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Popular Cello Teachers in West Hills, CA

Claire R.

7 Reviews
Canoga Park, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1978
  • BA in Music from UCLA
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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.

Thomas L.

3 Reviews
Santa Monica, CA
Starting at $49
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Thomas L.

3 Reviews
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I have over five years of experience teaching students of all levels, ages 5 - 72. I tailor my lessons to the specific goals and needs of each individual student. Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced student, I will strive to provide you with strong fundamentals while helping you discover the joy of playing the cello!

About Thomas

I am a professional cellist with a Bachelor's of Music in Cello Performance from UC Santa Barbara. In addition to my studies at UC Santa Barbara, I have performed in masterclasses for Yo-Yo Ma, the Danish String Quartet, and Enrico Pace. I have also performed orchestral, chamber, and solo cello m

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Christopher
Thomas gave lessons to my daughter and I have never been happier with her improvement over the past two months. He was a great help during my daughter's honor orchestra auditions.
Blake
My cello lessons with Thomas were some of the most fun experiences I've had with music. He is incredibly clear and encouraging. He helped me discover the joy of playing the cello, and I am forever grateful for that!
Jessica
Thomas was incredibly flexible and punctual with our lesson times. Through three years of lessons with Thomas, I was able to develop key technical skills and confidence in my playing. He takes his time when I run into difficult passages and is incredibly encouraging. Definitely recommend!

Nicolas R.

31 Reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, French
  • Teaches students 5 to 90
  • Teaching since 2000
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Nicolas R.

31 Reviews
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Hello future cello students -- welcome!!

My students should expect a well-rounded education on cello involving technical studies, playing in a variety of styles including, playing solo works, and having a great time!

About Nicolas

Hello there, future string players and welcome to my profile!! I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and raised in Miami, FL. I started my musical career at the age of 8, singing in chorus, playing the recorder, and shortly afterwards moving to the guitar, and the violin. When I was 15, I

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Susana
Amazing lessons! Nicolas is methodical in his teaching and shows patience, dedication, and a kind heart. My 10 year-old daughter loves her lessons. I highly recommend him!
Liliana
One the best intructors I’ve had in years! Nick really knows his music theory, orchestration, and compositional techniques. He’s helped me appreciate the intricacies of creating music for myself and others. He challenges me to do my very best. Thank you, Nick!
Hank
Nick is the perfect balance of dedicated teacher and incredible human being. Our 9 year old son loves his violin lessons with him. We are delighted we found him! Thank you, Nick!

Meet Online Cello Teachers Serving West Hills, CA

Amber W.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Bachelor Degree in Music Education from The College of Saint Rose
  • Teaching since 2008
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Amber W.

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Experienced Music teacher of 8 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 their instrument and theory skills. I specialize in all styles. Typically, I use a variety of method books to pick from to meet the needs of the students. I also have many tools available to use during lessons.
My students have gone on to NYSSMA and on to college auditions successfully!

About Amber

I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction. I love working with my students

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Adrita M.
Amber was very nice.. she knew how to jump in right where my daughter had left her last teacher and became a favorite on the first day. :)
Donna
Amber makes lessons challenging and fun. She's got a great teaching style, develops student's confidence, and knows what a student needs to work on to become their best.
Alec
She’s wonderful & patient. My son, Alec, is enjoying his lessons.
She also gives good advice on practicing and taking care of the sax.
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Jeanmarie J.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jeanmarie J.

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Experienced professional cellist with degrees in music and music education strives to bring a solid foundation combined with the joy of music.

About Jeanmarie

My passion is music and my greatest joy is sharing that passion. My teaching style is adapted to each student, customized lesson plans and curriculum designed to teach and challenge but also ensure the student is enjoying the experience by basing lessons on music in which the student is interested

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Tracey L.
She was very thorough..plus her style of teaching will definitely benefit me in the long run!!
Debbie N.
Jeanmarie helped me to learn the proper way to hold the cello and the bow. She watched carefully to be sure I maintained that throughout the lesson. I am pleased that she is going to be sure I learn to play the cello well to prevent injuries. She also gave me some very basic bowing and finger exercises to practice this first week so I begin to build correct muscle memory before I go on to working with sheet music.
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Jordi L.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Cello Performance Major / Jazz Minor from University of Georgia
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Jordi L.

3 Reviews
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I am a second year cello performance major at the University of Georgia and have been playing the cello for over ten 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 a third year cello performance major and jazz minor (bass guitar) at the University of Georgia. I have been playing classical cello for over eleven years and bass for two. I am prepared to teach students of any age and give them the tools and adaptability to perform in a variety of ensembles,

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Miguel
Jordi made it easy and simple learn the fundamental skills necessary to learn the big pointy violin
Miguel
Excellent instructor with a vast repertoire of songs he is already comfortable with.

has been more than patient with my adhd since it takes me a while to learn new things. 5 stars all around.
Wilhelm
This was my first cello lesson ever, and Jordi really helped get my grounding. I can’t wait to take more lessons with him, and advance in my cello playing! Thanks Jordi!

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in West Hills, CA

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in West Hills is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $140 per hour.
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$42 average
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$56 average
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$70 average

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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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"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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"awsome"
- Laura
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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"Caitlin is a committed teacher and life-long learner. Having experienced Caitlin's passion for music through her riveting performances and devoted teaching, I cannot recommend her more. She is a sensitive, communicative and passionate teacher and musician, and one of the best teachers you will find.

From first hand experience of observing her teaching, she masterfully matches the energy of her students. She is able to effectively direct and keep their focus, while fueling their enthusiasm through encouragement. She takes the time to tailor each lesson for each individual, helping them (for example) notate the melody of the Star Wars theme. She's a trained and experience pedagogue, and has attended Suzuki and other teacher trainings.

Caitlin's dedication to her own musical learning is impressive-- she attends and teaches workshops for percussion often, and is actively involved in the SLC music and arts community."
- Tara A
Took Cello lessons from Caitlin A.
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"Naomi is AMAZING!"
- Lisa
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"Naomi is the best! She is so patient and knowledgeable. Naomi's instruction is easy to follow."
- Stacey
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"Sue is a fabulous teacher. She is patient and competent. You will be glad you chose her"
- Almaz
Took Cello lessons from Sue D.
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"He was so patient with my absolute beginner!"
- Kiryn
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Excellent class!"
- Han
Took Cello lessons from Johnny M.
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"He is a great teacher and gentle man."
- Lily
Took Cello lessons from Alex W.
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