure I meet my student's and his/her parents expectations on this and make my student achieve the best grade possible because that is my objective. That is my promise to my students. I am e

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Adriana L.
I am finally learning how to play the violin and read music. Ilona is a great teacher, very patient and friendly.
Viviana
Very detailed oriented, and professional
Bryce G.
I'm sorry, I cannot handle this Instructor for my children. She wasn't me but she's not quite the people person I expected. Her personality is not a good match for a high school tutor. Unfortunately her English is not good enough. Her accent is entirely too strong. Also she does not know enough Geometry to help my kids.

Don L.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German
  • Awarded Full Scholar ship from Juilliard
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Don L.

15 Reviews
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After graduating from the Juilliard School of Music I played with the New Jersey Symphony for 3 years and then moved to Switzerland where I was Principal cellist with the Beil Orchestra. I have spent 30 years teaching cello with good success. I enjoying helping students getting better. I teach the rudiments of the bow arm, bow grip and how to change the direction of the bow.

About Don

I graduated from Juilliard (BA) and played 3 years with the New Jersey Symphony after which I moved to Europe where I was Principal cellist with a Swiss Orchestra ( Biel ). I teach the Leonard Rose bow arm technique. I believe he had the best bow arm in the business. I work with the bow arm fir

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Tevi L.
Not only do I get to learn how to play cello , but I get to learn about the history too! Great instructors!
Ying
Very knowledgeable teacher .
michael
Don went right to the area I knew I needed the most help. Terrific!

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Pasadena, CA

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Pasadena is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $140 per hour.
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$43 average
45 min
$58 average
60 min
$72 average

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"JoAnn is such a wonderful instructor and as a beginner I feel lucky to receive instruction from such an accomplished cellist. I highly recommend JoAnn as an instructor."
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Took Cello lessons from JoAnn R.
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"Mr. King is a very talented and engaging Cello instructor. He is always punctual, very patient, and makes the lesson fun for the student. I am very happy with my child's progress, and hope to continue lessons as long as Mr. King is available to teach!!!"
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Took Cello lessons from Randall K.
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"Excellent style of pedagogy for a slow learner."
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Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"I loved my first lesson! Had a great time. Felt very relaxed. Megan is a great teacher. Bert patient and pleasant. She took her time to explain. I'm so excited and looking forward to our next lesson!"
Sarahi
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Very good teacher; patient, thorough, positive and really encouraging."
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Took Cello lessons from Quinn L.
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Took Cello lessons from Angela C.
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"Chandrika-very sweet, knowledgeable and works great with my son. My son thinks she's great"
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Took Cello lessons from Chandrika P.
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"Professional and Experienced Cello Teacher!!

Jessica has been teaching cello classes for my 8th grade daughter who wanted to learn cello during summer and join school Orchestra team in good level. Jessica has been very professional, patient and always on time. She adjusts her teaching depending on the kids pace of learning. My daughter was able to pick up all the basics which she missed during one school year in eight weeks. She always checks home work and encourages kids to complete their homework. Her way of teaching certainly helped my daughter not only gain good knowledge but interest in learning more."
Aruna
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"I took lessons with Nick for a little over 2 years and couldn't have more wonderful things to say about him. Nick is patient while also pushing and guiding his students to achieve whatever their musical goals are. I developed as a cellist and as a musician with Nick and can't recommend him enough."
Sarah
Took Cello lessons from Nick A.
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"I had my first lesson this past weekend. I was pretty nervous but Theresa made me feel at ease with just holding my cello!! She is very very knowledgeable! I am fired up about doing my homework and ultimately our next lesson!!"
Adonis
Took Cello lessons from Theresa S.
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