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Dustin N.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks German, English
  • Masters of Music from McKendree University
  • Teaching since 2001
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Dustin N.

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I teach through a traditional style where learning notation is paramount. Proper technique and finger placement will propel us into playing classical pieces and studies.

About Dustin

I hold music degrees from both Belmont and McKendree University. I've been teaching private lessons when I graduated high school and loved it. I decided to make teaching my career, I currently teach high school School orchestra.

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Travis
Very nice, attentive, and easy to work with. 1st lesson and looking forward to many more.
Isaiah N.
Dustin was very patient and kind to my son. He was very pleased about his first lesson and said it’s a great fit.
Audra
Excellent instructor. I am a complete beginner, but felt very comfortable and am excited to learn more.
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Ribal E.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 8 to 70
  • Music Diploma in Cello Performance from National Conservatory of Lebanon
  • Teaching since 2005
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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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Eliana Y.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Eliana Y.

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Experienced cello teacher - all ages welcome! We can focus on whatever you need most and find ways to tackle your greatest challenges together. Whether cello is a side habit or an area of focus for you, we'll find ways to make practicing and learning fun.

About Eliana

I have been teaching since I was in middle school and have worked with all ages and levels. I am currently finishing my degree at the Juilliard School, where I've studied for the last six years. I've performed all around the world and have collaborated with numerous acclaimed musicians - my passion

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Alex W.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's in Music, Cello Performance from Sacramento State University
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Alex W.

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I am a cello teacher and performer with 10 years of teaching experience. This is what I do full time, and I love it! I enjoy working with children, adults, and groups of all ages and levels of experience.

I am a classically trained cellist and received my Bachelor's in Music, Cello Performance from Sacramento State University, and my Master's in Music, Cello Performance from Florida State University.

I play in weddings, living rooms, fancy events, and various orchestras. I've held section and principal roles in the Tallahassee Symphony, Townsend Opera, Pacific Chamber Orchestra, and North State Symphony.

Reach out if you are interested in beginning or continuing your studies in cello!

About Alex

I am a cello performer and teacher based in the Bay Area. This is what I do full-time, and I love it! I received my Master's in Music, Cello Performance from Florida State University, and my Bachelor's in Music, Cello Performance from Sacramento State University. I have been teaching students of

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Linda K.
In view of the Coronavirus lockdown, we had to resort to the online method of teaching. I believe it has been working fine. Alex is easy to work with, and I'm enjoying learning the cello. Thanks
Tuala G.
Great information and lesson!
Mattia
Alex was very professional and connected very well with my 9 years old.
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Kyle M.

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Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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Kyle M.

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Beginner Training and Focus of Technique. With these lessons you will learn basic musicianship and musical knowledge to acclimate yourself with the cello. Lessons will focus on proper handling of the cello, including caretaking, developing an understanding of the anatomy of the cello, how to tune and prepare to play, etc. Performance technique consists of correcting posture, training the right and left hands, and reading sheet music. As these skills become increasingly cultivated, repertoire to the likes of the student will be chosen, studied, and performed.

About Kyle

10+ Years Experience in Voice, Cello, Music Theory, and Theatre Composer/Arranger Theatre Director/Actor Wagner College Theatre Performance Major, Music Minor An experienced Director, Actor, and Musician, with the knowledge and experience to help you reach your goals. My experiences in the realm

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Kelvin L.

157 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
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Kelvin L.

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I have been teaching cello since 1989.
Cello students of all ages and levels are accepted at my studio. All levels of the cello repertoire from the beginning through the Major Concertos will be taught. Students will be placed in courses according to the level of their current repertoire. The sequence of repertoire in the Suzuki Cello School will be used to place students.

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects o

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Diego
This rating is based on just a single 30 minute lesson. We may try to make it longer for our next two lessons. Our grandson, 9, really enjoyed it.
Ryan J.
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"Ms Shannon has been very accommodating with instruction, since I have some physical challenges. She finds new and creative ways to make things work for me.
I am so lucky to have found her. She's an imaging teacher."
Wayne
Took Cello lessons from Shannon S.
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"I am an adult beginner on cello, but I play a number of other instruments reasonably well. Lenna is attentive to my specific needs and adapts what we work on to focus on technique such that I don't feel, as I have with some other teachers at times, that I am dragging my feet a little bit. She is very patient and kind while also providing me with the constructive input I need. I would highly recommend her for adults, and I can see her working very well with children as well given her kind and patient manner."
Mali
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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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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"Ms. Tabby's the best! I highly recommend her to anyone who loves music and wants to learn how to play the cello. I studied with her for a few years in Chicago and she was the most patient, kind, and dedicated teacher I have ever had. I improved so quickly while taking lessons with her, AND I had fun while doing it. If you're looking for a great teacher with a kind heart and a brilliant mind, look no further!"
John
Took Cello lessons from Genevieve T.
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"Megan is about as perfect a teach as I could ever ask for! Such lovely, bright, calm energy! She is kind, gentle, intuitive, knowledgeable and clearly loves to play AND teach the cello."
Blake
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Isaiah is an awesome teacher! He’s helped me get a good footing and I’d recommend him to anyone looking to start!"
Jordan
Took Cello lessons from Isaiah C.
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"Ms. Susanna is very experienced and patient. My son enjoys the Cello lessons with her very much. I am very glad during this unsual time my son still could have such a high quality lessons online."
Kevin
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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"This was our first lesson with Hallie. But she was very engaging, encouraging and asked all the questions that I could possibly hope a teacher/tutor would ask to get an idea of where the student is to make an action plan.
My Son has much more confidence that he can achieve his goals with her help! ~Thank you!"
Wesley
Took Cello lessons from Hallie C.
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"Brenda is an amazing teacher, our 7 year old loves her and looks forward to meeting with her every time! He says that she is so funny and makes cello feel so fun for him. He has grown and learned so much in just months and is excited to continue learning cello!"
John
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"We love Mr. Heaton. My son is 13 and on the autism spectrum and so focus can be hard for him, he was really struggling in school based orchestra because they couldn't give him one on one attention. He also struggles with fine motor delays (which is why we chose a string instrument). We've been doing lessons with Nicholas for almost a year now. Nicholas always takes his time with my child and is extremely patient. My son has gained SO much confidence since we began taking these private lessons. They work on not just learning to play cello but learning how to really understand/read the music and making sure that the techniques he's learning (hand positions, ways of sitting and moving) are all exactly what he needs to progress successfully in his orchestra and going forward. My son enjoys his lessons and I feel like we always get our money's worth. I can't wait to see where he will be another year from now working so closely with such an amazing musician and teacher."
Melynda
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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