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Jessica G.

52 Reviews
Pasadena, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jessica G.

52 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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We didn’t have a cello teacher in our small town so we decided to try taking online lessons. Jessica took my daughter through Suzuki books 1-6. She was very personable and very focused. She kept my daughter motivated and even allowed performance opportunities (Skyping into recitals). We have since moved to a bigger city and my daughter takes live lessons. Her new teacher (who has a doctorate in cello performance) was very impressed with my daughter’s technique. Thanks Jessica for giving my daughter a great musical foundation!

Ray R.

5 Reviews
Van Nuys, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Electronic Production and Design from Berklee College of Music
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Ray R.

5 Reviews
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Classical and folk / singer-songwriter

About Ray

Hello! My name is Ray, I'm 31 years old, and was born in Queens, NY. I studied classical music for many years as a youngster at the Aaron Copeland School of Music college preparatory program. During this program I was introduced to Jazz, and around the same time began experimenting with synth

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Cynthia
Ray is an amazing teacher. My 11-year-old has high-functioning autism and has a great interest in learning music. I was hesitant to hire just any teacher, as many teachers don't have the patience and understanding to work with special needs kids. However, Ray has been not only patient, but he has an exceptional way of teaching my son in a way that he would understand and retain the information. Ray is creative, intuitive, and experienced. My son is very happy and enjoys the lesson every single time. Thanks Ray.
Maximus
Awesome!!!!!!!! So sweet! Cool hair : ))
Eden H.
My daughter is loving her cello lessons with Ray even more than she expected. She feels she is really improving.
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Arlette C.

11 Reviews
Culver City, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, spanish
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Master of Music Performance in Cello from University of Michigan
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Arlette C.

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My style of teaching is to teach each child one step at a time, through method training. Each child/Adult has their own learning curve and I adjust accordingly. Each lesson is fun and yet a learning time. I love teaching and it feeds every day. I always can see more students.

About Arlette

Arlette C. grew up and attended schools in Culver City, California. She attended Los Angeles Valley College where she received an Associate of Arts degree in Music. She then received a partial scholarship and received the Margaret Aue Award for outstanding cellist while attending California State

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Francisco Gonzalez
No words can express how good she is at teaching cello
Layla
As an adult learner, I was intimidated by the prospect of learning the cello because it’s such a demanding instrument, but Arlette has put these apprehensions at ease. She is wonderfully experienced which gives the student a very solid foundation; essential to playing the cello well. Highly recommend her as an instructor for any aspiring cellist.
Joshua
I started playing cello at 26 years old with absolutely zero musical experience of any kind. After 6 months of attempting to teach myself the cello, I decided I needed help and begun my journey to find myself a cello instructor. I was so fortunate to find Arlette! Arlette was abundantly patient with me, from my habit of asking too many questions to my very unpredictable availability. Before Arlette started teaching me music theory and how to play the cello, I never appreciated the value of having an instructor. After having taken lessons from her for nearly a year, I would simply say having a fine instructor like Arlette is a necessity. The first time I played a duet was with Arlette, and it was a moment in my life I am so thankful for and I will never forget! She is kind and consistent, very professional but also very personable which is a very hard thing to balance. She pushed me to excel without making me feel overwhelmed. I could go on forever about how great a cello instructor Arlette is so I will finish with this... If you are looking for a cello teacher look no further.

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Jeanmarie J.

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

3 Reviews
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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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Edward A.
Very good instructor. She has the right temprament for me being an older student.
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.

Thomas L.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $49
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English
  • Bachelor's of Music - Cello Performance from UC Santa Barbara
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Thomas L.

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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!
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Maria H.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Maste in cello performance from Sacramento State University of California
  • Awarded Graduate Teaching Assistant from California State University, Sacramento
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Maria H.

26 Reviews
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I've been teaching cello for 30 years and my students have gone on to play with different ensembles like symphony orchestras. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play simple songs by reading and by ear and as time goes on you'll be able to play more complex repertoire. I specialize in classical, style but I can teach you different kinds of styles, typically use Kummer method and Suzuki repertoire but I use a variety of method and books. I have the following tools available for your lessons: cello, computer program, sound system, Tuner and Metronome . I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Maria

With more than 30 years of teaching experience for the cello, I have taught students of all ages, throughout California and overseas. I earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Cello Performance and am currently the Principal cellist for the Camellia Symphony, California. In addition, I

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"He has a lot of patience for first timers.. I really appreciate it, thank you, as always!"
Dawnwea
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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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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"My 9 year old's first cello lesson. She loved it. A great teacher with a lot of patience, insight and tact."
Felicia
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"She has been doing a wonderful job with my daughter. My daughter absolutely loves working with her."
Addison
Took Cello lessons from Genevieve T.
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"I met Jeffrey after one of his performances at Loyola University and hired him to give my son lessons. He is really passionate with his teaching and seems quite knowledgable on the subject of classical cello. Would definitely recommend him to any individuals or parents looking to hire a cello teacher out there."
Jared
Took Cello lessons from Jeffrey W.
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"Victor has been a knowledgeable, patient and respectful instructor. I started the cello in mid-life and that has been humbling. Victor guided my first lessons at his Iowa studio. We have continued with on-line lessons now that he is studying in Boston. He helps me develop efficient practice habits since time is a precious commodity. He encourages healthy posture and technique so that I can enjoy playing for many years to come."
Janet
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"My cello lessons with Naomi are productive and fun. Naomi is such a great teacher - patient, knowledgeable, thorough - and a joy to spend time with while learning the cello. I am so pleased to have her as my instructor."
Stacey
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"I met Genevieve after listening to her amazing group, ATLYS, preform with the Holland Americas Cruise Line. I approached her and told her what an inspiration she was to me and found how genuinely kind and willing to help she was. After our vacation, I was able to continue emailing her. She gave the best advice, preparing me for concerts, recommending music, and even helping me with technique from a thousand miles away! Genevieve truly made me feel comfortable and inspired me to pursue cello further."
Sophia
Took Cello lessons from Genevieve T.
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"Nicholas is an excellent teacher. He made our daughter feel at ease almost immediately and that's not always the simplest thing to do. After one class, we are already seeing an improvement and she's a more confident cellist."
Victoria
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Ellen is wonderful. She's been playing cello for over a decade and received her degree from Berklee College of Music. Knowing that, I anticipated that she would be somewhat intimidating in our lesson together, but she was the exact opposite-- she was so down to earth, and she was very encouraging when I felt like I was not getting the hang of things in time. She's also very receptive to your needs/desires. We just barely crossed paths while she was in town, and I was merely hoping to get a feel for the instrument, so we had a very playful (but informative!) experience. I know that she also has a wealth of formal training, so no matter what your pace--she's your girl. She also has a cool band of her own, which you should check out!"
Leslie
Took Cello lessons from Ellen T.
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