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Jessica G.

66 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jessica G.

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Getting a solid foundation in technique is imperative for anyone wanting to learn the cello, no matter if the desire is to play for fun or to eventually join an orchestra. That is why I make it my goal as a teacher to establish the correct ways to have: good tone, proper posture, flexible bow hold, loose vibrato, and pain-free playing. All of my students that have graduated to university-level teachers have reported back that the teacher was happy with their foundation and they were not required to "move back" steps in order to gain additional technique.
I generally use the Suzuki and ABC books to get students started(which employ mainly classical pieces and folk songs), but I am always open to other genres that the student is interested in. If there is a specific piece a student would like to play, we'll go over what technique is required to get there and use alternate pieces and exercises to finally reach that goal.

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 Sy

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Jessica is a very nice instructor.
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Megan C.

63 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Eastern Michigan University
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Megan C.

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As a cellist with 20 years of playing experience, I am a passionate cellist of many orchestras around the US and an even more passionate teacher. I enjoy helping students of all ages and levels!

In addition to your lessons, you'll be granted access to my supplemental recordings for personal practice, making your practice routine feel like you're playing with others!

Lesson Duration Recommendations:
30 min for beginners
45 min for beginner-intermediate
60 for intermediate-advanced

About Megan

Megan is an internationally performing cellist hailing from Detroit, Michigan. Currently residing in Austin, Texas, she enjoys sharing her musical passion with students and on stage all over the country. In her free time, Megan spends her time drawing and reading. She has most recently served as

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Ana Maria S.
The instructor is patient and very knowledgeable
Jessie L.
Megan is absolutely THE BEST! After 10 online classes with her, as an adult student, I cannot believe how much I have improved, how much confidence I have gained, and most incredibly, how much passion I have grown for cello. Megan is so kind, encouraging, genuine, positive, passionate, and knowledgeable! Her instructions are so concise and effective, that she can pinpoint exactly what I need to improve and offer the best explanation/technique. I have small hands with short pinky fingers that used to lead to a lot of frustrations. After meeting Megan, I have learned to comfortably face my disadvantages while minimizing the negative impact by her wonderful encouragement and practical techniques. She is WAY BETTER than my other teachers, and I had both online and in-person experiences prior to studying with Megan. I felt so fortunate to have found Megan as my cello teacher!
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Amy A.

40 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Amy A.

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Whether you're looking for a traditional Suzuki method experience or just want to fiddle around, we can work together to make playing cello a great experience for you. In person or over Skype. Young and young at heart welcome.

About Amy

Dr. Amy A. is an online private cello teacher in NYC. She completed her Doctorate in Cello Performance at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory and her Master's in Cello Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. When she started cello lessons, her parents drove her two hours every week to th

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Cara
What an amazing teacher! My 10-yr daughter has been taking lessons with Amy for over a year. Amy is consistently positive and encouraging. She is always prompt and well-prepared, and she provides helpful resources. We were a little hesitant about doing online lessons, but Amy is attentive to posture, bow hold, tone, and volume. It's hard to imagine that an in-person lesson could be any better. I've been very pleased with Amy as a teacher, the online lesson format, and our daughter's progress. My daughter's growing love for cello is evidence that Amy is a talented musician and instructor.
Roni
We adore, Miss Amy! She is incredibly competent and even more incredibly loving! She teaches with nothing but positive energy. It's easier to find errors and note them. I can't even attempt to work at finding all the good in some of our lesson time that Amy can find! She finds those tiny "correct" and "right" things and that leaves our two sons energized and feeling confident about what they are able to accomplish - even when the difficulty of the song has discouraged them. Amy always finds a way of putting in a section that makes them shine.

This is our fourth year with online lessons from Miss Amy. I mention this all the time but we have had our sons complimented and one mentor in our local symphony even asked told our son that his playing has improved with his online lessons.

We can never ask for a better teacher. Miss Amy is hands down one of our family's most favorite people in the entire world.

Thank you, Miss Amy for being so positive, for being incredibly forgiving, loving, interested and letting our boys learn at their pace. You have been instrumental in their ability to feel proud of the work they are able to do in music.

If you are worried that you may not find a good fit for online lessons please give Miss Amy a try! She is able to get so much learning across the distance that it makes us feel she is sitting in the room next to us!
Ori
I went in hoping to relearn the basics of cello. I have a lot of experience, but my fundamentals, primarily, how I held my bow and cello, were extremely poor. Cello tutors that I've had in the past have struggled with the awkward place that would put my cello skills if you thought of progressing skill as being in a linear fashion, but she's been great. She's did a really good job at tailoring her lessons to my specific skillset and abilities. Would recommend.
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Thomas V.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
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Thomas V.

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All Styles, All Levels! Emphasis on drawing a good tone, and efficient technique to allow for greater ease in playing!

About Thomas

Currently Thomas is an Orchestra Director in Merrick Public Schools, and has previous experience as a Music Teacher in New York City. Thomas has vast experience as a professional performer and has played with countless acts across many different Genres of music. Thomas is an experienced priv

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Marc D.
Tom was great! Personable and knowledgeable would definitely recommend
Carole K.
I took my first piano lesson with Thomas. He's a fabulous teacher. He explains everything clearly and I felt very happy with what I had learned. He made me feel proud of my accomplishment!!
Grace L.
My son has seen much improvement the last few months after being taught by Thomas. Very highly recommended!!
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Emma R.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Emma R.

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It is my foremost belief as a teacher that my students are truly capable of anything they set their mind to. I teach with positive reinforcement and never judgement to create a warm and comfortable environment that fosters and nurtures potential! I see teaching as more than teaching a person to learn the cello, but as an opportunity to accompany students on their journey towards embracing who they are, creating meaningful art, and connecting to the world through music.

No matter the age or prior experience of the student, you can expect a heavy focus on establishing a firm foundation of cello technique. Without this foundation, the student can only progress so much. With the foundation set and solid, the possibilities are endless! I teach tension-free cello playing. There should never be pain or discomfort anywhere in the body which is why I have such a large focus on establishing proper technique.

Ultimately, it takes courage to put effort towards learning an instrument and I ...

About Emma

I have been teaching and performing cello for the last 10 years. I graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ back in 2012 and loved the town so much that I decided to stick around! I am a member of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, a professional Suzuki method teacher, and a string

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Angela
We love Miss Emma! My son took cello lessons from Miss Emma for about 2 years and my son has improved a lot. She was very patient with him and taught him important details of each song and techniques.
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Megan S.

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  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Megan S.

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Certified EC-12 TX Music Educator, 12 years public school orchestra teaching experience, full time virtual teacher on violin, viola, and cello since March 2020. I have a passion for teaching beginners and intermediate students and I have extensive working with students in this capacity. We will have fun and learn a lot!

About Megan

I have spent my whole career as a teacher working with middle school age (and older) students. I love the excitement and enthusiasm of watching a student discover a new side of themselves that only comes with learning a new instrument! My passion and teaching strength lies with taking a student from

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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in West Covina 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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"English is not my first language, however the communication is never a problem. She’s very kind and patient.
I have learnt the cello with her for over a year and a half now and I can hear that I am making progress in musical interpretation, techniques and the intonation. She’s such an awesome teacher, highly recommended!"
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Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"Awesome first lesson. Looking forward to the next one."
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Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"I've had 5 lessons with Doug now and it has been so much fun and a pleasure every time! I am excited to continue my progress with him. Thanks Doug!"
Wela
Took Cello lessons from Douglas Y.
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"Omar was kind with my never had a lesson status said we should get started and had me making some nice sounds with the cello in no time at all"
Thomas
Took Cello lessons from Omar G.
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"Lenna is a warm, competent and encouraging teacher whose patience and good humor have helped my daughter to develop a love of the cello. Talia practices for fun, and shares some of the conversations she has with Lenna with her friends because they mean a lot to her. For example, every week Talia seems to ask what the saddest note is, and she and Lenna play and discuss the emotional tenor of the cello. It means a great deal to Talia and she recounts thw discussions to her friends, for whom she now volunteers to play cello.

The nuts and bolts: Lenna is easy to reach, responsive and accommodating. She arrives on time and prepared. She is able to communicate effectively during lessons and gives good feedback and good homework. She is positive and encouraging, too."
Ariane
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"She really get me on playing. thx"
Ines
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"This was just our first lesson but Nicholas was great and the online format was easy and workable. There really is no need to be physically in the same room!"
Elaina
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"The first lesson was exactly as expected. Very professional. My son will continue with Katie. He is very excited to work with her."
Franklyn
Took Cello lessons from Katie S.
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"Great first lesson. Already learned a lot."
Gabriel
Took Cello lessons from Mark L.
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"She is spunky and patient. I’d recommend her to anyone."
Bonita (Bonnie) Banfield
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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