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Karen D.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

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Cello:
A bowed or plucked string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. The strings from low to high are generally tuned to C2, G2, D3 and A3, an octave lower than the viola. It is a member of the violin family of musical instruments, which also includes the violin and viola and the double bass. The cello is used as a solo musical instrument, as well as in chamber music ensembles (e.g., string quartet), string orchestras, as a member of the string section of symphony orchestras, and some types of rock bands. It is the second-largest and second lowest (in pitch) bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra, the double bass being the largest and having the lowest (deepest) pitch. My lessons always start out with the basics! We start out by learning notes by plucking the strings and then the bow is soon incorporated. The goal is to eventually learn all the notes on the fretboard and also learning how to read and play chords. As the student progresses ...

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
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Jonathan T.

33 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Bachelors in Music Performance from Emory and Henry College
  • Teaching since 2010
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Jonathan T.

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I hold a Masters Degree in Music, am a certified North Carolina Teacher, am currently and orchestra director, and have been playing stringed instruments for the past 15 years. We will figure out at what level you are currently playing within the first lessons and then decide together what you want to focus on. This is YOUR lesson, and I am here to guide you down the path that you choose.

About Jonathan

Jonathan Todd has been performing and teaching in the Charlotte area and CMS Schools since 2012. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Emory and Henry College and then went on to earn a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance with a concentration in Music Theory and

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Jonathan is very patient and professional.
Michael
My high school daughter has received trumpet lessons from Jonathan for over a year. He is an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable and patient. As a school teacher, he knows how to work with kids in a way that gives him an advantage over a non-teacher performing artist. We've done lessons both in person and online. I'd highly recommend Jonathan to any parent looking to have their middle school/high school student take private lessons.
Fan Z.
Jonathan is very patient with my kid and made the first lesson fun.
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Brenda L.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, German
  • DMA Cello Performance from University of South Carolina
  • Teaching since 1986
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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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Zeng F.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Zeng F.

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When I just started my own private studio in Shanghai, I had only 3 students at first. but "A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step". Since then I never stopped teaching cello. through all these years teaching in China and the US, my students' age ranged from 4 years old to 60. I have Bachelor and Master in Cello Performance and soon will hold a Doctoral degree in Music as well. I am sure I will make your cello study much easier. And let's enjoy the music together!

About Zeng

Fan will soon hold a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Cello Performance from the University of South Carolina. She got full scholarship and Assistantship for both her Master and Doctor studies. She has performed with several professional orchestras, but her passion is always about teaching. She has

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My daughter had been studying with Zeng for five months and absolutely enjoyed every lesson. Zeng is professional, kind, and very patient with my daughter. We feel lucky to have found such an amazing teacher!
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Christin K.

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  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Azusa Pacific University
  • Teaching since 2008
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Christin K.

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I am a caring cello teacher with more than 12 years of experience in teaching students of all ages and levels. My students have won music competitions. I can help you practice correctly. Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) exams and Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) exams. You get $10 discount if you register for 90mins (this can be divide in to two 45mins lessons per week) and You will get $20 discount if you register for 120mins (this can be divide in to two 60mins lessons per week) This also can be used as a sibling, or family discount. So two members in the family can choose 90mins or 120mins and make it two different lessons. Please contact me for more information

About Christin

I am a professional music teacher with more than 12 years of experience in teaching cello, piano, and music theory. I do RCM and ABRSM for both cello and piano students. There is a music theory class for my piano, and cello students who are doing RCM and ABRSM exams. I also provide siblings or famil

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Jessica G.

66 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Outstanding String Player from California State University Long Beach Strings Department
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Jessica G.

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Cello lessons in my studio, at your home, or on-line.

About Jessica

I have 20 years of playing experience along with a Bachelor's degree in Cello Performance. I was the section leader of my university's orchestra as well as a full-scholarship member of the university quartet. As a professional gigging musician, I have played with Il Divo, Mario Winans, La Jolla Sy

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Jessica is a very nice instructor.
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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Hillsborough, NC

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Hillsborough 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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"JoAnn is a gifted teacher, because of her extensive background in music, she can quickly identify where a new learner needs to focus. My daughter's technique has improved as well as her playing. We feel lucky to have found JoAnn."
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Took Cello lessons from JoAnn R.
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"My son was privileged to study with Donny for two years. He made MAJOR strides in improvement with his cello technique during that time. He was challenged and encouraged each week. Donny's clarity was a great help in growing technique. Listening for musicality was never overlooked. We highly recommend him as a teacher."
Mikki
Took Cello lessons from Donny C.
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"Sophie is a great teacher with patient and passion, would definitely recommed her for cello lesson!"
Cheng Shen Chang
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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"Fantastic instructor! JoAnn is very thorough, extremely patient and a master at cello. Definitely recommend."
Julie
Took Cello lessons from JoAnn R.
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"Excellent teacher. Knowledgeable and helpful."
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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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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"Goes the extra mile, and helps with all your weaknesses! Looking forward to my next lesson!"
Jose
Took Cello lessons from Mark L.
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"Great Teacher.......thorough, patient, and good at communicating and demonstrating technique during lesson."
Robert
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"great start. looking fwd to working with Chris"
Sean
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Great lesson. Seemed to have gotten over my mind- block on Double-stop exercise. Thanks."
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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