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Don L.

16 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $65
  • Speaks German
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Don L.

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After graduating from the Juilliard School of Music I played with the New Jersey Symphony for 3 years and then moved to Switzerland where I was Principal cellist with the Beil Orchestra. I have spent 30 years teaching cello with good success. I enjoying helping students getting better. I teach the rudiments of the bow arm, bow grip and how to change the direction of the bow.

About Don

I graduated from Juilliard (BA) and played 3 years with the New Jersey Symphony after which I moved to Europe where I was Principal cellist with a Swiss Orchestra ( Biel ). I teach the Leonard Rose bow arm technique. I believe he had the best bow arm in the business. I work with the bow arm firs

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Valeria
Don’s passion for the cello was very contagious. I really enjoyed my first lesson with him and can’t wait for the next one. He is very knowledgeable about the history of cello and the correct form and posture and I hope I can put to practice his good teachings.
Tevi L.
Not only do I get to learn how to play cello , but I get to learn about the history too! Great instructors!
Ying
Very knowledgeable teacher .
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Eric W.

14 Reviews
Redmond, WA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Guitar / Songwriting from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eric W.

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I started playing with the Suzuki method at age 5. I have been teaching cello to ages 5 to adult for over 8 years. While not a concert or symphony level player, I have been providing quality lessons and guidance to beginners and intermediate players of all ages and interest for years. As with all of my lessons, I provide a core curriculum as well as customizing to the student's needs and interest. From Bach and other Suzuki classics, to modern favorites like The Beatles or Pirates of the Caribbean.

About Eric

Music lessons for all ages and levels on guitar, bass, violin, cello, ukulele, banjo and voice/singing. Private studio in downtown Redmond or online lessons. I have been teaching for over 15 years, performing and recording as a singer/songwriter/guitarist for over 30 years. Berklee College of Music

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Josh W.
I'm an intermediate musician learning Ukele for the first time. Eric took the time to help me figure out the basics and ultimately helped me learn to how play two songs with very distinct styles, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and Dust in the Wind.
Bruce H.
Great teach after first lesson. Excited to continue.
Annastasia L.
Great to play with
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Lucas B.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Rice University
  • Awarded Samuel Hayes Memorial Cello Award from Tanglewood Music Center
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Lucas B.

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Everyone comes to the cello for something different. It is my biggest goal as a teacher to shape a course of study that fits each student's interests and aspirations with the instrument. I have experience in a broad variety of teaching: beginner students of all ages, students exploring a hobby, and young advanced students aspiring to careers in music.

About Lucas

Lucas teaches and performs in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. He teaches advanced high school students as assistant faculty at Stringwood Chamber Music Festival in Minnesota and has previously taught students of all ages at Eastman Community Music School in Rochester, NY. Lucas is currentl

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Hanna C.
Lucas is very informative and gives me good analogies for techniques. So far I have been happy.
Carla B.
I'm am so happy with Lucas as my teacher. I'm learning 2nd position .He gives home work. He cares about my learning. I feel like I'm growing. Carla
Autumn C
Lucas is a highly trained and highly gifted cellist and teacher. As someone who has taught alongside him, I can say first hand that he has an incredible ability to connect with students and inspire them to do their best. His love of music is infectious, and he is constantly coming up with new ideas to help his students understand difficult concepts. I cannot recommend Lucas enough as a teacher, cellist and person!
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JoAnn R.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish - sung, English - spoken, Italian, French, German
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 9 to 80
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JoAnn R.

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I love sharing my passion for music with all of my students - ages 5 through 72.

You can always recognize a skilled cellist. The music sounds smooth and graceful, the tone quality is lovely. Unskilled cellists just don’t sound the same. What’s the difference? Skill of course. The skill to play a very large instrument with relaxed hands and arms by using your core muscles to transfer your body weight through your arms and hands into the cello. Not every cello teacher knows how to teach that.

I believe that my unique combined musical and medical background makes me a better cello teacher. In addition to my graduate and undergraduate musical training and extensive musical experience, My knowledge of human anatomy and mechanics of how the body works can help you develop habits that will lead to the beautiful singing tone that’s makes the cello a favorite.

We will then build on those habits to develop good intonation, a lovely vibrato and a variety of bowing techniques ...

About JoAnn

Your lessons are designed to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to successfully perform in public. I work hard to prepare your lessons and I ask my students to invest daily time working on skills studied at their lessons. Performing music requires the patient integration of multi

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Keston T.
Really patient and knowledgeable.
Julie
She is amazingly patient with me, a newbie, even though she is brilliant! and I am not!!! During this pandemic, she is teaching me outdoors in her lovely garden, practicing social distancing to reduce the risk of virus transfer. I am more than pleased and looking forward to learning much more from her !
Ellen G.
My granddaughter (high-school age) loved the singing lessons with JoAnn and we would highly recommend her. She took both in-home and on-line lessons from here.
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Jeanmarie J.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Speaks English
  • Music from Stony Brook University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jeanmarie J.

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Experienced professional cellist with degrees in music and music education strives to bring a solid foundation combined with the joy of music.

About Jeanmarie

My passion is music and my greatest joy is sharing that passion. My teaching style is adapted to each student, customized lesson plans and curriculum designed to teach and challenge but also ensure the student is enjoying the experience by basing lessons on music in which the student is interested o

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Edward A.
Very good instructor. She has the right temprament for me being an older student.
Tracey L.
She was very thorough..plus her style of teaching will definitely benefit me in the long run!!
Debbie N.
Jeanmarie helped me to learn the proper way to hold the cello and the bow. She watched carefully to be sure I maintained that throughout the lesson. I am pleased that she is going to be sure I learn to play the cello well to prevent injuries. She also gave me some very basic bowing and finger exercises to practice this first week so I begin to build correct muscle memory before I go on to working with sheet music.
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Andrew K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Undergraduate Performance Diploma, Cello Performance from Longy School of Music of Bard College
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Andrew K.

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Experienced teacher ready to tailor lessons to your learning goals and musical interests. You will learn to sing through your instrument, develop proper playing technique and musicianship via real music starting in the first lesson. We will explore a variety of genres including folk, medieval, ancient, classical, and contemporary music and you will also learn to improvise and compose. We will discuss the social and historical context of the music we cover, and you will learn basic music theory. All ages and levels are welcome, from absolute beginners to advanced.

About Andrew

Andrew Koutroubas, is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in baroque and modern cello. He is an active performer, teacher and scholar interested in music spanning antiquity to contemporary, as well as traditional music of different epochs and cultures. At the forefront of Andrew's musical activitie

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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Bellevue is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $167 per hour.
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"Lenna was very clear and her improvisation at the end of the lesson was fun!"
Dora
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"I'm am so happy with Lucas as my teacher. I'm learning 2nd position .He gives home work. He cares about my learning. I feel like I'm growing. Carla"
Carla
Took Cello lessons from Lucas B.
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"Not only do I get to learn how to play cello , but I get to learn about the history too! Great instructors!"
Tevi
Took Cello lessons from Don L.
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"Claire is an incredible instructor with so much information to share and a very approachable, adaptable teaching style. She sent me over a lot of additional resources to review after our first lesson, and I am very excited to continue learning under her."
Amanda
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"I have witnessed first hand Miles’s ability to encourage students and increase their abilities to play the cello better in even just a few lessons

Parents and students alike are excited about his ability to teach and inspire his students to have fun and make real progress

I would highly recommend him!!!!"
Marsha
Took Cello lessons from Miles L.
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"She has been doing a wonderful job with my daughter. My daughter absolutely loves working with her."
Addison
Took Cello lessons from Genevieve T.
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"Thanks for the lesson."
Maegan
Took Cello lessons from Jessica L.
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"Randall makes sure that you don't persist with any bad habits that will prevent you from learning how to play the instrument properly. He also gives you simple analogies why some things need to be done a certain way...and as a side benefit, you will learn about music history as it relates to what you are doing."
Gordon
Took Cello lessons from Randall K.
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"Sophie is a very good teacher because she is patient and very attentive to detail. She focuses a lot on fundamentals and she doesn’t let you off the hook until you have everything done as best as you can. She also focuses a lot on technique and intonation. Additionally, she is easy to talk to and explains new concepts really well. She will work with you and personalize your lesson instead of expecting everyone to learn the same way."
Evelyn
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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"Such a great teacher!"
Kelley
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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