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Pecos S.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $56
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BM Cello Performance from University of Oregon
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Pecos S.

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I am a professional performing artist and educator who believes that everyone is inherently musical. I have extensive experience with students of all ages and abilities and enjoy cultivating the interests of those whom I teach.

About Pecos

DC-based cellist Pecos was the winner of the 2016 Baroque Concerto Competition at the San Francisco Conservatory and has performed on baroque and modern instruments across the US, the Czech Republic, Italy and Austria. Pecos has recorded for the Naxos label as a Fellow at the National Orchestral In

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Chris J.
amazing cello instructor and player
Chris J.
Pecos is an excellent and enjoyable instructor. I look forward to our future lessons.
Peter M.
Excellent teacher! Breaks down analytically how to improve techniques.
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Jeanmarie J.

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Starting at $59
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jeanmarie J.

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Experienced professional cellist with degrees in music and music education strives to bring a solid foundation combined with the joy of music.

About Jeanmarie

My passion is music and my greatest joy is sharing that passion. My teaching style is adapted to each student, customized lesson plans and curriculum designed to teach and challenge but also ensure the student is enjoying the experience by basing lessons on music in which the student is interested

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Edward A.
Very good instructor. She has the right temprament for me being an older student.
Tracey L.
She was very thorough..plus her style of teaching will definitely benefit me in the long run!!
Debbie N.
Jeanmarie helped me to learn the proper way to hold the cello and the bow. She watched carefully to be sure I maintained that throughout the lesson. I am pleased that she is going to be sure I learn to play the cello well to prevent injuries. She also gave me some very basic bowing and finger exercises to practice this first week so I begin to build correct muscle memory before I go on to working with sheet music.
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Catherine W.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, mandarin
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Awarded MSM Scholarship from Manhattan School of Music
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Catherine W.

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I only teach beginner and intermediate cello.

About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the Ameri

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Sophia D.
Great with children very understanding knows a lot of information willing to help you succeed in success! Would recommend to anyone.
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Merlene
I had a great experience because Catherine is an amazing instructor.
She taught lessons with a high degree of professionalism and care. As a novice, I was able to learn a lot because Catherine was patient and attentive to my learning style.
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Mary V.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Russian, Italian
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Mary V.

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Although I mainly sing now, I was originally a violinist and played all through college in professional orchestras, quartets and even as a soloist.

As a professional Music Educator, I have run String Programs in various International Schools among many other instrumental ensembles. I've conducted student orchestras & built many programs from scratch. Please see the links in my profile of the beginner orchestras as well as my playing!

Although I do not play professionally anymore, I still play very well, and am a perfect teacher for a beginner and intermediate student. I know how to get students started quickly and with confidence. Choose me to jump start yourself or your child.

I think my biggest strength as a strings teacher is helping this tedious time as a beginning violinist be fun and useful. My students really enjoy their lessons. I also have a lot of experience online and anticipate all of the normal issues (tuning, instrument care, etc;)

I've trained a lot of ...

About Mary

Hello everyone, I hope you are staying healthy amid the COVID-19 Crisis. This is such a difficult situation for everyone. Stay home and stay safe. If you are interested in online music lessons, consider me, as I've been teaching online for the past 3 years. I've mainly taught voice but have

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Marsia
As an inexperienced singer, Mary is helping me find my voice, and so far, I love it! She is very clear and concise when it comes to teaching, and there is a level of expectation when it comes to practicing, which I love, as it holds me accountable for my progress.
Connie *.
Very good introduction. Looking forward to next week.
Aubrey
I am a college student going into my first year as a music major and Mary has been extremely helpful! I started voice lessons coming from a choral background and Mary was able to help me better understand the qualities of my voice and helped me make my technique more consistent. She has also recommended many great arias and pieces for me to work on to expand my repertoire. Overall, I feel much more prepared for college and confident as a vocalist due to these lessons!
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Megan C.

48 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, German
  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Eastern Michigan University
  • Awarded Young Artist Competition 1st Prize Winner from Ann Arbor Society for Music Arts
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Megan C.

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As a cellist with 20 years of playing experience, I am a passionate cellist of many orchestras around the US and an even more passionate teacher. I enjoy helping students of all ages and levels!

In addition to your lessons, you'll be granted access to my supplemental recordings for personal practice, making your practice routine feel like you're playing with others!

Lesson Duration Recommendations:
30 min for beginners
45 min for beginner-intermediate
60 for intermediate-advanced

About Megan

Megan is an internationally performing cellist hailing from Detroit, Michigan. Currently residing in Austin, Texas, she enjoys sharing her musical passion with students and on stage all over the country. In her free time, Megan spends her time drawing and reading. She has most recently served as

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i loved the lesson
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thank you Lottie loved it
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Jordi L.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Cello Performance Major / Jazz Minor from University of Georgia
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jordi L.

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I am a third year cello performance major at the University of Georgia and have been playing the cello for over eleven years. I have experience performing and practicing in a variety of ensembles and genres (i.e. orchestras, chamber ensembles, jazz, rock/jam bands, bluegrass, pop). I plan to incorporate music theory and ear training into lessons to help my students become more familiar with their instruments and repertoire. I want to encourage innovation and creativity in each of my students so that they can feel comfortable approaching any musical opportunity.

About Jordi

I am a third year cello performance major and jazz minor (bass guitar) at the University of Georgia. I have been playing classical cello for over eleven years and bass for two. I am prepared to teach students of any age and give them the tools and adaptability to perform in a variety of ensembles,

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Wendy J.
I have been taking cello lessons with Jordi (weekly and online) for four months and I have come on leaps and bounds - in large part due to his excellent instruction, attention to detail and patience!

Jordi has really helped me to feel comfortable with the instrument and I am now *almost* brave enough to say that I "play cello".

I would highly recommend Jordi!
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HE IS THE BEST
Leslie B.
Another outstanding lesson! Learning more and more about reading music correctly. Thank you!

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"I took lessons from Maria for 6 years, starting the summer just before I entered high school. Initially I was embarrassed because I knew most kids learning an instrument had started years before me, and I hadn't had any experience with reading sheet music or anything like that.

But she never held any preconceived notions about where my ability *should* be, which helped me feel comfortable learning the cello for fun, which was why I was taking lessons. And Maria was always patient working with me on whatever little part of a piece I struggled with week after week until I got it. She let me self direct how I wanted to learn, so I didn't spend as much time memorizing music theory and was able to learn through playing, which worked well for me.

While taking lessons through high school and part of college, I had a lot of difficult classes and sometimes had to sacrifice my short-term cello progress to make time for them. I always felt bad when this happened, but Maria understood and once the air cleared I was always excited to catch up to where I wanted to be.

Cello was always something kind of meditative where I could make something beautiful by putting in time, and I don't think I would enjoy playing now if I hadn't had the warm guidance of such a great teacher on my journey through the music world."
Ariel
Took Cello lessons from Maria H.
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"Naseem is the best. He inspires and provides the right balance of direction and encouragement. He has taken my daughter from an absolute beginner to a second year student. Through Naseem’s coaching my 10 year old daughter continues to thrive on learning the Cello and we will continue with him as her cello teacher for as long as possible. My daughter says ‘Naseem is a great role model for her’."
Mark
Took Cello lessons from Naseem A.
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"Great lesson. Seemed to have gotten over my mind- block on Double-stop exercise. Thanks."
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"Joanne is an excellent teacher. She takes time to explain not only what to do but why certain techniques are used. The cello is a beautiful-sounding instrument and Joanne is teaching me how to bring the most tone out of my instrument."
Mike
Took Cello lessons from JoAnn R.
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"Johanna is very patient and inspiring. She is a dedicated teacher!"
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Took Cello lessons from Johanna W.
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"Lenna is the best!! She is incredibly patient and positive, and very professional. My daughter (age 10) is really enjoying working with her!!! We would give Lenna 6 stars if we could!!!"
Francesca
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"Victor has the rare ability to both inspire and equip a budding musician. Often, a teachers may be enthusiastic but may lack in practical, effective techniques to enable a student to truly excell. There are also the cases in which an instructor has excellent info to share, but lacks the spark and fun needed for a child to truly benefit. Victor has both. He took our frustrated daughter who was convinced she could not do this thing called cello, and gave her both the tools to succeed and the drive to work. As a former music educator myself, I recommend him with my highest regards."
Joy
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"Jessica was great—very enthusiastic and instructive. I look forward to my next lesson!"
Julie Rand
Took Cello lessons from Jessica B.
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"My 12 year old son has been taking lessons with Claire online for a couple of months. He had been playing a few years in school but never had an individual lesson. She is helping him create some new habits while improving his technique and musicianship. She is very encouraging and supportive (and fun!). Looking forward to seeing how he progresses in the future!"
Sara
Took Cello lessons from Claire S.
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"Kristen has been a truly fantastic cello teacher to my daughter (14) for over 3 years!
Her lessons are truly engaging and productive and she can communicate the information in a way that is easy to understand. She so very patient and encouraging while also inspiring excellence in her students. She keeps the lessons fun and interesting by spending some time each week on playing duets, sight-reading and learning a variety of musical styles. Her own incredible musical talent is an inspiration and her enthusiasm is contagious!"
Katarina
Took Cello lessons from Kristen D.
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