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Lenna P.

29 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Shelby G.
Lenna is very good at making you feel comfortable as an adult student. She goes at the pace that fits you and adapts to what you already know and is flexible with schedules in case you have a crazy schedule.
Nicholas H.
Fantastic first lesson!
My son is really excited for the next one.
Top notch!
Jennie
Lenna has been Leah’s teacher for over 2 years. She enjoyed cello through her school program, but wanted to push herself further and learn more solo work. Not only did she love her lessons, but she greatly improved. So much so she was just accepted into LaGuardia for cello! Lenna — even virtually during COVID— encouraged Leah and inspired her to do her best. Needless to say it’s such a joy to see my teenager love to practice, look forward to playing with Lenna, and learning so much.
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Daniel H.

10 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • MM, Cello Performance from The Juilliard School
  • Awarded 1st Prize from Stulberg International String Competition
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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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Zoe N.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Zoe N.

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My name Zoe. I am a classical trained cellist and musician and I love teaching, especially kids who are just starting or have been playing for a while! My goal is to let my students enjoy playing and know how to appreciate classical music even if they ended up not pursuing music as a career. Music comes in different forms, I like having my students chose whatever piece of music that they would like to play on the cello, and I will do my best to help them to achieve their goal. A lot of musicians grew up practicing alone so as a professional string quartet players, I would very much like to have my students to work with each other and enhance their communication skill from day one! I think being able to listen is a skill that can be used in every other field as well, and I firmly believe that playing chamber music will be a great way to increase sensibility of listening.

About Zoe

Hi! My name is Zoe, I am a classical trained musician. I am in a professional string quartet and we are currently in residence in multiple cites in Europe. I have been touring with my colleagues in the past few years and I loved it! But as I am playing and learning so much from my great mentors, I r

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Claire M.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Claire M.

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I teach private cello lessons to all levels and ages. Online or at my place for 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Take a look through my bio and profile and let me know if you have any questions.

About Claire

​Claire received her Master’s of Music in cello performance from California State University Long Beach’s Cole Conservatory of Music where she was a student of Dr. David Garrett, cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has performed in the Los Angeles Cello Society concert series and as

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Christy
Claire makes challenging pieces more helpful by giving fun ways to learn them. She is a great instructor!
Christy
Claire makes sure that she answers any questions that I have. She goes at my pace. She's a great teacher! She is so experienced and patient.
Christy
Taking lessons on line is sometimes challenging; for instance, the instructor is talking but sometimes her words become garbled, like watching television and the picture and sound fades in and out.

I thought the teacher wanted me to just memorize the one section (the tune); she wasn't clear the first time (the first lesson) on memorizing the tune for playing All of the exercises without looking at the music notes. So, yesterday's lesson wasn't as good as I had hoped it would be.
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Amy A.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Master's of Music in Cello Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaching since 2011
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Amy A.

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Whether you're looking for a traditional Suzuki method experience or just want to fiddle around, we can work together to make playing cello a great experience for you. In person or over Skype. Young and young at heart welcome.

About Amy

Dr. Amy A. is an online private cello teacher in NYC. She completed her Doctorate in Cello Performance at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory and her Master's in Cello Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. When she started cello lessons, her parents drove her two hours every week to th

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Roni
We adore, Miss Amy! She is incredibly competent and even more incredibly loving! She teaches with nothing but positive energy. It's easier to find errors and note them. I can't even attempt to work at finding all the good in some of our lesson time that Amy can find! She finds those tiny "correct" and "right" things and that leaves our two sons energized and feeling confident about what they are able to accomplish - even when the difficulty of the song has discouraged them. Amy always finds a way of putting in a section that makes them shine.

This is our fourth year with online lessons from Miss Amy. I mention this all the time but we have had our sons complimented and one mentor in our local symphony even asked told our son that his playing has improved with his online lessons.

We can never ask for a better teacher. Miss Amy is hands down one of our family's most favorite people in the entire world.

Thank you, Miss Amy for being so positive, for being incredibly forgiving, loving, interested and letting our boys learn at their pace. You have been instrumental in their ability to feel proud of the work they are able to do in music.

If you are worried that you may not find a good fit for online lessons please give Miss Amy a try! She is able to get so much learning across the distance that it makes us feel she is sitting in the room next to us!
Ori
I went in hoping to relearn the basics of cello. I have a lot of experience, but my fundamentals, primarily, how I held my bow and cello, were extremely poor. Cello tutors that I've had in the past have struggled with the awkward place that would put my cello skills if you thought of progressing skill as being in a linear fashion, but she's been great. She's did a really good job at tailoring her lessons to my specific skillset and abilities. Would recommend.
Becki DeVries
While Amy was a nice teacher - and this helped my daughter during Covid - as schools were closed - she was absolutely unwilling to cancel a lesson when my daughter was in the ER. I was only able to give a few hours notice because the accident happened that morning. I completely understand cancellation policies, however there's a double standard when the teacher can cancel minutes before with no explanation, but the student who is in the ER can't. This happened literally back to back weeks. I found the whole experience just unkind - and we don't need that energy in our lives. We will find a teacher who has more compassion.
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Irina D.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Stringed Instruments, Cello from The State Conservatory of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Irina D.

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I am a classically-trained and educated Cellist with deep experience playing with Symphony Orchestra’s, Chamber Orchestra’s, Ensemble’s, Quartets, and Solo. I am currently working at Loudoun symphony orchestra and Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. If your goal is to start learning how to play cello, improve your skill, to play any particular piece, get ready for any special event, develop your sight reading or just enjoy playing this beautiful instrument - I am happy to help you. I know how to find inspiration, making interesting even exercise routine, we will work at developing your artistic and professional skills and find the best way to express yourself by the cello.

About Irina

I began my musical education at the age of ten, have played for 21 years, and have fourteen years of formal musical education. I specialize in classical music, and can play any musical style required. I am a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States. I am a patient and sociable person who lov

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Cuba G.
Great first lesson. Learned new methods to improve bowing. Looking forward to the next lesson
Paul D.
I am coming to the cello as a brand new beginner. I have play around with some fretted instruments, ukulele, banjo, etc. But Irina was super at getting me relaxed, focused on basics and encouraging me with small, but important mechanics and technical details. I have taken other music lessons like sax, so could compare. I totally enjoyed the start of my cello training.
Oh, btw, I'm retired and over 65!!!

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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Melville is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $167 per hour.
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"Lenna educates with patience, expertise, and humor. She was fantastic at turning my overly negative self-critiques into poignant and positive learning points. She helped me help myself, and consequently my cello playing got way, way better. Thanks Lenna!"
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Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"Brenda was very patient. I am a total beginner and she was great! I am excited to practice and see her next session."
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Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"Time efficient, always on time. Creative teaching"
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Took Cello lessons from Alexandra K.
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Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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"Tszto is an excellent cellist and teacher. My child has improved immensely in the few months she has been studying with him. He is diligent in making sure all aspects of playing the cello are in order from musicianship to technique. He is professional and a nice person."
Martha
Took Cello lessons from Tszto W.
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"My son had his first cello lesson today with Omar and really enjoyed it. Omar was friendly and knowledgeable. Looking forward to his next lesson."
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Took Cello lessons from Omar G.
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"Naomi truly is an amazing instructor!"
Adrianna
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"Sophie’s class was fun and helped me to improve my skills in a gradual phase. Awesome!"
Sandy Leo
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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"Lenna is wonderful!!! She is dedicated to her art and her warmness really reassured our family that she was the perfect match. My 8 year-old daughter been having private in home lesson over the passed year and have shown great improvement with even the most challenging piece. She has patience and can differentiate instruction to facilitate my daughter learning style, making it an adventurous.
My daughter would frequently say:"Practice Makes Prefect"
But for Lenna:"Practice Make Progress" because you are forever learning.
She is indeed a humble individual..
I highly recommend Lenna for any level of practice."
D. George
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"Mr. King is a very talented and engaging Cello instructor. He is always punctual, very patient, and makes the lesson fun for the student. I am very happy with my child's progress, and hope to continue lessons as long as Mr. King is available to teach!!!"
Anna Marie
Took Cello lessons from Randall K.
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