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Karen D.

34 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
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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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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!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
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Johnny M.

10 Reviews
Allston, MA
Starting at $80
  • Speaks Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Bachelor in Music Performance from University of Alabama
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Johnny M.

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I strive to treat each student equally no matter how advance the student are. My job as a teacher is to provide students a tool in life. Students will learn the way life works through the art of music. Should the students decide to pursue music or not in the future, I only hope that students will apply what they've learned in music to their everyday problem solving.

About Johnny

Johnny received his Bachelors of Music at the University of Alabama, under the tutelage of Carlton McCreery, and a Masters of Music at The Boston Conservatory with Andrew Mark. Johnny made his debut performance in 2011, performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto with Albuquerque Youth Symphony under the dir

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Isaac P.
Johnny is experienced in teaching cello. His lessons are always passionate, musical, and informative. There are several aspects of his lessons that I'd like to share.

1. Full of Content: He delivers enough details of a new technique with simplification for an easy understanding.
2. Learning Curve: By breaking down and reorganizing the knowledge, he teaches new concepts step by step, from approachable actions to efficient actions.
3. Customization: He helps you find out a suitable solution to grow on the techniques based on your own physical and cognitive characteristics.
4. Experimentation: The correct ways he suggests you do is demonstrated by experimenting with different ways for comparison, which you would not only know what to do but know the reason behind it.

Cello is a beautiful yet complicated instrument. To enjoy it, a great mentorship is necessary and truly valued.
Nina
After coming from a high pressure - pre professional cello teacher, Johnny Mok is a breath of fresh air! I am learning at a faster rate and accomplishing more due to his relaxed and happy teaching style. So glad I found you Jonny!
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Grace F.

Brookline, MA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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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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Elias M.

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Somerville, MA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Chinese, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Elias M.

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It's the best instrument, right? No matter where you are as a cellist, I'm happy to meet you right there and help you achieve your goals. Together we can explore new repertoire, work on sound production and intonation, and develop an arsenal of different expressive nuances. You'll be able to pursue the instrument at the speed and level of intensity you desire; I am as happy to work with beginners in casual lessons as I am to help more advanced students prepare for recitals and auditions. Did you really think you were going to get away with skipping your scales and arpeggios, though? We're going to have to tackle some of those no matter what.

About Elias

Hello! My name is Elias, I'm a professional pianist, cellist, and orchestra and opera conductor, and I couldn't be more excited to be taking piano, cello, and conducting students of all ages and levels. No matter what you're hoping to get out of your studies, I couldn't be happier to help you along

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Paul
Elias has been my piano teacher for 5 months and a half. He's very kind, patient, methodical and detail oriented. With his continuous help, I went from zero to playing minuets by Bach and Mozart with ease. I also learned to play scales, arpeggios, progressions and a lot of music theories along the way. In my opinion, what sets him apart is not only does he teaches you how to play, but also teaches you how to phrase music with lines, contrasts, crescendos and decrescendos, making "real" music. I really cannot thank him enough for my progress, and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to play great music!
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Demitri P.

Wellesley Hills, MA
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 to 18
  • Teaching since 2015
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Demitri P.

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My father Jim Papoulis is a musician and I have grown up surrounded by the beauty of music from the day I was born. My goal is to teach your child not only the basics of playing the Cello, but more importantly the joy classical music can bring to them. I find with many students, the moment they can achieve the appreciation for classical music is when they truly understand why the Cello is such an amazing instrument.

About Demitri

I am a college student athlete at Babson College. I play lacrosse and am looking for a way to spread they joy the Cello brought to me to my students. I play in a string quartet at school and want to teach your children to expand their mind musically and take their performances to the next level. I h

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Ribal E.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Music Diploma in Cello Performance from National Conservatory of Lebanon
  • Teaches students 8 to 70
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Ribal E.

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Music is a way to bring happiness and joy to us, music educates the soul.
I have been teaching cello from 2007 through all levels.. and an orchestra player since 2004...
Learning can be hard sometimes but everything would be easy in fun ways...

About Ribal

Professional Musician that excels in Western Classical Music and Oriental Arabic Music. Member of the Lebanese Philharmonic orchestra for 15 years and more, Cello Music instructor at the Holy Spirit University and the National Conservatory of Beirut. recently relocated to the United States in the De

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Rachel
Ribal has been a fantastic Cello instructor for my child. This was my son's first time trying a string instrument, and he has absolutely loved the experience. Ribal is very enthusiastic about teaching music and has been able to introduce the instrument in a very friendly and fun way, which has kept my son interested. We are still participating in lessons and loving it, and we are also planning on starting music theory lessons to help introduce him to basic note reading. We highly recommend Ribal!
Stephie Ranft
It’s my pleasure to share my experience regarding my cello lessons with my teacher Mr.Ribal Kallab.

Mr.Kallab is a great cello teacher , a music theory specialist ,and an excellent musician and cello player as well!
His wide knowledge, dedication , hard work , ability to connect with students and his inspiring teaching approach,make him a very special and unique teacher…
I’m so proud I had the chance to learn cello with him, and I thank him for all the effort he did and still doing to make me always motivated, eager to improve my skills and move forward!

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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in South Boston 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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"Excellent lesson and sensitive teaching technique!"
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"As a 40 year old beginner I was a little nervous about the whole online experience as well as starting a new instrument. Victor makes the online teaching experience seamless. Victor is calm, thoughtful and patient. He always finds a way to explain something in a way that relates to me specifically. To do this someone must be able to listen as well as teach. This is quality I have not found in all of my teachers/instructors/coaches throught the years. Victor is also easily the most flexible of any teacher I have had. He always finds a way to accommodate my schedule and works around any issues that arise. I have really enjoyed my learning experience thus far and look forward to each lesson. I would not hesitate to recommend Victor to anyone looking to learn the cello."
Peter Ruland
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"Wonderful first experience with the cello. Thank you Megan for making it fun and easy for me and my girls."
Michael
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Honestly could not ask for a better teacher. I was struggling to find a teacher in the area and boy did I pretty much hit the jackpot. Great teacher, super intelligent and understanding. I am a beginner but would highly recommend him to anyone. Not only does Byron play beautifully but he knows exactly what and how to teach you. Im always excited for my next lesson, so you should contact him and set one up too!"
Conor Burnett
Took Cello lessons from Byron H.
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"It's a pleasure to learn from such a gifted cellist. I enjoy the excellent individual instruction from Don as well as listening to his great stories about famous cellists and their techniques. He makes an amazing sound on his cello and it really helps to motivate me. I always look forward to our lesson."
Anna
Took Cello lessons from Don L.
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"I am 43 years old and was scared to take on such a difficult instrument but I really wanted to learn how to play the beautiful cello. I had my first lesson and am very happy with Claire. She is friendly, accommodating, patient, and explains her lesson in a clear and easy manner (as easy as you can get with the cello). I had a lot of questions and she was very open in answering all of them. Although I am still at the very very beginnings of my journey, I am very excited to continue with the cello lessons, thanks to Claire."
Mai
Took Cello lessons from Claire R.
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"Rene was wonderful - - we really hit it off on the first lesson. He is exactly the kind of teacher I was looking for :-) I want to learn to play the cello from the heart. He is perfect."
Bekka
Took Cello lessons from Rene T.
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Carolyn
Took Cello lessons from Angela C.
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"Great 1st lesson!!!!"
Drew
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Jerry is an awesome teacher! Very patient and interacts so well with my 11 year old daughter. So knowledgeable on music. Would highly reccomend!"
Ryan
Took Cello lessons from Jerry M.
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