Johnny Mok
Allston, MA
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Johnny Mok

Johnny M.

Allston, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I strive to treat each student equally no matter how advance the student are. My job as a teacher is to provide students a tool in life. Students will learn the way life works through the art of music. Should the students decide to pursue music or not in the future, I only hope that students will apply what they've learned in music to their everyday problem solving.

About Johnny M.

Johnny received his Bachelors of Music at the University of Alabama, under the tutelage of Carlton McCreery, and a Masters of Music at The Boston Conservatory with Andrew Mark. Johnny made his debut performance in 2011, performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto with Albuquerque Youth Symphony under the direction of Gabriel Gordon. Since then, Johnny had many opportunities to work with members of the Russian National Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He was also a fellow of National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, CO.


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10 Reviews
Isaac P.
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Johnny is experienced in teaching cello. His lessons are always passionate, musical, and informative. There are several aspects of his lessons that I'd like to share.

1. Full of Content: He delivers enough details of a new technique with simplification for an easy understanding.
2. Learning Curve: By breaking down and reorganizing the knowledge, he teaches new concepts step by step, from approachable actions to efficient actions.
3. Customization: He helps you find out a suitable solution to grow on the techniques based on your own physical and cognitive characteristics.
4. Experimentation: The correct ways he suggests you do is demonstrated by experimenting with different ways for comparison, which you would not only know what to do but know the reason behind it.

Cello is a beautiful yet complicated instrument. To enjoy it, a great mentorship is necessary and truly valued.

Posted Nov 7, 2018
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After coming from a high pressure - pre professional cello teacher, Johnny Mok is a breath of fresh air! I am learning at a faster rate and accomplishing more due to his relaxed and happy teaching style. So glad I found you Jonny!

Posted Aug 6, 2018
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Johnny has been a great instructor. I am enjoying learning the cello under his tutelage.

Posted Nov 2, 2017
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Excellent class!

Posted Apr 9, 2017
Lyle Z.
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Currently taking cello lessons with Johnny and his teaching style is great, learning a lot with him + becoming inspired/getting excited about progress. He's able to pick apart stuff at a very detailed level and help me work through it. Aside from all the technique aspects of cello playing he's good at explaining via online lesson with the details and what not, his motivational talks are helpful if you're having a session where for whatever reason you can't focus and you're kind of flying off the rails.....he'll also remind you that this is music and to do stuff like visualize things like colors or imagine things or recall memories, think of emotions, etc while you are playing.

Posted Mar 5, 2017
Kelly H.
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Johnny has been a fantastic teacher for my 12-year old beginning cello player. He managed to keep even the introductory lessons (parts of the instrument, posture, etc.) engaging and now that she is actually making music it is even better. Not only is Johnny incredibly talented and knowledgeable, but he also has a knack for explaining concepts to beginners. My daughter truly looks forward to her weekly lessons!

Posted Dec 28, 2016
bradon F.
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My son is a beginner for cello and eager to get a hang of this instrument. Johnny was very patient and taught him a lot of techniques that he's missing from his school group lessons.

Posted Dec 10, 2016
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Johnny is an excellent, well-rounded teacher. The lesson I took with him was packed full of superb teaching points; such as bowing exercises to help with bowing complexities, helpful fingerings for awkward passages within a composition of music, and terrific rhythmical suggestions to help with complex rhythms in a passage of music. I highly recommend him for any cellist; whether they're first starting out or they are just looking for someone who needs an ear for an audition and needs some advice!

Posted Nov 1, 2016
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Posted Nov 10, 2019
Lyle Z.
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Posted Sep 10, 2017

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Chamber Music Faculty
Sep 2020 - Present

Stringendo Youth Program

Cello Faculty
Mar 2020 - Present

Metrowest Performing Arts Center

Chamber Music Faculty
Jan 2020 - Present

Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestra

Cello Instructor
Jun 2018 - Present

The Conservatory at Highlands

Cello Instructor
Jan 2018 - Present

NoteWorthy Music Experience Studio

Cello Instructor
May 2017 - Feb 2021

Brookline Adult Community Education Program

Cello Instructor
Jul 2018 - Aug 2019

Maestro Musician Academy

Cello Instructor
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015

Musical Beginnings, INC

Cello Mentor
Aug 2013 - May 2014

Alabama Youth Symphony Orchestra


Doctoral of Musical Arts in Cello Performance
May 2021 - Present

Boston University

Professional Studies Certificate
Aug 2017 - May 2018

The Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Master in Music Performance
Sep 2015 - May 2017

The Boston Conservatory

Bachelor in Music Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2015

University of Alabama


Chinese (Cantonese)

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Chinese (Mandarin)

Professional Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Cello Fellow
Jun 2017

National Repertory Orchestra

Senior division Prize winner
Mar 2016

Massachusetts American String Teacher Association Solo Competition

First Prize
Mar 2015

Alabama Music Federation Clubs Scholarship Competition

Concerto Competition Winner
Nov 2014

Huxford Symphony Orchestra

Mentorship Award
Aug 2013

Alabama Youth Symphony Orchestra

First Prize in String Division & Overall Competition Prize Winner
Feb 2013

Birmingham Music Club Scholarship Competition

Third Prize
Jun 2012

CICA International Concerto Competition


Berklee College of Music Alumni
May 2018
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