Monica DeShay

Monica D.

Emeryville, CA

About Monica D.

Background check: Last verified 10/26/2015
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Monica teaches: Ages 6 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2011
Last sign in: Within two months


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.

Photos and Videos

Apres Un Reve Gabriel Faure Monica DeShay 2015 Recital


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

Languages Spoken


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
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2 Reviews on Monica D.

Caleb H. Feb 12, 2016
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Very good introduction lesson!
Sarina A. Nov 19, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson, I'm excited to see what else Monica can teach my daughter.
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