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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 students 5 and up
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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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Eliana Y.

New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • 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 students Male: 6 to 80; Female: 4 to 80
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Conservatory of Music
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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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Sophie Y.

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Morris Plains, NJ
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Quentin S.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2015
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Quentin S.

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I love teaching beginner cello in all styles. I am a double bass player, so cello is the younger cousin of my main instrument. Brighter, richer, and so much easier to carry around!

About Quentin

I go to the University of Georgia for Double Bass Performance. I've spent about 11 years learning and sharing everything I can about this wonderfully complex instrument. So many genres of music can be played on the double bass, and once you add my secondary instrument, the bass guitar, you're a nece

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Gabrielle
I was nervous to start and Quentin quickly put me at ease as a student. I am an adult learner who can read music and has basic understanding of piano and wanted to move to the next level. He asked the right questions and shaped lessons and practice time which have proven extremely helpful. I look forward to more lessons and can easily recommend his lessons.
Andi
Quentin was very knowledgeable, flexible and creative. He was the ideal teacher for me as a beginner.
Milo
Quentin has an easy going manner that makes my middle school student want to learn from him. My son is working on improving his technique and Quentin was able to assess an appropriate level of instruction.
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Guy M.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Bachelors in Music Education from Florida International University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Guy M.

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My cello lessons are very unique because I don't focus on classical music at all. I teach the cello, the understanding of music and allow the students to play whatever their heart desires. Every student has different desires so I want to give them the opportunity to express themselves on the cello however they want.

About Guy

Guy is a well-known professional cellist. He began his music career at the age of 5 in his native country, Haiti. Guy trained and established a foundation in classical music during his early years and continued his study in secondary and post-secondary education, ultimately achieving a Bachelor’s

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"She(instructor) is very sincere, patient, and teaches well. And provide various experiences about music. For example, it gives you a chance to watch and perform."
Joon
Took Cello lessons from Anna C.
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"She is an excellent teacher. I felt at ease with her and learned a lot in my lesson."
Cindy
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"Rachel is a great teacher. She makes everything easy to understand. I've learned so much already."
Deseria
Took Cello lessons from Rachel C.
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"Pushes me but in a positive and encouraging way. The few classes I’ve had, my family keeps praising me on how much better i’be gotten. I am encouraged and motivated! So glad I decided it was time to look for another instructor, cause I was ready to hand in my bow! Happy, happy!"
Darlene
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"I am an older beginning cello student with a life-long desire to play the cello but with no formal music training. I am so fortunate to have Dr. Kalantzi for my instructor. Her infinite knowledge, patience, humor, enthusiasm, and positive attitude keep me encouraged."
Bonnie
Took Cello lessons from Panagiota K.
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"JoAnn is a wonderful teacher. She is very patient and encouraging. She is thorough in making sure proper form is achieved so that you are playing without discomfort. I would highly recommend her as she is great at confidence building and a truly sweet person!"
Cindy Minoli
Took Cello lessons from JoAnn R.
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"It was a wonderful first lesson! She gave me wonderful advice and things to work on next time! Will continue!"
Emily
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Brenda is a keen and thoughtful instructor and musician. As an adult returning to music, she has really made the pathway enjoyable and fun."
Eric Derks
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"Our first meeting we very well with Shannon going out of her way to ensure she was able to correctly identify the appropriate course to take."
Howard
Took Cello lessons from Shannon S.
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"I have been a student of music for many years with piano and violin. This year it was time for a change. Taking on cello with Victor has been the best experience. He is kind, patient and provides a wonderful learning environment. Although my lessons are done online it seems no different then if he were standing in my living room! I would encourage anyone to take cello lessons from Victor as he teaches a unique way with every student. By the end of your first lesson you will love what you learn and practice to get better. It has been super fun and I look forward to learning more!"
Erin
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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