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Linda C.

24 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Linda C.

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I've been teaching beginning cello for over 30 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play pizzicato and learn how to hold the bow. As time goes on you'll be able to read music and play simple songs. Any beginning cello book will get us started. In addition to your cello and book, you will also need rosin. As you progress, a tuner and a metronome may be helpful. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Linda

I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I h

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Tia
I’m taking beginner cello lessons with Linda.

She is super positive and encouraging and meets me exactly where I am in my learning and goes from there.

She asks what I want to do, points out when I miss things (like not taking a proper pause), and teaches me new skills (theory, now technique, etc.)

Very positive experience! After four weeks I can play cello while site reading the bass clef (I knew how to read piano music but not the bass clef very well).

I’m going to renew my lesson subscription with Linda!
John R.
Linda was awesome, very patient with a total beginner with not only cello but also playing music. She is great teacher , i can tell that from our first lesson.
Steven
My son has loved taking lessons with Linda. She is setting just the right pace with him. She is flexible given his strengths and weaknesses. He was genuinely disappointed when I told him he couldn't go to lessons this week because of a family commitment. Can't recommend highly enough!
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Byron H.

6 Reviews
Hayward, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded First Prize Winner, 2018 from Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition
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Byron H.

6 Reviews
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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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Johnny M.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Awarded First Prize from Alabama Music Federation Clubs Scholarship Competition
  • Teaches students 5 to 40
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Johnny M.

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I strive to treat each student equally no matter how advance the student are. My job as a teacher is to provide students a tool in life. Students will learn the way life works through the art of music. Should the students decide to pursue music or not in the future, I only hope that students will apply what they've learned in music to their everyday problem solving.

About Johnny

Johnny received his Bachelors of Music at the University of Alabama, under the tutelage of Carlton McCreery, and a Masters of Music at The Boston Conservatory with Andrew Mark. Johnny made his debut performance in 2011, performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto with Albuquerque Youth Symphony under the di

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Isaac P.
Johnny is experienced in teaching cello. His lessons are always passionate, musical, and informative. There are several aspects of his lessons that I'd like to share.

1. Full of Content: He delivers enough details of a new technique with simplification for an easy understanding.
2. Learning Curve: By breaking down and reorganizing the knowledge, he teaches new concepts step by step, from approachable actions to efficient actions.
3. Customization: He helps you find out a suitable solution to grow on the techniques based on your own physical and cognitive characteristics.
4. Experimentation: The correct ways he suggests you do is demonstrated by experimenting with different ways for comparison, which you would not only know what to do but know the reason behind it.

Cello is a beautiful yet complicated instrument. To enjoy it, a great mentorship is necessary and truly valued.
Nina
After coming from a high pressure - pre professional cello teacher, Johnny Mok is a breath of fresh air! I am learning at a faster rate and accomplishing more due to his relaxed and happy teaching style. So glad I found you Jonny!

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Miguel Z.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Portuguese, English
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Miguel Z.

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A dedicated pedagogue, Miguel held teaching positions in Europe, North America, and South America.

He holds a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a master's degree from The International Center for Music at Park University, and a bachelor's degree from the Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas de Castelo Branco.

About Miguel

Miguel Z. has performed throughout the world and has appeared in several renowned festivals and venues. He is passionate about promoting music to all generations of listeners, as well as bringing it to less-reached communities across the globe. A dedicated pedagogue, Miguel held teaching posi

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Joseph
Very inspiring and organized
Natalie
The best cello teacher ever.
Scarlett
Miguel is an amazing and engaging cello teacher. I highly recommend.

Charles B.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music Performance/Education from Ithaca College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Charles B.

13 Reviews
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I have been teaching over 25 years. I have been playing for over 35 years. I have played professionally in orchestras and chamber ensembles.

I use both the Suzuki and traditional methods for teaching.

About Charles

I have been teaching stringed instruments for over 25 years. I use both the Suzuki and traditional methods.

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Don S.
Charles has been great with my early skill development. He continues every week to stress the basic for my violin training. He remains supportive and patient. We have had lessons in person and online. I am beginner at 65 years old and I would highly recommend Charles Bossert as a violin, and other strings instruments instructor. Thank You Charles for your help.
Keiko
I love it!
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Queenie W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Queenie W.

3 Reviews
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Teaching experience 10yrs up, no age limit, from the beginner to the advanced levels are welcome! All the lessons are customized because I strongly believe that each student is different. My teaching goal is to bring joy to each student, and I want my student always to feel motivated to learn. Therefore, you can learn all kind of music you like and establish strong fundamentals at the same time. Come join me, and let me help you to explore your potential on playing cello!

About Queenie

I am currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Art (DMA) degree at Rutgers University, studying under Jonathan Sptiz, who is the principal cellist of the New Jersey Symphony. I also received both Master of Cello Performance degree and Professional Studies Post-Master’s Certificate in cello from Tem

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Allison C.
Ms. W was the most dedicated and patient teacher. Each lesson, I could sense her love for music from the way she described the image of a sunrise from the 2nd movt. of the Saint-Saens cello concerto. Her attention to detail and professionalism greatly improved my cello performance.

Before taking lessons with Ms. W, I was with another teacher for 8 years, but I felt that I wasn't improving. Once I started learning of Ms. W, I improved dramatically. She emphasized the importance of a strong foundation, like sound quality and intonation.

With Ms. W, I was accepted into the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, then named Associate Principal Cellist. Ms. Wang was also the driving force behind my qualification for the PMEA District 12 and Region 6 orchestra. Soon after, she prepared me for my college audition recordings to several colleges and Yale University, which is where I am today.

Ms. W is an incredibly lovely and talented teacher. I was so lucky to have her and am excited for all her future students!
Jerilyn
Queenie taught piano and cello in our home. She was very kind, patient, and made it fun for my children.
Janine Fanchiang
Having to be Ms. Queenie's student for almost three years, I have the confidence to say that she is one of the best music teachers I have ever had in my music career. Being a Music Major at Temple University myself, I have had many music teachers, and Ms. Queenie is the only teacher that I am still taking lessons with!

During classes, Ms. Queenie will always make sure that you feel comfortable and safe before teaching. She really cares about her students! Even with COVID close down, Ms. Queenie was able to transition into online teaching professionally and innovatively.

Another thing is that Queenie is actually my second cello teacher. When I first started, she was really patient and taught me almost from the beginning. LASTLY, She is going to be Dr. Queenie soon, so hurry before the price doubles up!

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Pleasanton, CA

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Pleasanton is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $140 per hour.
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"Kelvin was excellent! I am looking forward to our next lesson."
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Took Cello lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Lenna is the BEST teacher in ANY subject I have ever had! She is patient, kind, supportive, has a great sense of humor, and I love to listen to her play as she is teaching me! If you are looking for a fabulous online Cello teacher, Lenna is the one to choose!!!!"
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Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"Corey has been an amazing teacher and friend for the past 10 years. He is super funny and fun to work with and he is very good at balancing hard work and fun! I started with him when I was in 4th grade and have been with him ever since, I cannot say how great of a teacher he is!"
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Took Cello lessons from Corey A.
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"It's been so fun taking lessons from Jessica. She is interested in finding out the student's learning method and tailors the lessons accordingly. I'm on week 3 and I'm enjoying myself so much! I was a little nervous about taking lessons through Skype, but she's been able to teach me almost seamlessly, of course there's some difficulties because she can't get a 360 view of how I'm playing, but that's something we can accommodate to."
Raquel
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Joanne is an excellent teacher. She takes time to explain not only what to do but why certain techniques are used. The cello is a beautiful-sounding instrument and Joanne is teaching me how to bring the most tone out of my instrument."
Mike
Took Cello lessons from JoAnn R.
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"Nice, very well prepared and effective with a neophyte like me"
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Took Cello lessons from Emily S.
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"Aaron has a fresh and dynamic way to interact with my daughter. He is patient and, at the same time, precise and attentive to details, such an important aspect to build on basic skills. My daughter likes working with Aaron very much!"
Giulia
Took Cello lessons from Aaron F.
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"I had a great first lesson. Will practice and look forward to my next lesson"
Susan
Took Cello lessons from Elisa B.
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"I am an adult beginner, who was a bit intimidated by online lessons, but had no other options locally. I'm so glad that I found Jessica! She is both patient, and supportive; she is highly adept at finding what works for the individual, and personalizes instruction based on what you need to improve. She is also very accommodating, and understanding when there are scheduling changes. I look forward to my lessons every week; they are so much fun!"
Sabrina
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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