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Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Bachelor Music Performance from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dave K.

22 Reviews
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I have been teaching for 18 years and have taught hundreds of satisfied students. When you sign up for lessons with me, you will begin by learning the basics of the instrument including proper holding and playing position, tone production, rhythm, first position notes, basic notation. Once you get the basics down, you will learn how to play very simple melodies and songs. All of this can happen within the first 4-6 months of playing.

About Dave

Dave K. began playing guitar at the age of 10. His influences include Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny and Scott Henderson. At the age of 17 he began teaching private guitar and bass lessons to classmates

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Howard W.
I haven't played the violin since I was in middle school, and I wanted to re-learn to play it. I am so glad I picked Dave, he is very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I jumped in with both feet and Dave made the instructions at our first lesson easy for me to understand. Excellent location and studio is awesome.
Rushia Hendricks
Excellent lesson. Does a wonderful job at taking older students and gently holding their feet to the fire to bring out the best- even under the most challenging of circumstances. Kudos to being such a uniquely great teacher!
Tom L.
I realize it was the first lesson but I was a little disappointed that we spend nearly the entire time on housekeeping items, like canceling and re-scheduling appointments. I think that could have been covered with an e-mail or handout. I also thought we spent too much time going over the differences between acoustic and electric guitars - considering my age and background. Would have liked to see him demonstrate what I was asked to practice before the next lesson instead of just being told to refer to the workbook.

Andrew B.

12 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Special Talent Scholarship from Arizona State University
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Andrew B.

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Andrew has taught a wide range of students from young (and adult) beginners to advanced university students. His teacher training, education, and playing experience has taught him that good cello playing should not only sound great, but feel natural as well. Because of this, he stresses the physical elements of cello playing in connection with a strong technical foundation, as well as the development of each student's ear and individual sense of musicality.

About Andrew

Andrew began playing cello in the public school system. He earned his Bachelor of Music summa cum laude from Arizona State University, where he studied with Thomas Landschoot, and his Master of Music with distinction from DePaul University with former assistant principal of the Chicago Symphony Ste

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Kelly
Andrew is incredibly professional and patient. He's great at communicating with the parent and the student. He is very patient and even-keeled which worked wonders with my anxiety-prone son. Andrew has inspired him to achieve more than we ever thought possible and more importantly has instilled the gift of a life long passion in the cello. Highly recommend.
Tad S.
Andrew is calm and very patient teacher. I started the cello from a scratch with him and now I can play scales and some pieces. He plays beautifully and he knows what has to be done to improve my cello playing. I will recommend Andrew for anyone who wishes to play the cello!
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Extremely patient
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Ashley B.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 4 to 18
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • 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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Jennifer W.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1994
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Jennifer W.

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I believe that every individual learns music skills differently. As a teacher I seek to design lessons that provide each student with the opportunities to grow in a creative and enjoyable way. Providing a customized schedule for each student is essential for engaging and encouraging musical growth. I have discovered that as students combine interests with their music study it brings more enjoyment to their musical experience.

About Jennifer

I believe that every individual learns music skills differently. As a teacher I seek to design lessons that provide each student with the opportunities to grow in a creative and enjoyable way. Providing a customized schedule for each student is essential for engaging and encouraging musical growth.

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Kristen D.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music- Cello Performance from The Boston Conservatory
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Kristen D.

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I'm a cellist and educator who has taught students of all ages and abilities. I strive to enable my students to find their own style and voice on the instrument. During the past six years my students have applied their skills in orchestras, recitals, and bands. My lesson plans include technical development, various repertoire including Suzuki, and exploration of personal musical interests and songwriting. Cello is my passion and I want to share that with you!

About Kristen

Kristen is an accomplished cellist and music educator who has been teaching private lessons since 2009. She has helped her students develop technique, confidence in playing, note reading, orchestral and improvisational skills. Kristen received her training at the Boston Conservatory, earning a

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JoAnn
Kristen is super friendly, easy to understand, and really makes the most of the time you have together!
Jacqueline S.
Kristen is an excellent teacher. She is extremely intuitive about her students needs and tailors the lesson to the students skill level. I look forward to the next lesson.
Rachel G.
Kristen is absolutely fantastic. Our teen was a first time cello player and she learned an immense amount and was completely inspired by Kristen.
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Amelia V.

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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Korean, Spanish
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Amelia V.

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I have been playing viola for 17 years and teaching violin, viola, and cello for 8 years. I graduated from the University of West Florida in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance - Viola. My viola instructor was Dr. Leonid Yanovskiy, current and former concert master of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and many others.
While earning my degree, I also learned how to play violin and cello and am able to teach them up to an intermediate level.
My teaching ideology is that ANYONE can learn an instrument at any age. I have taught students as young as 4 and as old as 65! Many adult students of mine have expressed difficulty and even shame in trying to find a teacher for them who would take them on, simply because they were starting as an adult.
We don't have to train for the symphony (unless you want to!); your goals are my goals and I will help you reach them!

About Amelia

I have been playing viola for 17 years and teaching violin, viola, and cello for 8 years. I graduated from the University of West Florida in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance - Viola. My viola instructor was Dr. Leonid Yanovskiy, current and former concert master of the Pensacola Sy

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Downers Grove, IL

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Downers Grove is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $117 per hour.
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"He is an awesome instructor. He teaches the details that have really made a difference in my playing and has made it easier to practice. I like the fact that he is able to explain clearly what to do, why it should be done a particular way, and great visual explanations that help me understand what I need to do."
Grace
Took Cello lessons from Byron H.
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"Out of all the instructors I’ve had (instructors with PhDs and over twenty years of experience teaching cello), Chialing is the best by far. I’ve been taking lessons with her for a little over a year and a half and I know that aside from her general likability, she is very diligent and detail-oriented—characteristics essential to fixing technique problems sometimes rooted in even the slightest improper finger placement. Furthermore, she quickly re-explains concepts in new ways until I understand them both conceptually and physically. She also goes out of her way to find drills tailored toward keeping current skills sharp and improving weak skills. She will work with you to ensure you keep improving and stay interested in the piece and drills you’re working on. She won’t disappoint."
Elle
Took Cello lessons from Chialing P.
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"Excellent lesson today. Techniques, theory, etc."
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"I tried several cello instructors (one of them from Juilliard) and Lenna was the one I stuck with for years. She's amazing.

I highly recommend her for her compassion, kindness, patience, and ability to customize instruction based on what you need. Give her a shot!"
Brett
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"Maria was incredibly patient knowledgeable, helpful, very specific. She gave me a very good plan to work on between now and my next lesson. I picked the right teacher!"
Elisabeth
Took Cello lessons from Maria H.
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"I have taken two lessons with Mr. Don Larson through FaceTime. Even though there is a 3-hour time difference, he manages to fit my lesson into his schedule. I have not taken private lessons previously, but I was in school orchestra for over two years. He has been correcting my bow hold and bowing, helping me make my cello produce nicer sounds. I really appreciate his focus on the rudiments. Mr. Don is very patient and funny at times."
Qilin
Took Cello lessons from Don L.
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"An outstanding, methodical tutor. Recommend him highly.

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Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"I Actually understood an instructor for once, I did learn on the first day . Dustin explains to wear you can understand and I'm certain I'll learn from him."
Joshua
Took Cello lessons from Dustin N.
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"He's great and friendly"
Alex
Took Cello lessons from Ted L.
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"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"
Kelvin
Took Cello lessons from Nazar D.
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