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Amanda D.

San Diego, CA
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Chandrika P.

Denver, CO
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JoAnn R.

Carmichael, CA
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Amanda D.

San Diego, CA

With a Bachelors of Music in Cello Performance, I am qualified to teach all levels of cello. I can teach from beginner to advanced and from the very young to the adult.

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Reid B. April 21, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Amanda is an excellent teacher! She's very patient and helpful. I would highly recommend her to any of my friends.
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Sally D. December 6, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
I chose Amanda because of her stellar musical background and because she welcomes students of all ages. As a senior adult beginning cellist with 5 years of violin experience many years ago in elementary and junior high school, I wanted someone to help me get started on a new instrument without falling into bad habits right off the bat. Amanda has been so supportive of my attempts. She has excellent suggestions, makes positive comments, and wants to make sure I'm playing the kind of music that makes me happy. I've very happy with her as a teacher, and would highly recommend Amanda to others.
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Anna F. September 17, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Amanda is a great encourager! As a mature adult and a beginner, I was a little intimidated, but Amanda makes it easy to learn and she's in no hurry to push me ahead. It is my learning in my time and I appreciate that she doesn't appear to be frustrated at my "learning curve" but rather encourages me and addresses any issues I might be experiencing. Amanda is open to contact throughout the week as well - not just lesson time - if I'm struggling with something specific. Amanda is always on time and prepared to begin the lesson. With just a half hour and a busy schedule, I truly appreciate those qualities. Beginning as a "doubter" I am starting to think that I may be able to do this after all!
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Chandrika P.

Denver, CO

I create customized lesson plans for each of my students to ensure each lesson is a positive experience. The curriculum is taught using different method books and styles of music tailored to the students interests and goals.

My focus is on good physical technique, practice techniques, and performance habits. As well as basic music theory skills that help with overall musicality.

I teach in my home studio for either 45 or 60 minutes and travel for the 61 minute rate. I also offer sliding scale rates, please contact me for further information.

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Jade D. June 18, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Chandrika is so nice and she really engages her students. She makes her lessons fun so her students look forward to them. She is also very understanding about schedule changes. I highly recommend her!
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Noelle H. March 30, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Amazing energy, highly professional, and fun to work with!
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Ally H. March 16, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Organized, attentive, kind, and patient. Went above and beyond what was expected! Everything you would hope a teacher to be :)
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JoAnn R.

Carmichael, CA

Cello playing is strenuous and can result in chronic stress injuries. Learning to play with minimal tension in your arms and hands is an important step in playing strain free and results in more a more beautiful tone and phrasing. I teach you to use your larger trunk and leg muscles to transfer your body weight to your cello as opposed to using small muscles in your hands and arms. This is safer and more easily produces the lovely resonant tone qualities that make the cello special.

I particularly enjoy teaching adults who have struggled with tension and discomfort.

I have played in orchestras for over 15 years and play in several local chamber ensembles and know the challenges of playing with others.

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Adam June 28, 2015
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My first lesson was great, and I look forward to more sessions. Thank you JoAnn.
Adam Aldama aka Sizzle, from www.timinmusicentertainment.com
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Leanna F. June 11, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Very professional! Very Kind! Supportive with your learning. She builds a relationship with you. Completely recommend !
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Mark C. July 5, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I am a brand new singing student, although, at 59, I am not brand new. After my first three lessons I am completely satisfied that I chose the right instructor. JoAnn is warm and friendly and makes me feel welcome and comfortable. It is clear she has a deep knowledge and love of music and singing, has a lot to offer her students, and enjoys the teaching interaction. I am thoroughly enjoying the experience and look forward to every lesson. Although my development is in the very early stages, I'm already noticing progress and certainly a more educated awareness of my voice.

Sue D.

Charlotte, NC
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John S.

Santa Cruz, CA
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Randolph, NJ
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Sue D.

Charlotte, NC

I teach at all levels. We focus on technic, playing in different positions, vibrato, bowing methods, and intonation. We study the beautiful capabilities of the instrument.

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Travis B. January 30, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
It is easy to recommend Sue to anyone as she is a fantastic music instructor. She makes learning seem easy, which is the hallmark of a great teacher. You will find her to be extremely friendly and approachable so you never fear making mistakes or asking any questions; her patience is unwavering.

One particularly great thing about Ms. Sue D.'s teaching method is her flexibility with learning material. She took time to review method books I had from a previous teacher, picking songs and exercises she felt would supplement lessons from the books we normally use.

I have found my lessons to be both enjoyable and extremely informative. When we are reviewing the material from the previous week at the beginning of a new lesson I always have the feeling I've made real progression on the instrument.
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Gabi K. February 12, 2014
Cello
Verified Student
perfect Cello teacher

Just love the way how Sue makes my 8 year old pay attention to cello techniques without annoying her. The pieces of music she chooses are always perfect, either for my daughter's skills and for her fun. Sue manages to teach music theory right along the way and it is amazing, how much improvement can be realized in my daughter's abilities just after a few lessons with Sue. Thank you, Sue!
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Gabi K. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
best piano teacher ever

Sue is the most wonderful piano teacher ever! Always challenging, but never overburdening my ten year old daughter. In addition to piano techniques Sue teaches a lot of music theory, too. And she does this in a way that my daughter never is bored. Sue creates a lesson atmosphere, that is very relaxing and fun, but still purposeful and my daughter is looking forward to every single lesson. Just love Sue.
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John S.

Santa Cruz, CA

I played cello in high school, and I am a composer. I love the rich tone of the cello, and the way you can feel the vibrations when you play. Learning good intonation and bowing technique takes a lot of practice, but if you are willing to put in the work, it can be very rewarding.

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Robert L. November 1, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
I appreciate John's patience and style in working with me on the Cello, given my issues with dexterity, range of motion and some memory deficits, as a result of a major stroke, of which I am thankful to have survived. It takes a special person with incredible patience like John, to be willing to take this journey with me, to a place where the healing power of music lives. I anticipate a great ride!
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Catherine C. March 12, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Great Vocal Coach - he has helped me live my dream of singing (on my bucket list for years)

John is so tal'ented, plays multiple instruments, he's artistic and laid back (So Santa Cruz) and he helps me with breathing, posture, finding the right key for me, being able to put the emphasis where it belongs and just be comfortable expressing my inner self with confidence. I LOVE HIM! He is helping me live my dream. He lives right down the street from the beach so I can park on the overlook and practice singing along with my favorite artist - Brian McKnight on the way home after lessons.
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Heddi C. January 16, 2014
Piano
Great music teacher

John has been teaching my son (age 12) piano for the last eight months. We have been really impressed by how knowledgeable he is about a wide range of music and music theory and how patient and supportive he is with our son. John is great at working with kids where they are at and taking them to the next level. He's flexible in his approach and really tailors his teaching to the student. I would recommend John as a teacher to any level of student.
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Marshall G.

Randolph, NJ

I started playing the cello in 2007. I stopped playing between 2008 and 2010, but by 2011 I began to take it seriously. Since then I have been taking lessons regularly and I am a cello minor at William Paterson. I study with Joseph Kimura and I play in the school's symphony orchestra.

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