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Wei D.

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Glenview, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Mandarin, French
  • Artist Diploma from Paris Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Wei D.

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Good habits and an excellent attitude make great cellists. It doesn't hurt to love music too. I love music and I love to share my passion with my students.

Having a teacher who is an experienced performer is an important quality in a teacher. I am a professional classical musician currently working as a freelance cellist in the Chicago area. I play with Chicago Philharmonic, the Northbrook Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Northwest Indiana Symphony, among others. Before coming to Chicago I played for 13 seasons with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

I have taught privately for over 10 years including 2 years in Paris. My teaching is a reflection of my teacher, Phillippe Muller. I studied with Msr. Muller while studying at the Paris Conservatory. Msr. Muller is currently a Professor of Cello at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

About Wei

Even though I have been teaching and performing on the cello for most of my life, it's not all there is to who I am. I am a chef (almost--12 weeks to go), a mom, a wife. I have a cute little Tibetan Terrier that loves visitors. My husband and I love hiking in beautiful places. Studying with m

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Jordane M.
Lovely introductory session! Looking forward to our next lesson. Excited about my homework! lol
Michael
Wei , is an excellent teacher,
She gave me really helpful practical suggestions and tips how to practice my bowing technique and it greatly improved my tone and made it easier to play and more fun too !
Thank you Wei ,you are a fantastic teacher!!

Nazar D.

2 Reviews
Elgin, IL
Starting at $67
  • Speaks Russian, Polish, Ukrainian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master of Cello Performance, Postgraduate Assistantship Program from Moscow State Conservatory
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Nazar D.

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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 tech

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Jennifer
Nazar is a great instructor. He was quickly able to assess my goals and ability and did a great job pointing out areas for improvement in an encouraging and positive way.
Jessica
Nazar has a wonderful ability to relate to people. He has excellent skill and enthusiasm, making our son WANT to learn. We highly recommend him...
Kelvin
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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Kristin B.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, German
  • Awarded Provost Scholaship from Western Michigan University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kristin B.

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Together we will learn the beginning essentials to playing the cello and reading cello music. I focus on good technique from the beginning so a student should expect to spend a good amount of time in lessons on technique exercises and posture checks. We will also learn music based on the student's experience.

About Kristin

I am a classically trained violist and string instrument enthusiast, born and raised in the Chicagoland area. I attended and graduated from Western Michigan University with a BM in music performance and have since worked as a music teacher in San Diego. I am the strings director at Double Peak Scho

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Kristin was very professional and on the music! I had a great initial experience and will be taking lessons from her in the future. Thank you!
Michael

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Donny C.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Master of Music from Oklahoma State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Donny C.

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I am a professional cellist and private educator based in Los Angeles, California. I have seventeen years of cello experience, including a Bachelors in Music from the prestigious University of North Texas. I earned my Masters of Music in Cello Performance at Oklahoma State University, where my research included pedagogy and performance practice.

My former teachers include Shawn Sanders (2006-2010), Nikola Ružević (-2014) and Dr. Meredith Blecha-Wells (-2016). I have performed masterclasses for artists including Phyllis Young, Bion Tsang, Dobrila Berković-Magdalenič, Johnathan Ruck, and Kari Caldwell.

My primary education used Suzuki Method materials along with exercises by Popper and Dotzauer, and later more advanced studies such as Feuillard, Duport, and Piatti. My teaching uses these resources, in addition to personalized exercises, to help my students achieve their musical goals. These goals may include repertoire which is strictly classical, contemporary, or a blend of the two. ...

About Donny

During my studies I performed with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra through the Patti Johnson Wilson Orchestral Fellowship, with Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Hege. I worked under conductors including Eric Whitacre, Benjamin Zander, Sarah Ioannides, and Gerhardt Zimmerman, among others. I performed

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Adelyn Russell
Mr. Crider was such a great teacher! I appreciated the way he adjusted every lesson to my needs and patiently helped me work through technique.
I would recommend him to anyone wishing to begin or further their classical training on the cello.
Maris
Donny always takes extra care to meet the individual needs if our daughter. He is kind in his approach, praising accomplishments and hard work. However, he does challenge her to continue to improve in musical knowledge and performing with excellence.
Mikki
My son was privileged to study with Donny for two years. He made MAJOR strides in improvement with his cello technique during that time. He was challenged and encouraged each week. Donny's clarity was a great help in growing technique. Listening for musicality was never overlooked. We highly recommend him as a teacher.
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Victor Q.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Annual Conceto Competition from University of Northern Colorado
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
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Victor Q.

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I am a string specialist. That means I teach and play violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele and piano. I earned B.A. earned from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley Colorado where I was a double major in classical guitar and double bass. In my senior year I was the recipient of the Annual Concerto Contest where I performed the "Concerto in A Major" on double bass with the University orchestra for the spring concert. I have played in both professional and semi-professional orchestras in Colorado and Arizona. I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it to them free of charge. I teach students how to play music on their given instrument. Not just how to play the instrument but working on ...

About Victor

I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it

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Amy S.
My first lesson was amazing and I’m looking forward to many more lessons.
Victor is very knowledgeable and teaches well.
Joshua & Julia B.
Mr. Victor is teaching both of my kids, one guitar and the other piano. They are beginners, and he is very patient but keeps a good pace. I feel like they are learning a lot. He is a true music teacher and knows his stuff!
Victoria W.
It was awesome! Great pace and great mix of technical and practical.
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Frederic R.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, French, Italian, German
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Awarded USC Thornton Strings Department Concerto Competition (first prize) from USC Thornton School of Music
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Frederic R.

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Online Cello Teacher

Cello, theory, chamber music

About Frederic

I have been teaching cello for over 10 years. I grew up in Switzerland and stayed there until my Masters' degree, then went on to study at the University of Southern California (Doctorate of Musical Arts 2015). I recently moved to the Bay Area, where I have had the chance to play with renowned loca

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Jake C.
Great first lesson
Sophie R.
Learning a lot and having fun doing it!
Mihwa N.
Very good!!

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Cary, IL

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Cary is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $43 and $140 per hour.
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"Pecos has been an exceptional instructor for my 15-year-old son with diverse music tastes and who is progressing to intermediate-level cello. Pecos’ instruction is insightful and attentive to the individual student, and my son feels the lessons are valuable and effective. We also appreciate receiving a followup report after each lesson outlining new techniques and practice goals for the next week, a huge improvement to the interpretive “mom notes” my children have had to rely on in past years of string instruction."
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Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"My daughter has taken lessons with Ms. Yuliya for over a year. She has progressed quickly and has a solid technique. Ms. Yuliya worked with her for scholarship opportunities, and my daughter did very well."
Jani
Took Cello lessons from Yuliya K.
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"Dr. Leonard has been my daughter's cello teacher for six years. She has been amazing in every way. My daughter has enjoyed playing the cello, in large, part due to Dr. Leonard's teaching style which is intellectually stimulating, humorous, inspiring, and caring. She is a relatable to my teenager. We have never thought of moving to a new teacher because Dr. Leonard always brings something new to the table in her lessons."
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Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"My son had 10 yrs of lessons with Corey. Corey is an amazing teacher. My son has gained an amazing skill and a wonderful relationship that will last a lifetime."
Joanne
Took Cello lessons from Corey A.
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"Don is great! Love that he is so particular about the bow hold! It has really made a difference in tone, every piece I play now, I keep in mind all the rudaments Don has taught me. I would recommend him to anyone! But you have to be willing to put in you serious practice time. Check him out on YouTube!"
Jema
Took Cello lessons from Don L.
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"Yuliya was my teacher in college while I was a music major. She was always really encouraging and helped me to develop my technique and passion for the instrument. She was really good about giving specific recommendations for spots to improve in my pieces and helped me to pick literature that advanced my abilities and were really enjoyable to play. There were a few times when I was prepping for auditions and she would meet with me extra to go over audition material or help me work on music for ensembles I was in. I would definitely recommend her as a teacher for any student!"
Audrey
Took Cello lessons from Yuliya K.
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"Very fine genial instructor, and I can't way to see him with my kids (his students), on a performance

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Took Cello lessons from Eric W.
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"My daughter Kat took lessons with her for a year. We had to stop because she was too busy with school. Kathrine improved a lot."
Amy
Took Cello lessons from Chialing P.
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"Jessica gives really good lessons! Over the past year, I've improved a LOT with intonation, shifting, and posture, which I most certainly wouldn't have done without her help. She's really patient and makes lessons enjoyable with her chill, fun personality, yet makes sure you don't slack off. Although I haven't had any other cello teachers to compare her to, she definitely has raised my standards for any I might have in the future."
Michelle
Took Cello lessons from Jessica B.
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"I started with no experience at all, and with Nicholas as my teacher I learned not only how to read music but I can play a few pieces of music! I would 10/10 recommend picking him as your instructor."
Victoria
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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