Mari Coetzee
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Mari Coetzee

Mari C.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a Juilliard-trained cellist who is passionate about discovering the beauty and joy of music and encouraging my students in a life-long discovery of music-making regardless of age or prior experience.

Cello lessons with me will give you a solid understanding of cello technique along with developing your musicianship through music theory, music history and ear training. I teach a variety of musical styles and genres from Baroque, Classical, and Contemporary to crossover genres. Send me a message with any questions you might have!

About Mari C.

I am a professional cellist with a Bachelor and Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School in Cello Performance.

I’ve been teaching cello and music theory to students from ages 3-60 for the past 8 years and specialize in Baroque (historical performance), contemporary music and extended cello technique, as well as the standard Classical repertoire.

I believe that anyone regardless of background or prior experience can discover the beauty of the cello through lessons. Be a part of my online studio and improve your cello technique and musicianship!


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9 Reviews
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I have fun! Thank you!

Posted Oct 16, 2020
Sonya K.
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Mari is an amazing, kind, helpful teacher. I improved a lot since I started taking lessons with her. Every week i'm eager to have a lesson with Mari and learn something new!

Posted Aug 11, 2020
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Mari is amazing! She met me right where I was and perfectly crafted lesson plans so that I could progress towards my goals. Highly recommend!!

Posted Jul 30, 2020
Sharon G.
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Posted Jul 9, 2020
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Mari is wonderful!

Posted Jun 23, 2020
Quincy G.
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Mari was patient, professional, knowledgeable. She made my son feel at ease. He truly enjoyed the lesson.

Posted Jun 11, 2020
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Posted May 16, 2020
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Mari is wonderful to work with. My son enjoys her teaching style and she is personable and skilled.

Posted Apr 27, 2020
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Mari is an excellent teacher that made me feel like I could play way above what I ever thought possible. She is very good at what she does and knows the cello amazing. She is very easy to work with and my ability jumped hugely in just a few lesson! Thankyou Mari

Posted Apr 25, 2020

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Cello Instructor
Sep 2011 - Present

Private Cello Studio

Teaching private students in Canada and the USA, from ages 3 - 60+

Chamber Music and Lesson Coach
Jul 2016 - Aug 2016

MERIT Program at the Music Academy of the West

Coach in the Music Education Reinforces Intellect and Talent program in Santa Barbara, California


Master of Music
Sep 2019 - May 2020

The Juilliard School

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2015 - May 2019

The Juilliard School



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Studio Pedagogy Training
Apr 2020

The Juilliard School

Course taken as part of Master's of Music degree
Associate Diploma
Oct 2014

Royal Conservatory of Music

Associate Diploma (ARCT) from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada

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