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Don L.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks German
  • Awarded Full Scholar ship from Juilliard
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Don L.

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After graduating from the Juilliard School of Music I played with the New Jersey Symphony for 3 years and then moved to Switzerland where I was Principal cellist with the Beil Orchestra. I have spent 30 years teaching cello with good success. I enjoying helping students getting better. I teach the rudiments of the bow arm, bow grip and how to change the direction of the bow.

About Don

I graduated from Juilliard (BA) and played 3 years with the New Jersey Symphony after which I moved to Europe where I was Principal cellist with a Swiss Orchestra ( Biel ). I teach the Leonard Rose bow arm technique. I believe he had the best bow arm in the business. I work with the bow arm firs

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Valeria
Don’s passion for the cello was very contagious. I really enjoyed my first lesson with him and can’t wait for the next one. He is very knowledgeable about the history of cello and the correct form and posture and I hope I can put to practice his good teachings.
Tevi L.
Not only do I get to learn how to play cello , but I get to learn about the history too! Great instructors!
Ying
Very knowledgeable teacher .
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Landon S.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • BA in Music Composition from Westmont College
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Landon S.

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Learn to play the cello with excellent technique and intonation. You can learn any style, and teacher will work with you to help you learn to read music on the bass clef.

About Landon

I am a full time musician and I love to share my passion with students. I am always learning more, as a lifelong learner. I hope you join me in having fun with music! *** Lesson Details *** I teach in a comfortable setting, working on technique and encouraging the student to develop a healthy, c

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Faisal A.
Landon is a kind and knowledgeable teacher. His patience and broad experience with various aspects of music make him a great resource.
Avi
My gifted son needs challenging and stimulating activities to help him balance all of his feelings. I was extremely hesitant with signing him up because he is only 4. However he instantly connected with Landon and said he has a fantastic time. I absolutely love how Landon has a gift to communicate music without watering down terminology but slowly speaking so that children can understand. He truly has a gift. We look forward to the next one.
Lorraine S.
When the student is ready the teacher will appear and am I glad! This is working out great. Landon is knowledgeable, patient, and talented. Just what I need to expand my musical endeavors.
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Avenira C.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language, Spanish, French
  • Education and Psychology from Portland Community College
  • Teaching since 2009
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Avenira C.

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Focuses for Cello could include...

Notation / Sight Reading
Duet & Ensemble Performance
Solo/Improvising
Composition
Instrument Maintenance
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Many people think that learning an instrument is a long and grueling process that takes years before being any fun, but this couldn't be any farther from the truth!

Especially in this day and age with so many resources available, it does not have to take decades to reach a fun and satisfactory level of musicianship.

What you are looking for is someone who can teach you what YOU want to know.

My approach to music teaching is fully customizable. Instead of following a strict curriculum, every lesson is tailored specifically to your goals and interests.

Not interested in reading notes? No problem.
Only want to cover your favorite pop songs? You got it.
Trying to write your own stuff? Let's focus there!

Whatever makes music fun for you, you can count on me to help you find less work and more play.

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About Avenira

What is it that sparks your unique musical expression? That is what I'm here to help you find and pursue. Maybe you want yourself, or your child, to know everything there is to know about music? Perhaps you'd like to learn to how to play your favorite songs? Or do you have your owns song

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Frederick
First lesson and I've already learned how to teach myself one of my favorite songs (which I can now play a few hours after my lesson) and some helpful music theory!
Joy
My 16-year-old ---who had not practiced for over a year---is absolutely loving her lessons with Ms. Avenira! With only 3 lessons, I am now seeing the spark for playing the violin return to my daughter's eyes. Ms. Avenira is meeting my daughter "where she is" and truly customizing lessons to move her forward. She provides detailed updates for each lesson, and I could not be happier with my investment. Excellent teacher.
Michelle P.
Avenira really connected with my 14 year old, while our daughter has always been enthusiastic to learn an instrument, putting in the practice and the work has been a challenge in the past. Avenira's format, which allows flexibility for how the student learns best, is really working. My daughter has been practicing every night (unprompted by us), and is really excited abut her next lesson with Avenira. She also loves that she can learn both guitar and piano with Avenira, since she is interested in both. Avenira was very motivating, complimenting our daughter for being focused and for doing a great job during the lesson. Definitely would rate Avenira A+++++++!!
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Brenda L.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Brenda L.

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I have over 35 years of experience teaching cello. Every student has different needs; I work with you at whatever point you are at; beginners through advanced students welcome. I have a doctorate in cello.

I recommend lessons 30 minutes in duration for beginners, particularly children; adult beginners can choose 30 or 45 minutes. Students who can play longer pieces definitely need a little longer lesson so we get through everything. (Please note that I do not take children under 10 years of age; there are other teachers who are better teaching younger kids.)

I use Suzuki books for their inexpensive repertoire but I do not teach using the Suzuki method nor do I teach rote playing. I supplement these books with technique materials from Rick Mooney (Position Pieces, Thumb Position) and studies by cellist-composers of the past. If you have an interest in another area of playing, let's talk and find pieces that interest you.

About Brenda

I love teaching cello! I’ve spent over 30 years of my life doing it and at this point, I think I’m quite good at what I do. :) I have a reputation for students with solid technique who have learned how to solve problems and play in tune, in rhythm, with good sound and musical understanding. Let

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Shui
English is not my first language, however the communication is never a problem. She’s very kind and patient.
I have learnt the cello with her for over a year and a half now and I can hear that I am making progress in musical interpretation, techniques and the intonation. She’s such an awesome teacher, highly recommended!
Cindy T.
Brenda is such a lovely teacher. I learn so much each lesson. She is fun and extremely patient.
John
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!
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Peter B.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Russian, Serbian
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Certificate of Excellence from Bridgeport Board of Education
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Peter B.

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Beginner cello instruction based on custom curriculum. Usually after 2-3 hours of active instructions, most students are able to play simple melodies.

About Peter

I am Classically trained, energetic, experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability to get the very best out of pupils; experienced in identifying the appropriate resources necessary for a subject matter and ensuring that they are used efficiently and effectively. Most of my students r

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Kim
Peter has not only honed my daughter's previous skills, but introduced techniques and music theory that was completely new to her. Peter has sought out music that will challenge and interest my daughter specifically. We've been very pleased.
Brian
Peter is an extremely patient and knowledgeable teacher; it has been a privilege studying the piano and cello with him for the past 2 months. In that brief time, I have completed 16 of the 17 pieces in the first Suzuki book for cello! I have also enjoyed the piano exercises and repertoire he has assigned, which are technical but melodious. He has a great understanding of theory and technique; he is very personable and encouraging; and he was flexible and accommodating about the times and modes (in person and online) for my lessons. I recommend him wholeheartedly to other adult beginners like me and am grateful to be under his tutelage.
Joe ..
Peter is exceptional. His instruction is simple, straightforward and progressive
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Amy A.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students Male: 10 and up; Female: 8 and up
  • Master's of Music in Cello Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Amy A.

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Whether you're looking for a traditional Suzuki method experience or just want to fiddle around, we can work together to make playing cello a great experience for you. In person or over Skype. Young and young at heart welcome.

About Amy

Dr. Amy A. is an online private cello teacher in NYC. She completed her Doctorate in Cello Performance at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory and her Master's in Cello Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. When she started cello lessons, her parents drove her two hours every week to th

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Cara
What an amazing teacher! My 10-yr daughter has been taking lessons with Amy for over a year. Amy is consistently positive and encouraging. She is always prompt and well-prepared, and she provides helpful resources. We were a little hesitant about doing online lessons, but Amy is attentive to posture, bow hold, tone, and volume. It's hard to imagine that an in-person lesson could be any better. I've been very pleased with Amy as a teacher, the online lesson format, and our daughter's progress. My daughter's growing love for cello is evidence that Amy is a talented musician and instructor.
Roni
We adore, Miss Amy! She is incredibly competent and even more incredibly loving! She teaches with nothing but positive energy. It's easier to find errors and note them. I can't even attempt to work at finding all the good in some of our lesson time that Amy can find! She finds those tiny "correct" and "right" things and that leaves our two sons energized and feeling confident about what they are able to accomplish - even when the difficulty of the song has discouraged them. Amy always finds a way of putting in a section that makes them shine.

This is our fourth year with online lessons from Miss Amy. I mention this all the time but we have had our sons complimented and one mentor in our local symphony even asked told our son that his playing has improved with his online lessons.

We can never ask for a better teacher. Miss Amy is hands down one of our family's most favorite people in the entire world.

Thank you, Miss Amy for being so positive, for being incredibly forgiving, loving, interested and letting our boys learn at their pace. You have been instrumental in their ability to feel proud of the work they are able to do in music.

If you are worried that you may not find a good fit for online lessons please give Miss Amy a try! She is able to get so much learning across the distance that it makes us feel she is sitting in the room next to us!
Ori
I went in hoping to relearn the basics of cello. I have a lot of experience, but my fundamentals, primarily, how I held my bow and cello, were extremely poor. Cello tutors that I've had in the past have struggled with the awkward place that would put my cello skills if you thought of progressing skill as being in a linear fashion, but she's been great. She's did a really good job at tailoring her lessons to my specific skillset and abilities. Would recommend.

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Desmond
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Took Cello lessons from Omar G.
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"Dee is incredibly patient and caring with my son AND me. Not only is he new to playing, but I am very busy and somewhat disorganized. Not to mention all the siblings wandering about the house. She is easy to work with and a joy for the whole family."
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Took Cello lessons from Dee F.
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"Gave me confidence to keep learning. He is very good with explanations and encouragement!"
Sheryl
Took Cello lessons from Jordi L.
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"My lesson was awesome! Jordi is kind and patient. I learned so much on just my first lesson."
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Took Cello lessons from Jordi L.
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"My daughter has been studied with Mrs Brenda for 3 weeks. She loves to study with Mrs Brenda. Mrs Brenda is a very professional teacher, she is always patient and fun. my daughter learned many new skills from her. Thank you."
Hayshan
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"Nicholas began as my son's cello instructor when he was 10, and we are now beginning our third year under Nicholas' instruction. He has a very patient, quiet manner while teaching, though it is common to hear chuckles coming from the room during the lesson. Nicholas is himself an excellent musician, but he has very realistic expectations for his students. My son has made tremendous progress on the cello in a short time. Originally, we were in the same city with Nicholas, so the lessons occurred in our home. Recently, we moved out of state, and are thrilled that we can continue lessons with him online. Some of the things I have especially appreciated about him are his punctuality, being prompt and timely in his communications with us, and his willingness to work out scheduling details with us. Highly recommend Nicholas!"
Alicia
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"He is a great instructor. He explains everything from the basic. I will continue my lessons."
David
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"Brenda is an excellent teacher; she makes learning cello fun.
I look forward to our weekly lessons, and I’ve learned so much from her in just a few months."
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"An outstanding cellist and teacher. Guy is gifted and well rounded, he can teach classical or contemporary, it just depends on what you want to learn."
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