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Jeanmarie J.

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Starting at $59
  • Speaks English
  • Music from Stony Brook University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeanmarie J.

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Experienced professional cellist with degrees in music and music education strives to bring a solid foundation combined with the joy of music.

About Jeanmarie

My passion is music and my greatest joy is sharing that passion. My teaching style is adapted to each student, customized lesson plans and curriculum designed to teach and challenge but also ensure the student is enjoying the experience by basing lessons on music in which the student is interested o

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Edward A.
Very good instructor. She has the right temprament for me being an older student.
Tracey L.
She was very thorough..plus her style of teaching will definitely benefit me in the long run!!
Debbie N.
Jeanmarie helped me to learn the proper way to hold the cello and the bow. She watched carefully to be sure I maintained that throughout the lesson. I am pleased that she is going to be sure I learn to play the cello well to prevent injuries. She also gave me some very basic bowing and finger exercises to practice this first week so I begin to build correct muscle memory before I go on to working with sheet music.
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Brenda L.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Brenda L.

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I have over 30 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've played cello all my life; in recent years I have learned (and can teach) 5-string cello, as well.

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.

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 30+ years of my life doing it and I think I’m good at what I do. :) One of the best parts of teaching is connecting you with your dreams. I’m open to teaching music you’ll enjoy playing and I love talking about cello and my love of classical music. I’m hap

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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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Jordi L.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Cello Performance Major / Jazz Minor from University of Georgia
  • Teaching since 2016
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Jordi L.

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I am a fourth year cello performance major at the University of Georgia and have been playing the cello for over twelve years. I have experience performing and practicing in a variety of ensembles and genres (i.e. orchestras, chamber ensembles, jazz, rock/jam bands, bluegrass, pop). I plan to incorporate music theory and ear training into lessons to help my students become more familiar with their instruments and repertoire. I want to encourage innovation and creativity in each of my students so that they can feel comfortable approaching any musical opportunity.

About Jordi

I am in my final semester completing my degree in cello performance with a jazz minor (bass) at the University of Georgia. I have been playing classical cello for over twelve years and bass for three. While my musical upbringing primarily revolved around classical music, my main creative outlets in

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Ell D.
Jordi has been incredibly helpful in guiding me on my cello playing journey! I especially appreciate that we have been able to tailor the lessons to my needs and interests. I am an adult beginner interested in learning a mix of classical and non-classical music, and I am grateful that Jordi is very competent playing and teaching multiple genres. It's awesome to have an instructor who plays music in multiple contexts; I feel understood! Lessons themselves are always great as well-- I leave class with a clear list of things to practice and a plan for how to practice each of those things. But even though the lessons are productive, the environment is always very relaxed and patient, and I think that has been really supportive of my progress. Thanks, Jordi! :)
Wendy J.
I have been taking lessons with Jordi for over one year now and I can honestly say it has been one of the best choices I have made. My playing has improved immensely and his patient and kind way of explaining both practical techniques and theory makes the learning fun.

I cant recommend Jordi enough!
Timothy
As an adult learner with no prior cello experience (or music education at all, for that matter), I was somewhat skeptical of taking remote lessons. I started working with Jordi 8 months ago, and I can say with full confidence that my concerns have completely disappeared. His deep knowledge and passion of music became immediately clear at the beginning of our lessons as he patiently walked me through the basics of cello technique and music theory. Since then, he has continued to push me to improve myself, and my enjoyment of playing continues to grow along with my skills. While I still have a long way to go, I couldn't be happier with the progress I've made as a direct result of Jordi's instruction. I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone searching for a fantastic cello instructor!
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Sebastien H.

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Starting at $69
  • Speaks
  • MASTER 2 from Conservatoire National supérieur de PAris
  • Teaching since 2004
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Sebastien H.

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Classical music is a universal language that is expressed through the wonderful sound of the cello. I will teach you progressively, whatever your level, to become autonomous in your work, your passion for the cello and the magnificent works composed for our instrument.
My activities as a concert performer and cello teacher are inseparable and they enrich each other. I invite you to visit my website for more information about me.
Can't wait to meet you

Sébastien

About Sebastien

In the intensity of a concert artist's life it is great to be able to follow cello students to give them the best and make them autonomous in their work and on stage. Thanks to Takelessons, wherever I am invited to perform, I can follow my students regularly and seriously. My desire is to found an

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Ribal E.

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Starting at $40
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  • Teaching since 2005
  • Music Diploma in Cello Performance from National Conservatory of Lebanon
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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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Thomas V.

42 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Thomas V.

42 Reviews
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All Styles, All Levels! Emphasis on drawing a good tone, and efficient technique to allow for greater ease in playing!

About Thomas

Currently Thomas is an Orchestra Director in Merrick Public Schools, and has previous experience as a Music Teacher in New York City. Thomas has vast experience as a professional performer and has played with countless acts across many different Genres of music. Thomas is an experienced priv

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Marc D.
Tom was great! Personable and knowledgeable would definitely recommend
Carole K.
I took my first piano lesson with Thomas. He's a fabulous teacher. He explains everything clearly and I felt very happy with what I had learned. He made me feel proud of my accomplishment!!
Grace L.
My son has seen much improvement the last few months after being taught by Thomas. Very highly recommended!!

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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Ada is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $140 per hour.
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"She(instructor) is very sincere, patient, and teaches well. And provide various experiences about music. For example, it gives you a chance to watch and perform."
Joon
Took Cello lessons from Anna C.
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"It was a wonderful first lesson! She gave me wonderful advice and things to work on next time! Will continue!"
Emily
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Instructor is very talented!"
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Took Cello lessons from Charles W.
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"I Actually understood an instructor for once, I did learn on the first day . Dustin explains to wear you can understand and I'm certain I'll learn from him."
Joshua
Took Cello lessons from Dustin N.
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"Lenna was very clear and her improvisation at the end of the lesson was fun!"
Dora
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"Very helpful and even though I had one year experience playing the Cello he gave me great information on becoming better Cello player"
Beatrice
Took Cello lessons from Mark L.
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"Lenna is incredibly patient and kind. As an adult amateur, she really took the time to know me to cater to my preferences and my previous experience."
Kate
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"My daughter said the lesson was very helpful. We will continue to see Dustin for lessons."
Lena
Took Cello lessons from Dustin N.
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"I mentioned when I set up my initial lessons with Doug that my long term goal was to play modern and contemporary music by living composers. He has since gone out of his way to transcribe and modify pieces by popular composers for me to learn. I have been very impressed by his ability to choose pieces that are not only appropriate to my playing level but also introduce only the cello techniques I am ready to learn. I would gladly recommend him as a teacher for his genuine interest in my improvement."
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Took Cello lessons from Douglas Y.
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"Jessica is definitely the best!"
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Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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