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About Erin C.

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Columbus, GA
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I teach beginner cello primarily using the Suzuki books, but supplement with other materials when needed. My students work on scales and rhythm constantly to improve their tone and musicality as well as technique. I teach classical, religious, fiddle, and more. I also teach group ensembles, trios, quartets, and I work with students on their school orchestral and audition pieces.

About Erin
My name is Erin. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a concentration in Violin. I began studying violin at the age of six. I have performed with small chamber ensembles, orchestras, quartets, and trios. I enjoy playing for churches and weddings, and love teaching.

I began teaching beginner to advanced Violin and Viola in April of 2001 in NC. I moved to California in the fall of 2008. Since moving to California I have extended my teaching to beginner Piano and Cello also. I have taught students ages 3 to 87 how to play and enjoy music on a personal level. My experience includes leading sectionals for middle school orchestra, organizing and instructing small ensembles, and organizing student recitals. Student recitals I arranged once or twice a year to showcase the
students' growth and abilities, and to provide an opportunity to give back to family and friends whose sacrifices and support enable the students to succeed.

I teach because I love music and I believe God has given me a gift. Playing and teaching help me to use my talent for His glory. I love working with people and I love how music enables people of all ages to open up and express themselves in a positive way, no matter what life throws their way. I believe music teaches discipline, builds self esteem; helps set and achieve goals; and positively affects and enhances other curricular endeavors.

My teaching philosophy is to always have fun while learning, to set attainable goals for the student, to learn through encouragement and discipline, and to help students come to love music on a personal level. I focus on the character of each student and their goals and desires to see that the student and/or parents are satisfied. Teaching is a privilege for me that I do not take for granted.

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I offer half hour, forty-five minute, sixty minute lessons, or longer on a weekly basis, but I do Not offer bi-weekly lessons. My lessons begin with the fundamentals of music. I believe a firm foundation in rhythm and reading is important because a student may switch musical instruments one day and the basics are universal and necessary. I have a deep love and appreciation for music which I hope to instill in my students as well. I am strict in the sense that I like students to polish their pieces before moving on. I like to keep them focused on playing well, not just playing.

A typical lesson will begin with scales to warm up, a review of the previous week's material, and a new assignment. Students will memorize pieces, be proficient in scales and rhythms, and all the while laughing and having a great time. I am known with my students for my creative analogies and flexibility to try new things in order to adapt to the students strengths and weaknesses. My students look forward to coming to their lesson, and that is very rewarding as a teacher.

I primarily use the Suzuki method for Violin and Viola, because it offers progressive steps to mastering technique, style, and musicality. My curriculum includes the use of Winning Rhythms, Wohlfahrt studies, All for Strings Theory, Essentials for Strings, and many more beginner and advanced studies; including shifting and double stops.

I love music and I love working with people; teaching is just icing on the cake. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals and discover your talents and I hope we can learn together. I look forward to meeting you!

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Music Stand and Keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have their instrument, and necessary accessories ie: rosin, shoulder rest, strings, books, and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
I teach Music on Violin, Viola, and Piano, as well as beginner cello. I am very creative in my teaching methods, though I use the Suzuki Method primarily for string instruments. I believe learning should be fun. I teach all the fundamentals of music from the beginning: counting rhythm, scales, reading music, theory.
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Elizabeth O. June 5, 2019
· Violin · Online
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Natalie March 7, 2019
· Fiddle · Online
Erin is very patient and full of great ideas. She has helped me tremendously in only a few short lessons.
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Lori February 20, 2019
· Fiddle · Online
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About Peter B.

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Trumbull, CT

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Beginner cello instruction based on custom curriculum. Usually after 2-3 hours of active instructions, most students are able to play simple melodies.

About Peter
Classically trained, energetic, experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability to get the very best out of pupils; experienced in identifying the appropriate resources necessary for a subject matter and ensuring that they are used efficiently and effectively. Most of my students read and play simple music after 2-3 classes of active instruction.

I also specialize in special needs students.

All my musical knowledge and expertise was attained in Eastern Europe with an extensive music pedagogy training. I play and teach piano, upright bass, bass guitar and a range of other instruments. Over the years I taught basic piano, the beginner violin, viola, cello and a variety of school instruments such as recorder and xylophone. I also teach advanced music theory, harmony and basics of composition and orchestral arranging req
uired for music colleges. I especially find it rewarding working with beginners and the opportunity to show them the amazing world of listening, playing and making music.

The teaching begins with identifying student's musical needs, goals and tastes. Students are taught a stimulating, thorough, and graduated course of recital solos, theory, technical studies, and classic repertoire. For those wishing to pursue more of a classical approach to music, there are proven methods to accomplish that goal established by European master teachers and pedagogues. Also, I can teach the know-how of Jazz and Blues though gradual lessons that cover basic theory, scales and chords up to melody and harmony development.

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The learning process should be, for the most part, fun and based upon a strong relationship between the teacher and the student. Curriculum and lesson plans are based on student's abilities and aspirations with appropriate balance between theoretical and practical work. The lesson material is always carefully chosen, and when necessary, adapted to specific learning needs.

With a proper approach, everyone can learn to play music. Whether you want to pursue a music career, or just play for fun and enjoyment I can help you attain your goals. From basic piano and stringed instruments, to advanced theory, harmony, composition and improvisation to jazz, pop and rock.

Classes are not based on a single source or book. I provide other exercises in printed form for students to keep and take home.

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Extensive e-library and ability to print any required material on the spot. Instant access to many on-line sheet music resources. Two high end digital keyboards, two violins, viola, cello, upright bass, bass guitar and amplifier, music stands, stereo equipment with a large CD collection of just any conceivable music style.. Assorted school instruments: recorder (soprano and tenor), xylophone. Various music charts and a large library of music resources and other books;

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Full size and a school grade digital keyboards , bass guitar, amplifier, staff paper and other printed resources, violin, viola, spare parts, maintenance tools and equipment.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Classical, Jazz, Ethnic and Modal music, Composition, Arranging, Harmony, Counterpoint, Advanced Music Theory
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Claudia May 31, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Peter has exceeded my expectations, I look forward for my lesson every week. I honestly can say He is the best teacher I’ve ever had. I am a 44 yo violin beginner student who has had 5 teachers in the last 6 years, I didn’t learn much with them, this been said, with Peter in just 3 months I feel I have learned more than my other teachers. Peter is so, so patient and extremely professional. I am very pleased to have found such a wonderful teacher.
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Krystyna May 22, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Peter is always on time, patient with beginners, and gives valuable guidance.
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KC March 23, 2019
· Bass Guitar · In home
Peter has been teaching bass to our son for several years and our son has become quite proficient. It's a bonus that Peter is unfailingly upbeat, professional, and a pleasure to have around. He truly loves music and conveys his appreciation to his students - so much so that now my husband is taking cello lessons from Peter, too.
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About Amy A.

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New York, NY

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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
Amy is a freelance cellist and private teacher in NYC. Before teaching in NYC, she maintained a studio of private cello students in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she recently completed her doctorate in cello performance. She also completed her master's in cello performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she became a certified Suzuki Method instructor, and her bachelor's in cello performance from the University of Iowa. Along with her passion for teaching private cello lessons, she also enjoys traveling internationally. She looks forward to hearing from you!
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Ellie M. August 20, 2019
· Cello · Online
Wonderful first lesson! Amy was kind and welcoming.
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Roni July 5, 2019
· Cello · Online
We just finished our 25th months with Miss Amy as our teacher and are still so very happy to have her! She is the BEST teacher we know! Miss Amy is extremely skilled and very qualified. But the best part of having Miss Amy as a teacher is her endless patience and her sweet ability to get the very best from her students - and it all seems so effortless. We have always taken lessons on line with Miss Amy and even though we wondered at first if we could make it work it has been just perfect! Miss Amy has THE best way of helping our learners get out of lessons what they need and still keep working toward playing better a fun experience. She seems to know when a song may have become a labor rather than a love and just works around those perfectly. Miss Amy, we love you so much. You have truly changed our family. Our sons are complimented on their ability all the time and we get asked tons who our teacher is. We are always proud to tell any one who asks that Miss Amy in New York is our teacher! Thank you, Miss Amy!
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Henry W. May 14, 2019
· Cello · Online
A great teacher! Excited for our next lesson.
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Amy A.

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About Alex W.

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Berkeley, CA
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I am a cello teacher and performer with 10 years of teaching experience. This is what I do full time, and I love it! I enjoy working with children, adults, and groups of all ages and levels of experience.

I am a classically trained cellist and received my Bachelor's in Music, Cello Performance from Sacramento State University, and my Master's in Music, Cello Performance from Florida State University.

I play in weddings, living rooms, fancy events, and various orchestras. I've held section and principal roles in the Tallahassee Symphony, Townsend Opera, Pacific Chamber Orchestra, and North State Symphony.

Reach out if you are interested in beginning or continuing your studies in cello!

About Alex
I am a cello performer and teacher based in the Bay Area. This is what I do full-time, and I love it! I received my Master's in Music, Cello Performance from Florida State University, and my Bachelor's in Music, Cello Performance from Sacramento State University.

I have been teaching students of all ages and levels of experience since 2009. I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals in playing the cello!
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Tuala G. March 20, 2019
· Cello · In home
Great information and lesson!
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Mattia October 30, 2018
· Cello · In home
Alex was very professional and connected very well with my 9 years old.
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Rosa A. September 25, 2018
· Cello · In home
Alex is a great instructor. He is very direct, clear, pays close attention to all the parts of playing cello and tells you what is wrong with positive reinforcement. He, especially, pays attention to detail and is concerned on getting a good sound.
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About Leah P.

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I have been teaching for over 10 years and enjoy teaching students of all types- whether you are learning just for fun or would like to train seriously. I recognize that everyone learns differently, so I adjust my teaching style to match your individual needs. Happy to teach music of your preferred genre, too!

About Leah
American cellist Leah Plave is dedicated to performing fresh interpretations of the classics, to discovering hidden gems, and to being a voice for modern composers.

As a modern, baroque, and jazz cellist, she has collaborated with musicians such as Trio Solisti, Béla Fleck, David Braid, and Aisslinn Nosky. She is a Lincoln Center Stage artist and founding member of award-winning Z4 Piano Quartet, with whom she has performed everything from classical to jazz all across Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Asia. In 2019, she performed the North American premiere of works for cello and piano by Henriette Bosmans, and released her debut album, The Rediscovery of Henriette Bosmans with her duo partner.

Leah received her Bachelor of Music from The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, and a
Master of Music degree at McGill's Schulich School of Music. Her significant mentors have included Yehuda Hanani, Csaba Onczay, Jean Marchand, Mark Fewer, and Matt Haimovitz.
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About Nazar D.

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Elgin, IL

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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 technique and inspire students to explore cello and music in general either they choose to do professionally or casually. I believe the music changes people minds and lives.

Thank You,
Nazar
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Kelvin July 24, 2019
· Cello · In studio
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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About Lanvi L.

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Berkeley, CA

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I am a cellist with over 14 years of experience playing as principal cellist and first stand in various orchestras and ensembles, and I perform regularly for various events. I have over 4 years of teaching experience from beginner to intermediate levels, and I am finishing up my degree in Music at UC Berkeley.

My teaching methods for beginners include Suzuki and traditional methods. I am quite technique focused, as I believe that all students need a solid foundation in order to excel and play with fluidity and ease. I am very friendly, patient, detail-oriented, and my ultimate goal is for my students to thoroughly enjoy playing the cello while achieving their full potential. My students have gone from beginner levels to playing as first stand of their orchestra.

About Lanvi
I am a cellist with over 14 years of experience as principal and first stand for various orchestras and ensembles, and I have 4 years of teaching experience. I am currently a senior finishing up my Music degree at UC Berkeley.

My teaching methods include Suzuki and traditional methods, and they are meant to fit the students needs. I am quite technique oriented as I believe that students need a strong technical foundation in order to excel and play with fluidity and ease. I am very friendly, patient, detail-oriented, and my goal for my students is that they are able to thoroughly enjoy playing the cello while ultimately achieving their full potential. My students have gone on from beginner levels to playing first stand of their orchestras.
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Lanvi L.

Berkeley, CA 94704
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About NDREW

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Dallas, TX
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have been playing the Cello for about 9 years. I began in my home country of Chile when I was in the 2nd grade. My father is a composer and renown musician so music has been a part of my life since day one. I recently began a music career as an artist, as a result I now have music on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon and other music stores. I began teaching about 7 years ago.

I pride myself in making my students succeed, I’ve had students start taking lessons with me starting in the lowest orchestra and after some months they are in the top orchestra and in a couple of occasions they were also first chair. I love children and I also like getting the best out of people, I’ve had student much older than me and they, to this day, still thank me for helping them reach their goals.

About NDREW
have been playing the Cello for about 15 years. I began in my home country of Chile when I was in the 2nd grade. My father is a composer and renown musician so music has been a part of my life since day one. I recently began a music career as an artist, as a result I now have music on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon and other music stores. I began teaching about 4 years ago.

I pride myself in making my students succeed, I’ve had students start taking lessons with me starting in the lowest orchestra and after some months they are in the top orchestra and in a couple of occasions they were also first chair. I love children and I also like getting the best out of people, I’ve had student much older than me and they, to this day, still thank me for helping them reach their goals.
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About Dahna R.

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Mountain View, CA
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Please see my website: DSrudin.com
Dahna’s holistic approach to cello pedagogy initially emphasizes the development of proper body alignment and technique which then fosters effortless tone production, accurate pitch, and musical expression. The lesson curriculum is modified to fit each student’s individual needs.

In addition to weekly private lessons, the students have the opportunity to meet and interact with each other in quarterly group performance classes. Performance opportunities are also available at various venues around the Silicon Valley. Many of the students are members of local youth orchestras such as The Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, the El Camino Youth Symphony, the Peninsula Youth Symphony and the California Youth Symphony. Students also have the opportunity to take part in the the Capriccio Chamber Music Institute which Dahna runs jointly with her colleague Alexander Eisenberg. This unique program offers students the opportunity to perform side-by-side with local ...

About Dahna
Dahna Rudin received an artist diploma from the prestigious Vienna University for the Performing Arts, where she worked with Wolfgang Herzer, principal cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic, and coached chamber music with members of the Alban Berg string Quartet. She also holds Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College. Ms. Rudin was the recipient of the Rudolph Polk Memorial Award and was a prize winner in the 1984 S.F. Symphony Julia Klumpkey Competition. As a member of the Wiener Sinfonietta and The Belevedere Trio, she has toured Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States . She has also been on the string faculty at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont and the Sosterberg International Music festival in the Netherlands.



Since returning to California, she has performed regularly with the Atlantis Trio and has presented numerou
s solo recitals throughout the greater Bay Area. As an orchestral musician in the Bay Area, Ms. Rudin has performed with the West Bay Opera, Symphony Silicon Valley, and the San Francisco Symphony. Her recent solo appearances have included a performance the Suites for Cello and Orchestra by Lou Harrison with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra and the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 with the Redwood Symphony. She currently maintains a private studio in Mountain View where she offers lessons and coaches chamber ensembles. Ms. Rudin is a founding member of the Capriccio Chamber Music Institute and is principal cellist of the Capriccio Chamber Orchestra.
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Elena August 24, 2019
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I am amazed by the progress my daughter made studying with Dahna. Dahna challenges her with hard pieces and helps her understand the music by playing together with her. Dahna makes sure my daughter “feels” the piece she is playing. With the feeling the technique becomes easy.
Dahna pours her heart and soul into teaching, and that shows in every concert: all her students play really well.
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Dahna R.

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About Madeleine G.

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Redwood City, CA
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Learn the magic of producing a beautiful sound on the cello!
Learn techniques to help you get the best sound out of your instrument as well as...
1 how to read music
2 how to count
3 several different methods of playing
4 several awesome pieces of repertoire
5 special insider cellist knowledge :)

Skype lessons also available!

About Madeleine
Madeleine lives and breathes music.

When not playing in pit orchestras or conducting musicals, she adores playing videogames and studying physics.
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Madeleine G.

Redwood City, CA 94061
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