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Geoff B.

8 Reviews
Garden City, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks some Spanish, English
  • Performance Diploma with completion all Master Degree Music Courses from Manhattan School of Music, DeAnza Community College
  • Teaches students 8 to 70
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Geoff B.

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Hi, My name is Geoff and I' m here to teach you the Cello. I offer Technical studies, Solo pieces, NYSSMA, Scales and Arpeggios, Bow Technique, Symphony Repertoire, School Orchestra and other ensemble work and Reading skills. My students do great at NYSSMA, All County as well as LI String Festival. What I teach you, you' ll take with you for ever. Let' s get playing!

About Geoff

Hi, my name is Geoff and I play Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Cello and Piano. I played full time in a Symphony orchestra for 20 yrs., began playing Piano in 1963, Bass Guitar 1970, Double Bass 1977 and Cello 1982. I prescribe lessons complete with Solo, Ensemble, and Technical Playing and Reading Skill

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Ron E.
I've taken lessons from a number of double bass teachers. I've never found an instructor who gave me exactly what I needed until Geoff. He's the consummate professional double bass player and teacher. Geoff is intelligent, courteous, patient, humorous and above all knowledgeable. So, if you're a serious upright bass student, I would, without hesitation, recommend Geoff Bowater.
terri
Patient and Kind. Explains theory well!
Daria S.
My daughter had few lessons with Geoff, so far it seems like her skills has improved.
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Owen L.

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Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $34
  • BA from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Owen L.

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I have had many good teachers in my career as a musician. But I have been lucky to have had a few GREAT teachers. It is easy to settle with "just ok", particularly when taking lessons as a novice. However, the difference between a "good" teacher and a "great" teacher at any point in your journey as a student can hugely impact your success and relationship with the instrument.

As a teacher, I aim to be great for my students. For beginners, we focus on developing a solid base - getting comfortable with the instrument, understanding it, building fundamental skills such as how to hold the bow and basic fret board patterns. From there, we begin learning to read music, which I still find to be the most valuable skill a musician can have. Learning to read music notation is easiest at a young age, so I like to begin as soon as the student is ready. However, as a student of improvisational music, I like to introduce ear-training and improvisation as well. It is a fun way to teach students how

About Owen

My name is Owen and I am a professional musician and songwriter living in Brooklyn with my lovely partner, Mad. I recently graduated Magna cum laude from Berklee College of Music, where I studied for four years and received both academic and performance scholarships. At Berklee, I had the opportunit

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Camila
Great, passionate, dedicated, funny and talented teacher!
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Yu Yu L.

3 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Taiwanese, Mandarin Chinese, English
  • Awarded Nancy A. Marks Chamber Music Scholarship from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Yu Yu L.

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New students will bring in anything they know to their first lesson in order for me to have a brief understanding of their level and personality. This will allow me to build a personal guideline to focus on individually.

About Yu Yu

Ms. Liu has been teaching cello and piano since 2008. She received her training at The Juilliard School where she received a degree in Cello Performance. Ms. Liu is most passionate in chamber and orchestral music. As a pupil of Fred Sherry and Astrid Schween, she has a wide range of knowledge and pa

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Collin M.
Yu Yu is excellent. My son learned so much in the first one hour online lesson. The online communication posed a challenge, but she was able to communicate thoroughly and effectively for my son to understand and improve on his technique and posture. I am confident we chose the right instructor for him.
Ron
Yu Yu is very professional, keen, and discerning. Her enthusiasm is highly infectious and her love of music motivates me as a student. In particular, her acute discernment challenges me to grow as a musician. She is simply superb.
Desmond
Very professional. My daughter is so lucky!
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Eliana Y.

New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eliana Y.

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Experienced cello teacher - all ages welcome! We can focus on whatever you need most and find ways to tackle your greatest challenges together. Whether cello is a side habit or an area of focus for you, we'll find ways to make practicing and learning fun.

About Eliana

I have been teaching since I was in middle school and have worked with all ages and levels. I am currently finishing my degree at the Juilliard School, where I've studied for the last six years. I've performed all around the world and have collaborated with numerous acclaimed musicians - my passion

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Najette A.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $67
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students Male: 6 to 80; Female: 4 to 80
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Najette A.

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Experienced teacher of 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate cello students! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Classical, pop, improv, we can do it all together! Let's get started!

About Najette

Najette Abouelhadi’s most recent season included orchestral and chamber music performances as a fellow with the Chicago Sinfonietta, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and as the 2021 Artist-in-Residence at the Cliff Dwellers Club. Najette Abouelhadi finds herself with a varied season. She can be heard p

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Kyle M.

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Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 2019
  • B.A. Theatre Performance, Music Minor from Wagner College
  • Teaches Beginner
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Kyle M.

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Beginner Training and Focus of Technique. With these lessons you will learn basic musicianship and musical knowledge to acclimate yourself with the cello. Lessons will focus on proper handling of the cello, including caretaking, developing an understanding of the anatomy of the cello, how to tune and prepare to play, etc. Performance technique consists of correcting posture, training the right and left hands, and reading sheet music. As these skills become increasingly cultivated, repertoire to the likes of the student will be chosen, studied, and performed.

About Kyle

10+ Years Experience in Voice, Cello, Music Theory, and Theatre Composer/Arranger Theatre Director/Actor Wagner College Theatre Performance Major, Music Minor An experienced Director, Actor, and Musician, with the knowledge and experience to help you reach your goals. My experiences in the realm

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"Kathy is very knowledgeable. She taught my teenage daughter and was very patient and encouraging even when my daughter didn't want to listen."
Kim
Took Cello lessons from Kathy B.
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"Very helpful and even though I had one year experience playing the Cello he gave me great information on becoming better Cello player"
Beatrice
Took Cello lessons from Mark L.
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"Dee is incredibly patient and caring with my son AND me. Not only is he new to playing, but I am very busy and somewhat disorganized. Not to mention all the siblings wandering about the house. She is easy to work with and a joy for the whole family."
Zabrina
Took Cello lessons from Dee F.
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"Absolutely amazing, patient great teacher. I had no idea taking lessons over the internet could be so fun!"
Maggie
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Rene was wonderful - - we really hit it off on the first lesson. He is exactly the kind of teacher I was looking for :-) I want to learn to play the cello from the heart. He is perfect."
Bekka
Took Cello lessons from Rene T.
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"Christopher is the best...quickly and easily sees where you are and tailors lessons to suit."
Laura Baedeker
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Randall makes sure that you don't persist with any bad habits that will prevent you from learning how to play the instrument properly. He also gives you simple analogies why some things need to be done a certain way...and as a side benefit, you will learn about music history as it relates to what you are doing."
Gordon
Took Cello lessons from Randall K.
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"So glad I chose Chris as my online music teacher! He's a lot of fun."
Tina
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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"We feel it's our privilege to have Sophie for our kids' cello learning journey. She not only inspires the students, pay much attention on the position and minor stuff in the very beginning to remain a good habit, but also very well organized post-lesson follow up with detailed guide for the practice between the lessons.
Definitely highly recommend Sophie if you are about time looking for a new cello teacher."
Daniel
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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