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Gillian K.

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  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gillian K.

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Take cello lessons with an expert in classical cello. I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Cello Performance, 10+ years of teaching experience, and am Suzuki certified. My teaching style is nurturing and tailored to your personal goals. I teach students from age 7 through adults and beginners through advanced. Whether you've always wanted to learn how to play the cello or get ready for a big audition, come take a lesson and see if I'm the right teacher for you.

About Gillian

Hi, I'm Gill and I love all things cello! I’ve been playing the cello for over 20 years. I recently moved to Colorado from Phoenix, Arizona where I was an active teacher and performer. I have performed throughout Arizona with The Phoenix Symphony, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera, West Val

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Greg
As an adult I decided one day to learn to play cello. Step 1: rent cello, step 2: find teacher. Fate smiled upon me and I discovered Gill at Blackstone Studios.

Now, over 3 yrs. later, I'm extremely impressed with Gill's ability to keep me continually progressing in my playing. Of course practicing helps too...go figure.

She always has a tip, technique, or exercise to smooth out problem areas. She understands the needs of an adult student and easily tailors my lessons as needed. I have also witnessed her teach very young students through high school students with equal aplomb.

GIll can teach, and also do. Listening to her play during lessons is inspiring but I've also heard as part of a trio playing music of such complexity my brain cell almost exploded. Very impressive! She is also a very pleasent and kind lady as well.

So if you are an adult looking for a new hobby or school student wanting to be the best cellist they can, I can not recommend Gill highly enough. She has taken me on a wonderful musical journey so far with no end in sight.

Thank you Gill!
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Elisa B.

28 Reviews
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  • Speaks Finnish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Concerto competition winner from Willamette Falls Symphony Orchestra
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Elisa B.

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Private lessons for beginning and intermediate cello by experienced string teacher. Also couching school orchestra cello students reading music, understanding rhythms, developing more advanced technique and beautiful tone.

About Elisa

Violin Teacher's Certificate - Sibelius Academy, Finland Suzuki Teacher Training - Marylhurst University, OR Classical and Suzuki options - starting Suzuki students as early as 3 yrs old. Teaching Suzuki Books 1-11. Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels I am using classical method books

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Jeffery M.
Elisa is very nice and understanding. And I cant wait to do my next recital! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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Glenn H.
Elisa is wonderful!!!! My son is very happy and is looking forward keep learning how to play the violin. Elisa is patient and professional.
Jeffery M.
I am excited to achieve my twinkle level. Miss Elisa is a great teacher! :-)
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Luther B.

54 Reviews
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  • 3 years program Voice and Jazz Studies from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio Music Major
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Luther B.

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The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player.

About Luther A.

Luther unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Aroun

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Stefanie B.
At 48 years old, I decided to embark on the life-long desire for vocal lessons. Mr. Blackwell works with me at my pace, as an amateur with a busy professional and home life, and supports me wherever I am in a given lesson. After 8 months of singing together, I have so much more confidence and enjoyment out of singing and like another reviewer said, he makes me feel like I could perform one day (beyond the kitchen, car and shower!).
Hadassah
Mr. Blackwell is very kind and is an amazing teacher. He takes time to help me understand music especially the theory sections. He is not just a music teacher but he is an excellent mentor.
Paul
Luther has been very helpful at teaching me the basics while also making sure we move at a pace in which I am comfortable before jumping into any new exercises. I look forward to having him as a teacher for a long time.
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Grace F.

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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Mus.B. Music Education from New York University
  • Teaching since 2012
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Grace F.

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As a teacher, I enjoy cultivating joy and curiosity through cello and believe in creating a warm, open environment for students to develop into inquisitive lifelong learners! While I work with students individually to come up with their own goals, some of the core objectives I have for my students is to develop solid technique and tone quality as well as expression and satisfaction through creating music. I use a variety of tools for learning from standard technique books and classical repertoire to fiddle tunes and rote learning. I believe every child and adult is musical and am excited to explore the cello with you!

About Grace

I've worked in various settings with students of all ages, from beginning elementary school cellists to high school students preparing for college auditions to adults seeking to learn a new instrument. As a performing cellist, I was a member of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra for several seasons and

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Michael B.

52 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded 2021 CIMC Classical Music Competition First Prize Winner from Charleston International Music Competition
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Michael B.

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Fun and easy to learn cello lessons!

About Michael

New York City-based cellist, Michael Bent, has gained popularity for his performances from coast to coast in the United States and overseas. One of his memorable accomplishments was being a First Prize winner of the Classical Music Competition for the Charleston International Music Competition in F

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Miriam
Michael has been teaching my 11yo cello as a beginner and we are having a great experience. Michael is patient, attentive and encouraging. Within a short time, she has learned so much and enjoys practicing for class. Michael is considerate and kind when dealing with kids and the online experience has been seamless. I highly recommend him!
Jerry M.
I am an early intermediate level cello player. At the outset of the year I had set some very specific goals that I hoped to achieve and set out to find a teacher that would help me achieve those. Michael has done just that. I have taken lessons now from Michael for about 6 months and cannot say enough good things about him. He is extremely knowledgeable. He is always well prepared, and ready to make progress on advancing my skills with the instrument. He is patient and ready to work within my own limitations. He is always encouraging and positive, and constructive in his critique. I would highly recommend Michael, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned cellist.
Jacob
Michael is a great instructor as well as a kind soul. He offers an appropriate mix of encouragement, guidance, and correction. As an adult learner, I appreciate that he stretches me beyond my comfort zone,
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Li-Han Eliza T.

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  • Teaching since 2011
  • Bachelor of Music—Cello Performance from National Taichung University of Education
  • Teaches students 4 to 90
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Li-Han Eliza T.

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I have experience with students of all ages and proficiencies. I teach online and in-person (at two locations in southern California). I am also a certified Suzuki teacher and diversity scholarship recipient. My teaching combines conservatory style and Suzuki style.

My background: I was awarded a DMA degree in Cello Performance at the University of Cincinnati–College Conservatory of Music on the Graduate Incentive Scholarship. My mentors include Yehuda Hanani (well-known for his critically acclaimed recording of J.S. Bach: Six Suites, TownHall Records) and Lee Fiser (cellist of the LaSalle Quartet, 1975—87). I was awarded of Music scholarship during her master's study at the North Texas of Music, under the instruction of Nikola Ruzevic (the director of the Upbeat International Music Festival, Japan). My cello journey began at the age of twelve. After two years of training, she took second place in the high-school cello division of the Eisenbach Music Competition in Kaohsiung, ...

About Li-Han Eliza

As a passionate educator, I have an extensive teaching background with over 10 years of experience working with musicians of all ages, skill levels, various countries. My belief is that every student has the potential to further their musicianship. I assist my students to achieve their individual go

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"I have never learned so much in a lesson! He was polite and amazing. So knowledgeable!! Great teacher. Would recommend to anyone!!"
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Took Cello lessons from Mark L.
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Took Cello lessons from Nader T.
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"despite technical difficulties, which I believe was with your site, we were able to salvage a good half-hour class with Naomi able to leave me with new practices despite only having 30 minutes."
Leah
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"Excellent style of pedagogy for a slow learner."
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"My 12 year old son has been taking lessons with Claire online for a couple of months. He had been playing a few years in school but never had an individual lesson. She is helping him create some new habits while improving his technique and musicianship. She is very encouraging and supportive (and fun!). Looking forward to seeing how he progresses in the future!"
Sara
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"Jessica is an amazing cellist and teacher. I’m an adult who started with her from the very very beginning...and am so thrilled with my progress over the past few years. She is very patient and makes learning the cello a lot of fun. Thank you 😊"
Maggie
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"great lesson, can't wait for the next one"
Zac
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Chris's style of teaching and breadth of musical styles and genre was a breath of fresh air. After 4 years of strictly classical Suzuki method, it was time to try something new to keep my 12 year old daughter interested. She and Chris are currently transposing a Queen song so my daughter can play it on cello. Chris's teaching style is laid back and the lessons are largely directed by the student's interests, which is just what was needed in our case."
Beth & Syd
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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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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"My daughter loves her Cello lessons from Theresa. She is learning and feels very welcome and comfortable with Theresa. Theresa is very personable and knowledgeable. My daughter and I recommend her as a teacher."
Alicia
Took Cello lessons from Theresa S.
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