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Karen D.

35 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen D.

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Cello:
A bowed or plucked string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. The strings from low to high are generally tuned to C2, G2, D3 and A3, an octave lower than the viola. It is a member of the violin family of musical instruments, which also includes the violin and viola and the double bass. The cello is used as a solo musical instrument, as well as in chamber music ensembles (e.g., string quartet), string orchestras, as a member of the string section of symphony orchestras, and some types of rock bands. It is the second-largest and second lowest (in pitch) bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra, the double bass being the largest and having the lowest (deepest) pitch. My lessons always start out with the basics! We start out by learning notes by plucking the strings and then the bow is soon incorporated. The goal is to eventually learn all the notes on the fretboard and also learning how to read and play chords. As the student progresses ...

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
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Nicholas H.

76 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Bachelor's in Music Performance from Georgia State University
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Nicholas H.

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I'm an experienced and dedicated cellist, having played with Orchestras and Chamber groups throughout my state. My lessons are focused on relaxation, and am as laid back or strict as the student needs. Whether you're a beginner or advanced, shooting to be a church player or a pro, I have taught students for that and am the teacher for you.

About Nicholas

Nicholas is a professional cellist that has studied since the age of 9. He has now been teaching the cello, viola, and violin for over a decade for students of all ages, beginner to pre-college level. Throughout Nicholas’s career, he has been an active member of Honors Orchestras, Youth Symphon

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Freddrick G.
This far he is a very knowledgeable and professional person. Unfortunately we found that my cello was lacking due to defects in build and so now I have to get a replacement which I am hoping does not hinder our lessons. He has been very helpful with getting me sites to get material and tools necessary for our sessions. Look forward to our next session and moving forward.
Johanna B.
He is really good at helping you understand how to play the instrument in detailed but open ways. He is a font of information.
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Elisabeth H.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Elisabeth H.

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I have been teaching music lessons professionally for 15 years to students of all ages. From Beginner to Advanced, all levels are welcome and lessons will help you progress further from where you are. Music is fun! Lessons are conducting in a positive and fun manner so that you hardly realize how much work you are doing. I want to cultivate and bring out your music potential, and support your musical goals. Preparing for a school competition, pursuing entering a higher level music school or university, or want to learn for personal enjoyment, I can help! Ready to start?!

About Elisabeth

Elisabeth has been teaching private lessons since 2006 and is currently available to teach lessons at her studio and online. Elisabeth has helped students succeed in recitals, state competitions, concerts, and has prepared students for entering symphony orchestras. Elisabeth received her training i

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Dana
Elisabeth has been teaching our 12 year old son piano for several years. She is very methodical in working through curriculum in her instruction, but also flexible to include other “fun” songs that he wanted to play to help keep him motivated. She is very patient and efficient during the lesson time. I may add that my husband is a classical pianist so we were looking for a high quality instructor. We also appreciate that she is flexible with changing lessons times on occasion when our schedule may change for a season. We’ve been very pleased with the progress our son has made under her teaching.
Natalie Britt
If your searching for an amazing teacher your search is over. Elisabeth has been wonderful violin teacher to my son! She makes corrections without being critical..that's huge!! We highly recommend her!!
Denise
Elisabeth is helping me realize a dream of learning to play both the cello and the violin in my not-so-youthful years. I deeply appreciate her patience and encouragement, her knowledgeable and confident guidance. Each lesson session is a joy because of Elisabeth's upbeat, positive outlook and her genuine desire to see and hear my playing abilities improve.
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Emma R.

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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Cello Performance from Northern Arizona University
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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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Steven G.

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  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 2020
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Steven G.

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-$25 per 30 minute Lesson
-I teach adult beginner cellists who are looking to learn to play the cello at home and/or in church services.
-All students should have a cello, a cello case, a bow, a rockstop, rosin, a music stand, a mind eager to learn, and a heart to praise the Lord.

About myself:
I have been playing the cello in my church for the past 7 years. While almost every church has guitarists, and a pianist, it is more rare to see a church with a cellist. I believe the cello can offer a unique richness to worship services. I want to do my part in teaching more Christians to play the cello.
Learning to play an instrument in church takes instruction, practice, patience, and the Holy Spirit.
I look forward to teaching you.

About Steven

I am the only cellist in my church group, I have played with my church every week for the past 7 years, and I have also played at over 17 church conventions. I also have six years of experience playing in my middle school and high school orchestras. I decided to teach beginners cello because I wan

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Jasmine L.

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  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Marlborough, MA

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Marlborough is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $140 per hour.
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"I loved my first lesson! I really enjoyed Brenda's sense of humor and felt very encouraged by her!"
Andrea
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"Doug was on time (early, in fact!), super helpful, pointed out some minor tweaks that make a huge difference to my playing (things that I never learned in my previous cello lessons) and has been really accommodating. He's lent me some of his books and has offered to transcribe some songs I want to work on! Thanks!"
Jacob
Took Cello lessons from Douglas Y.
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"Erin has been a wonderful teacher. She's extremely knowledgeable and is able to pass that knowledge on in clear language and examples. Erin has a positive caring personality that makes learning enjoyable. She's also very understanding when changes in the my schedule are needed. I'm so glad I found her!"
Trisha
Took Cello lessons from Erin C.
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"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."
Martha
Took Cello lessons from Tszto W.
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"We adore him more with every lesson. He is patient and flexible!"
Kiryn
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Excellent experience for my son. Nicholas is filling in many gaps for him and laying a foundation for his future. Highly recommended!"
Hayden
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Theresa is a wonderful teacher. I am a beginning cello student but with 12 years of upright bass experience, and she tailors our lessons to match my classical knowledge and play style with the basics required transitioning to a new instrument. She has an incredible depth of knowledge and communicates it in a way that is easily understood and and applied, regardless of whether it's bow technique, musical phrasing, or historical in nature. It has made learning a new instrument a great joy - thanks, Theresa!"
Levi
Took Cello lessons from Theresa S.
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"Very nice lesson
I recommended him."
Nyen
Took Cello lessons from Paul W.
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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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"I originally learned how to play the cello on my own in my school's orchestra. When I went to college and decided to bring my cello with me, I knew it was time to take proper lessons like everyone else. Brenda was able to help me iron out all of the bad habits I had developed over seven years of playing cello with no formal corrections. She clearly cared about me and my interests as a student. I can confidently say Brenda equipped me with the tools, techniques, and attitude I needed to play the cello for the rest of my life."
Pasquale
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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