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Rachel E.

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  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rachel E.

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Hello! I am a cellist that enjoys teaching all ages and levels. I am classically trained and am currently a grad student in a performance diploma program and have had experience teaching for 5 years. I am also Suzuki certified through Books 1-5. I enjoy tailoring lessons to each student's individual needs and goals and also incorporate music theory and harmony into the context of playing to understand the music on a deeper level. I also enjoy improvising and teaching how to improvise. Looking forward to meeting you! :)

About Rachel

Rachel Ellis is currently a second-year full-scholarship graduate student in the Performance Diploma Program at SMU, studying with Andres Diaz. She graduated summa cum laude from Rowan University with a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance, studying with Dr. George Atanasiu. A winner of the 2013 S

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Jordi L.

35 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jordi L.

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I am a fourth year cello performance major at the University of Georgia and have been playing the cello for over twelve years. I have experience performing and practicing in a variety of ensembles and genres (i.e. orchestras, chamber ensembles, jazz, rock/jam bands, bluegrass, pop). I plan to incorporate music theory and ear training into lessons to help my students become more familiar with their instruments and repertoire. I want to encourage innovation and creativity in each of my students so that they can feel comfortable approaching any musical opportunity.

About Jordi

I am in my final semester completing my degree in cello performance with a jazz minor (bass) at the University of Georgia. I have been playing classical cello for over twelve years and bass for three. While my musical upbringing primarily revolved around classical music, my main creative outlets in

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Ell D.
Jordi has been incredibly helpful in guiding me on my cello playing journey! I especially appreciate that we have been able to tailor the lessons to my needs and interests. I am an adult beginner interested in learning a mix of classical and non-classical music, and I am grateful that Jordi is very competent playing and teaching multiple genres. It's awesome to have an instructor who plays music in multiple contexts; I feel understood! Lessons themselves are always great as well-- I leave class with a clear list of things to practice and a plan for how to practice each of those things. But even though the lessons are productive, the environment is always very relaxed and patient, and I think that has been really supportive of my progress. Thanks, Jordi! :)
Wendy J.
I have been taking lessons with Jordi for over one year now and I can honestly say it has been one of the best choices I have made. My playing has improved immensely and his patient and kind way of explaining both practical techniques and theory makes the learning fun.

I cant recommend Jordi enough!
Timothy
As an adult learner with no prior cello experience (or music education at all, for that matter), I was somewhat skeptical of taking remote lessons. I started working with Jordi 8 months ago, and I can say with full confidence that my concerns have completely disappeared. His deep knowledge and passion of music became immediately clear at the beginning of our lessons as he patiently walked me through the basics of cello technique and music theory. Since then, he has continued to push me to improve myself, and my enjoyment of playing continues to grow along with my skills. While I still have a long way to go, I couldn't be happier with the progress I've made as a direct result of Jordi's instruction. I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone searching for a fantastic cello instructor!
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Sophie Y.

35 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Cello performance from Yale School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sophie Y.

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I'm a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. I graduated from Yale school of Music with master degree of cello performance in 2021. I have performed in renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna Konzerthaus, Suntory Hall in Japan, and the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, I also worked with prestigious conductors including Carolyn Kuan from Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Takacs Nagy from Verbier music festival, Peter Oundjian from Toronto Symphony, David Robertson, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Marin Alsop.

My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons part time 6 years ago, and have been consistently teaching students since then. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger students, as it tends to help the student progress and gain a passion ...

About Sophie

Nothing is more rewarding than seeing one of my students develop a passion for music! Therefore, it's important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I emphasize the importance of basics therefore I usually spend more time developing a solid fundamental skillI that allows my students

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Yiyang
The way she teaches encourages students to learn more and practice more. She is incredibly nice, knowledgeable, and ready to help.
Yang
Sophie is a nice teacher. She is responsible and patient in the lesson. And she takes lesson seriously so I got lots of music knowledge from the lesson. I'm so glad to have lesson with her.
Shih-Man
A wonderful and patient teacher!
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Johnny M.

10 Reviews
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  • Speaks Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor in Music Performance from University of Alabama
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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 dir

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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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Michael R.

25 Reviews
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  • BA in Music from University of North Texas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael R.

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I've played in symphonies, chamber music trios, quartets, for weddings and even jazz!

About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dram

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Susan O'Hara
He’s so patient and very skilled!!
Susan
We did online tonight per my request. Michael is so patient and encouraging and he answers my questions that are endless. I feel hopeful that I am learning the correct form and things I definitely would not pick up just trying to teach myself through the book. Thank you Michael!
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Brendon P.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • M.M. Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Awarded 1st Place Strings from Tuesday Musical Association Competition
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Brendon P.

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I have 18 years of playing experience from some of the best teachers around the country. I am certified to teach all 10 Suzuki books. I cater my teaching to each individual student and my goal is to create a fun nurturing environment.

About Brendon

Brendon P. recently completed a Masters of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music under Dr. Melissa Kraut in cello performance and pedagogy. Brendon is certified to teach all 10 Suzuki books and is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. As a performer, Brendon is very activ

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Esteban
Today's cello lesson was great!! Thank you!!
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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Sacramento is $71. 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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"Communicative in terms of scheduling and getting things set up, showed up on time, and had a great first lesson! I already have some music knowledge so Douglas was willing to progress at my pace, and we covered a lot of ground on day 1."
Alex Talsma
Took Cello lessons from Douglas Y.
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"Nicholas was very detailed in his explanations, as well as, patient."
Chad
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Ribal has been a fantastic Cello instructor for my child. This was my son's first time trying a string instrument, and he has absolutely loved the experience. Ribal is very enthusiastic about teaching music and has been able to introduce the instrument in a very friendly and fun way, which has kept my son interested. We are still participating in lessons and loving it, and we are also planning on starting music theory lessons to help introduce him to basic note reading. We highly recommend Ribal!"
Rachel
Took Cello lessons from Ribal E.
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"She is a hands on instructor. Her ethusiasm gives my son wanting to exceed himself. She is very meticulous in her teachings."
Suzanne
Took Cello lessons from Anna C.
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"Excellent! Very patient."
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"My daughter has been taking lessons with Ms. Yu for over 2 years now. She is kind, friendly and patient with students. Thanks to Ms. Yu, my daughter's is able to learn and play music that she loves!"
April
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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"Yuliya was my teacher in college while I was a music major. She was always really encouraging and helped me to develop my technique and passion for the instrument. She was really good about giving specific recommendations for spots to improve in my pieces and helped me to pick literature that advanced my abilities and were really enjoyable to play. There were a few times when I was prepping for auditions and she would meet with me extra to go over audition material or help me work on music for ensembles I was in. I would definitely recommend her as a teacher for any student!"
Audrey
Took Cello lessons from Yuliya K.
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"Genevieve is the best teacher. She is kind and extremely patient. She insists on careful and accurate playing. I have noticed tremendous progress in my playing since she has been my teacher. I recommend her to anyone."
David
Took Cello lessons from Genevieve T.
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"We are very happy with Aaron's instruction. He is very patient and skilled."
Nadine
Took Cello lessons from Aaron F.
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"My 12 year old son has been taking lessons with Claire online for a couple of months. He had been playing a few years in school but never had an individual lesson. She is helping him create some new habits while improving his technique and musicianship. She is very encouraging and supportive (and fun!). Looking forward to seeing how he progresses in the future!"
Sara
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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