Monica DeShay

Monica D.

Emeryville, CA

Lesson Details



Monica delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2011

My desire to grow my private studio comes from my passion in sharing my love for music. My hopes are to continue igniting the spark of creativity in children of all ages. Through my teaching, I strive to instill a sense of discipline, appreciation, and passion in my students.
I am 100% committed to providing customized lessons to carter each and every students needs that I have. My students learn more than just learning how to play the cello, they learn how to become self sufficient and how to unlock their creativity.


Cello Instructor
Jun 2013 - Aug 2014
Glenview String Camp

Instruct groups of 10-20 kids in orchestral, small chamber ensembles, and solo playing.


Bachelor of the Arts
Sep 2011 - May 2015
Whittier College
Bachelors of Arts, Music and Japanese
Jul 2013 - Nov 2013
The University of Melbourne
Instrumental Music
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Oakland School for the Arts


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Pitts Family Foundation Fellowship for African-American Students- Fellow
Mar 2013
Pitts Family Foundation Fellowship for African-American Students

Photos & Videos

Apres Un Reve 
Gabriel Faure 

Monica DeShay 2015 Recital
Arioso -- Adagio  BWV 156
J.S. Bach

Monica DeShay 2015 Recital
Cello Concerto in D Major 
Arnold Mendelssohn 

Monica DeShay 2015 Recital
Allegro Spirituoso 
Monica DeShay 2015 Recital
Photo by Monica D.

Photo by Monica D.
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2 Reviews

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Caleb H. Feb 12, 2016
Cello · In home

Very good introduction lesson!

Sarina A. Nov 19, 2015
Cello · In home

Great first lesson, I'm excited to see what else Monica can teach my daughter.

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