Jordi Lara
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Jordi Lara

Jordi L.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing bass for over four years and am experienced in playing in a variety of genres and ensembles (i.e. jazz, bluegrass, jam/rock, country, pop). My primary focus is to give students a strong foundation in rhythm, harmony, and familiarity with the instrument. I want to encourage innovation and creativity in each of my students so they can feel comfortable approaching any musical opportunity or setting. Music theory is something that has been very helpful in my playing and I encourage my students to dive into it even on a basic level in order to grasp the interpretation and application of the music they play or compose!

About Jordi L.

I am in my final semester completing my degree in cello performance with a jazz minor (bass) at the University of Georgia. I have been playing classical cello for over twelve years and bass for three.
While my musical upbringing primarily revolved around classical music, my main creative outlets include playing in bands, doing studio sessions, and jamming with friends in and around Athens, GA. These different outlets range from playing improvisation-based styles such as bluegrass, jazz, and rock to composing and arranging for studio sessions.
I am prepared to teach students of any age and give them the tools and adaptability to perform in a variety of ensembles, or simply play music on their own for the joy of playing! I want to encourage my students to be innovative and creative while suppling them with basic music theory and ear training that they can implement into their practice and their own creative outlets!

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Annelise W.
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Great lesson with Jordi. I'm picking up the cello after more than 12 years of not playing at all, and 25+ years since I've played seriously. He's patient and open, and a good partner for getting back to this wonderful instrument!

Posted Sep 30, 2021
Ell D.
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Jordi has been incredibly helpful in guiding me on my cello playing journey! I especially appreciate that we have been able to tailor the lessons to my needs and interests. I am an adult beginner interested in learning a mix of classical and non-classical music, and I am grateful that Jordi is very competent playing and teaching multiple genres. It's awesome to have an instructor who plays music in multiple contexts; I feel understood! Lessons themselves are always great as well-- I leave class with a clear list of things to practice and a plan for how to practice each of those things. But even though the lessons are productive, the environment is always very relaxed and patient, and I think that has been really supportive of my progress. Thanks, Jordi! :)

Posted Jun 3, 2021
Wendy J.
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I have been taking lessons with Jordi for over one year now and I can honestly say it has been one of the best choices I have made. My playing has improved immensely and his patient and kind way of explaining both practical techniques and theory makes the learning fun.

I cant recommend Jordi enough!

Posted May 31, 2021
Timothy
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As an adult learner with no prior cello experience (or music education at all, for that matter), I was somewhat skeptical of taking remote lessons. I started working with Jordi 8 months ago, and I can say with full confidence that my concerns have completely disappeared. His deep knowledge and passion of music became immediately clear at the beginning of our lessons as he patiently walked me through the basics of cello technique and music theory. Since then, he has continued to push me to improve myself, and my enjoyment of playing continues to grow along with my skills. While I still have a long way to go, I couldn't be happier with the progress I've made as a direct result of Jordi's instruction. I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone searching for a fantastic cello instructor!

Posted May 7, 2021
Ell D.
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Great lesson! Thank you so much!

Posted Feb 24, 2021
Ell D.
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thanks!

Posted Feb 10, 2021
Leslie B.
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Hello,
Jordi is an outstanding teacher. He is patient and understanding at the same time. I never feel rushed or unprepared when we meet. Jordi has a relaxed, yet professional way of teaching. I have grown to love my cello more because Jordi helps you develop an appreciation for your instrument. I cannot say enough good things about my instructor; I believe he is the best.
Leslie Brown

Posted Jan 2, 2021
Sheryl
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Jordi does a great job giving me very specific instruction on how to play this challenging but beautiful instrument! I'm an adult learner and playing the cello was on my bucket list so I really appreciate Jordi's patience and enthusiasm. My New Year's resolution is to keep practicing and to continue to enjoy my new skills.

Posted Dec 30, 2020
Sheryl T.
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Gave me confidence to keep learning. He is very good with explanations and encouragement!

Posted Sep 17, 2020
Sharon smith
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very informative, patient,excellent

Posted Sep 11, 2020
Wendy J.
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I have been taking cello lessons with Jordi (weekly and online) for four months and I have come on leaps and bounds - in large part due to his excellent instruction, attention to detail and patience!

Jordi has really helped me to feel comfortable with the instrument and I am now *almost* brave enough to say that I "play cello".

I would highly recommend Jordi!

Posted Jul 21, 2020
Sharon smith
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HE IS THE BEST

Posted Jul 2, 2020
Leslie B.
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Another outstanding lesson! Learning more and more about reading music correctly. Thank you!

Posted Jun 26, 2020
Leslie B.
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Oh so good today! Learned some basics that I had overlooked. Excellent teacher, so patient and understanding. See you next week.

Posted Jun 20, 2020
Sharon smith
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the best!!!

Posted Jun 19, 2020
Leslie B.
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Outstanding lesson! I had a lightbulb go on in my mind, it was great what I learned today, thank you.

Posted Jun 11, 2020
Leslie B.
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Another outstanding lesson! Thanks Jordi for your expertise, patience and kindness. See you next week.

Posted May 29, 2020
Sharon smith
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the very best

Posted May 28, 2020
Leslie B.
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Wonderful teacher, so patient and knowledgeable.

Posted May 22, 2020
Kate B.
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Jordi is great! Just finished my 3rd lesson and am so excited with how things are moving along. He very much tailors lessons to the student, and is kindly flexible with my schedule. Highly recommend!

Posted Apr 24, 2020
Leslie B.
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Very informative and very patient person. I liked him and thought he knew a lot! I am excited for next week. Looking forward to learning.

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Sue
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My lesson was awesome! Jordi is kind and patient. I learned so much on just my first lesson.

Posted Apr 15, 2020
Wendy J.
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I have now completed three lessons with Jordi - he provides clear explainations and the lessons have a well managed structure, covering the foundations in rhythm and scales and then provides room for the student to work on what it is that interests them most. Very good teacher and highly recommend!

Posted Apr 14, 2020
Wendy J.
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First lesson with Jordi was excellent. Left feeling encouraged and excited.

Posted Mar 31, 2020
BILLY
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Great instructor. Jordi is professional and positive when giving feedback and direction. He has been patient and also gives clear direction to make the material easier to understand. I am new to playing cello, and look forward to continue working with Jordi.

Posted Mar 13, 2020
Josh ..
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Jordi is positive, knowledgeable, and flexible. I've been enjoying my time re-learning cello with his help. I highly recommend him as a teacher.

Posted Jan 12, 2020
Miguel

Jordi made it easy and simple learn the fundamental skills necessary to learn the big pointy violin

Posted Oct 5, 2019
Miguel
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Excellent instructor with a vast repertoire of songs he is already comfortable with.

has been more than patient with my adhd since it takes me a while to learn new things. 5 stars all around.

Posted Aug 6, 2019
Wilhelm
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This was my first cello lesson ever, and Jordi really helped get my grounding. I can’t wait to take more lessons with him, and advance in my cello playing! Thanks Jordi!

Posted May 13, 2019
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Experience

Cello Instructor
Jan 2021 - Present

Athens School of Music

Offering private lessons through the Athens School of Music to local cellists.

Education

Cello Performance Major / Jazz Minor
Aug 2017 - Present

University of Georgia

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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