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Wei D.

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  • Speaks French, Mandarin, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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 me

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Catherine
I have now had about 6 lessons with Wei, She is fantastic. She doesn't let me get away with mistakes, (like some teachers) and I am truly learning a lot.
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lovely, kind and helpful!!!
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Alex W.

6 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's in Music, Cello Performance from Sacramento State University
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Alex W.

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I am a cello teacher and performer with 10 years of teaching experience. This is what I do full time, and I love it! I enjoy working with children, adults, and groups of all ages and levels of experience.

I am a classically trained cellist and received my Bachelor's in Music, Cello Performance from Sacramento State University, and my Master's in Music, Cello Performance from Florida State University.

I play in weddings, living rooms, fancy events, and various orchestras. I've held section and principal roles in the Tallahassee Symphony, Townsend Opera, Pacific Chamber Orchestra, and North State Symphony.

Reach out if you are interested in beginning or continuing your studies in cello!

About Alex

I am a cello performer and teacher based in the Bay Area. This is what I do full-time, and I love it! I received my Master's in Music, Cello Performance from Florida State University, and my Bachelor's in Music, Cello Performance from Sacramento State University. I have been teaching students of

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Linda K.
In view of the Coronavirus lockdown, we had to resort to the online method of teaching. I believe it has been working fine. Alex is easy to work with, and I'm enjoying learning the cello. Thanks
Tuala G.
Great information and lesson!
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Brendon P.

17 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2014
  • Awarded 1st Place Strings from Tuesday Musical Association Competition
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Brendon P.

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I have over 20 years of playing experience from some of the best teachers around the world. I am certified to teach all 10 Suzuki books. I cater my teaching to each individual student and my goal is to create a fun nurturing environment.

About Brendon

Brendon Phelps is forging a path as an engaging cellist and collaborator, characterized by his sense of individuality, depth of expression, and expansive palette of color. His playing has been described by The Strad as “...rich but clear sound and beautiful shaping and leading.” As a collaborat

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Frances
So helpful! Really willing to work at my pace. Looking forward to future lessons with Brendon.
Cesar
Brendon is a great instructor and working with him over the last couple of months has improved my playing dramatically. His no pressure attitude allows you to relax and brings out your best during lessons. I would recommend him to any level of player.
Isabella
Isabella is loving her cello lessons. Thank you!
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Pecos S.

34 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Baroque Concerto Competition Winner from San Francisco Conservatory Of Music
  • BM Cello Performance from University of Oregon
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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 in those whom I teach.

About Pecos

New York-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 Orchestr

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Shellie Williams
My son had his first lesson, and it was a success. His instructions were clear and he was patient the entire time. We hope to continue with Pecos for a long time to come. Excellent!
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Cheryle
Pecos is a wonderful teacher. Very patient. Has excellent tips to accelerate the learning process. Customizes the classes to achieve my personal goals. I previously took cello years ago and got frustrated. Now I am 67 years old and his teaching recommendations have enabled me to accel far beyond where I quit last time. I am encouraged now to continue on. C.Hart
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Genevieve T.

16 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded New York Philharmonic Zarin Mehta Fellow from New York Philharmonic
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Genevieve T.

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Having 20+ years of playing experience, and 10+ years of professional experienced cello teaching, I feel very comfortable helping my students understand the foundations of cello technique.

My lessons are structured very clearly with some technique work at the beginning, whether it be scales or a study, followed by a piece or work we’ll work on together to finish off the lesson.

In addition, I send each of my students off with their very own practice regiment and practice journal/log ✍️, that they can use to track their own progress throughout their week, keep track of their assignments, and lastly, write out any comments or questions that come up in between lessons.

I also share music and other supplemental materials to my students when possible in these practice regiments, so that they do not always have to purchase it or search for it themselves :)

I’m happy to help and guide my students however they need it :)

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About Genevieve

I am a professional cellist, skilled in all solo, chamber, and orchestra settings. My playing has invited me into the top ranking music festivals in the world including Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and many others. These opportunities have led me to perf

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Stephanie
As an adult taking lessons for the first time, I was very nervous about how I would get a long with my instructor and whether I would be comfortable. Genevieve could not be more kind, patient and willing to teach me the basics so I can have a great foundation to learn! She is a wonderful teacher and I truly feel she is passionate about her students learning and about the cello. She is clearly a very talented woman. Highly recommended for any age of student!
Clark
Genevieve is such a fantastic teacher!

She knows so much about the instrument but does a great job starting with the fundamentals of the cello and then moving forward at whatever pace you are comfortable with. I have seen her teach any age (5-83) and any skill level (total beginner to working pro), all with the same focused attention and dedication to the student.

5/5 would recommend to anyone interested in learning this beautiful instrument! This price is a total bargain!
Christine White
Really enjoying my lessons (I'm on my third set of classes) and began noticing improvements quite quickly!
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Quinn L.

6 Reviews
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  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Awarded Piano trio prize from Shanghai Conservatory of Music
  • Music Master degree from University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
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Quinn L.

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Teach cello since I was in College. have a lot of experience of teaching both kids and adults.

About Quinn

Hello, my name is Quinn. I offer cello lesson and violin lessons in-person and online. I began my cello studies at age of seven and won my first cello competition at ten. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance at The Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China and Master’s Degree from

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Claudia
Supportive and encouraging. Very happy with her. Sometimes I can’t hear well through her mask.
Natalie
We are loving cello with Quinn! We had her in person before COVID and now online. She does a great job of guiding the learning process and working with the student (my daughter as an individual)
Shauna
My 9 yr old daughter began cello lessons with Quinn about 2 weeks before lockdown started. I was worried that online lessons wouldn't work out, but Quinn has been amazing. She's great at explaining everything so that my daughter understands, and she pushes just enough to keep her interested without being overwhelmed. She also answers questions promptly by email when any problems arise. I can't recommend her highly enough!

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The average cost of 60-minute online cello lessons is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $150 per hour.
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"way better than my current teacher"
K.C.
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Nicholas was very patient with my son and is ensuring he is using correct technique. He was willing to answer my questions on ways I can support and tools to ensure my son is growing in his cello skills."
Freddy
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Maria is a wonderful cello teacher! She teaches well to the individual, is very patient, and gives much encouragement. She always has an answer to my son's questions about cello or music in general. He says he knows she enjoys teaching because she is happy and full of energy at lessons. Lesson time is well-spent and my son always leaves lessons with a renewed desire to practice and improve."
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Took Cello lessons from Maria H.
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"Excellent! Very patient."
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"Genevieve taught me the most I’ve ever learned about the cello in a mere two months. Through her I was able to move through an entire Suzuki book while also learning every scale (including chromatic) without using open strings. The techniques she taught me helped further my music that I still use today. Before studying with her I was fourth stand in my high school’s orchestra. By the end of the Summer I was able to achieve first chair and all of the offered solos."
Talulah
Took Cello lessons from Genevieve T.
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"Claire is a great teacher!"
Edwina Mendelson
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"Claire was very patient with my daughter and encouraged her to practice on several basic techniques. We are looking forward to the upcoming lessons!"
Ashish
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"I have been working with Lisa for quite a few years and she is the best. We started with in person for 2 years, then we switched to zoom. She is always ready to work on new pieces with me and is always looking for new ways to try to help teach them to me. She also always answers your questions pretty quickly through out the week. Can't wait for future lessons with her!!"
Emma
Took Cello lessons from Lisa Y.
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"The instructor is patient and very knowledgeable"
Ana Maria
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"My 9 yr old daughter began cello lessons with Quinn about 2 weeks before lockdown started. I was worried that online lessons wouldn't work out, but Quinn has been amazing. She's great at explaining everything so that my daughter understands, and she pushes just enough to keep her interested without being overwhelmed. She also answers questions promptly by email when any problems arise. I can't recommend her highly enough!"
Shauna
Took Cello lessons from Quinn L.
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