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Johnny M.

10 Reviews
Allston, MA
Starting at $80
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English
  • Bachelor in Music Performance from University of Alabama
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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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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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
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!!
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Rochelle L.

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Dorchester Center, MA
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Cello Performance from Boston University
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Rochelle L.

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Hello! My name is Rochelle L. and I am a Boston University graduate with a degree in Cello Performance. I have been teaching cello for almost 9 years and it is something I truly enjoy doing!

I strive to give my students a solid foundation that they can rely on, regardless of whether or not they wish to pursue a career in music or not. I am fortunate enough to have studied with incredible cellists and musicians and I am eager to share what they have taught me.

About Rochelle

When it comes to my teaching, I focus on creating unique lessons that fit my individual students' needs - whether they are looking to pursue a career in music or treating music as a hobby, I make sure to establish a solid foundation as well as give my students the tools they need to succeed in the w

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Nancy
Rochelle helped me get reacquainted with the cello after a 22 year hiatus. She is patient and focuses on tone and technique. Her musical knowledge is apparent as she structures her lessons around skill sets that are in need of fine tuning. Her ability to pick up on these skills sets is what makes her a great teacher.
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Grace F.

Brookline, MA
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Mus.B. Music Education from New York University
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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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Irina D.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Stringed Instruments, Cello from The State Conservatory of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Irina D.

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I am a patient and sociable person who loves to teach. I am enthusiastic about my work, and am always thrilled to see the success of my students and share in their success. I am a classically-trained and educated Cellist with deep experience playing with Symphony Orchestra’s, Chamber Orchestra’s, Ensemble’s, Quartets, and Solo. I am currently working at Loudoun symphony orchestra and Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. If your goal is to start learning how to play cello, improve your skill, to play any particular piece, get ready for any special event, develop your sight reading or just enjoy playing this beautiful instrument - I am happy to help you. I know how to find inspiration, making interesting even exercise routine, we will work at developing your artistic and professional skills and find the best way to express yourself by the cello.

About Irina

I began my musical education at the age of ten, have played for 24 years, and have fourteen years of formal musical education. I specialize in classical music, and can play any musical style required. I am a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States. I was born in Uzbekistan in a Russian famil

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Cuba G.
Great first lesson. Learned new methods to improve bowing. Looking forward to the next lesson
Paul D.
I am coming to the cello as a brand new beginner. I have play around with some fretted instruments, ukulele, banjo, etc. But Irina was super at getting me relaxed, focused on basics and encouraging me with small, but important mechanics and technical details. I have taken other music lessons like sax, so could compare. I totally enjoyed the start of my cello training.
Oh, btw, I'm retired and over 65!!!
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Zakary R.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Zakary R.

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Explore the possibilities private lessons have to offer and start your journey with me!

I have performed on the Cello for over 15+ years. I began playing in my elementary school’s orchestra and from that point I have performed in amazing venues from the Shield Museum in Chicago to a symphony performance with the Washburn University Symphony Orchestra at White Concert Hall in Topeka, Kansas, with countless other in between.

I am entering into secondary education for Cello performance and have been privately trained by Steven Elisha, former Cello Performance professor at Washburn University. In addition to my private training, I participated in audition based orchestral groups all through high school. I have performed pieces ranging in musical composition from modern movie compositions by John Williams to technical pieces by Schubert and Bach.

About Zakary

Hi there! My name is Zakary! I am currently residing in Portland, OR, about to start my schooling for Cello Performance. I have played for over 15 years and have experienced and learned so many fun things over the years, I would love to share them with you! My curriculum primarily focuses on beg

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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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"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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"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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"She is super great and has a sense of humor but still gets stuff done. No HW overloads and she is very willing to go over outside piecies(Shool Music for example). Totaly 5 stars for a reason."
Familia
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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"I've been playing cello for eight years and was recommended by a friend to learn with Ms. Sophie Yu. She is professional and watching her demonstrate in class is enjoyable! She provides versatile repertoires for different purpose of practice. With her professional teaching experience, I am able to finish a whole cello concerto with ease! Look forward to learning more from her."
Lobo
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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"Brenda “knows” the cello, and she is such an effective teacher.! I learned so much in my first two lessons with her."
Cindy
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"So far so good. After my first lesson I feel like I have learned so much. Chris was fun and informative. He took into account what I wanted and needed to learn and gave me plenty of stuff to work on. I was a little unsure about the online format but with a little tweaking on my end it was fine. Looking forward to my next lesson!"
Elizabeth
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"If you're looking for someone who is PATIENT with an older learner, Chris is your man!"
James
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"I wish I could've had the time and money to take another semester of lessons with Dr. Leonard here at NGU. She is a fantastic communicator with brilliant teaching strategies, plus helpful hints and tricks to make a student's learning experience easier. I absolutely loved my time with her, it was a blessing of an experience I'll never forget."
Francesca
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"Pushes me but in a positive and encouraging way. The few classes I’ve had, my family keeps praising me on how much better i’be gotten. I am encouraged and motivated! So glad I decided it was time to look for another instructor, cause I was ready to hand in my bow! Happy, happy!"
Darlene
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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