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Erica M.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Audio Design and Production from Columbia College Chicago
  • 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.

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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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Genevieve T.

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Riverside, IL
Starting at $42
  • Bachelors of Music in Cello Perfomance from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaches students 3 to 70
  • Awarded New York Philharmonic Zarin Mehta Fellow from New York Philharmonic
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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
  • Artist Diploma from Paris Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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LisaJo B.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Eastern Illinois University
  • Teaching since 1976
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LisaJo B.

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I am an experienced symphony musician and teacher. I have two tracks, performance and recreational depending on your preference. Everyone's goals are different, you are in charge of achievement- I am your guide.

About LisaJo

I have 40 years experience as a private teacher in the Chicago area. I teach all ages, including adult beginners. I am classically trained with a Bachlelor's degree in Music Education. I use standard European methods, as well as American fiddling methods. I try to find the key that ignites the mu

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Natalie
We love LisaJo! She is an experienced instructor who works very well with our 13 year old daughter. She is encouraging, kind, and knows what she is doing. Looking forward to the growth our daughter will achieve under her guidance.
Bea Y.
LisaJo is an extraordinary violin teacher. She is helpful, positive and interesting during lessons. She helps students progress with perceptive comments and targeted studies. She is the only teacher I have worked with who has taken so much time giving notes and extra-curricular materials to support progress. Thanks so much, LisaJo!
Ana Maria S.
Great lesson! Looking forward to more:)
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Owen L.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2018
  • BA from Berklee College of Music
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Owen L.

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I have had many good teachers in my career as a musician. But I have been lucky to have had a few GREAT teachers. It is easy to settle with "just ok", particularly when taking lessons as a novice. However, the difference between a "good" teacher and a "great" teacher at any point in your journey as a student can hugely impact your success and relationship with the instrument.

As a teacher, I aim to be great for my students. For beginners, we focus on developing a solid base - getting comfortable with the instrument, understanding it, building fundamental skills such as how to hold the bow and basic fret board patterns. From there, we begin learning to read music, which I still find to be the most valuable skill a musician can have. Learning to read music notation is easiest at a young age, so I like to begin as soon as the student is ready. However, as a student of improvisational music, I like to introduce ear-training and improvisation as well. It is a fun way to teach students how

About Owen

My name is Owen and I am a professional musician and songwriter living in Brooklyn with my lovely partner, Mad. I recently graduated Magna cum laude from Berklee College of Music, where I studied for four years and received both academic and performance scholarships. At Berklee, I had the opportunit

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Camila
Great, passionate, dedicated, funny and talented teacher!
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Li-Han Eliza T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $225
  • Teaches students 4 to 90
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Bachelor of Music—Cello Performance from National Taichung University of Education
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Li-Han Eliza T.

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I have experience with students of all ages and proficiencies. I teach online and in-person (at two locations in southern California). I am also a certified Suzuki teacher and diversity scholarship recipient. My teaching combines conservatory style and Suzuki style.

My background: I was awarded a DMA degree in Cello Performance at the University of Cincinnati–College Conservatory of Music on the Graduate Incentive Scholarship. My mentors include Yehuda Hanani (well-known for his critically acclaimed recording of J.S. Bach: Six Suites, TownHall Records) and Lee Fiser (cellist of the LaSalle Quartet, 1975—87). I was awarded of Music scholarship during her master's study at the North Texas of Music, under the instruction of Nikola Ruzevic (the director of the Upbeat International Music Festival, Japan). My cello journey began at the age of twelve. After two years of training, she took second place in the high-school cello division of the Eisenbach Music Competition in Kaohsiung, ...

About Li-Han Eliza

As a passionate educator, I have an extensive teaching background with over 10 years of experience working with musicians of all ages, skill levels, various countries. My belief is that every student has the potential to further their musicianship. I assist my students to achieve their individual go

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"Dee is incredibly patient and caring with my son AND me. Not only is he new to playing, but I am very busy and somewhat disorganized. Not to mention all the siblings wandering about the house. She is easy to work with and a joy for the whole family."
Zabrina
Took Cello lessons from Dee F.
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"Mrs. Strange is the best teacher I have ever had. She is always well prepared going into every lesson. The lessons are clear, concise, and constructive. She does her best to adjust her teaching style to you for the best progress possible. Mrs. Strange gets to know you and cares for every student equally. She does not view you as another student because every student is important to her. You can go to her for any problems you are having with technique, tone quality, sound projection, or any other problem you may have as a student and she will work through the problems with you until you feel comfortable enough to move on to other troubles you are having. Every lesson with Mrs. Strange has a reason, you will never waste time or money with her as a teacher because she can help you achieve new heights as a musician and then surpass them. She taught me everything I needed to know in order to make it into a university for music performance and she still helps me to this day when I am struggling. I recommend her as a teacher to anyone who wants to become a better musician."
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Took Cello lessons from Theresa S.
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"Chialing is a truly amazing teacher! I am studying cello with her after taking nearly 10 years off from touching my cello. Chialing is extremely patient and always has advice on how to practice and better understand the cello. I feel very comfortable learning from Chialing and feel even more excited about learning music after each lesson."
Elia
Took Cello lessons from Chialing P.
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"Theresa is the best! I am 28 years old and have never played cello before now, and she makes me feel comfortable and encouraged each lesson. She's is relatable, and her teaching style is fun. She makes you want to learn. I am sure if you were good at your instrument ( unlike me) she could push you along as well. I only wish I practiced more for her ! Because she deserves the best students out there."
Cori
Took Cello lessons from Theresa S.
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"Super professional, helpful, and flexible to what I know and would like to focus on. Chris is great!"
Ashton
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"It's great to find a local cello teacher for my son. Easy to schedule, easy to work with!"
Jon
Took Cello lessons from Jonathan T.
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"Ok apart from a blury connection"
Missy
Took Cello lessons from Kelvin L.
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"I've had a great experience!"
Tori
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Megan explained in very clear terms how to position the cello and began to explain the fingerings. She instills confidence in her students and is extremely approachable. I know I will enjoy future lessons with Megan!"
Mary Beth
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Sophie is a great teacher with patient and passion, would definitely recommed her for cello lesson!"
joankang
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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