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Popular Cello Teachers in Philadelphia, PA

Alex V.

Cherry Hill, NJ
Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alex V.

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I have been working professionally as a cellist in the Philadelphia Orchestra for 25 years. I’m also a graduate of the Juilliard and Yale schools. I have extensive teaching and performing experience and can offer very valuable advise in practicing and preparing for auditions and performances. Specializing in tone and sound improvement. All levels are welcome.

About Alex

Bachelor Degree, , The Juilliard School Master Degree, Yale School of Music Currently employed (25 years) by Philadelphia Orchestra. Previous employments: New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, New Haven Symphony, New York 92Y Chamber Orchestra, Hudson Valley Philharmonic Teaching at Phila

Jamie C.

5 Reviews
Abington, PA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Cello Performance from Settlement Music School
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jamie C.

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I am a classically trained cellist with 20 Years experience. I studied under Charles Forbes and Roberto Pace at the Settlement Music School, and Eugene Friesen at Berklee College of Music.

About Jamie

I am a classically trained cellist with 20 Years experience. I studied under Charles Forbes and Roberto Pace at the Settlement Music School, and Eugene Friesen at Berklee College of Music. As a bass guitarist, I have 15 years of experience playing fingerstyle and recording/performing a wide range o

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Luke N.
Great teacher.
Mary Beth Y.
I am continuing to study cello with Jamie and I am much further along than I anticipated. I also study piano, so I am not a traditional beginner cello student. Jaime is able to fine tune my lessons to take this into account and build on it. He is very knowledgeable about proper technique as well as music theory. I would recommend him without reservation for all abilities and ages.
Maureen
Jamie worked with me when I was trying to pick up cello after not playing since high school. He is extremely knowledgeable and encouraging. He's very good at identifying problems with technique and suggesting approaches to fix them, and fun to work with.

Ellen T.

11 Reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ellen T.

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Cello has brought me all over the world! I've play in pit orchestras for musical theater and in classical chamber orchestras, recorded on folk records and electronic albums, performed in Indian music festivals and the Montreux Jazz festival! Lessons with me will be rooted in an understanding of the instrument that can be applied to any genre.

About Ellen

Hello! I'm Ellen, a recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music and a life long musician, performer and songwriter. Music has allowed me to explore the world, as well as my own creativity and my relationship to others. I am eager to share these gifts! I can offer lessons in: --Guitar...

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Aylén
My daughter started lessons with Ellen in person before the pandemic and shifted to online lessons since the pandemic. In both formats Ellen has been excellent in providing professional guidance, new tools / exercises, but most importantly, she has been able to help my daughter gain her confidence back and actually enjoy learning more about her self through her voice. I highly recommend Ellen, she’s always been responsive, responsible, on time, and extremely professional while also warm and approachable.
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Erica
Ellen is awesome. I am a total beginner and perfectionist so I don't tend to do well with learning something new in front of another person. I grow easily frustrated when I don't pick things up quickly and easily and get embarrassed when I make mistakes. Ellen makes the lessons super comfortable for me and I leave having learned something new every time. I have a LONG way to go but I can see where this can lead and plan to stick with it. She knows how to make music and an instrument make sense to someone with no background in music which is very helpful for me. I plan to stick with her for a long time!

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Joe T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • M.M. Organ Performance & Literature from Eastman School of music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joe T.

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When I teach cello lessons, I tailor each lesson to the specific learning style of each student. In many cases, I work with students to discover what that learning style even is! Each lesson we focus on tone production, bow technique, intonation, repertoire, and relaxed (good body mechanics) playing.

About Joe

Hi there! My name is Joe and I am a classically trained performer and teacher based in Minnesota. I have been teaching professionally for over ten years and tailor each lesson to the skills and learning needs of every individual student. My current studio ranges from children in Pre-K to retirees.

Stephen M.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2014
  • B.Mus. from McGill University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Stephen M.

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I believe in nurturing the interests of each individual, helping students harness their strengths to discover their unique musical voices. I have had great success with students of all ages and levels, from 5 year old beginners to undergraduate pre-professionals to adult amateurs. I enjoy exploring the aspects of music that inspire each student most!

About Stephen

Cellist Stephen performs a wide range of repertoire, from the music of the seventeenth century to contemporary works to American folk music. He began his professional musical career at the age of seven, singing in the Choir of Men and Boys of St. Paul’s K Street in Washington, DC. Stephen has a par

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Talia
Mr. Moran is a very patient and nurturing teacher. I learn so much every week!
Cathy
I've been working with Stephen to transcribe trad fiddle tunes for cello. He's very patient and helpful!
Greg
Great teacher

Maria D.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Italian, Montenegrin (Serbo-Croatian), Spanish
  • Master's Degree from IU Jacobs School of Music
  • Teaching since 2012
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Maria D.

8 Reviews
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I am a professional cellist with years of performing and teaching.
I attended the Jacobs School of Music for my undergraduate and masters' degrees and was a graduate teaching assistant. I also received my Stott Pilates Teaching Certification while at IU and incorporate postural alignment into my teaching. I have Suzuki certification and work on a strong technical foundation, which both facilitates performing and frees us up to explore non-traditional techniques and other genres.

Most importantly, I strive to nurture the love and passion for music and cello and I am here to help you achieve your musical goals.

About Maria

I teach cellists of all ages and abilities and tailor the lesson to the individual. Lessons include standard repertoire, and if requested, non-traditional styles as well. I have experience with solo repertoire, orchestra, chamber music, and folk music, and can help you develop your ear and even sin

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Jaclyn
Maria is an excellent teacher. She is kind, patient, flexible, and fun! She truly cares about her students learning experience and is committed to her teaching. Highly recommend you snag some lessons with this lovely lady!
Layla M.
Even though learning to play the cello is quite challenging, I feel very relaxed and happily engaged with Maria as my instructor. I always look forward to my lessons!
Layla M.
I'm learning so much, and Maria is so delightful and clear in her directions!

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Philadelphia is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $140 per hour.
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$43 average
45 min
$58 average
60 min
$72 average

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"So far so good! (3 lessons) Kelvin is patient and a good listener."
Marina
Took Cello lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Very kind and gentle, yet practical and helpful teacher"
Julia
Took Cello lessons from Andrew B.
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"If you are thinking about learning the cello or you have a family member or friend, you WANT THIS TEACHER! Chris is a wonderful, easy-going teacher who will musically meet you where you are, beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Don't pass this opportunity to take lessons with Mr.Bell!"
James
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"We have really enjoyed our experience with Victor this far. Our son looks forward to each lesson and is genuinely enjoying himself. Couldn't be happier."
Addie
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"I am brand new to the cello. My first concerns were the ergonomics... how best to hold the cello, my bow, my string hand, posture etc. Victor gave very clear information on all of these and then was able to give exercises to help these. When we moved to the playing, it was the same clear progressive instruction that was a balance of rational progression and inspiration."
William
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"Bijan is a great teacher. Learning to play the cello as an adult is tough, but he's very organized and encouraging. The recital was very anxiety-inducing, but we did really well and I felt a great sense of accomplishment afterward. I am only discontinuing due to distance and time constraints."
Kenzi
Took Cello lessons from Bijan Z.
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"First lesson was excellent. Ying was very patient and helpful. I am looking forward to my next lesson with her."
Rick
Took Cello lessons from Ying L.
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"Great, fun first lesson. Chris taught me the rudiments of the instrument and set up (and more
Importantly gave me some guidance on setting up) the cello. We did some basic exercises and looked over some of the theory materials. Overall a very comprehensive first lesson for this beginner!"
Callie
Took Cello lessons from Chris H.
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"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."
Michael
Took Cello lessons from Nathan W.
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"Very professional, knowledgeable and patient ."
Chloe
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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