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Sammy E.

6 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Outstanding String Musician from UMSL Music Department
  • Bachelor of Music - Cello Performance from University of Missouri - St. Louis
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Sammy E.

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I love showing other people how to play musical instruments, especially cello! If you're a beginner, I'll get you playing music right away; note-reading, scales, and stuff can come later. If you've been playing for a little while, we can work together to help you learn new skills, new music, and practice techniques that can help you progress quickly while avoiding frustration.

About Sammy

Hello, I'm Sammy! Making music is one of my favorite things to do. I believe that music is for everyone and lessons are about you, the student. So we can tailor your lessons to whatever you need. Whether you're a beginner, playing/learning for fun, or looking to enhance your playing, I can help

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Sara F.
I think it was a great lesson. Although it would be great to be able to jump in and start playing. Sammy gave me tools and exercises to help build a strong foundation in my learning and playing!
Patti
I am older starting cello. Sammy is very patient and I am enjoying the lessons.
Betsy M.
Sammy is a great instructor, I am looking so forward to my next session.

Maria D.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Italian, Montenegrin (Serbo-Croatian), Spanish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Maria D.

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I am a professional cellist with years of performing and teaching.
I attended the Jacobs School of Music for my undergraduate and masters' degrees and was a graduate teaching assistant. I also received my Stott Pilates Teaching Certification while at IU and incorporate postural alignment into my teaching. I have Suzuki certification and work on a strong technical foundation, which both facilitates performing and frees us up to explore non-traditional techniques and other genres.

Most importantly, I strive to nurture the love and passion for music and cello and I am here to help you achieve your musical goals.

About Maria

I teach cellists of all ages and abilities and tailor the lesson to the individual. Lessons include standard repertoire, and if requested, non-traditional styles as well. I have experience with solo repertoire, orchestra, chamber music, and folk music, and can help you develop your ear and even sin

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Jaclyn
Maria is an excellent teacher. She is kind, patient, flexible, and fun! She truly cares about her students learning experience and is committed to her teaching. Highly recommend you snag some lessons with this lovely lady!
Layla M.
Even though learning to play the cello is quite challenging, I feel very relaxed and happily engaged with Maria as my instructor. I always look forward to my lessons!
Layla M.
I'm learning so much, and Maria is so delightful and clear in her directions!
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Naomi R.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
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Naomi R.

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Experienced teacher of 4 years with a specialization in beginning/intermediate cello students. Lessons will cater to the needs of each individual student with a focus on a strong technical foundation. As a teacher, I concentrate on engaging students in their learning and aspire to inspire students to discover the joys and benefits of learning music. Not only will students learn to play the cello but they will have instruction in note reading, music theory and ear training. I believe that music should be enjoyable for students and strive to make meaningful connections with my students, positively influencing their musical lives.

About Naomi

I am a performer and teacher, specializing in cello and English as a Second Language. I graduated with a bachelor and master degree in music performance (cello) from Ball State University (Indiana). While a student, I had a multitude of teaching experiences ranging from music theory, music history,

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Leah G.
she's always listening.
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Very patient and lets students work at their own pace. Takes time getting to know individual students and their goals.

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Maria H.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Graduate Teaching Assistant from California State University, Sacramento
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Maria H.

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I've been teaching cello for 30 years and my students have gone on to play with different ensembles like symphony orchestras. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play simple songs by reading and by ear and as time goes on you'll be able to play more complex repertoire. I specialize in classical, style but I can teach you different kinds of styles, typically use Kummer method and Suzuki repertoire but I use a variety of method and books. I have the following tools available for your lessons: cello, computer program, sound system, Tuner and Metronome . I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Maria

With more than 30 years of teaching experience for the cello, I have taught students of all ages, throughout California and overseas. I earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Cello Performance and am currently the Principal cellist for the Camellia Symphony, California. In addition, I

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I took lessons from Maria for 6 years, starting the summer just before I entered high school. Initially I was embarrassed because I knew most kids learning an instrument had started years before me, and I hadn't had any experience with reading sheet music or anything like that.

But she never held any preconceived notions about where my ability *should* be, which helped me feel comfortable learning the cello for fun, which was why I was taking lessons. And Maria was always patient working with me on whatever little part of a piece I struggled with week after week until I got it. She let me self direct how I wanted to learn, so I didn't spend as much time memorizing music theory and was able to learn through playing, which worked well for me.

While taking lessons through high school and part of college, I had a lot of difficult classes and sometimes had to sacrifice my short-term cello progress to make time for them. I always felt bad when this happened, but Maria understood and once the air cleared I was always excited to catch up to where I wanted to be.

Cello was always something kind of meditative where I could make something beautiful by putting in time, and I don't think I would enjoy playing now if I hadn't had the warm guidance of such a great teacher on my journey through the music world.
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Pei-Jen T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Pei-Jen T.

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Pei-Jen Tseng began playing piano at the age of four, which then led to playing cello at the age of ten. After completing her Bachelor of Music degree in Cello performance from Taiwan, she moved to the U.S. to pursue her graduate studies from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music receiving a Music of Master degree in Cello performance. Ms. Tseng also holds a Professional Studies Diploma in Cello performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has performed as an orchestral player and chamber musician throughout the years. As a chamber musician, Ms. Tseng believes that ensemble playing builds confidence, teamwork, and leadership abilities while developing every essential musical skill: sense of pitch, rhythm, and tone. These skills will cross over to every aspect of a student’s performing experience, making them a much better musician overall.

Ms. Tseng teaches the importance of fundamentals. This includes intonation, ear training, performance ...

About Pei-Jen

Pei-Jen Tseng began playing piano at the age of four, which then led to playing cello at the age of ten. After completing her Bachelor of Music degree in Cello performance from Taiwan, she moved to the U.S. to pursue her graduate studies from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Mus

Alec G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Alec G.

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I hope to share my passion for cello and music with you! I teach every age range and skill range. I’ve been playing for 15 years, teaching the past 5. I adapt my teaching style to my student, whether you are looking for guidance before an audition or wanting to play that song you’ve heard on the radio! I’m here to help get you to your goal!

About Alec

I am a classically trained cellist and pianist, pursuing my bachelors in Cello Performance. While I’ve been playing cello for 15 years, I have been teaching for the past 5 with the goal to inspire my students the way that my teachers inspired me.

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Ballwin, MO

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Ballwin is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $126 per hour.
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"Andrew is wonderful! He gives great feedback, is very patient, and very
talented. You can tell he knows what he's doing and has the skill to pass
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Maggie
Took Cello lessons from Andrew B.
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"went over where i left with last teacher. He also went over some foundational lessons ."
Monica
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Even though my wifi wasn't working well, the lesson was great!"
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Took Cello lessons from Laura S.
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"I began cello lessons with JoAnn almost a year ago. This was an instrument I had always wanted to learn, so I bought a good student cello and nervously scheduled my first half hour lesson. Her availability didn't initially work well with my plan to take lessons prior to coming in to my work, but a quick phone call and we worked out a very agreeable schedule.

Eleven months later, our weekly 60 minute lessons are very enjoyable and I am progressing well. JoAnn has been very accommodating with her schedule, last-minute cancellations, and patience. Sometimes I dread my next lesson because I've been too busy to practice or too fatigued from work, but an hour later I leave with a smile on my face and more confidence with my instrument. Hey, this is fun!

I would not hesitate to recommend JoAnn to anyone, especially a busy, working adult. She is a very skilled cellist and teacher, incorporating many lessons from other disciplines into this. While her teaching course has been different than I expected (lots of focus on slow playing and no vibrato yet), I believe my playing is much, much better because of it. In the beginning I had planned on a couple months of weekly lessons. Now a year later, I have no intention of stopping - way too much fun! Thank you JoAnn!"
Isaac
Took Cello lessons from JoAnn R.
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"As an adult beginner, Maria has been impeccable making me feel comfortable, encouraging me, challenging me, and teaching me. She is kind, professional, efficient, and very good at what she does. It is evident that she loves teaching as deeply and as truly as she loves the cello."
Dominique Bressi
Took Cello lessons from Maria H.
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"Thomas and Sammy connected right away. Thomas had a terrible experience last year and following that, wouldn't even pick up his cello without proadding and arguing. This afternoon he picked up his cello and started playing the minute he got home from school. Yea! Prayer answered!"
Thomas
Took Cello lessons from Sammy E.
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"Very patient and knowledgeable. Looking forward to the next lesson."
Cory
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Joanne is an excellent teacher. She takes time to explain not only what to do but why certain techniques are used. The cello is a beautiful-sounding instrument and Joanne is teaching me how to bring the most tone out of my instrument."
Mike
Took Cello lessons from JoAnn R.
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"Sarah is one in a million. You'd be hard-pressed to find a teacher (or person), as dedicated to music, teaching, and their students. Sarah always comes to lessons prepared and excited to help. She knows how to get the best out of her students. Highly highly highly recommend!"
Lucas
Took Cello lessons from Sarah O.
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"Maria has been my cello teacher for 6 years. She has made learning the cello so much fun and such a great part of me life. She is very positive and sweet even when I mess up and she helps me feel good about my mistakes. She looks at what I do well and gets me excited about working on the songs. She always helps me stay in perfect pitch and helps me prepare for when songs get harder, by making sure I have good tequnique. She always knows what to work on to make my lesson as successful as possible. After six years of playing with her I am playing this amazing and beautiful music. The Bach Cello concertos and the other songs I play make me feel so happy relaxed and filled with joy. She loves the cello and being a musician. And every time you go to her lesson, you just feel the love she has for the instrament and the music and how she wants to share that feeling with you and help you have the same feeling. Maria is the reason I can play so well and she is also the reason I have continued to play for so long and will continue to play for the rest of my life. I am so happy that I have the most amazing, loveing and fun teacher in the world. I think everyone thinking of playing an instrament should choose cello just so they can take lessons with Maria. My lesson is the highlight of my week.

Gordon Felesina, 14 years old"
Bronwen
Took Cello lessons from Maria H.
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