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Nathan W.

7 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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~

Benjamin L.

Astoria, NY
Starting at $35
  • Awarded Pablo Casals Award from Manhattan School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Benjamin L.

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I've taught cello for the last 12 years, and try to infuse the same enthusiasm into my students as I experienced in my journey to where I am today. I use both the Suzuki method books and the Applebaum String Builder books to start with beginners, depending on level and experience, with an emphasis on music reading. After that, the student's progress will dictate the best route to follow.

About Benjamin

In my years of teaching, I have developed an individual approach with each student, young or old, according to different needs and learning styles. I believe it is never too early or too late to begin learning, and it is my hope that music making through this instrument will be as enjoyable and pas

Geoff B.

7 Reviews
Garden City, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, some Spanish
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Performance Diploma with completion all Master Degree Music Courses from Manhattan School of Music, DeAnza Community College
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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 Skil

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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.
Kelly
Geoff is a very well rounded teacher with much experience in all areas of his feild. He is great at explaining exactly what he means, and exactly what you as a player must do to create the sound he is looking for. He is not only a phenominal musician, but also an outstanding teacher, who pushes his stufents to do better.

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Sarah Kate R.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Music from Centenary College of Louisiana
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sarah Kate R.

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Hello, there. I have been teaching cello for many years. I truly enjoy fostering a love of music in my students. My undergraduate degree is in cello and voice.

About Sarah Kate

Hello, there! My name is Sarah-Kate, and I would love to be your teacher. I have been teaching voice, cello, and beginning piano for many years. My goal is to make learning music enjoyable, relaxed, and productive. Music is supposed to be FUN, and that's how I like teach. I tell students that thei

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Jeff
Over the past couple of years I have seen my daughter blossom with self esteem and talent under the guidance of Sarah Kate. Sarah Kate has a fun and engaging style that has made a lasting impression on my daughter and she has given her the tools to sing and play piano beautifully.
Susan
Sarah Kate has been my daughter’s vocal coach for about ten months and is awesome! Not only does she have amazing talent in singing and piano, but she is a super patient and encouraging teacher. My daughter has learned so much and has so much fun! I highly recommend Sarah Kate.
Phillip Arena
My wife and I appreciate Sara Kate’s ability to demonstrate patience and enthusiasm for our 6 year old daughter while effectively teaching the piano. My daughter continues to make strides with the piano and is eager to learn more.
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Ryan K.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music Performance from University of South Carolina
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Ryan K.

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I believe that everyone can experience the joy of the learning the cello and growing their inner musical nature. Learning the cello can come with many ups and downs -- I enjoy guiding students of all ages, interests, and abilities through these challenges to the rewarding moments of playing with ease and confidence.

About Ryan

I'm a performing cellist, recording artist, and teacher. I started as a symphony cellist, and have since taken my cello playing to new mediums and genres -- from rock, to gospel, to dubstep -- in performances across the US and abroad. From my home studio I have recorded and appeared on albums with

Quinn L.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Awarded Piano trio prize from Shanghai Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Quinn L.

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Teach cello since I was in College. have a lot of experience of teaching both kids and adults.

About Quinn

I began her cello studies at age of eight and won my first cello competition at ten. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance at The Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China and Master’s Degree from University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where I received a full sch

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Luca
Kun is a wonderful instructor who has passion for teaching and playing the cello. Her positive attitude and friendly personality make her lessons engaging and extremely helpful.
Joan R.
Very good teacher; patient, thorough, positive and really encouraging.

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Long Island City, NY

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Long Island City is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $105 per hour.
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"Naomi is the best! She is so patient and knowledgeable. Naomi's instruction is easy to follow."
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Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"Had an awesome experience learning contemporary styles of cello and improvisation with Naseem. He is very knowledgable and overall an amazing instructor. The information I got from him I could not find anywhere else. He’s very clear, insightful and respectful. Highly recommend him."
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Took Cello lessons from Naseem A.
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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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"Jerry is an awesome teacher! Very patient and interacts so well with my 11 year old daughter. So knowledgeable on music. Would highly reccomend!"
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Took Cello lessons from Jerry M.
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"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."
Kelsey
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"Ms. Heins provided a welcoming and comfortable introduction the teaching style, lesson goals and mechanics of cello. I found the class inviting and encouraging."
Jeffery
Took Cello lessons from Chris H.
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"Kristen is absolutely fantastic. Our teen was a first time cello player and she learned an immense amount and was completely inspired by Kristen."
Rachel
Took Cello lessons from Kristen D.
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"Nicholas was very professional. I've been playing cello for 13 years and have played in many community symphonies. I've never had a private lesson and just learned what I was taught in grad school. Although I was skeptical on online lessons, Nicholas has already shown me some bad habits i have and how to break them and we're already moving on to some hard stuff. I'm excited to where my next 9 lessons will take me. Perhaps even with more lessons on the way. Thanks Nicholas!"
Papo
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Great teacher. So glad to be learning from Johanna."
Carl
Took Cello lessons from Johanna W.
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"Terrific start. Victor is very adaptable and is enthusiastic as a teacher. Looking forward to future lessons."
Amelia
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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