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Gillian K.

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  • Teaching since 2009
  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from University of Denver
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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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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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Maria D.

9 Reviews
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  • Speaks Montenegrin (Serbo-Croatian), Spanish, Italian
  • Master's Degree from IU Jacobs School of Music
  • Teaching since 2012
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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 sing

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Dorothy P.
Maria is wonderful. She is enthusiastic, patient, and motivates me with positive feedback.
She inspires me to work hard toward my next lesson.
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!
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Zachary M.

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  • Teaching since 2014
  • Cello from Curtis Institute of Music
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Zachary M.

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An experienced performer and teacher, I have been teaching privately since 2014. I am a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and a former member of the Indianapolis Symphony. I usually work with intermediate and college students, but I have also worked with beginners.

I am currently an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium and have an active performance career, which is why I now primarily teach online. My teaching philosophy relies – as it did with my own professors – in sharing my personal connection with the music and giving guidance that will both make you a more solid player technically, as well as a more capable and expressive musician.

I use the same approach, regardless of whether you are pursuing music as a career or you're doing it just for the love of it (although I do also give advice on navigating the academic and professional landscape to those who want it). My main goal at the end of the day, is to help my students find a deeper ...

About Zachary

An experienced performer and teacher, I have been teaching privately since 2014. I am a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and a former member of the Indianapolis Symphony. I usually work with intermediate and college students, but I have also worked with beginners. I am currently an Artist i

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Daniel
When I first went to Mr. Mowitz, I hoped to improve my cello technique above all else. As a result, Mr. Mowitz prescribed me a customized list of repertoire to practice that would help me focus on technique including the Popper etudes, the Bach suites, and the Cossman exercises. However, to ensure that our lessons would not purely be technique-based, Mr. Mowitz helped me understand the musical beauty behind more lyrical pieces such as the Boccherini cello concerto or the Saint Saens cello concerto while also demonstrating the techniques we'd been practicing in application to these concertos. Mr. Mowitz never assumes a fully comprehensive understanding of cello technique and musicality even for his intermediate-advanced students (which I would have considered myself as when I started to learn from him) and thus always has something new to teach as much as he reminds his students of the importance of certain fundamentals like a relaxed body when playing. I would say with full confidence that my cello playing significantly improved under Mr. Mowitz. His teaching helped me gain access by audition to advanced musical opportunities such as performing in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and participating in the Snitzer Quartet in the Settlement Music School Advanced Study Program. These opportunities, in turn, and the musical "arts supplements" for cello that I eventually made furthermore helped me gain admission into schools including Harvard and Stanford, on what I would consider was largely a technical base taught to me by Mr. Mowitz. I truly hope that more people are able to experience the blessing of Mr. Mowitz's teaching!
Aaron
Zachary is a fantastic cello teacher, I would highly recommend him to students of all levels. He is incredibly patient, and his passion for music teaching and performance is very infectious. He is very good at communicating nuanced ideas, both technical and musical, and can demonstrate them with ease. It’s been a great pleasure working with him!
Anna
Such an insightful and caring teacher!
I learned how to better structure my practice and improved drastically over just a few lessons. A very kind person and fantastic cellist. Highly recommended!
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Lenna P.

35 Reviews
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  • Speaks French
  • Awarded Quartet in Residence from Park Church Coop
  • Teaching since 2012
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Lenna P.

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I am an emotive cellist with two decades experience. I have toured internationally performing my original works including London, Paris, and Berlin. As a member of the Pierce Quartet I regularly arrange and perform music for weddings and other special occasions. I love sharing classical music with all levels of students. Lessons with me are calm, meditative experiences where we use peaceful techniques to enter into the heart of music.

About Lenna

Hello musicians! 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 in performance. I have toured the world as a singer songwriter and before th

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Aydin T.
My son just had his first piano lesson w/ Lenna. She seemed very patient and conscientious. We’re looking forward to our 2nd lesson next week!
Dora
Awesome coaching on what I was doing wrong. Lenna showing me how to hold my hand correctly makes it so much easier to find my notes.
Dora
Lenna was very clear and her improvisation at the end of the lesson was fun!
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Elisa B.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Finnish
  • Violin teacher's certificate from Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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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! :-)
Jeffery M.
We always have a lot of fun with Elisa each lesson and its fun because each time theres more new activities
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Miguel Z.

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  • Speaks English, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Miguel Z.

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A dedicated pedagogue, Miguel held teaching positions in Europe, North America, and South America.

He holds a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a master's degree from The International Center for Music at Park University, and a bachelor's degree from the Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas de Castelo Branco.

About Miguel

Miguel Z. has performed throughout the world and has appeared in several renowned festivals and venues. He is passionate about promoting music to all generations of listeners, as well as bringing it to less-reached communities across the globe. A dedicated pedagogue, Miguel held teaching posit

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Austin R.
Great teacher!
Joseph
Very inspiring and organized
Natalie
The best cello teacher ever.

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"My daughter has been studied with Mrs Brenda for 3 weeks. She loves to study with Mrs Brenda. Mrs Brenda is a very professional teacher, she is always patient and fun. my daughter learned many new skills from her. Thank you."
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"I really appreciate that she took time to emphasize good form to avoid muscle strain on my first lesson. Looking forward to many more lessons!"
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"I have taken several lessons with Mark and I think he is an outstanding cello and music teacher. Mark has a substantial knowledge of cello, music and other instruments and his method of teaching is so great that it has make me feel that even with the crazy busy life that I have I can tackle the cello and I will have a good measure of success at my own pace in the future. He is incredibly patient, encouraging and good natured while totally engaged in getting you further in learning music and the cello in this case. He has sent information every week of relevant material to be covered in the next class which is very helpful and he adapts very well to your own style, whether you want to start playing right away or you prefer more emphasis in music notation, etc. He makes himself easily available to answer any questions or to discuss changes in schedule and to top It off he is a really nice person. I would recommend Mark heartily and enthusiastically to anyone who wants to learn cello of any musical instrument he teaches."
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Took Cello lessons from Mark L.
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"Great experienced cello teacher! Thank you Brenda!"
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Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"Such a great instructor! Down to earth, approachable, didn't make me feel bad for never learning to read music. After a 9 year hiatus, a great way to get back to cello."
Emily
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"I am an older beginning cello student with a life-long desire to play the cello but with no formal music training. I am so fortunate to have Dr. Kalantzi for my instructor. Her infinite knowledge, patience, humor, enthusiasm, and positive attitude keep me encouraged."
Bonnie
Took Cello lessons from Panagiota K.
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"The first lesson went really well. Megan is very welcoming and I felt at ease quickly."
Malia
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Naomi was patient with Audrey. Showed her how to tune and taught her the techniques she needed."
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Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"Nazar has a wonderful ability to relate to people. He has excellent skill and enthusiasm, making our son WANT to learn. We highly recommend him..."
Jessica
Took Cello lessons from Nazar D.
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"I had picked up the cello last August with absolutely 0 experience with strings. I had one other teacher when I first began and unfortunately needed to take a break due to financials.

Fast forward to this year and I had quite accidentally found Rhody's information but I am so glad that I did!

He is a fun, patient and knowledgeable teacher. He explains things in a very simplistic way and makes sure you're both on the same page. He understands that life gets in the way of practice sometimes but kindly pushes you to keep trying and keep practicing (that IS the only way we'll get better, y'all).

Since I've started practicing and learning through Rhody, I feel like I actually understand how the music is ought to be played...and that's a sure step in the direction of truly understanding such a beautiful instrument.

I could go on but I'll leave it with this: please go through Rhody! You won't find a better teacher!"
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