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Lenna P.

34 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • 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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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!
Melanie Marianne Cantwell
I grew up thinking my hands were too small to play piano, but QUICKLY LEARNED OTHERWISE when learning efrom Lenna. She takes time to understand your goals and your experience (with the instrument you're learning and with music in general!) and creates a learning strategy that feels custom to help you acheive those goals. She's got undoubtable compassion for her students and passion for the craft; she gives recommendations on ways to work through challenges that she identified to be common (like piano hand independence!). She cares about her students, as students, and as people. Would definitely recommend her lessons.
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Daniel H.

10 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • MM, Cello Performance from The Juilliard School
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Daniel H.

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From the foundations of technique to musical fluency and interpretation, I guide my students through the process of building freedom and confidence as well-rounded musicians. Mastering the instrument physically is as important as having a personal, emotional connection to the music we play, and understanding the workings of musical communication allows us to create those magical moments for ourselves and our listeners. Through my studies with renowned pedagogues such as Areta Zhulla and Joel Krosnick of the Juilliard Quartet, chamber music guru Merry Peckham, and world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman, I've developed a unique method for acquiring both effortless technique and the tools to make sense of any piece of music. I believe that every student can make incredible leaps in their musical ability as they discover their own powers of examination, exploration, and determination.

I have extensive experience with classical as well as contemporary music theory, history, and ...

About Daniel

Hi there! I've heard so many people say that the cello is their favorite instrument...I'm guessing it might be yours too! It's certainly mine. I live in New York City and besides my work as a performer and recording artist, I am passionate about teaching my cello students. I welcome students of

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Emily
Daniel is the best! His love for music is infectious and I feel so lucky to have found him. He is patient and supportive, enthusiastic and knowledgeable and not to mention a brilliant cellist, which goes without saying. 10/10 recommend him for anything.
Anna Adelman
Daniel has been teaching my 12 year old daughter cello for the last 3 years. He is a very attentive and patient teacher, with an excellent approach to his students. My daughter loves to go to his lessons, and has even enjoyed the Zoom lessons with Daniel over the last year. He has a lot of musical knowledge and has a delightful personality. I highly recommend him.
Sam
Daniel is an amazing teacher! I have been taking cello lessons from him for the last 5 years. I'm an older student (41 y.o), and started out with little musical experience and only a dream to play the cello. Daniel is so patient and supportive, with the most pleasant demeanor you can imagine. His musical knowledge runs deep, and his eclectic approach to playing and teaching the cello touches on a variety of musical genres, including classical, jazz, folk, and other styles. With his natural talent for teaching, Daniel is very sensitive to my stumbling blocks and difficulties in the lessons, and is so helpful with his clear instructions in how to break down and solve the problems. Most of all, his lessons and wisdom are very inspiring, and I am always looking forward to our next meeting. I wholeheartedly recommend Daniel as a music teacher.
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Eliana Y.

New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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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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Jeanmarie J.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $59
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeanmarie J.

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Experienced professional cellist with degrees in music and music education strives to bring a solid foundation combined with the joy of music.

About Jeanmarie

My passion is music and my greatest joy is sharing that passion. My teaching style is adapted to each student, customized lesson plans and curriculum designed to teach and challenge but also ensure the student is enjoying the experience by basing lessons on music in which the student is interested o

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Edward A.
Very good instructor. She has the right temprament for me being an older student.
Tracey L.
She was very thorough..plus her style of teaching will definitely benefit me in the long run!!
Debbie N.
Jeanmarie helped me to learn the proper way to hold the cello and the bow. She watched carefully to be sure I maintained that throughout the lesson. I am pleased that she is going to be sure I learn to play the cello well to prevent injuries. She also gave me some very basic bowing and finger exercises to practice this first week so I begin to build correct muscle memory before I go on to working with sheet music.
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Sophie Y.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Cello performance from Yale School of Music
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Sophie Y.

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I'm a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. I graduated from Yale school of Music with master degree of cello performance in 2021. I have performed in renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna Konzerthaus, Suntory Hall in Japan, and the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, I also worked with prestigious conductors including Carolyn Kuan from Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Takacs Nagy from Verbier music festival, Peter Oundjian from Toronto Symphony, David Robertson, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Marin Alsop.

My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons part time 6 years ago, and have been consistently teaching students since then. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger students, as it tends to help the student progress and gain a passion ...

About Sophie

Nothing is more rewarding than seeing one of my students develop a passion for music! Therefore, it's important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I emphasize the importance of basics therefore I usually spend more time developing a solid fundamental skillI that allows my students

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Yiyang
The way she teaches encourages students to learn more and practice more. She is incredibly nice, knowledgeable, and ready to help.
Yang
Sophie is a nice teacher. She is responsible and patient in the lesson. And she takes lesson seriously so I got lots of music knowledge from the lesson. I'm so glad to have lesson with her.
Shih-Man
A wonderful and patient teacher!
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Miles L.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2017
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Miles L.

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I am a professional performing artist and educator who believes that anyone can learn the cello. Through discipline and determination, anything is possible. As my students progress, the more they enjoy playing the cello and making music. Not all students are alike, and I adapt my teaching to address

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Marsha
I have witnessed first hand Miles’s excellent teaching.

His cello students progress quickly and are able to understand concepts easily with his assistance

Also it is apparent Miles enjoys teaching them and the students respond enthusiastically to his positive support

I would highly recommend him!!

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Forest Hills, NY

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Forest Hills 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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"Donny always takes extra care to meet the individual needs if our daughter. He is kind in his approach, praising accomplishments and hard work. However, he does challenge her to continue to improve in musical knowledge and performing with excellence."
Maris
Took Cello lessons from Donny C.
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"Very thorough and enthusiastic."
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Took Cello lessons from Shannon S.
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"He is really good at helping you understand how to play the instrument in detailed but open ways. He is a font of information."
Johanna
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Extremely nice and knowledgeable. Looking forward to the next lesson!"
Brooke
Took Cello lessons from Carrie M.
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"Jessica is a passionate musician who is as equally skilled at teaching her craft to children as she is knowledgeable about Cello. She has been detail oriented, but she has also been exceptionally patient and kind. I have been thrilled with Jessica's offering of in-home lessons. With 4 children, I already do too much chauffeuring for school and sports activities, which would have made music lessons for my youngest very difficult. My 10yo has literally stated that she "loves" Jessica and that "she's so sweet." We have only seen Jessica twice so far, but we hope to continue our lessons with her."
Alisha
Took Cello lessons from Jessica L.
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"Don is great! Love that he is so particular about the bow hold! It has really made a difference in tone, every piece I play now, I keep in mind all the rudaments Don has taught me. I would recommend him to anyone! But you have to be willing to put in you serious practice time. Check him out on YouTube!"
Jema
Took Cello lessons from Don L.
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"Very patient with someone who can't seem to play one string at a time! Seems like someone you would like to know in person some day."
Lorna J
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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"Isabella is a wonderful teacher who is able to quickly adapt and cater to the learning styles of her students. She is a reliable instructor who inspires her students!"
Antonio
Took Cello lessons from Isabella P.
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"I really enjoyed my lessons with Peter, he was professional and kind as I took on a new adventure in learning cello and reading music as and adult. Skype was a wonderful option since I couldn't find any local instructors. There was a delay in sound at times so we would accidentally talk over eachother or I didn't know what was being asked to play, but we worked it out ans overall I would say it's worth it and would recommend Peter."
Christi
Took Cello lessons from Peter B.
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"Ms. Sophie Y. is experienced, professional and patient. Having lesson with her is always enjoyable!"
Qiao-wen
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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