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Genevieve T.

11 Reviews
Forest Park, IL
Starting at $57
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded New York Philharmonic Zarin Mehta Fellow from New York Philharmonic
  • Bachelors of Music in Cello Perfomance from Cleveland Institute of Music
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Genevieve T.

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Having 10 years of experienced cello teaching, I feel very comfortable helping my students understand the foundations of cello technique. I graduated with a Bachelors of Music from the music conservatory Cleveland Institute of Music, and got my Masters in Music from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music.

In addition, I completed a 2 year rigorous Suzuki Technique Pedagogy Program where I am now certified to teach all 10 levels of the cello books. I am confident in explaining any questions a student may have. I love to make practicing a game, so that way we are developing the proper skills but also challenging ourselves while having fun! Even I can understand that practicing can get tiresome and dull at times!

As a traveling musician who has performed all over the world, I feel it is important for students to appreciate all types of music. While classical training and technique are absolutely crucial to the beginning stages of a student's development, I like to show ...

About Genevieve

I am a professional cellist, skilled in all solo, chamber, and orchestra settings. My playing has invited me into the top ranking music festivals in the world including Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and many others. These opportunities have led me to perf

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Tyler W.
Fantastic first lesson and 100% looking forward to more!
Addison
She has been doing a wonderful job with my daughter. My daughter absolutely loves working with her.
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Erica M.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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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 classic

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Thomas W.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • BS Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University
  • Teaching since 1998
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Thomas W.

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I can help beginning students on cello learn the basics.

About Thomas

My lessons are tailored to the needs and interests of each student. If a student is involved in school music ensembles, we will work with their lesson books from school in addition to material outside of the books, including SmartMusic, Noteflight, and teacher-created materials. We will focus on bui

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Anneliese & Sophia C.
He’s very patient and kind especially for 2 active little girls.
Cindy T.
Thomas is honestly an amazing musician and teacher. He was really patient with me. Despite having to deal with major timezone differences (as I live in Myanmar), he took the time to figure it out. Also, he helped me figure out the stuff it took me months to figure out. He also really knows what he's doing. I learned so much in that hour of practice. 10/10 would recommend him.
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Emma R.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
  • Teaching since 2012
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Emma R.

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It is my foremost belief as a teacher that my students are truly capable of anything they set their mind to. I teach with positive reinforcement and never judgement to create a warm and comfortable environment that fosters and nurtures potential! I see teaching as more than teaching a person to learn the cello, but as an opportunity to accompany students on their journey towards embracing who they are, creating meaningful art, and connecting to the world through music.

No matter the age or prior experience of the student, you can expect a heavy focus on establishing a firm foundation of cello technique. Without this foundation, the student can only progress so much. With the foundation set and solid, the possibilities are endless! I teach tension-free cello playing. There should never be pain or discomfort anywhere in the body which is why I have such a large focus on establishing proper technique.

Ultimately, it takes courage to put effort towards learning an instrument and I ...

About Emma

I have been teaching and performing cello for the last 10 years. I graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ back in 2012 and loved the town so much that I decided to stick around! I am a member of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, a professional Suzuki method teacher, and a string

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Angela
We love Miss Emma! My son took cello lessons from Miss Emma for about 2 years and my son has improved a lot. She was very patient with him and taught him important details of each song and techniques.
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Jenny C.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Cantonese, English, Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 30; Female: 5 and up
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Jenny C.

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Focusing on ABRSM exam teaching

About Jenny

Jenny received her Master of Collaborative Piano at San Francisco Conservatory of Music under Timothy Bach in 2020. She finished her Bachelor of Music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, focusing on pedagogy under Dr. Brian Thompson. She has been an exchange student in San Diego State University

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Ava C.
The kids enjoyed their first lesson.
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Christin K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $49
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Christin K.

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I am a caring cello teacher with more than 12 years of experience in teaching students of all ages and levels. My students have won music competitions. I can help you practice correctly.

About Christin

I am a professional cello teacher with more than 12 years of experience in teaching cello. I have completed Artist Certificate program and Bachelor's of Music degree in Cello performance.

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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Melrose Park is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $167 per hour.
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"Angela is a wonderful music teacher. I love her! She is very knowledgeable and patient, and always makes me believe I can do it. I would recommend her to anyone young or older. I am an adult beginner on the cello and I am enjoying learning very much."
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Took Cello lessons from Angela C.
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"The highlight of my children's week is their lesson with Corey. He is fun, knowledgeable and really connects with each child where they are at in their ability."
Cathleen
Took Cello lessons from Corey A.
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"I'm an adult and I've been working with Byron for 5 months now. We've worked in person and now through video during quarantine. It's been a great experience and I would surely recommend him!

I had no experience with string instruments and feel I'm on my way to playing the cello competently. Byron keeps things fun and moving along at a good pace. He's especially good at diagnosing the cause of any difficulties I'm having."
James
Took Cello lessons from Byron H.
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"If you are thinking about learning the cello or you have a family member or friend, you WANT THIS TEACHER! Chris is a wonderful, easy-going teacher who will musically meet you where you are, beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Don't pass this opportunity to take lessons with Mr.Bell!"
James
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Yuliya has been an absolutely wonderful cello teacher for my son. She brings out the best in his playing. Her attention to technique is an integral and essential part of her teaching. She’s not afraid to push for excellence, but she’s also patient and willing to listen to her students. We love Yuliya and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to study the cello."
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Took Cello lessons from Yuliya K.
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"Excellent instructor!"
Sarah
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"We love Megan! My daughter is so excited before each lesson and Megan is very kind and patient with her. I wish I’d found her sooner."
Charlotte
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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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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"Chris is a delightful musician and a gifted, knowledgeable teacher. Every lesson is fun, structured, individualized, enriched with music theory and history, and inspires disciplined practice at home. I absolutely love it!"
Tina
Took Cello lessons from Chris S.
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"My first lesson was just what I needed to get back into the practice of learning cello."
Renee
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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