Keats Rivas

Keats R.

Lakeland, FL
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Based on playing ability, I try to tailor a student's goals to their time available to practice and motivation. Just like with any craft, playing an instrument is a discipline that needs attention, and I want the best outcome the student feels that they can produce. We will have fun discovering the joys of learning music!
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Keats delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

Hello! I am currently a college student in Lakeland, Florida at Southeastern University. I am in the process of working on my undergraduate degree in music performance with a concentration on cello. I primarily began my studies in piano before taking cello lessons a few years later. I am a teacher that usually teaches classical, but can also teach other things upon request.

I look forward to working with you!


Cello and Piano Instructor
Jan 2018 - Jul 2018
Homewood School of Music

I taught here while attending Samford University.

Cello Instructor
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
Dawson Music Academy

I taught here while attending Samford University.


Cello Performance, Music
Aug 2018 - Present
Southeastern University
Cello Performance, Music
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Samford University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Florida Music Educators Association
Dec 2018

The mission of the Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) is to promote quality, comprehensive music education for all Florida Students as a part of their complete education.

National Association for Music Education
Jun 2018

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Photos & Videos

Had just finished playing a wedding with my mom and a friend.

At a music festival in South Carolina in summer, 2018.

Playing a wedding in Alabama.

Playing the first movement of the Elgar Cello Concerto in this video.
Playing the third movement, Courante, from Bach’s 3rd Cello Suite in C Major in this video.
Playing the first and second movements of Beethoven’s First (Op. 5, No. 1) Sonata for Cello and Piano.
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Jacob Apr 23, 2019
Cello · In studio

Keats is an excellent and professional teacher. He was always punctual and extremely pleasant. As an adult beginner, I felt very encouraged and challenged while learning cello from Keats. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone who wants a quality learning experience.

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