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Claire R.

7 Reviews
Canoga Park, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1978
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Claire R.

7 Reviews
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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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Jessica G.

62 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB
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Jessica G.

62 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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Nichole S.
Jessica is fantastic on all levels - she’s brilliant, yet able to relate to the my beginner ways. She’s patient and kind and I genuinely look forward to our sessions each week. Highly recommended!
Julie
Jessica is very knowledgeable and very pleasant.

Angela C.

12 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BME from Drake University
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Angela C.

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Experienced cello teacher of 30 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages. I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical skills. I welcome adult beginners and provide many playing opportunities throughout the year for my students.

About Angela

EDUCATION My musical education began while sitting on my mother's lap as she taught piano lessons. I began studying cello with a member of the Kansas City Philharmonic at age 9, and at age ten, I followed in my mother's footsteps to play the flute. I played all three instruments, (piano, cello

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Simone B.
She was amazing. Kind and encouraging and so inspiring. My daughter had a lot of anxiety going in but just glows whenever she talks about her first lesson. Can’t wait for the next!
Ida E.
Angela is awesome. Really positive, funny, patient, and encouraging and knows how to teach a beginning youngster very well.
Donna
Great experience. As a senior just beginning to play an instrument, Angela is patient and a good instructor.

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Isaiah C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music from University of Georgia
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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Isaiah C.

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Three years of working with multiple orchestras and youth summer camps have prepared me to teach students of all ages and experience levels. My lessons involve teaching extensive topics beyond cello fundamentals like aural skills and music theory. Incorporating these aspects of musicianship will reinforce your progression of playing the cello.

About Isaiah

I am a professional cellist, soloist, and music teacher. I am studying my Bachelor of Music at the University of Georgia. My experience as a musician started as a choral ensemble member for four years. I later picked up the cello at the conventionally late age of 16 but excelled to become a full t

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Brendon P.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Awarded 1st Place Strings from Tuesday Musical Association Competition
  • M.M. Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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 acti

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Esteban
Today's cello lesson was great!! Thank you!!
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Jenny C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 30; Female: 5 and up
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Jenny C.

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Focusing on ABRSM exam teaching

About Jenny

Jenny received her Master of Collaborative Piano at San Francisco Conservatory of Music under Timothy Bach in 2020. She finished her Bachelor of Music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, focusing on pedagogy under Dr. Brian Thompson. She has been an exchange student in San Diego State Universit

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Ava C.
The kids enjoyed their first lesson.

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Santa Monica, CA

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Santa Monica 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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"Linda was great! As an adult beginner with the cello she made the lesson enjoyable and easy to follow. She adjusted quickly for where I knew a little and where I knew nothing. Highly recommend her!"
JoAnn
Took Cello lessons from Linda C.
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"Anna has been an amazing teacher, I've learned so much from her. She's detailed and precise in her instruction. She has been a great help!"
Karen
Took Cello lessons from Anna C.
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"Naomi has a wonderful temperament for working with adult learners. I was quite impressed with her ability to dive right into a productive conversation about my background and goals and the and then immediately move to practical advice and instruction."
Seth
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"First lesson was great. Naomi is very patient with our first time cello player. My 9 year old is looking forward to more lessons."
Joey
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"she's always listening."
Leah
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"Susanna is very nice and helpful. My son enjoys the lesson very much. Would add more lessons. Thanks."
Kevin
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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"Andrew is incredibly professional and patient. He's great at communicating with the parent and the student. He is very patient and even-keeled which worked wonders with my anxiety-prone son. Andrew has inspired him to achieve more than we ever thought possible and more importantly has instilled the gift of a life long passion in the cello. Highly recommend."
Kelly
Took Cello lessons from Andrew B.
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"Super professional, helpful, and flexible to what I know and would like to focus on. Chris is great!"
Ashton
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Great experience. As a senior just beginning to play an instrument, Angela is patient and a good instructor."
Donna
Took Cello lessons from Angela C.
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"Claire is an incredible instructor with so much information to share and a very approachable, adaptable teaching style. She sent me over a lot of additional resources to review after our first lesson, and I am very excited to continue learning under her."
Amanda
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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