Amy Pirtle

Amy P.

New York, NY
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Whether you're looking for a traditional Suzuki method experience or just want to fiddle around, we can work together to make playing cello a great experience for you. In person or over Skype. Young and young at heart welcome.
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Amy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
December 2011

Amy is a freelance cellist and private teacher in NYC. Before teaching in NYC, she maintained a studio of private cello students in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she recently completed her doctorate in cello performance. She also completed her master's in cello performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she became a certified Suzuki Method instructor, and her bachelor's in cello performance from the University of Iowa. Along with her passion for teaching private cello lessons, she also enjoys traveling internationally. She looks forward to hearing from you!


DMA in Cello Performance
Aug 2013 - Present
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Master's of Music in Cello Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Cleveland Institute of Music
Bachelor's Degree in Cello Performance
Aug 2007 - May 2011
University of Iowa

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20 Reviews

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Henry W. May 14, 2019
Cello · Online

A great teacher! Excited for our next lesson.

Lisa Apr 29, 2019
Cello · Online

Amy is a great teacher—she provides clear instructions and goes at my son’s pace. She follows the suzuki method and keeps lessons fun.

Stella K. Feb 12, 2019
Cello · Online

Very nice experience on our first cello lesson. Amy was spot on with some technique improvement proposals.

Steve Feb 11, 2019
Cello · Online

she’s very attentive to my needs and realizes every student requires a unique blend of teaching methods

Rachael Jan 31, 2019
Cello · In home

We love Amy!! She's been encouraging, cool, calm and collected since the first day. It's hard to get my teenager interested in anything these days and he greatly looks forward to lessons with Amy.

Henry Sep 18, 2018
Cello · Online

My son just finished his first lesson with Amy. I was so impressed with her demeanor, she was wonderful with my beginning student. Very encouraging and quickly gets down to business asking important questions about his knowledge and understanding. She seems very confident in teaching from a distance. I am impressed with her ability to pick up on subtle ques. My son completed his lesson feeling encouraged, with some tasks to focus on for the week, and excited to learn more. We look forward our lesson number two!

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Zoe Sep 11, 2018
Cello · In home

Amy is very clear in her instruction and what she expects from her students. She is also nice and has been really fun for my daughter to have as a teacher. She is flexible, but has a very clear cancellation policy that is fair to her and to us. We definitely recommend her!

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Antoinette A. Aug 24, 2018
Cello · In home

Amy was very friendly and gave very clear instruction. I'm really glad I found her and I look forward to more lessons with her!

Joyce S. Aug 22, 2018
Cello · Online

Great first lesson!

Jo-Ann Jul 9, 2018
Cello · Online

Amy has a great way about her which gives the student confidence. She’s fun, easy going and very talented. I would recommend her to anyone looking to study the Cello.

Roni Jun 2, 2018
Cello · Online

This month marks a wonderful and incredibly amazing twelve months of online lessons with Miss Amy. We are surprised every lessons and every month at the progress made and what a beautiful ability she is able to bring out in our children. Miss Amy is an extremely beautiful musician and an incredibly beautiful person. She is so loving and so able to get everything good from a student. Our family is very grateful we found Miss Amy. She is the angel we were praying for!

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Lynda M. May 30, 2018
Cello · Online

Excellent with beginner.

michael W. Mar 11, 2018
Cello · Online

Excellent and very motivational.

Devee J. Nov 5, 2017
Cello · Online

Excellent online teacher. Her communication skills are superb and her ability to break down the steps for playing the cello are very easy to comprehend and then apply. She is organized and responded very quickly to my pre-lesson questions. Great online lesson experience.

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Matthew Sep 13, 2017
Cello · Online

Our child has taken cello lessons but has not learned to "shift" or even what the word means. Amy's first lesson provided exact instructions, repeated until the knowledge was easy to bring back. Our child is extremely happy with what was taught and commented, "I really want to practice my music now that I can tell if I'm doing it right." Thank you, Amy! You are an amazing teacher! Patient, kind but funny as well! Thank you for always taking the encouraging route. Your positive energy is very catchy!

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Eli Sep 13, 2017
Cello · Online

Fantastic teacher! Amy is able to say all the right words and break down the hard tasks into detailed but easy to follow instructions! Amazing teacher who leaves our child feeling confident and excited to try the new work.

Roni Jun 28, 2017
Cello · Online

Amy is a tremendously patient and wonderful teacher who engages her students in finding solutions. What an excellent quality as a teacher - it ensures the student is actively thinking of the problem and concentrates more on the solution (even if the technique is hard to master). She presents the material and works over it again and again to be sure the student is set for the weeks success. Amy also has the finest teaching quality in finding the good in the students work even when pointing out all the areas for improvement would be the easy route. Pointing out the good qualities makes these qualities much strong and gives a sense of pride to the student for their hours of work.

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Lindsey M. Aug 30, 2016
Cello · Online

Easy to talk to and good with working with my child.

Sandy M. Aug 5, 2015
Cello · In home

Amy is very personable and friendly. She does a great job working with my teenaged daughter, and she has been incredibly patient. I definitely recommend her!

Grace M. Jul 10, 2015
Cello · In home

My daughter enjoyed her lesson with Amy. She was so understanding and helped my daughter regain confidence in her cello playing even though she had not played in 2 years.

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