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Claire M.
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Private cello lessons for all levels: Masters of Music in cello teacher
I teach private cello lessons to all levels and ages. Online or at my place for 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Take a look through my bio and profile and let me know if you have any questions.
About Claire M.

​Claire received her Master’s of Music in cello performance from California State University Long Beach’s Cole Conservatory of Music where she was a student of Dr. David Garrett, cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has performed in the Los Angeles Cello Society concert series and as a participant in the California Chamber Music Institute. She has attended the Los Angeles Suzuki Institute and trained in Suzuki pedagogy with Rick Mooney and Tanya Carey. Prior to her studies at CSULB, Claire attended the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music where she received her Bachelor’s of Music in cello performance. While at Hartt, she studied with Steven Thomas and Mihai Tetel. She was a founding member of the Los Angeles based cello quartet, Love4Cello. She also served as co-executive director and cello teacher for the Pasadena Cello Institute. Currently, Claire is a member of the Dana Point and the Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestras. In addition to being the cello coach at Renaissance High School for the Arts in Long Beach, she is also a cello teaching artist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic through Youth Orchestra Los Angeles at the East Los Angeles Performing Arts Magnet. Since 2008, she has freelanced and taught privately around the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 2008

Master's in Music

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks English

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Cello
Teaches 1 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
This teacher is not currently accepting students
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Claire makes challenging pieces more helpful by giving fun ways to learn them. She is a great instructor!

Posted Jul 3, 2018

Claire makes sure that she answers any questions that I have. She goes at my pace. She's a great teacher! She is so experienced and patient.

Posted Mar 6, 2018

Taking lessons on line is sometimes challenging; for instance, the instructor is talking but sometimes her words become garbled, like watching television and the picture and sound fades in and out. I thought the teacher wanted me to just memorize the one section (the tune); she wasn't clear the first time (the first lesson) on memorizing the tune for playing All of the exercises without looking at the music notes. So, yesterday's lesson wasn't as good as I had hoped it would be.

Posted Feb 27, 2018
YOLA Cello Teaching Artist
Jan 2018 - Present
Los Angeles Philharmonic
I teach cello classes and private lessons for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's El Sistema program, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles.
Section Cellist
Sep 2016 - Present
Huntington Beach Symphony
Section Cellist
Jan 2012 - Present
Dana Point Symphony
Cello Coach
Sep 2009 - Present
Renaissance High School for the Arts
Private Cello Instructor
Aug 2008 - Present
Long Beach and Orange County
Cello Instructor
Sep 2012 - May 2014
Fullerton College
Jun 2011 - Jun 2017
Love4Cello Cello Quartet
A Los Angeles based cello quartet, playing in the classical, pop, and rock music genres, performing in the Southern California area.
Section Cellist
Sep 2013 - Aug 2015
Symphony Irvine
Master's in Music
Sep 2008 - May 2010
California State University Long Beach
Bachelor's of Music
Sep 2004 - May 2008
University of Hartford
Native Proficiency
Cello Book 2
Jul 2016
Los Angeles Suzuki Institute
with Tanya Carey
Cello Book 1
Jul 2015
Los Angeles Suzuki Institute
with Rick Mooney
American String Teachers Association
Jul 2016
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.
Music Teachers' Association of California
May 2016
MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.
Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
May 2015
The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.
Phi Kappa Phi
May 2010
In 1897 at the University of Maine, ten senior students, two faculty members, and the school president created an honor society that was different from the few others then in existence-one that recognized and honored excellence in all academic disciplines. Under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann, the group formed the Lambda Sigma Eta Society, which was later renamed Phi Kappa Phi from the initial letters of the Greek words forming its adopted motto: Philosophìa Krateìto Photôn, "Let the love of learning rule humanity." Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

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Instructor details
Subject: Cello
Teaches 1 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
This teacher is not currently accepting students