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Byron H.

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Hayward, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded First Prize Winner, 2018 from Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition
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Byron H.

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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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Linda C.

24 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1981
  • BA in Music + Teaching credential from Humboldt State University
  • 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!

Nazar D.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks Russian, Polish, Ukrainian
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Master of Cello Performance, Postgraduate Assistantship Program from Moscow State Conservatory
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Nazar D.

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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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Nicholas H.

76 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Bachelor's in Music Performance from Georgia State University
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Nicholas H.

76 Reviews
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I'm an experienced and dedicated cellist, having played with Orchestras and Chamber groups throughout my state. My lessons are focused on relaxation, and am as laid back or strict as the student needs. Whether you're a beginner or advanced, shooting to be a church player or a pro, I have taught students for that and am the teacher for you.

About Nicholas

Nicholas is a professional cellist that has studied since the age of 9. He has now been teaching the cello, viola, and violin for over a decade for students of all ages, beginner to pre-college level. Throughout Nicholas’s career, he has been an active member of Honors Orchestras, Youth Symphoni

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Freddrick G.
This far he is a very knowledgeable and professional person. Unfortunately we found that my cello was lacking due to defects in build and so now I have to get a replacement which I am hoping does not hinder our lessons. He has been very helpful with getting me sites to get material and tools necessary for our sessions. Look forward to our next session and moving forward.
Johanna B.
He is really good at helping you understand how to play the instrument in detailed but open ways. He is a font of information.
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Alec G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Alec G.

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I hope to share my passion for cello and music with you! I teach every age range and skill range. I’ve been playing for 15 years, teaching the past 5. I adapt my teaching style to my student, whether you are looking for guidance before an audition or wanting to play that song you’ve heard on the radio! I’m here to help get you to your goal!

About Alec

I am a classically trained cellist and pianist, pursuing my bachelors in Cello Performance. While I’ve been playing cello for 15 years, I have been teaching for the past 5 with the goal to inspire my students the way that my teachers inspired me.

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Susanna S.

174 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $36
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music, Viola Performance from State University of New York at Purchase
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Susanna S.

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I've been teaching cello for over 27 years and my students have gone on to play in youth orchestras, attend PMEA and ASTA events or go to college as a music major. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to improve your playing skills and as time goes on you'll be able to play at a more advanced level. I specialize in Traditional Classical violin, typically use Essential Elements 2000, Samuel Applebaum methods, Suzuki methods and traditional scales and etude books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Susanna

Local Students: As of Tuesday May 11, 2021 I am fully vaccinated and so is my family. I have resumed in person lessons in my home if you are fully vaccinated. If you are under 12 years old, you must wear a mask and I will wear a mask too. Susanna S. has over 27 years of teaching experience on

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Kobe W.
Today was our first lesson and my son ran into my room at the conclusion of his session with nothing but positive things to say about Miss Susanna. He said that she was personable and lightened the mood with jokes during the lesson. She provided him with new techniques and skills just in the first lesson that he found extremely beneficial. He said that she is the teacher that he has been longing for and he thanked me for finding her. We look forward to working with her and his continued progress.
Crystal
Susanna is an amazing instructor who takes the time with her students to truly get an appreciation of the instrument they are learning. Susanna offers any student patience, understanding and a wealth of knowledge to gain confidence in playing. Highly recommend for any Violin, Viola, or Cello students.

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in San Mateo, CA

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in San Mateo is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $167 per hour.
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"In my opinion, having been an educator in the Isaac School District for many years, Mr. Quintana exhibits excellent teaching techniques and strategies to enable the learner to be successful. He is professional, prepared, courteous, and prompt. For the past 6 years, Mr.Quintana has been my cello instructor. The environment that he creates as an educator provides an excellent foundation for continued learning. Mr. Quintana's knowledge of string instruments and piano are superb."
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Took Cello lessons from Victor Q.
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"Dwight Anderson was a fabulous cello teacher for my son from preschool through high school. He was, in fact, the best music teacher we ever had for either of my children - through all of their piano, violin and cello instruction. He was consistent and nurturing, able to push the boundaries of expectation, and able to inspire. Although he only taught my son, he influenced my daughter as well by encouraging them to both participate in the GDYO. He was masterful in choosing certain pieces of work that inspired my son to practice and to perform. Even though he certainly assigned scales and etudes, he always allowed him at least one piece of his choosing that gave him such a sense of accomplishment. For example, my son learned to play the prelude of the Bach suite in G even before he started the 1st grade. That is still his favorite piece! And, starting around 7th or 8th grade, he let his pick which "big work" they would tackle for the following year. We went through the Lalo cello concerto, Faure's Elegie, the Saint-Saens concerto, Popper's Hungarian Rhapsody, Dvorak's Rondo, and finally, "The Dvorak", for his senior project in high school. Even though my son didn't always learn all the movements of the concerto or learn it to perfection, Dwight's partnership with my son in picking these pieces gave him such a love of playing the cello! What a wonder and a gift!
In the years since high school, Dwight has kept up with my son, even though he chose a non-music career path and a life in the north east. We will be forever grateful for Dwight and the influence he has had on my son in particular, and, for his influence on the whole family for deepening our appreciation of beautiful music. Thank you, Dwight!"
Christine
Took Cello lessons from Dwight Anderson
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"We have really enjoyed our experience with Victor this far. Our son looks forward to each lesson and is genuinely enjoying himself. Couldn't be happier."
Addie
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"Very good teacher! Great for beginners, son said he learned shifting and can play very advanced pieces"
Eunjung
Took Cello lessons from Yuliya K.
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"Ms Shannon has been very accommodating with instruction, since I have some physical challenges. She finds new and creative ways to make things work for me.
I am so lucky to have found her. She's an imaging teacher."
Wayne
Took Cello lessons from Shannon S.
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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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"I am really pleased with Tom's approach and simplification of cello basics others have made so complex! The instruction was easy to follow leaving me with the ability to play 3 scales the first lesson (with practice of course). I felt like there was hope for someone like me taking up cello so much later in life."
Rebecca
Took Cello lessons from Thomas W.
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"Claire was very patient with my daughter and encouraged her to practice on several basic techniques. We are looking forward to the upcoming lessons!"
Ashish
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"Fun experience. Does an excellent job of holding your attention. Looking forward to the many lessons to come!"
Sean
Took Cello lessons from Theresa S.
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"Sophie is a really good teacher because she’s patient and she’s good at explaining things. But also doesn’t let you off the hook until you have everything done perfectly, and she’s good at catching and correcting errors. I feel like she teaches with the mentality of “nothing’s perfect because it can always be better,” and I think that’s what’s really helpful."
Evelyn
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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