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Linda C.

24 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • BA in Music + Teaching credential from Humboldt State University
  • Teaches Beginner
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Linda C.

24 Reviews
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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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Adriana E.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Portuguese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Adriana E.

6 Reviews
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When I was 16 years old, I attended a pop music concert and the band had a cello. Hearing that beautiful and deep sound paralyzed me. I was delighted and knew from that moment that I wanted to start taking lessons, learn how to play, and become a cellist. It was love at first sight!
I'm from Portugal. I was pursuing a DMA in cello performance and I did a minor degree in cello pedagogy. I have been teaching for around 12 years (students of all ages and levels).

About Adriana

Biography Founding member of the Trio Compassionatto Ensemble, performing concerts in the Middle East and Europe. Adriana has played with orchestras including the Feldkirch Festival Orchestra (Austria), Junge DeutschFranzösische Philharmonie (Bayreuth, Germany) with concerts in Paris, Bayreuth,

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Catherine Kowalski
I have to state, that I never had a cello teacher before, who emailed me mp3 files to play during practice, and this is excellent!!! If anyone is going to play an instrument they will probably be with other musicians and Adriana is to be commended for teaching me this from the start. Superior to any other cello teacher that I have ever had. Fantastic!
Maria
My 5 year old son took classes with Adriana. She is wonderful and he adores her very much. she is very good at teaching children. I myself think about the possibility of starting to learn the cello because of Adriana.
Cathy
Wonderful teacher. I really enjoyed first lesson

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Quinn L.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Music Master degree from University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
  • Awarded Piano trio prize from Shanghai Conservatory of Music
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Quinn L.

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Teach cello since I was in College. have a lot of experience of teaching both kids and adults.

About Quinn

I began her cello studies at age of eight and won my first cello competition at ten. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance at The Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China and Master’s Degree from University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where I received a full sch

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Natalie
We are loving cello with Quinn! We had her in person before COVID and now online. She does a great job of guiding the learning process and working with the student (my daughter as an individual)
Shauna
My 9 yr old daughter began cello lessons with Quinn about 2 weeks before lockdown started. I was worried that online lessons wouldn't work out, but Quinn has been amazing. She's great at explaining everything so that my daughter understands, and she pushes just enough to keep her interested without being overwhelmed. She also answers questions promptly by email when any problems arise. I can't recommend her highly enough!
Ishita
She’s a very patient, encouraging teacher and I’ve had a great experience learning from her!
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Gabriel V.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Portuguese, German, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts in German from Texas State University
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Gabriel V.

2 Reviews
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For the past 5 years I have been teaching cello to beginner and intermediate students of all ages. I started playing when I was 15 years old, so my experience learning the fundamentals of playing cello are still fresh in my mind. This gives me an edge in my teaching when introducing the instrument to my students. I am a member of the Lone Star Philharmonic Orchestra and hold a Bachelor of Arts in Cello from Texas State University. I can help you learn not only how to play the cello, but can ensure that you have a strong handle of the basic fundamentals, note reading, and music theory as well!

About Gabriel

Hello! I'm Gabriel and I began to play the cello when I was 15 years old after watching a metal band perform with only cellos and no guitars. As I began to learn the cello and play in orchestra, I grew to love classical music! I went to school at Texas State University and received two bachelors de

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Kamila
Gabriel is one of the best instructors ever. He found really interesting music for my daughters to play. He also gave them history about different composers and other background info. He taught them a lot of good techniques to help them play better. Overall, he is really inspiring and my daughters advanced a lot. He always went above and beyond. I can't recommend him enough. My daughters loved having him as their violin teacher as he helped them grow fond of music while playing their violins.

Nazar D.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks Russian, Polish, Ukrainian
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nazar D.

3 Reviews
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Cello is famous for its deep and warm sound, probably the widest range from low to high register. It is used for solo, chamber music, ensembles, chamber and symphony orchestras.
But the most important cello can change your mind and fulfill your soul like no other instruments !

About Nazar

My name is Nazar, Concert Soloist and Orchestra Performer, Experience Long Time Teacher. Master Graduate from Moscow State Conservatory and postgraduate assistant ship program 1990-97 plus over 20 years of teaching experience with different age students. My teaching philosophy is to teach good tech

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Jennifer
Nazar is a great instructor. He was quickly able to assess my goals and ability and did a great job pointing out areas for improvement in an encouraging and positive way.
Jessica
Nazar has a wonderful ability to relate to people. He has excellent skill and enthusiasm, making our son WANT to learn. We highly recommend him...
Kelvin
I've been working with Nazar since 1998. Not only does he know his stuff and makes his teaching personal to your needs, but he also has a way to make you feel successful even when you are struggling. you always feel better about your playing when you leave than when you got to his studio. He recognizes your learning style and what you want to accomplish, then builds his teaching around that.

If you are looking for a cello teacher (and yes, he also teaches piano and other instruments) I'd say put your time and money into Nazar and you, you will feel it is one of your best investments

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in San Jose 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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"My son has been taking lessons from her several months now. He has been enjoying the lessons with her and improved a lot. Yuliya is an excellent teacher who really cares about the students."
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Took Cello lessons from Yuliya K.
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"Mr. Anderson is very professional on all levels. This means that he understands where and how your musician is working. The players' dedication will determine how high they may rise. Mr. Anderson is considerate, knowledgeable, and above all mindful of the journey that your student is undertaking. He has coached and mentored some of the best students in the country."
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"Corey has continued to offer high quality music lessons even though we are not able to have them in person now. My son continues to grow as a musician and genuinely enjoys making music."
Tracy
Took Cello lessons from Corey A.
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"Christopher is very knowledgeable and has a great personality which makes learning a lot easier."
Nate
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Great guy! Always teaches at instructional level."
James
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Aaron has done a great job. My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week!"
Cicely
Took Cello lessons from Aaron F.
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"Awesome teacher! So happy I found Claire. She helped me a ton."
Lauren Z.
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"Nader is well experience and professional cello teacher.
I'm recommending Nader if you guys looking for cello teacher."
E. Hafezi
Took Cello lessons from Nader T.
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"Even though learning to play the cello is quite challenging, I feel very relaxed and happily engaged with Maria as my instructor. I always look forward to my lessons!"
Layla
Took Cello lessons from Maria D.
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