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Nathan W.

7 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Bachelor’s of Music from Indiana University
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Nathan W.

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The cello can be enjoyed by amateurs and aficionados alike, and Dr. Nathan Whittaker provides lessons to all age and skill levels, from the young to the not-so-young, from beginners to advanced, from the casual or curious to the fiercely serious. He has been teaching professionally for over 15 years.

A good teacher is one that enforces the basic foundations of technique. While any teacher can guide a student through vast amounts of repertoire, only the conscientious teacher prepares the student for all future endeavors and challenges. Nathan Whittaker's teaching philosophy consists of an unwavering understanding of technique, focusing on beauty of sound and elegance of expression. Scales and technical exercises coalesce with exciting repertoire to promote quick, yet thorough progress. After all, the cello is an extension of the soul – it is able to express what is otherwise untranslatable. But while the fundamentals are the foundation of all future success, beyond all else ...

About Nathan

Teaching professionally for nearly two decades, Dr. Nathan Whittaker provides lessons to all age and skill levels, from the young to the not-so-young, from beginners to advanced, from the casual or curious to the fiercely serious. In addition to a dynamic private cello studio, he has been on facult

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Russell
Thank you, Nathan!
I decided to play cello when I was 64 yrs old. Nathan was my first teacher. He brought me through most all facets of playing and learning the music. Although children may be the mainstay of cello teachers, Nathan had many adult students as well--at a range of levels. He always was an encouraging, engaging, supportive teacher for me. He's also a supreme player! He waited for the time I could summon the courage to play in a string orchestra and chamber groups within my first year or so. Besides sorting out orchestra music, we worked on all the challenges of clefs, position work, and musicality. I took lessons from him every week for 5 years. A first, marvelous, teacher stays with you for a long time. I still play, have a new teacher recommended by Nathan, and I still think of Nathan's lessons often!
So get a cello and take some lessons from him!
Michael
Nathan has a special knack for bringing out the best in students. You can tell he loves the cello and baroque music, but more importantly teaching what he knows to his students. He has a special positivity that makes every lesson successful and a joy! Highly recommended.
Jay
Over 15 or so years as an 'older' learner, with several instructors, I award Nathan with a superlative rating: all the qualities essential to me, met and exceeded: warm, funny, flexible, engaging, caring, intuitive, and astute musically. Superb performing cellist as well!! I miss greatly seeing him for encouragement and support~

Chialing P.

9 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chialing P.

9 Reviews
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If you are in school and are looking to get into all state and need help with school orchestra, or if you are an adult learner and just want to learn how to play, you are at the right place. I am a firm believer of having a good setup and I am excited to share it with you the secret to having good posture, having no soreness when you play, and how to have a good bow hand..etc. If you need help learning how to practice efficiently-that means practicing less but with greater outcome, you can also come to me. Playing the cello should be enjoyable and with the right method that I can provide for you, You will be able to improve tremendously.

About Chialing

I offer piano and cello lessons for all levels and ages in both English or Chinese. My teaching philosophy is to help students set up a good foundation and practice routine. My lessons are engaging and tailored to individual's needs. I am also an experienced online teacher. Online music lesson

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Very down to earth and friendly! Made a good connection with my daughter
Daisy H.
Chialing is a kind, patient and amazing teacher. I know my daughter will progress significantly with someone of her accomplishment and professionalism. We are so happy to have found Chialing and would recommend her to every cellist!
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Lenna P.

22 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lenna P.

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I am an emotive cellist with two decades experience. As a member of the Park Quartet (the quartet in residence at Park Church) I recently performed at the 100th anniversary of McGolrick Park. I love sharing classical music with all levels of students. Lessons with me are calm, meditative experiences where we use Zen techniques to enter into the heart of music.

About Lenna

Hello cellists! My name is Lenna and I am pleased to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2011 and have loved helping my students improve their tone, learn better sight reading skills, and become more relaxed around their cellos. I studied chamber music for four years under the world

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Marianna
Someone I trust recommended Lenna to me for a cello teacher - I am an adult beginner and I really knew nothing at all about how to play or read music.
Lenna was the most patient, understanding and fun teacher I could have asked for. She understood what I needed and got me from barely able to hold the bow to playing Rigoletto in front of a small audience in 6 months! THAT is no small feat. She loves playing, she loves teaching and she understands the human condition. A very good combination indeed. I highly recommend you hire her as your cello teacher, or your child's cello teacher, or your next door neighbor's cello teacher.
Zack
Lenna is a terrific cello teacher! I feel lucky to have found her through this site. I was starting from zero with the cello and she was able to guide me through the Suzuki book to be able to play some songs -- even sight-reading. While I have a long way to go, I appreciate her focus and dedication to improving my playing skills. Highly recommended!
Kelsey W.
Lenna is out of this world! When I first undertook, as an adult beginner, to learn the cello, I often found myself frustrated by the challenge. Lenna changed the way I approach my studies. She taught me to FEEL music, to find the beauty in slowing down and repeating, to have patience with my practice and to appreciate my progress. She has improved my rhythm, vibrato, sound quality, knowledge of music theory and more. She is always gentle and supportive during our lessons and approaches learning with a humility I only wish I could have. She likes to end lessons by guiding her students through a few minutes of improv, which I deeply enjoy. A talented cellist (and musician generally); a wonderful instructor; and a kind, supportive, optimistic personality. I love working with Lenna and strongly recommend her.

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Irina D.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Stringed Instruments, Cello from The State Conservatory of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Irina D.

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Online Cello Teacher

I am a classically-trained and educated Cellist with deep experience playing with Symphony Orchestra’s, Chamber Orchestra’s, Ensemble’s, Quartets, and Solo. I am currently working at Loudoun symphony orchestra and Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. If your goal is to start learning how to play cello, improve your skill, to play any particular piece, get ready for any special event, develop your sight reading or just enjoy playing this beautiful instrument - I am happy to help you. I know how to find inspiration, making interesting even exercise routine, we will work at developing your artistic and professional skills and find the best way to express yourself by the cello.

About Irina

I am a classically-trained and educated Cellist with deep experience playing with Symphony Orchestra’s, Chamber Orchestra’s, Ensemble’s, Quartets, and Solo. I began my musical education at the age of ten, have played for 21 years, and have fourteen years of formal musical education. I specialize in

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Paul D.
I am coming to the cello as a brand new beginner. I have play around with some fretted instruments, ukulele, banjo, etc. But Irina was super at getting me relaxed, focused on basics and encouraging me with small, but important mechanics and technical details. I have taken other music lessons like sax, so could compare. I totally enjoyed the start of my cello training.
Oh, btw, I'm retired and over 65!!!

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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Chris M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Bachelor of Music from Brigham Young University
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Chris M.

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I've played cello for twenty years now, and I've been playing professionally for the past seven years. I've played the cello for traditional orchestras, Baroque ensembles, rock and pop bands, singers, and songwriters. This experience includes live performances and recording sessions.

I attended three different universities as I earned my Bachelor of Music degree. Getting the perspective of multiple professors has enriched my education and made me a better cellist.

About Chris

I'm a professional musician, with experience playing in orchestras, jazz bands, rock bands, and many other settings. This includes live performances and studio recording sessions. Whether you're just starting out, or trying to prepare for a college audition, I am here to help!

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Allendale, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Allendale is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $130 per hour.
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"I was so happy to see the detail Carly went into teaching me the cello. She made a very comfortable environment to learn. I felt like she was interested in seeing me succeed!"
- Brant
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- Brianne
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"Chandrika is a wonderful instructor. She is very, very nice, well organized, on time, encouraging and knowledgeable. I am an older student, just one month from 68. I have had many music teachers and taught piano myself for 25 years. I am so glad I found Chandrika. I drive 1 1/2 hours one way to every lesson and am happy to do so. Having a teacher with Chandrika's qualities is terrific. I recommend her highly for any aspiring student."
- Anne
Took Cello lessons from Chandrika P.
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"Wonderful first experience with the cello. Thank you Megan for making it fun and easy for me and my girls."
- Michael
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Love Savana, she is very patient and a good teacher! My daughter has fun at her lessons and is learning a lot."
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Took Cello lessons from Savana H.
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"Nathan was my private instructor for 5 years and I learned so much from him! We would work on both lesson books and pieces I was playing in my schools orchestra, pit orchestra, and more groups, he would always push me to do better and guide me towards instructing others in the groups I played in as well. He doesn’t just say what parts you need to improve on, he asks questions so you can learn to identify them yourself, and always makes you reflect on the positive parts of your playing. He is very kind and cared about me as a person, always curious about what I was doing in school or just in general.

He is a wonderful instructor and amazing person, I wish the best for him in New York! 💕"
- Natalie
Took Cello lessons from Nathan W.
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"It was really good professional work
My daughter is happy because its higher level than regular school teaching"
- Belinda
Took Cello lessons from Laura C.
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- Brittney
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Victor's a great instructor! He's very attentive, and his teaching is very personalized for the student. I'm excited to be learning from him."
- Stacey
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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