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Sophie Y.
Edison, New Jersey
Rewarding cello lessons with a college-trained musician
I'm a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. I graduated from Yale school of Music with master degree of cello performance in 2021. I have performed in renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna Konzerthaus, Suntory Hall in Japan, and the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, I also worked with prestigious conductors including Carolyn Kuan from Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Takacs Nagy from Verbier music festival, Peter Oundjian from Toronto Symphony, David Robertson, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Marin Alsop. My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons part time 6 years ago, and have been consistently teaching students since then. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger students, as it tends to help the student progress and gain a passion for the instrument. I've also found that a combination of classical and modern music can go a long way in helping students enjoy cello playing and motivate them to practice and continue to learn. I encourage my student to keep them motivated. I'm always looking to bring on new students of all ages!
About Sophie Y.

Nothing is more rewarding than seeing one of my students develop a passion for music! Therefore, it's important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I emphasize the importance of basics therefore I usually spend more time developing a solid fundamental skillI that allows my students to progress faster later on when they start playing solo pieces. I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson. Acknowledging accomplishments helps fuel a students desire to progress, and makes students eager to learn more. By trying to find out what inspires the student, I can successfully tailor my instruction to their wants and needs.

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Teaching since 2018

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Cello performance

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Cello
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$88
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The way she teaches encourages students to learn more and practice more. She is incredibly nice, knowledgeable, and ready to help.

Posted Jun 1, 2021
Teacher's Studio

Sophie is a nice teacher. She is responsible and patient in the lesson. And she takes lesson seriously so I got lots of music knowledge from the lesson. I'm so glad to have lesson with her.

Posted May 31, 2021
Teacher's Studio

A wonderful and patient teacher!

Posted May 30, 2021
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Secondary Instrument Lesson Instructor
Sep 2019 - Mar 2020
Yale University
Cello performance
Sep 2017 - May 2021
Yale School of Music
Bachelor of Cello performance and Collaborate Piano
Aug 2013 - Jun 2017
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National university of Singapore
Chinese
Native Proficiency
English
Native Proficiency

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Instructor details
Cello
Teaches 2 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Mockingbird Road
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$55
45 minutes
$70
60 minutes
$88
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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