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Christopher B.

107 Reviews
Nashville, TN
Starting at $20
  • Cello, Jazz, composition from SUNY Fredonia
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Christopher B.

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I have over 6 years of experience teaching private lessons in addition to teaching seminars on songwriting and music business at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts and SUNY JCC.

I teach both online and in-person lessons at my studio in Nashville and offer 30 and 60 minute lessons.

I have played over 1,000 shows, both solo and as an auxiliary musician for other touring acts. I performed on over 30 albums and have composed for radio, television, and internet video series, including sharing the stage with members of the 10,000 Maniacs. I've been featured in The New York Times, on the CBS Evening News, and on NPR.

While each student is different, I do generally start everyone on either Suzuki or the Essential Elements books.

As one of my old teachers said, “I'm not teaching you how to play cello, I'm teaching you how to teach yourself how to play cello.” This is something I strive for. Students will not only learn technical skills( how to play their instrument, read ...

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I have over 6 years of experience teaching private lessons in addition to teaching seminars on songwriting and music business at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts and SUNY JCC. I teach both online and in-person lessons at my studio in Nashville and offer 30 and 60 minute lessons. I have p

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James T.
Chris is a great guy and a very knowledgeable instructor. He uses a variety of teaching techniques to make sure I can accomplish the desired skill. If you're looking for an accomplished cellist who can relate to students of all musical levels, look no further.
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Peter
Chris is great communicator and able to think about my specific needs as a student.

James W.

8 Reviews
Nashville, TN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German
  • Degrees in Vocal Performance, Vocal Pedagogy and Viola Performance from OBU, MTSU
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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James W.

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Employs different methods (traditional, Suzuki, Kodaly) of teaching cello to assure a strong foundation in music performance, theory, appreciation and musicianship.

About James

A versatile musician and teacher, Nashville-born musician James is dedicated to music through education, performance and personal growth. James has a diverse background in the musical arts. He has served as violinist and principal violist in many orchestras and ensembles. As a vocalist, James has

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Gabriel
James is a true master of the art and craft of singing. He does not only have vast knowledge of vocal techniques, exercises and methods, but also truly understands how to bring out a singing voice that connects with the listener. Very detailed oriented and clearly explains how to get best results. Highly recommended!
Larry
James has been a wonderful teacher. He has greatly helped me advance in my beginning cello skills by carefully observing, demonstrating as needed, then showing me the things I can do to improve. He does this in such a manner that instead of feeling discouraged, I am even more motivated to improve. I am learning cello as an adult simply for the fun of trying something new. My wife, who played flute on scholarship through college and some professionally has noticed, and commented, on the improvement. In summary, I highly recommend James for both adults and for kids. He just has a great knack for teaching.
Dwight T.
The best instructor I ever had he is very very good at what he does
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Zachary F.

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Starting at $50
  • Music Education from Duquesne University
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Zachary F.

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Experience professional Cellist and Teacher. I have been teaching professionally for 9 years, and am a certified Pre K - 12 Music Teacher. The lessons are based off of pedagogy, developmentally appropriate practices, and analysis of student progress. I hold an initial evaluation lesson to determine the current level, and then from there develop an individualized plan based on student goals, and desires. I have played in Rock, Jazz, Classical, and many other settings, and Focus not just on "classical" music, but any genre, including Pop music and how to learn to play pop songs by ear, and create your own arrangements of these songs. Send me a message to connect and we can develop your skills as a whole, rounded musician!

About Zachary

I am a professional cellist, and certified K-12 Music Educator, who graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, and a Masters Degree in Cello Performance. My philosophy in teaching is holistic. I spend the first lesson analyzing musical knowledge, skills, and ap

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Naomi R.

67 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Bachelor of Music, Performance from Ball State University
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Naomi R.

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Experienced teacher of 4 years with a specialization in beginning/intermediate cello students. Lessons will cater to the needs of each individual student with a focus on a strong technical foundation. As a teacher, I concentrate on engaging students in their learning and aspire to inspire students to discover the joys and benefits of learning music. Not only will students learn to play the cello but they will have instruction in note reading, music theory and ear training. I believe that music should be enjoyable for students and strive to make meaningful connections with my students, positively influencing their musical lives.

About Naomi

I am a performer and teacher, specializing in cello and English as a Second Language. I graduated with a bachelor and master degree in music performance (cello) from Ball State University (Indiana). While a student, I had a multitude of teaching experiences ranging from music theory, music history,

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Cindy T.
Naomi is patient and very knowledgeable about music theory and the cello. I have had 2 prior online cello teachers from another organization, and I did not learn about weight of the bow on strings, bow speed, and much more until I have had Naomi as a teacher.
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Staven B.
Naomi is so knowledgeable and fantastic! Love my lessons with her!
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Katie P.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, French, Italian, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Winner of National Association for Teaching Singing Regionals from NATS
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Katie P.

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Get a strong technical foundation. Build your repertoire. Prepare for auditions.

About Katie

Hello! I am Katie P. and I have been teaching for three years. In 2016, I received my Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance from James Madison University and my Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Peabody in 2018. While I attended Peabody, I lived with my parents in Bel Air, so I taught t

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Cindy
Katie is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I am a complete novice and have so much to learn. She is kind, friendly, accomplished and smart. I am looking forward to learning under her direction.
Julia H.
Katie is fantastic! My daughter is an experienced vocalist and raved about her.
Willy
she is a very good, patient and charismatic teacher!!! and she knows her job!!!
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Luther B.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
  • 3 years program Voice and Jazz Studies from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio Music Major
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Luther B.

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The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player.

About Luther A.

Luther unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Arou

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Grant
Luther is an excellent and patient teacher. I’ve been playing guitar for nearly a decade, but have been self-taught and always neglected working on the fundamentals. With extra time on my hands during the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to try online guitar lessons. Luther took me back to square one and has made sure I get everything perfect before moving on. It’s making me a much more consistent and disciplined guitarist, and I’m learning to read music for the first time. I wasn’t sure how useful remote guitar lessons would be before I started, but was pleased to discover that Luther makes it an excellent way to learn.
Tanya
Luther is a great instructor, I came to take the class because I wanted to learn some good vocal techniques. I am not a signer but am planning to be part of a choir. He is quite knowledgeable, patient and is a great listener. I like that he is very serious about ensuring your success and knowing that has helped me to build my confidence.
David N.
Luther stays where I’m at and then helps me go the next step. That is useful for consistent gradual progress without the frustrations of moving either too slow or too fast (I am a beginning tenor saxophone player). Nice interpersonal style, patient and easy going, while methodical.

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Nashville, TN

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Nashville is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $140 per hour.
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$41 average
45 min
$55 average
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$69 average

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"Ying is very professional and patient. My daughter loves her very much."
Chloe
Took Cello lessons from Ying L.
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"I had the privilege of learning cello with Mr. Anderson throughout middle and high school. He is extremely patient and dedicated to each of his students. He helped me make all-state orchestra and record an audition CD for college. Most of all, he helped cultivate a love for classical music that exists to this day."
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"Michael's great -- cool, calm and collected and lets me go at the pace I need. I'm learning the cello as an adult, and I really appreciate his clear teaching style and sense of humor. Definitely recommended."
Amy
Took Cello lessons from Michael P.
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"We just had our first cello lesson with Jessica and it was wonderful! She was very patient with me getting the tech set up for the first time online, and then was very attentive to my daughter. She helped in so many detailed ways, and details make all the difference. Hand grip, finger placement, bow hold, many things, all to make a better sound. Even after 45 minutes of a lesson, my daughter had fun and wanted to continue playing after she got offline. Yay! Success! Thanks Jessica!"
Kristyne
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"We are really happy we found Chris. He is great! Always in a good mood and ready on time. My son is autistic and really needed the right fit for a teacher and we found it."
Melissa
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Lenna is the best!! She is incredibly patient and positive, and very professional. My daughter (age 10) is really enjoying working with her!!! We would give Lenna 6 stars if we could!!!"
Francesca
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"Extremely intelligent approach to learning the cello. Works within the limits of the student and moves forward to new techniques nicely. Highly recommend!"
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"Awesome! Started out with just the kids and now I'm taking lessons!"
Sharon
Took Cello lessons from Dustin N.
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"Alex is a great instructor. He is very direct, clear, pays close attention to all the parts of playing cello and tells you what is wrong with positive reinforcement. He, especially, pays attention to detail and is concerned on getting a good sound."
Rosa
Took Cello lessons from Alex W.
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"Kristen is an excellent teacher. She is extremely intuitive about her students needs and tailors the lesson to the students skill level. I look forward to the next lesson."
Jacqueline
Took Cello lessons from Kristen D.
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