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Eric W.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eric W.

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I started playing with the Suzuki method at age 5. I have been teaching cello to ages 5 to adult for over 8 years. While not a concert or symphony level player, I have been providing quality lessons and guidance to beginners and intermediate players of all ages and interest for years. As with all of my lessons, I provide a core curriculum as well as customizing to the student's needs and interest. From Bach and other Suzuki classics, to modern favorites like The Beatles or Pirates of the Caribbean.

About Eric

Music lessons for all ages and levels on guitar, bass, violin, cello, ukulele, banjo and voice/singing. Private studio in downtown Redmond or online lessons. I have been teaching for over 15 years, performing and recording as a singer/songwriter/guitarist for over 30 years. Berklee College of Music

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Josh W.
I'm an intermediate musician learning Ukele for the first time. Eric took the time to help me figure out the basics and ultimately helped me learn to how play two songs with very distinct styles, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and Dust in the Wind.
Bruce H.
Great teach after first lesson. Excited to continue.
Annastasia L.
Great to play with

Stephen M.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Stephen M.

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As a teacher, I have worked with the whole gamut of students. I have served as the undergraduate cello instructor at Stony Brook University, worked with many young beginners, adult amateurs, as well as anyone in between. I enjoy the challenge of finding the best path for each student, carefully considering their strengths, weaknesses, and particular interests to design a curriculum that best serves their goals and predilections. I recently moved to Oakland, California, and am currently expanding my cello and gamba studio.

About Stephen

Cellist Stephen performs a wide range of repertoire, from the music of the seventeenth century to contemporary works to American folk music. He began his professional musical career at the age of seven, singing in the Choir of Men and Boys of St. Paul’s K Street in Washington, DC. Stephen has a par

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Ryan C.
Meeting Stephen has been one of the most pivotal moments in my musical life. Stephen is an intelligent, sensitive, and individual musician that has changed the way I view music. I would highly recommend Stephen any day!
Talia
Mr. Moran is a very patient and nurturing teacher. I learn so much every week!
Cathy
I've been working with Stephen to transcribe trad fiddle tunes for cello. He's very patient and helpful!
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Elias M.

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Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, Chinese
  • B.A. Music from Harvard University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Mari C.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $38
  • Speaks Afrikaans
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Mari C.

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I am a Juilliard-trained cellist who is passionate about discovering the beauty and joy of music and encouraging my students in a life-long discovery of music-making regardless of age or prior experience.

Cello lessons with me will give you a solid understanding of cello technique along with developing your musicianship through music theory, music history and ear training. I teach a variety of musical styles and genres from Baroque, Classical, and Contemporary to crossover genres. Send me a message with any questions you might have!

About Mari

I am a professional cellist with a Bachelor and Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School in Cello Performance. I’ve been teaching cello and music theory to students from ages 3-60 for the past 8 years and specialize in Baroque (historical performance), contemporary music and extended cello techn

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Haven
I have fun! Thank you!
Sonya K.
Mari is an amazing, kind, helpful teacher. I improved a lot since I started taking lessons with her. Every week i'm eager to have a lesson with Mari and learn something new!
Sophia
Mari is amazing! She met me right where I was and perfectly crafted lesson plans so that I could progress towards my goals. Highly recommend!!
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Jessica P.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 5 to 18
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jessica P.

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Classical music-focused, fun and relaxed environment, experienced teacher with top conservatory background

About Jessica

Jessica moved to the Chevy Chase/Bethesda area in 2009, having grown up and gone to school in New York and Ohio. She loves the area, and she and her husband are thrilled to be putting down roots in the community. As a performer, Jessica has traveled around the world, but throughout her career teach

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She is an amazing teacher and you should have her as your instructor she taught me all I know about classical piano so I thank her for that.
Les
I had a great first lesson with Jessica. The lesson took place in a comfortable studio in her house. We discussed my goals and then reviewed where I am currently. She paid carefully attention to my body position with the bow and had several great suggestions on exercises to improve it. I'm already looking forward to the next lesson.
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Isaiah C.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Isaiah C.

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Three years of working with multiple orchestras and youth summer camps have prepared me to teach students of all ages and experience levels. My lessons involve teaching extensive topics beyond cello fundamentals like aural skills and music theory. Incorporating these aspects of musicianship will reinforce your progression of playing the cello.

About Isaiah

I am a professional cellist, soloist, and music teacher. I am studying my Bachelor of Music at the University of Georgia. My experience as a musician started as a choral ensemble member for four years. I later picked up the cello at the conventionally late age of 16 but excelled to become a full t

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Portland, ME

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Portland is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $43 and $140 per hour.
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"I am really pleased with Tom's approach and simplification of cello basics others have made so complex! The instruction was easy to follow leaving me with the ability to play 3 scales the first lesson (with practice of course). I felt like there was hope for someone like me taking up cello so much later in life."
Rebecca
Took Cello lessons from Thomas W.
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"Ellen’s been great! We couldn’t ask for a better experience!"
Eisa
Took Cello lessons from Ellen T.
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"First lesson - I'm an older student and I'd highly recommend Dustin."
Jeffrey Helle
Took Cello lessons from Dustin N.
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"Maria is a wonderful teacher. I really enjoyed taking lessons with her because she struck the perfect balance of challenging me and advancing my skills and understanding that as an adult you don't always have the time to practice as much."
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Took Cello lessons from Maria D.
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"I have always wanted to learn cello, and I was really intimidated when I first started but Claire made it super fun and easy to understand. I started with 30 mins and I'm moving up to 45 for extra time. Highly recommend her as a teacher."
Brian
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"Amazing teacher! Incredibly knowledgeable and personable"
Katherine
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"Lenna is an incredible instructor (and person). As an adult beginner, learning the cello has been incredibly challenging (both physically and emotionally). The challenge made it hard to bond with the instrument during my first six months of technical instruction (with another instructor). Along came Lenna, and she inserted exercises into our lessons to address just this, and thanks to her, I have a more peaceful and joyful relationship with my practice. Lenna has an intuitive understanding of what her students need and how to foster healthy and sustainable practice habits. She is professional, encouraging, incredibly patient and she brings must-welcomed creativity to every lesson (in the form of improv, jamming together, describing the character of tones, and more). I highly recommend lessons with Lenna."
Kelsey
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"Claire is such a great teacher. She is an outstanding communicator and, as a professional musician, has real world experience that makes for engaging lessons. Plus she always has a smile on her face!"
Cara
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"He was so patient with my absolute beginner!"
Kiryn
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Tszto IS THE BEST CELLO TEACHER I have ever had because it is the first time someone explains me how to BREATH and ENJOY playing the cello, with a PERFECT TECHNIQUE and posture. He loves to play cello and he teaches with the same PASSION. He is super PATIENT with me and has the best way to correct me and explain me. He is an amazing cello player and really pedagogic. I had a german style teacher in the past and I stop playing cello because I didn't enjoy it and had pain and frustration. Tszto is helping me to reconnect with my cello, he corrects my posture (so it is a pleasant time with absolute no pain) and playing is turning to be a movement meditation for me, I love it now. I can feel and hear the progress on each lesson, thanks to him and to the homework (practice 15 mins, listen and reading). THANK YOU Tszto! After so many years, I am able to start again from cero and with so much passion. Thank you!"
Luz
Took Cello lessons from Tszto W.
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