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Genevieve T.

13 Reviews
Riverside, IL
Starting at $42
  • Bachelors of Music in Cello Perfomance from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 to 70
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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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Excellent. Thoughtful and focused on the basics and started where I was at.
Tyler W.
Fantastic first lesson and 100% looking forward to more!
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Wei D.

4 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, Mandarin, English
  • Awarded Winner from Douai International Cello Competition, Douai France
  • Artist Diploma from Paris Conservatory of Music
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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 me

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Brad H.
Wei is a phenomenal teacher. I've had 5 lessons so far, and in that short time she's far exceeded my expectations. She's very good at both diagnosing problems and consistently providing a diversity of effective ways to overcome them. She has high expectations and always balances pushing me to be better with a lot of positive reinforcement; I'm never made to feel any pressure at all, but I still feel I can go very far in my cello playing with Wei's sage guidance.

I'm truly ecstatic to continue studying with Wei!
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Jordane M.
Lovely introductory session! Looking forward to our next lesson. Excited about my homework! lol
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Erica M.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Audio Design and Production from Columbia College Chicago
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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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Rachel E.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Advanced
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Rachel E.

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Hello! I am a cellist that enjoys teaching all ages and levels. I am classically trained and am currently a grad student in a performance diploma program and have had experience teaching for 5 years. I am also Suzuki certified through Books 1-5. I enjoy tailoring lessons to each student's individual needs and goals and also incorporate music theory and harmony into the context of playing to understand the music on a deeper level. I also enjoy improvising and teaching how to improvise. Looking forward to meeting you! :)

About Rachel

Rachel Ellis is currently a second-year full-scholarship graduate student in the Performance Diploma Program at SMU, studying with Andres Diaz. She graduated summa cum laude from Rowan University with a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance, studying with Dr. George Atanasiu. A winner of the 2013 S

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Amy A.

40 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Master's of Music in Cello Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Amy A.

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Whether you're looking for a traditional Suzuki method experience or just want to fiddle around, we can work together to make playing cello a great experience for you. In person or over Skype. Young and young at heart welcome.

About Amy

Dr. Amy A. is an online private cello teacher in NYC. She completed her Doctorate in Cello Performance at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory and her Master's in Cello Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. When she started cello lessons, her parents drove her two hours every week to th

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Cara
What an amazing teacher! My 10-yr daughter has been taking lessons with Amy for over a year. Amy is consistently positive and encouraging. She is always prompt and well-prepared, and she provides helpful resources. We were a little hesitant about doing online lessons, but Amy is attentive to posture, bow hold, tone, and volume. It's hard to imagine that an in-person lesson could be any better. I've been very pleased with Amy as a teacher, the online lesson format, and our daughter's progress. My daughter's growing love for cello is evidence that Amy is a talented musician and instructor.
Roni
We adore, Miss Amy! She is incredibly competent and even more incredibly loving! She teaches with nothing but positive energy. It's easier to find errors and note them. I can't even attempt to work at finding all the good in some of our lesson time that Amy can find! She finds those tiny "correct" and "right" things and that leaves our two sons energized and feeling confident about what they are able to accomplish - even when the difficulty of the song has discouraged them. Amy always finds a way of putting in a section that makes them shine.

This is our fourth year with online lessons from Miss Amy. I mention this all the time but we have had our sons complimented and one mentor in our local symphony even asked told our son that his playing has improved with his online lessons.

We can never ask for a better teacher. Miss Amy is hands down one of our family's most favorite people in the entire world.

Thank you, Miss Amy for being so positive, for being incredibly forgiving, loving, interested and letting our boys learn at their pace. You have been instrumental in their ability to feel proud of the work they are able to do in music.

If you are worried that you may not find a good fit for online lessons please give Miss Amy a try! She is able to get so much learning across the distance that it makes us feel she is sitting in the room next to us!
Ori
I went in hoping to relearn the basics of cello. I have a lot of experience, but my fundamentals, primarily, how I held my bow and cello, were extremely poor. Cello tutors that I've had in the past have struggled with the awkward place that would put my cello skills if you thought of progressing skill as being in a linear fashion, but she's been great. She's did a really good job at tailoring her lessons to my specific skillset and abilities. Would recommend.
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Victor M.

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Teaches Online
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  • Speaks Hungarian, English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Victor M.

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My goal as a teacher is to help you reach your musical goals! My lessons consist of scales, duets, and solo repertoire. Each lesson is different depending on the student I am working with, but the core of my teach is based around these 3 areas.

About Victor

My name is Victor and I have been actively teaching cello for the past 7 years. In Ames, IA I had a studio of 8 students, all ranging from different age groups and abilities. I also have experience teaching online lessons, which require a slightly different approach than in person lessons. I recentl

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Zachary
I cannot recommend lessons with Victor more highly! I am a new adult learner, and Victor had all the patience and encouragement in the world for me. He was flexible with my ever-changing work hours, and never showed a hint of frustration or impatience. He is knowledgable, easy to get along with, and a wonderful instructor! Highly, highly recommend!
Felicia
My 9 year old's first cello lesson. She loved it. A great teacher with a lot of patience, insight and tact.
Julia
Victor is a wonderful teacher. He’s very patient and focuses a lot on the important fundamentals. I’m an adult student and he was very encouraging and helpful.

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"Robert is an amazing teacher! He improved my cello playing within a month."
Alegria
Took Cello lessons from Robert M.
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"My grandson son says Chris has a great attitude and flair and is really looking forward to his next lesson! I think they hit it off well with a great student/teacher communication
Thank you Chris! Jordan says see you at the next lesson!!!"
Jordan
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Megan has helped me so much. I have gotten so much better with her teaching me! She is also a extraordinary cellist!"
Charlotte Hyder
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Mr. King is a very talented and engaging Cello instructor. He is always punctual, very patient, and makes the lesson fun for the student. I am very happy with my child's progress, and hope to continue lessons as long as Mr. King is available to teach!!!"
Anna Marie
Took Cello lessons from Randall K.
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"After my first lesson with Chris, I knew I had found the right teacher for me. He's extremely patient and thorough--and has a great sense of humor which made it more relaxed. I wasn't sure how taking virtual lessons would go, but I enjoy the convenience of in-home learning!"
Melinda
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"I cannot recommend lessons with Victor more highly! I am a new adult learner, and Victor had all the patience and encouragement in the world for me. He was flexible with my ever-changing work hours, and never showed a hint of frustration or impatience. He is knowledgable, easy to get along with, and a wonderful instructor! Highly, highly recommend!"
Zachary
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"wonderful experience for my grandson. He says he learned a lot of things he never knew before and he has been playing for 3 years. Very h appy with our choice of instructor."
Pearson
Took Cello lessons from Randall K.
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"Jessica has been working with my son for several years. She is an excellent teacher and a joy to work with. Jessica is always understanding and helpful with scheduling or technical issues. And she has helped my son expand his knowledge and appreciation for music, music theory, self discipline and perseverance. She regularly checks in with me to discuss next steps and areas of study. I consider Jessica a partner in my son's education and value the work she does."
Melanie
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Carrie is a fantastic cello instructor! I've learned so much from her in a very short period of time. She is cheerful and supportive, while remaining constructive and methodical in her pedagogy. Her love for cello and her passion for teaching are present in every lesson. I recommend her without hesitation."
Mark
Took Cello lessons from Carrie M.
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"Jessica is a very nice instructor."
Christie
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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