Michelle Dodson

Michelle D.

Chicago, IL

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Michelle delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 95 and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2012

I am a cello performance major at DePaul University. I have played cello for 12 years, and I want to share my wealth of knowledge with the next generation of musicians now. I love teaching beginning and intermediate students on cello because I love my instrument very much and I love the energy new students bring to lessons. I teach the basics and essentials of music and musicianship, working with a variety of approaches that will build my students' foundations for years to come. I am patient and understanding. There is expression, emotion, and intellect put into playing the cello, which I will share with my students as they progress.


Cello performance
Sep 2014 - Present
DePaul University School of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

3 Reviews

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Tom M. Aug 30, 2017
Cello · In studio

Very good instructor. I only took a few lessons with Michelle but I really enjoyed how she structured the lesson and the way we went through the short piece of music. She showed me how to technically learn a difficult passage and then place it within the total piece. She was patient, listened to my thoughts on my ability, and then gave me instruction on technique to help me improve.

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Melissa R. Oct 24, 2016
Cello · In studio

Get class, Michelle is very patient and loves teaching others

fred May 28, 2016
Cello · In studio

Michelle taught our daughter for about a year. She was always well prepared and very professional. She was able to work with our daughter on the specific areas needed, and gave her appropriate homework.

We would recommend her to anyone looking for private lessons.

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