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Genevieve T.

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Riverside, IL
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Fantastic first lesson and 100% looking forward to more!
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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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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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Jessica G.

64 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB
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Jessica G.

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Cello lessons in my studio, at your home, or on-line.

About Jessica

I have 20 years of playing experience along with a Bachelor's degree in Cello Performance. I was the section leader of my university's orchestra as well as a full-scholarship member of the university quartet. As a professional gigging musician, I have played with Il Divo, Mario Winans, La Jolla Sy

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Erik M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor's Degree in Commercial Music from Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Teaching since 2015
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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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Jasmine L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Jasmine L.

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I believe that all students are unique, and I enjoy being flexible, incorporating my style with students needs. I have over 15 years of experience beginner to advanced levels, with students 3 years old to adults.

About Jasmine

I started playing the violin at four years old, finally transitioning to cello. I am registered Suzuki teacher with versatility and balance. My approach is to be open and intuitive, sensitive to the unique nature of each student.

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Grace F.

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Starting at $40
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  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Grace F.

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As a teacher, I enjoy cultivating joy and curiosity through cello and believe in creating a warm, open environment for students to develop into inquisitive lifelong learners! While I work with students individually to come up with their own goals, some of the core objectives I have for my students is to develop solid technique and tone quality as well as expression and satisfaction through creating music. I use a variety of tools for learning from standard technique books and classical repertoire to fiddle tunes and rote learning. I believe every child and adult is musical and am excited to explore the cello with you!

About Grace

I've worked in various settings with students of all ages, from beginning elementary school cellists to high school students preparing for college auditions to adults seeking to learn a new instrument. As a performing cellist, I was a member of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra for several seasons and

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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Naperville 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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Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"Lenna is the best!! She is incredibly patient and positive, and very professional. My daughter (age 10) is really enjoying working with her!!! We would give Lenna 6 stars if we could!!!"
Francesca
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"Nicholas was very professional. I've been playing cello for 13 years and have played in many community symphonies. I've never had a private lesson and just learned what I was taught in grad school. Although I was skeptical on online lessons, Nicholas has already shown me some bad habits i have and how to break them and we're already moving on to some hard stuff. I'm excited to where my next 9 lessons will take me. Perhaps even with more lessons on the way. Thanks Nicholas!"
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Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"We just started our lesson with Chialing. My son loves her lesson. She’s very informative and patient. We already benefited a lot from lesson in such a short time. Will continue working with her. Highly recommended!"
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Took Cello lessons from Chialing P.
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"Amazing amazing amazing. I learned so much and had fun at the same time. Theresa has a great and friendly personality, it's such a joy working with her. If you want to learn Cello, I highly recommend her."
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Took Cello lessons from Theresa S.
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Took Cello lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"My 11-year-old daughter has had lessons with Jessica for about three months and has learned so much from Jessica. Prior to these online lessons, our daughter started learning cello with a local teacher for about 3-4 months. The teacher stopped giving lessons unexpectedly and we couldn't find a replacement so decided to go online. Doing music lessons online with someone you haven't met in person can seem daunting, but Jessica has figured out how to come across over Skype as fully present, engaged, positive and encouraging. We almost feel as if she's there in person. She can pick up on many things by asking the right questions and follows through with proper advice and recommendations for improvement. At one point, our daughter had concerns with wrist pain and Jessica fully took it upon herself to look into the matter. Jessica is very timely and flexible. At times we've had to adjust the schedule and she was quite accommodating. She also had to work with our daughter's solo performance at school and amazingly in less than 2 months prepared her for the piece. We highly recommend."
Patty
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"I loved my first lesson! Had a great time. Felt very relaxed. Megan is a great teacher. Bert patient and pleasant. She took her time to explain. I'm so excited and looking forward to our next lesson!"
Sarahi
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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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."
AnneMarie
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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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."
Lauren
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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