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Melissa J.

5 Reviews
Kansas City, MO
Starting at $35
  • Bachelors of Music from Lindenwood University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
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Melissa J.

5 Reviews
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As a passionate cello player, I want my students to have fun but also really understand their instrument and the music they are playing! Students will learn their scales through the circle of fifths, shifting positions, vibrato techniques, music theory, and performing with an accompanist. They are expected to have fun but to work hard - it’s totally worth it!

About Melissa

I have been playing piano for 23 years and cello for 16 years. I love sharing music with others and seeing them grow to love music as well. I am currently a pianist for the KC Ballet’s ROAD program. I have a Bachelors of Music from Lindenwood University. I have been a piano accompanist for 7 years.

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Taylor E.
Great first lesson with hands-on playing, not just an orientation. Looking forward to the next lesson!
Gerald
I decided to take up cello at age 57 as a new instrument. Melissa did a great job teaching proper technique and method and was really aware of my personal goals for what I wanted to achieve. She has a great gentle and encouraging demeanor. I would highly recommend Melissa.
Clint
Melissa was very patient and such a great teacher on my first lesson with her. It went by so fast and I learned so much!

Ryan S.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ryan S.

15 Reviews
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Experienced cello teacher of 10 years! My lesson plan is simple : 1. we warm up with basic scales + finger exercises, 2. we focus on tone + proper technique, and 3. we play from a variety of solo, duets, and ensemble pieces (I prepare backing tracks to help w/ rhythm and timing... or play the parts myself). If the student is working on music for school orchestra, we can focus on that as well. You will learn what you want to learn at your own pace.

About Ryan

Experienced cello, drum, piano, and guitar player of 20 years. Has a MFA degree in music composition + a BFA in music performance. Recorded professionally for tv shows such as "Glee," "Entertainment Tonight," and "Extra." Also records for "Sonoton Recordings." Currently resides in Los Angeles, Cali

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Akemi
I could not ask for more in a teacher. Ryan is amazing in every way. He has been teaching my 4 year old son the drums for nearly a year. When my son started lessons, he was actually below the minimum age for students, but he shared a passion for music that Ryan was willing to cultivate and be patient with.

Ryan is versatile in his teaching methods, creative, open, patient. Teaching a young student, Ryan adjusted to teaching music reading fundamentals with colors and shapes. He also figured out ways to correct, critique and build all the while building a young child's confidence.

Ryan provides a written evaluation of our son annually and has him prepare for two public recitals a year. Ryan integrates modern technology into the lessons to quickly provide feedback and create customized beats and tempos to practice to.

Above all, Ryan smiles and laughs. He makes every lesson pleasant and we treasure him, truly.
Matthew K.
Awesome first lesson with Ryan, he teaches at whatever pace you learn best at.
Dat T.
Ryan is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I had a great time learning guitar from him. Make sure you tell him what your goals are so he can help you achieve them.
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Jamie R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Italian, French
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2008
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Jamie R.

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Correct left hand placement, pitch accuracy, correct bow grip, how to bow, review of school music and basic scales, how to read bass clef, etc.

About Jamie

In 2019, Ms. R. sang Norma in Bellini’s Norma at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center, and made her professional recital debut “Love and Music” at the National Opera Center featuring art song, opera and musical theater. Her recent roles include Wellgunde in Das Rheingold (Wagner), Giulietta

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JIM
Hello, my daughter has been taking piano lessons from Jamie since she was 7. She is now 10. Under Jamie’s tutelage, my daughter has gone from a shy little girl playing plunk plunk plunk to a beaming with enthusiasm pianist playing Queen’s Bahamian Rhapsody at the yearly piano recital. For four weeks, Jamie and my daughter tore through 4 sections of the Rhapsody that Jamie had modified for her. It was amazing to see the dedication of Jamie and the interest and fun in my daughter. At the recital she was fantastic and what a smile. Jamie is a very accomplished artist and piano teacher, she focuses my daughter on good piano techniques while having fun. For example, while Jamie taught my daughter to play songs she also focused my daughter to read music rather than memorize the music, My daughter was able to transform this training into playing other musical instruments. At eight she took up the flute and quickly moved into advanced band. While I focused on the accomplishments of my daughter as any proud parent would do, the foundation of her success began with the training she received from Jamie. Jamie has taught my daughter for three years and we are going to keep coming – until my daughter grows up and leaves for college.
Mieke
Jamie is compassionate, erudite, & challenges you. She knows how to push you, but, simultaneously, always has your back. I look forward to my lesson every week.
Shawna
My daughter really enjoys having Jamie as her teacher! Since she was 6 she has gained confidence and appreciation for the guitar. Jamie is patient and has been terrific with guidance and keeping her interested through the lessons. We wouldn’t want anyone else!

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Buffi J.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 11 and up
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Buffi J.

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I teach with a flexible curriculum that will adapt to your goals and how YOU learn. If you are not quite sure what those are, I can help you establish them. I have a masters and bachelors in cello performance degrees from USC(bachelors) and UNT (masters) and have been teaching a private cello studio since 1997. In addition to being classically trained, I have studied jazz and rock improvisation, completed a film scoring certificate from Berklee, composed and arranged orchestral parts for indie rock / pop / hip hop and commercial music. I toured for two years with Hamilton (Philip Tour) and 10 years with The Polyphonic Spree. I mostly work in the studio, musical pit, alternative and commercial styles mediums, but I teach the standard etudes, repertoire, exercises, etc. I can also show you how to record yourself and compose in GarageBand, Logic Pro or Ableton. I'm also great at preparing you for college auditions, competitions, all state/ region material and anything else. I've

About Buffi

Hi There! I am a professional cellist, arranger, composer, and music contractor based in New York City. Currently, I serve as a cellist on one of the Hamilton national tours. I have been a long-standing performing, touring, and recording member of The Polyphonic Spree. Since 2002, I have recorded

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Milo
Buffi Jacobs, you ROCK!!!

Buffi is one of the best teachers I've ever worked with. I'm a long time string player but fairly new to cello (3 years). I've know Buffi for a long time from having played gigs with her. She was my first choice for cello teacher, her playing is an inspiration, she's a master cellist, and she's really fun to be with. I'm very happy with my progress and attribute it to the sound fundamentals Buffi taught me right from the start.
Tess
Buffi is an amazing cellist, teacher and person. Highly recommend.
Owen
Buffi was my instructor for over 5 years, and did not only develop me as a cello student/musician but also as a person. She taught me to expect more of myself, build discipline and a work ethic, and was a positive role model on being a true adult in a perspective that your own parents could not provide. If you sign up with lessons with Buffi, prepare to be challenged, but also be prepared to see results!

Dustin N.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Masters of Music from McKendree University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dustin N.

28 Reviews
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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 at Spring Woods Middle School teaching orchestra.

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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.
Joshua
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.
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Pecos S.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $62
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Pecos S.

25 Reviews
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I am a professional performing artist and educator who believes that everyone is inherently musical. I have extensive experience with students of all ages and abilities and enjoy cultivating the interests of those whom I teach.

About Pecos

New York-based cellist Pecos was the winner of the 2016 Baroque Concerto Competition at the San Francisco Conservatory and has performed on baroque and modern instruments across the US, the Czech Republic, Italy and Austria. Pecos has recorded for the Naxos label as a Fellow at the National Orchest

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Chris J.
amazing cello instructor and player
Chris J.
Pecos is an excellent and enjoyable instructor. I look forward to our future lessons.
Peter M.
Excellent teacher! Breaks down analytically how to improve techniques.

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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Independence is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $140 per hour.
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Tuala
Took Cello lessons from Alex W.
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"Great job. I think Ryan is what I needed."
Michael
Took Cello lessons from Ryan S.
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"Anna is amazing! For the past two years, she has provided individual cello instruction to our 10th grader. She is patient, kind, and easily able to share her knowledge and skills with her students. Under her guidance he has improved his technique and gained valuable experience at his recitals. She has also helped him prepare pieces for his auditions at CCA and SDYS. Highly recommend!"
Mel Elizabeth
Took Cello lessons from Anna C.
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"It's a pleasure to learn from such a gifted cellist. I enjoy the excellent individual instruction from Don as well as listening to his great stories about famous cellists and their techniques. He makes an amazing sound on his cello and it really helps to motivate me. I always look forward to our lesson."
Anna
Took Cello lessons from Don L.
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"Super professional, helpful, and flexible to what I know and would like to focus on. Chris is great!"
Ashton
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Victor has been a knowledgeable, patient and respectful instructor. I started the cello in mid-life and that has been humbling. Victor guided my first lessons at his Iowa studio. We have continued with on-line lessons now that he is studying in Boston. He helps me develop efficient practice habits since time is a precious commodity. He encourages healthy posture and technique so that I can enjoy playing for many years to come."
Janet
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"I'm am so happy with Lucas as my teacher. I'm learning 2nd position .He gives home work. He cares about my learning. I feel like I'm growing. Carla"
Carla
Took Cello lessons from Lucas B.
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"Our experience has been excellent. Kelvin's lessons are a challenging supplement to my son's school orchestra program. We also appreciate Kelvin's quick response to email and accommodating a few short notice notice schedule changes. My son enjoys his weekly Skype lesson and seems to be making great progress. We highly recommend Kelvin Lin."
Alyssa
Took Cello lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Lucas is a highly trained and highly gifted cellist and teacher. As someone who has taught alongside him, I can say first hand that he has an incredible ability to connect with students and inspire them to do their best. His love of music is infectious, and he is constantly coming up with new ideas to help his students understand difficult concepts. I cannot recommend Lucas enough as a teacher, cellist and person!"
Autumn C
Took Cello lessons from Lucas B.
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"The highlight of my children's week is their lesson with Corey. He is fun, knowledgeable and really connects with each child where they are at in their ability."
Cathleen
Took Cello lessons from Corey A.
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