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Nathan W.

7 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Bachelor’s of Music from Indiana University
  • Teaching since 2004
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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 ...

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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~
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Sarah O.

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Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Sarah O.

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My greatest joy is making music and sharing it with others! We'll work together on creating an engaging environment and lesson plan suited to your time and needs and will approach each lesson with clear goals and the tools to get there. Music making and your technique go hand in hand, so we'll focus on building foundations and creating excellent habits to bring the life out of your music.

For any cello student looking to build and broaden their skills, I'm excited to be a part of your learning journey!

About Sarah

Sarah Overton is a cellist and arts administrator living and working in Brooklyn, New York. As the former Program Director of A Gift For Music, Overton led a team of thirteen teaching artists to provide tuition-free string music education to more than 400 students annually in Central Florida. As a

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Lucas
Sarah is one in a million. You'd be hard-pressed to find a teacher (or person), as dedicated to music, teaching, and their students. Sarah always comes to lessons prepared and excited to help. She knows how to get the best out of her students. Highly highly highly recommend!
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Lucie T.

New York, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University
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Lucie T.

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I am a professional cellist and teacher specialized in working with beginner and intermediate students. I am committed to fostering a friendly, personalized learning environment in which my students can formulate goals and reach their full potential. I always cater my lesson plans to my students’ specific interests, whether they want to develop a strong technique, develop their ear training and music theory skills, or simply learn their favorite songs. Let’s get started!

About Lucie

I am currently finishing my undergraduate studies at Columbia University while working on a master’s degree at the Juilliard School. I have a passion for teaching and take pride in my students achieve their musical goals. My curriculum targets the development of left and right hand technique while

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Jessica G.

52 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded Outstanding String Player from California State University Long Beach Strings Department
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Jessica G.

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Cello lessons in my studio, at your home, or on-line.

About Jessica

I have 20 years of playing experience along with a Bachelor's degree in Cello Performance. I was the section leader of my university's orchestra as well as a full-scholarship member of the university quartet. As a professional gigging musician, I have played with Il Divo, Mario Winans, La Jolla S

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Rita E.
We didn’t have a cello teacher in our small town so we decided to try taking online lessons. Jessica took my daughter through Suzuki books 1-6. She was very personable and very focused. She kept my daughter motivated and even allowed performance opportunities (Skyping into recitals). We have since moved to a bigger city and my daughter takes live lessons. Her new teacher (who has a doctorate in cello performance) was very impressed with my daughter’s technique. Thanks Jessica for giving my daughter a great musical foundation!
Amanda
Jessica is patient, clear and very skilled. I am starting from the very beginning and she has a way of guiding that is both encouraging and constructive. Highly recommend her for children and adults wanting to learn the cello.
Audrey
Jessica is very knowledgeable and friendly. My daughter enjoyed her lesson with her.

Jessica B.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Speaks English, Polish
  • Teaches students 7 to 85
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jessica B.

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As a cellist with 18 years of playing experience and 5+ years of teaching I have learned that music can change your life at any age and even can help you heal from whatever struggles life throws at you. Music and learning an instrument can improve your brain functions in a way that no other activity can accomplish. I am so passionate about teaching and customize my teaching style to each student individually because the same approach does not work for everyone. I strongly believe in that and try to get to know my students, who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are and how I can help to overcome those. I get very involved with my students and build a personal relationship with each one of them to further help them with cello. I've had some wonderful instructors myself including Amir Eldan and Hans Jensen who taught me not only how to play the instrument itself but also how to use those skills that come with being a musician in life.
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About Jessica

I am a professional cellist who graduated from Oberlin Music Conservatory in 2016 with Bachelor of Music Performance. Since then I have been playing and teaching cello both privately and in high/middle schools. I teach people of all ages from 7 year olds to 85. I get so much joy from my students'

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Julie Rand
Jessica was great—very enthusiastic and instructive. I look forward to my next lesson!
Ainsley T.
First lesson- had a lot of fun.
Sarah
Jessica is a wonderful teacher! She knows how to meet the learning needs of every student. She is patient and fun, yet demands that her students improve. I highly recommend her for any level of student. I have seen her work with beginners and advanced students. They all love her and learn so much from working with her.

Alex T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • B.M Cello Performance from Biola University
  • Teaches students 5 to 20
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Alex T.

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I am passionate about sharing everything I know about the cello to my students. I am classically trained, but I also love to venture out and do different kinds of music such as pop, broadway, and local band placing as well. You tell me what you want to improve at or work on, and I will make it my top priority to help you get to the next level.

About Alex

I'm a cello performance student in the greater Los Angeles area. I attend Biola University and I am passionate about educating the youth and inspiring the future generations to come. Personal Website: http://alejandrosanchezthompsoncellist.bandzoogle.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ale

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Ridgewood, NY

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Ridgewood is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $130 per hour.
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$42 average
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$56 average
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"Alex is an excellent cello teacher! He is very perceptive and offers solid suggestions to help you improve your technique and grow as a player. Learning a new instrument can be quite stressful, but Alex is a supportive teacher whose friendly smile and casual demeanor will help put you at ease in your studies."
- Bren
Took Cello lessons from Alex G.
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"He is the best cello teacher ,very professional and very good with children. My daughter is very happy to have lessons with him."
- Daria
Took Cello lessons from Thomas V.
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"Excellent class!"
- Han
Took Cello lessons from Johnny M.
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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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"Jessica is great!"
- William
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Susanna is knowledgable and very thorough. She takes her time to insure that you are comfortable and understand the material she presents.
My previous instructor had a less traditional manner of teaching and I am very much enjoying the approach that Susanna uses."
- Lisa
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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"Omar was kind with my never had a lesson status said we should get started and had me making some nice sounds with the cello in no time at all"
- Thomas
Took Cello lessons from Omar G.
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"My cello lessons with Thomas were some of the most fun experiences I've had with music. He is incredibly clear and encouraging. He helped me discover the joy of playing the cello, and I am forever grateful for that!"
- Blake
Took Cello lessons from Thomas L.
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"After only two sessions I am so glad to have found Jessica. She is patient, observant, helpful and so encouraging. I was unsure how online cello lessons would work but this is the ideal format for me. Jessica is able to observe form and offer gentle suggestions how as well as instruction on sound. I wish I was able to take the lessons in person with Jessica because there are a couple limitations to Skype (such as a slight lag and inability to have seamless dialogue or duets) but Jessica obviously knows how to deal with these technical problems. I highly recommend Jessica and am sure that with her help even an old, slow returning cellist will soon be enjoying playing complex music. Finally, Jessica has been very flexible with my crazy schedule lately. An awesome person and great instructor."
- Mike
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Jessica was patient, kind, and completely fun to be around. She also didn't let my son get away with bad form. Way to go, Jessica! She's coming back until she's sick of us!"
- Dylan
Took Cello lessons from Jessica B.
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