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Erica M.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Audio Design and Production from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Erica M.

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I am an experienced performer and teacher with 20 years experience on my instrument. I specialize in non-traditional forms of improvised music and classical music, but teach all genres. My lessons are individually catered to students of all ages and learning abilities to keep their interest heightened and meet their needs. I assist students in building a strong musical foundation through proper technique, note-reading, and music theory along with ear training, listening and memorization.

About Erica

As a classically trained cellist with more than 20 years experience and a nontraditional musical background in audio, experimental music, and jazz, I employ a variety of techniques in teaching my students in ways that are both traditional and nontraditional. Although cello is traditionally a classi

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Wei D.

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Glenview, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Mandarin, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Winner from Douai International Cello Competition, Douai France
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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!!

Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Bachelor Music Performance from Northern Illinois University
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Dave K.

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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.

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Jeffrey W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks french
  • Teaches students Male: 6 and up; Female: 5 and up
  • Awarded LSO concerto competition winner from Loyola University New Orleans
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Jeffrey W.

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A fun easy going learning environment that's filled with knowledge to incorporate as you learn more. In the lesson, you are expected to always listen to your sound because you will begin to understand the note vibration and intervals that make up the components

About Jeffrey

Hello! I'm excited to all of you who have made it to my profile. I am a classically trained cellist from New Orleans who is ecstatic to teach anyone who is interested and loves the cello! I started playing cello in the 4th grade after a reading a book about a blind man playing the cello. I join

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Amber W.
He creates a great learning environment and helps a lot with things and you will benefit greatly from taking lessons from him.
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Jared
I met Jeffrey after one of his performances at Loyola University and hired him to give my son lessons. He is really passionate with his teaching and seems quite knowledgable on the subject of classical cello. Would definitely recommend him to any individuals or parents looking to hire a cello teacher out there.
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Christopher B.

131 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Christopher B.

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I have over 6 years of experience teaching private lessons in addition to teaching seminars on songwriting and music business at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts and SUNY JCC.

I teach both online and in-person lessons at my studio in Nashville and offer 30 and 60 minute lessons.

I have played over 1,000 shows, both solo and as an auxiliary musician for other touring acts. I performed on over 30 albums and have composed for radio, television, and internet video series, including sharing the stage with members of the 10,000 Maniacs. I've been featured in The New York Times, on the CBS Evening News, and on NPR.

While each student is different, I do generally start everyone on either Suzuki or the Essential Elements books.

As one of my old teachers said, “I'm not teaching you how to play cello, I'm teaching you how to teach yourself how to play cello.” This is something I strive for. Students will not only learn technical skills( how to play their instrument, read ...

About Christopher

I have over 6 years of experience teaching private lessons in addition to teaching seminars on songwriting and music business at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts and SUNY JCC. I teach both online and in-person lessons at my studio in Nashville and offer 30 and 60 minute lessons. I have p

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Erik M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Bachelor's Degree in Commercial Music from Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Erik M.

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An introduction to the instrument, music theory, as well as a personalized practice curriculum to help the student reach their specific musical goals.

About Erik

I'm a multi-instrumentalist in Nashville. I'm very passionate about music and have experience and love for just about every kind of music one could think of. There is music in and around all of us and I look forward to helping you reach your musical goals whatever they may be.

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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 $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $167 per hour.
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"Katie is an exemplary teacher, exhibiting highly effective and innovative teaching techniques."
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"She has been doing a wonderful job with my daughter. My daughter absolutely loves working with her."
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Took Cello lessons from Genevieve T.
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"Great attitude, very experienced and patient."
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Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"My daughter (8th grade) has been learning cello for two years at school. However, since schools have closed, she has shown little to no interest in playing. We decided to book Dora and have been amazed at her impact! Dora is not only a talented musician in her own right but has the patience and skills to inspire the love of music on to her students. My daughter now looks forward to her lessons each week and is not only practicing her cello regularly but has even asked me to book more lessons with Dora. I would thoroughly recommend Dora to anyone wanting music lessons!"
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Took Cello lessons from Dora P.
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"He is a great instructor. He explains everything from the basic. I will continue my lessons."
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Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"I have had the absolute privilege of being a student of Carrie's for about 3 years (until she moved). Carrie's style of teaching is well balanced with music knowledge, patience, discipline, thoughtfulness, and enthusiasm. I highly recommend Carrie as a cello teacher and only wish she could still be mine!"
Karen Y.
Took Cello lessons from Carrie M.
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"After coming from a high pressure - pre professional cello teacher, Johnny Mok is a breath of fresh air! I am learning at a faster rate and accomplishing more due to his relaxed and happy teaching style. So glad I found you Jonny!"
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Took Cello lessons from Johnny M.
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"Nick is an awesome instructor!"
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Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Lauren is really enjoying lessons with Naomi. We're going to continue with longer sessions for the year. So happy we have an awesome instructor."
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