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Wei D.

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Glenview, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Mandarin, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Artist Diploma from Paris Conservatory of Music
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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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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!!
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Ashley B.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 4 to 18
  • Teaching since 2016
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Ashley B.

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With experience in teaching violin, viola, and cello, my goal for students is to refine their technique and musicality to the instrument they love! Beginning-advanced students are welcome! We will have engaging lessons, well-rounded with strings technique, music theory, listening skills, and more! Each lesson will be customized to the student's individual needs and we'll have fun in the learning process! Let's grow our strings community!

About Ashley

I am a violist with 13 years of experience playing stringed instruments specifically violin, viola, and cello. I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Viola Performance and am going on my fourth year of teaching. One-on-one lessons are my favorite and I'm looking forward to working with future s

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Shannon
Ashley is great! Super friendly and has a diverse teaching and instrument experience
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Dessislava N.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English and Bulgarian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performance from Michigan State University
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Dessislava N.

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My promise to students--if they follow my advice, they will be successful! Cello lessons with me are informative, productive, and geared toward empowering the student's knowledge of the cello. I also encourage students when faced with a problem to slow down, think about what they are doing physically and change their approach if needed.

About Dessislava

I am a professional cellist who has been teaching and freelancing for more than twenty years. I graduated from Michigan State University with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Cello Performance. I currently teach privately in Chicago and the suburbs over fifteen students with ages ranging from 5

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Alayna
She’s incredible! Helped me gain so so much skill and get me into music college!
Mark
Great teacher! She strove to have me learn to play the proper way without shortcuts but at the same time made the lessons very fun. She ended up becoming a good friend too!

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Madeleine G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Madeleine G.

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Online Cello Teacher

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

I absolutely love teaching. I try to give my cello and voice students an education with the goal that they will someday be able to join an orchestra and be able to share in the joy of music making with others. I focus on a firm grounding of music theory and sight-reading so that students will come

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Michael B.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Cello Performance from Nyack College
  • Teaches students 4 to 14
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Michael B.

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Fun and easy to learn cello lessons!

About Michael

New York City based cellist, Michael, has gained popularity for his performances from coast to coast in the United States and overseas. One of his memorable accomplishments include being a winner in the Lowe’s Has Talent competition in February 2018. Michael was selected as one of thirteen perfor

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He is so blessed, with talent! He’s a patient teacher, as well.
Ashley
Michael is a phenomenal teacher, he is patient, as well as kind and is always willing to make sure that his students succeed. Anyone who is in need of cello instructor Michael Bent is your best bet.
Veronica
Michael has been teaching my son for over 3 years now. He is very patient and has an excellent attitude. He is always with a smile and has supported my son 100 %. Michael is very reliable and goes out his way to make sure my son gets all the little details. The first day of lessons Michael brought my son a notebook to work on his theory. He gives him homework so he can continue to practice every day. I think my son has continued playing the cello all these years partly because he loves Michael as his teacher. Michael is an excellent cellist and a role model to my son. Even my 21 month old loves to sit and listen to Michaal teaching. Best teacher you can have !!
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Anna S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Fellowship to the Aspen Music Festival and School from University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Graduate Performance Diploma from The Boston Conservatory
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Anna S.

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I teach beginners from scratch through cellists at the top of the field. I've trained more than 60 cellists, including children as small as three and a half years old, autistic children, beginning adolescents, cello "converts" from other instruments, blind students, adult beginners, conservatory-bound teens, and professional symphony players.
All the time I hear "I can't start, I'm too old", "I am not musically inclined", or "I am not talented"- all from people that never held an instrument in their lives. That is self-deprecating talk, and it is absolutely false. Everything a performer does was learned at some point. Absolutely everything. Any person has the potential to learn how to play incredibly well. It does not take a "gift" or "talent". It takes the initiative to try.

About Anna

I have a passion for training cellists to a high level of musicianship. I have mentored cellists from the first lesson through professional symphony auditions. I am certified with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and know the Suzuki Method intimately through growing up with the method myself

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Aaron F.
Anna is an extremely talented cellist. She plays with virtuosic technique, and she has great musical instincts. She has experience working with students from many backgrounds. She is patient, flexible, and energetic, and though I know her in a professional context, from what I've heard these traits certainly carry over into her teaching.
Angie
Wonderful teacher! She explains techniques in a way that is readily understood. I had previously struggled with certain learning curves where I'd hit a wall, and she helped me through them. She teaches with joy and passion!

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Chicago is $72. 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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$43 average
45 min
$58 average
60 min
$72 average

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"She’s incredible! Helped me gain so so much skill and get me into music college!"
Alayna
Took Cello lessons from Dessislava N.
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"Ms Shannon has been very accommodating with instruction, since I have some physical challenges. She finds new and creative ways to make things work for me.
I am so lucky to have found her. She's an imaging teacher."
Wayne
Took Cello lessons from Shannon S.
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"Fantastic instructor! JoAnn is very thorough, extremely patient and a master at cello. Definitely recommend."
Julie
Took Cello lessons from JoAnn R.
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"Jessica was patient, kind, and completely fun to be around. She also didn't let my son get away with bad form. Way to go, Jessica! She's coming back until she's sick of us!"
Dylan
Took Cello lessons from Jessica B.
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"My first lesson went incredibly well! Chandrika was well-prepared, organized, and knowledgeable. She gave me great tips and assignments to practice at home before our next lesson. I would definitely recommend her."
Logan
Took Cello lessons from Chandrika P.
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"Lenna is so patient, and explains everything in such a great way! I'm a complete newbie, and I can already tell she'll be a wonderful teacher"
Julia
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"Patient and precise instruction."
Treston
Took Cello lessons from Tszto W.
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"Peter is amazing, with just a few classes she was able to play a tune. He is great with children and the parents as well. Very patient and dedicated! Definitely recommend."
Yulianet
Took Cello lessons from Peter B.
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"Victor was on time and very friendly. My daughter happily jumped right into playing.

The best review I can give is that this morning after the lesson, unbidden, she picked up her cello and practiced for the few minutes she had between breakfast and leaving for the bus. That is inspiration. What could be better that that?!"
Mary
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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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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