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Jessica B.

16 Reviews
Elk Grove Village, IL
Starting at $59
  • Speaks English, Polish
  • Bachelor of Music at Cello Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 7 to 85
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Jessica B.

16 Reviews
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As a cellist with 18 years of playing experience and 5+ years of teaching I have learned that music can change your life at any age and even can help you heal from whatever struggles life throws at you. Music and learning an instrument can improve your brain functions in a way that no other activity can accomplish. I am so passionate about teaching and customize my teaching style to each student individually because the same approach does not work for everyone. I strongly believe in that and try to get to know my students, who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are and how I can help to overcome those. I get very involved with my students and build a personal relationship with each one of them to further help them with cello. I've had some wonderful instructors myself including Amir Eldan and Hans Jensen who taught me not only how to play the instrument itself but also how to use those skills that come with being a musician in life.
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About Jessica

I am a professional cellist who graduated from Oberlin Music Conservatory in 2016 with Bachelor of Music Performance. Since then I have been playing and teaching cello both privately and in high/middle schools. I teach people of all ages from 7 year olds to 85. I get so much joy from my students'

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Janet S.
Knowledgeable, helpful and very good teacher.
Julie Rand
Jessica was great—very enthusiastic and instructive. I look forward to my next lesson!
Ainsley T.
First lesson- had a lot of fun.
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Ashley B.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 4 to 18
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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

Dave K.

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

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Victor Q.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • Awarded Annual Conceto Competition from University of Northern Colorado
  • Teaching since 2002
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Victor Q.

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I am a string specialist. That means I teach and play violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele and piano. I earned B.A. earned from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley Colorado where I was a double major in classical guitar and double bass. In my senior year I was the recipient of the Annual Concerto Contest where I performed the "Concerto in A Major" on double bass with the University orchestra for the spring concert. I have played in both professional and semi-professional orchestras in Colorado and Arizona. I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it to them free of charge. I teach students how to play music on their given instrument. Not just how to play the instrument but working on ...

About Victor

I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it

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Joshua & Julia B.
Mr. Victor is teaching both of my kids, one guitar and the other piano. They are beginners, and he is very patient but keeps a good pace. I feel like they are learning a lot. He is a true music teacher and knows his stuff!
Victoria W.
It was awesome! Great pace and great mix of technical and practical.
Laura
Victor has been an amazing teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable not only about violin, but about practically every other stringed instrument there is. He also has an amazing grasp of musical theory, and has really helped me learn about my instrument. He has also helped me grow as a student. He keeps me interested in the music, and still challenges me to keep improving. I have had other music teachers, but he is definitely the best I've had.
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Tszto W.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded The Appassionata Endowed Scholarship in Music from Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
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Tszto W.

4 Reviews
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A fully trained and registered Suzuki cello teacher. Teaching cello to students at any age and any level. 8 years of teaching experience.
Teaching mainly according to the Suzuki Method. Beginners will be starting from basics to build a solid foundation to become a complete cellist and a knowledgable musician. More importantly, to enjoy the fun of cello playing and beauty of music making along the way!
I look forward to working with you!

About Tszto

Hello there! My name is Tszto and I am a fully-trained Suzuki cello teacher based in Austin Texas. I hold a Master degree in Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from the Cleveland Institute of Music. I am also a graduate from Rice University with another Master degree in Cello Performance. I am e

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Luz
Tszto IS THE BEST CELLO TEACHER I have ever had because it is the first time someone explains me how to BREATH and ENJOY playing the cello, with a PERFECT TECHNIQUE and posture. He loves to play cello and he teaches with the same PASSION. He is super PATIENT with me and has the best way to correct me and explain me. He is an amazing cello player and really pedagogic. I had a german style teacher in the past and I stop playing cello because I didn't enjoy it and had pain and frustration. Tszto is helping me to reconnect with my cello, he corrects my posture (so it is a pleasant time with absolute no pain) and playing is turning to be a movement meditation for me, I love it now. I can feel and hear the progress on each lesson, thanks to him and to the homework (practice 15 mins, listen and reading). THANK YOU Tszto! After so many years, I am able to start again from cero and with so much passion. Thank you!
Martha
Tszto is an excellent cellist and teacher. My child has improved immensely in the few months she has been studying with him. He is diligent in making sure all aspects of playing the cello are in order from musicianship to technique. He is professional and a nice person.
Amy
Tszto was the best instructor ever! He was well-prepared, experienced, and flexible. He always brought all of his teaching materials relevant to me and made sure we cover what I needed to learn/reinforce. He was also clearly experienced with teaching a wide range of students and applied relevant teaching methods that worked best for me. I also appreciated how flexible he was in scheduling/rescheduling lessons whenever despite his own busy schedule and commitment. I only had a very positive experience learning from him and appreciated the fact that he demonstrated his passion for teaching in every lesson I had with him. Definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to learn/practice cello!

Anna C.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Russian, Korean
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Doctor of Musical Arts (Cello Performance) from University of Southern California
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Anna C.

9 Reviews
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I am experienced in teaching all-level students, including the ones with special needs. I'm truly passionate about engaging & motivating students to learn through music lessons. My goal is to help them ultimately utilize the cello music for their well-being.

I received Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California with minor in Music Education and Master's of Music from Yale University in cello performance.

About Anna

Education 2012 Aug. University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music (Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performamce) 2006 May.         Yale University, School of Music (Master of Music in Cello Performance) 2004 February        The

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Karen
Anna has been an amazing teacher, I've learned so much from her. She's detailed and precise in her instruction. She has been a great help!
Mel Elizabeth
Anna is amazing! For the past two years, she has provided individual cello instruction to our 10th grader. She is patient, kind, and easily able to share her knowledge and skills with her students. Under her guidance he has improved his technique and gained valuable experience at his recitals. She has also helped him prepare pieces for his auditions at CCA and SDYS. Highly recommend!
Kevin
Anna is a wonderful teacher. She allows me as a parent (and encourages) to attend lessons so i can be her proxy during the week to reinforce lessons taught; this helps with continuous week to week progress. She demands a lot of my child in terms of warm-ups drills, site reading, rhythm, intonation, and sound. She is rigorous in terms of proper technique, training, and demands playing "beautifully" (with emotion). When things get too tough she takes a step back and gets back to the basics, focusing on advancing through a piece note by note, measure by measure. The end result is fantastic and often get featured in concert performances several times a year. My child has grown tremendously since starting with Ms. Anna; he had a previous teacher and picked up a lot of bad habits that we had to engineer out. He now is playing at a high level as a 10 year old having been with Ms. Anna for ~2 years. He has grown through each piece, taking his time. There is no pressure to move onto new pieces until each piece has been mastered. His maturity, self-confidence and work ethic have all grown because of cello. It has been a tremendous pleasure to learn from Ms. Anna, not to mention see her perform in the San Diego symphony. She is a true professional who understands how to work with kids but also pull the best out of them!

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Naperville, IL

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Naperville 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 $140 per hour.
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"Goes the extra mile, and helps with all your weaknesses! Looking forward to my next lesson!"
Jose
Took Cello lessons from Mark L.
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"super cool and funny. he has a really good understanding of music theory."
Beth Martin
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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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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"Ying is an amazing teacher. She is clearly very knowledgeable and experienced, and explains things at a pace that is fitting for me."
Miki
Took Cello lessons from Ying L.
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"Carly is very personable and knowledgeable. From the first lesson she caters the instruction to my needs and interests while building on solid basic techniques and music theory. I’m excited about the goals we’ve set."
Tom
Took Cello lessons from Carly H.
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"We had a kiddo change from upright bass to cello mid-year and couldn't find a local teacher so to fill the gap decided to try online, unsure of what to expect. We have been pleasantly surprised. Naomi is an excellent teacher and as a parent, I feel the communication is also great. The online platform provides better instruction than anticipated and we have been really happy with our experience."
Emmaly
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"My son had a very positive experience studying cello with Genevieve for two years before she moved to a new city for a job opportunity. We would have loved to continue studying with her! Genevieve was very positive and encouraging to my son and really helped him improve his bowing and fingering technique. She was always very patient but pushed just enough so that my son felt challenged and proud of the continual improvement in his playing. She also was very organized and always started and ended lessons on time. We highly recommend Genevieve as a cello teacher!"
Linsey
Took Cello lessons from Genevieve T.
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"I love having a lesson with Jessica. She's, lively, informative, helpful and can always come up with a way to correct an old habit and improve my ability to play the cello."
Cindy
Took Cello lessons from Jessica B.
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"Corey has continued to offer high quality music lessons even though we are not able to have them in person now. My son continues to grow as a musician and genuinely enjoys making music."
Tracy
Took Cello lessons from Corey A.
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"Stephen is not only a gifted cellist, but also an intuitive and devoted teacher. I've been working with him online for several years now, and my playing has benefitted significantly from his technical expertise and understanding of historical contexts. Few teachers are as ready and willing to explore repertoire as eclectic as I have with Stephen, whose insight extends from the ancient to the contemporary. I attribute my success on NYSSMA/All-State to his wise musical counsel!"
Janina
Took Cello lessons from Stephen M.
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