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Laura C.

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  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Laura C.

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I emphasize a physically relaxed and technically accurate approach to cello playing so that students are free to create music without limitations or physical discomfort.
Though playing an instrument takes hard work, it should be a fun and enjoyable experience too! We will work together to ensure that you are learning pieces that interest you and inspire you to reach the next level. By the end of each lesson you will know what to work on for the week and exactly how to practice in order to achieve the most effective results.

Students will learn the fundamentals of music theory and history while focusing on improving their technical facility on the cello. Students also work towards building their comfort with the instrument by practicing increasingly complex exercises and repertoire.

Lessons will be highly interactive and geared towards your personal goals as an aspiring cellist.

About Laura

*** About Me *** I am a classically trained cellist in NYC. I have a master's degree in cello performance from a top NYC conservatory and I am a registered Suzuki teacher for books 1-10. In addition to performing music, I love to teach cello lessons to aspiring musicians of all ages! My musical as

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Taylor B.
Laura was friendly, knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable. I’m looking forward to future lesson with her!
Chelsea
Wonderful lesson! I can't wait for the next one.
Janet M.
My first lesson with Laura was even better than I had hoped. I'm an adult intermediate player who has not played in the past several years. Laura communicated with me several times prior to the lesson to check on my experience, goals, and music requests. During the lesson Laura identified and helped with several problem techniques and provided exercises to help correct them. She was friendly, professional, and made excellent use of our lesson time. She's an excellent coach and I'm so excited to have found her!
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Helen N.

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  • Awarded Susan and Ford Schumann Scholarship from Aspen Music Festival
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Helen N.

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While I certainly place emphasis on technical work and mastery, I also want all students to feel comfortable in expressing their individual voice and interests. I believe that it is incredibly important to encourage students to explore a number of creative avenues within music. Therefore, I am very open to having students explore music outside the classical canon in addition to experimenting with improvisation and composition. An additional component of my teaching style is finding unique and interesting ways to keep students motivated and teaching them how to effectively practice and learn on their own.

About Helen

My teaching philosophy is largely centered around the importance of individuality. The “one size fits all” approach is hardly ever adequate--every student has different needs, strengths, and challenges. While I certainly place emphasis on technical work and mastery, I also want all students to feel

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Charlize
My daughter is engaged and present in the lesson and is finding joy again in her cello.
Shaniya
Helen is an engaging and inspiring teacher. I recommend her highly!
Ellie R.
My 10 year old daughter isr excited to have Helen as a cello teacher. Helen is positive and fun and makes playing cello seem really hip and cool.
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Wei D.

3 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Mandarin, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Winner from Douai International Cello Competition, Douai France
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Wei D.

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Good habits and an excellent attitude make great cellists. It doesn't hurt to love music too. I love music and I love to share my passion with my students.

Having a teacher who is an experienced performer is an important quality in a teacher. I am a professional classical musician currently working as a freelance cellist in the Chicago area. I play with Chicago Philharmonic, the Northbrook Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Northwest Indiana Symphony, among others. Before coming to Chicago I played for 13 seasons with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

I have taught privately for over 10 years including 2 years in Paris. My teaching is a reflection of my teacher, Phillippe Muller. I studied with Msr. Muller while studying at the Paris Conservatory. Msr. Muller is currently a Professor of Cello at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

About Wei

Even though I have been teaching and performing on the cello for most of my life, it's not all there is to who I am. I am a chef (almost--12 weeks to go), a mom, a wife. I have a cute little Tibetan Terrier that loves visitors. My husband and I love hiking in beautiful places. Studying with m

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Lovely introductory session! Looking forward to our next lesson. Excited about my homework! lol
Michael
Wei , is an excellent teacher,
She gave me really helpful practical suggestions and tips how to practice my bowing technique and it greatly improved my tone and made it easier to play and more fun too !
Thank you Wei ,you are a fantastic teacher!!
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Erin C.

52 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BA in Music from University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Erin C.

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I teach beginner cello primarily using the Suzuki books, but supplement with other materials when needed. My students work on scales and rhythm constantly to improve their tone and musicality as well as technique. I teach classical, religious, fiddle, and more. I also teach group ensembles, trios, quartets, and I work with students on their school orchestral and audition pieces.

About Erin

My name is Erin. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a concentration in Violin. I began studying violin at the age of six. I have performed with small chamber ensembles, orchestras, quartets, and trios. I enjoy playing for churc

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Tyler
I highly recommend Erin for your violin lessons. I’m an adult learner and she has been more than patient, extremely helpful, and has given excellent instruction to help me grow my abilities with my violin.
Sheena
My daughter and I had our first lesson with Erin together. We both had a lot of fun and learned alot in the first lesson.
James
Erin went above and beyond to get me my first ever violin/fiddle lesson on my birthday as part of a surprise from my family. As someone who plays other instruments but has never touched anything with a bow, I was very thankful to have Erin to introduce me to the instrument with patience but also thoroughness and clear expertise. Very much looking forward to continuing lessons with Erin as I begin to learn this instrument.
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Jessica L.

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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jessica L.

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I am a professional cellist with a graduate degree in music and extensive performing and teaching experience. I look forward to working with you or your child to help accomplish your goals and have fun making music! Lessons are tailored to each students needs and abilities, and I have vast experience working with students of all ages and abilities, from elementary students to college students. I teach online and in-person lessons.

I can provide private lessons for beginner-intermediate level violin and viola students who are in elementary-middle school. I also provide beginner-advanced cello lessons for students of all ages.

About Jessica

Jessica L. is a professional teacher and cellist with a Master of Music in Cello Performance and a Certificate in Arts Administration from the University of Colorado Boulder. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and a Texas teaching certificate in music education. As a

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NIAMH J.
Very good first lesson with 6-year old daughter. Jessica has her very excited to practice and learn more.
Jessica M.
Best instructor ever
Sarah
Love how Jessica interact and engage my daughter. in the session.
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Concetta A.

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  • Awarded Composer in Residence from TAKT Artist Residency and Gallery
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Concetta A.

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The cello is one of the most beautiful instruments! Experts say it has the closest sound to the human voice.

About Concetta

Concetta is a NYC based violinist, strings specialist and composer. She writes original art songs inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry and everyday objects and sounds. She released her first solo album entitled Falling in Time in February 2015 on Waterbug Records. She was a visiting comp

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Bryan P.
Concetta is a wonderful instructor - prior to my lesson I was feeling nervous - not sure what to expect, not feeling worthy, etc. - she quickly put me at ease and we had a very productive 1st lesson - well worth the investment of my time and money
Joseph
I haven’t ever enjoyed a music lesson as much as I do with Concetta.
Concetta is warm, charismatic, and truly loves what she does which inspires me to keep going.
It’s the hour that I look forward to the most each week!
Jim
My first lesson with Concetta was great. I received a lot of good feedback and things to work on for this first week. Really looking forward to lesson 2 next week!

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"Chris is an excellent teacher - focused both on the big map of where I'd like to travel and also where we are at the moment. He's thoughtful and tuned in to every detail of my playing and form. He's also very positive and an awful lot of fun!"
Darcy
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"Johnny has been a great instructor. I am enjoying learning the cello under his tutelage."
Frances
Took Cello lessons from Johnny M.
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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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"So far so good. After my first lesson I feel like I have learned so much. Chris was fun and informative. He took into account what I wanted and needed to learn and gave me plenty of stuff to work on. I was a little unsure about the online format but with a little tweaking on my end it was fine. Looking forward to my next lesson!"
Elizabeth
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Chris is a great instructor and my daughter looks forward to her cello lesson with Chris!"
Aarushi
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Hallie is very patient and relays material in an easy to learn way."
Serryn
Took Cello lessons from Hallie C.
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"Very helpful and informative. Gives tips and exercises to help with good posture and correct form. Flexible with time and able to send help during the week if needed. Works at a good pace and always checks for understanding. Reviews your form while playing to make sure everything is in the correct place and moving correctly. Good first lesson. Excited for the rest to come xD"
Cheyenne
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"Just had one leason. Very good experience."
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"I tried several cello instructors (one of them from Juilliard) and Lenna was the one I stuck with for years. She's amazing.

I highly recommend her for her compassion, kindness, patience, and ability to customize instruction based on what you need. Give her a shot!"
Brett
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"Christopher is a wonderful instructor. He is enthusiastic about teaching, patient, and excited to help is students reach their goals."
Kate
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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