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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

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Cello:
A bowed or plucked string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. The strings from low to high are generally tuned to C2, G2, D3 and A3, an octave lower than the viola. It is a member of the violin family of musical instruments, which also includes the violin and viola and the double bass. The cello is used as a solo musical instrument, as well as in chamber music ensembles (e.g., string quartet), string orchestras, as a member of the string section of symphony orchestras, and some types of rock bands. It is the second-largest and second lowest (in pitch) bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra, the double bass being the largest and having the lowest (deepest) pitch. My lessons always start out with the basics! We start out by learning notes by plucking the strings and then the bow is soon incorporated. The goal is to eventually learn all the notes on the fretboard and also learning how to read and play chords. As the student progresses ...

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Aaron F.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor in Music from Boston Conservatory
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Aaron F.

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Have fun playing the cello! I emphasize beautiful tone and expressive playing. I am a patient teacher. Methodical yet flexible. All ages and levels!!

About Aaron

I am fascinated by the learning process, and I enjoy finding the most effective and enjoyable ways for each student to learn and practice. I have many years of experience teaching all ages and levels. My students have earned spots in orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, the

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Valerie A.
I’m really learning! Three short lessons and I can play a couple of songs. Aaron will take you wherever you want to go with your instrument with your own goals. He is interesting and fun!
Cicely J.
Aaron has done a great job. My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week!
Katherine
Aaron spends quality time with our daughter and goes through material that is appropriate for her playing level. We are extremely pleased with his attention to her positioning and bowing. Great thanks to his teaching to help our daughter to work on skills!
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Emmanuel E.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Emmanuel E.

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I employ the use of ABRSM and TRINITY Curriculum for my beginner/Intermediate students, mostly because of the comprehensiveness I find in the curriculum.
We make use of the Suzuki Cello Methods as well to help with Aural perception and achieve some extent of independence during performances.

For our advanced Students, We use the Trinity Licentiate program which is equivalent to a University Master's degree. Master Classes are held twice every month featuring different teachers and different Techniques for better performance.

About Emmanuel

I'm lead Pianist, Cellist & Saxophonist for a well-known touring Orchestra with a worldwide fan base and over 3 million youtube views. I graduated from Arberdeen University with Bachelor's of Music in Classical Piano and A Master's Degree in Music Therapy, and am currently teaching around 50 lesson

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Jin Din Z.
Amazing teacher!
Richard Anderson Jr.
A very welcoming countenance. And professional delivery of his lessons
Peterson Hughes
It is my family's pleasure to recommend Emmanuel as We consider him a very good teacher and works very well with teenagers. He has absolute control of his lessons and still finds a way to make our daughter enjoy every session.
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Jessica G.

70 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jessica G.

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Getting a solid foundation in technique is imperative for anyone wanting to learn the cello, no matter if the desire is to play for fun or to eventually join an orchestra. That is why I make it my goal as a teacher to establish the correct ways to have: good tone, proper posture, flexible bow hold, loose vibrato, and pain-free playing. All of my students that have graduated to university-level teachers have reported back that the teacher was happy with their foundation and they were not required to "move back" steps in order to gain additional technique.
I generally use the Suzuki and ABC books to get students started(which employ mainly classical pieces and folk songs), but I am always open to other genres that the student is interested in. If there is a specific piece a student would like to play, we'll go over what technique is required to get there and use alternate pieces and exercises to finally reach that goal.

About Jessica

I have 25 years of playing experience along with a Bachelor's degree in Cello Performance. I was the section leader of my university's orchestra as well as a full-scholarship member of the university quartet. As a professional gigging musician, I have played with Il Divo, Mario Winans, La Jolla Sy

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Anne C.
I've had this teacher for almost three years now and she has helped me excel in my cello playing much faster than I would have with just a school education.
alvin
i've had 3 lessons with jessica and it has been great
alvin
it was a help and informational session. it was still very helpful virtual session.
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Catherine W.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Awarded MSM Scholarship from Manhattan School of Music
  • Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Catherine W.

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I only teach beginner and intermediate cello.

About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the Americ

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Charlie B.
Catherine has been a terrific violin instructor for both my 14 year old daughter and 13 year old son. She is very passionate and methodical in keeping them motivated and engaged in learning the violin. She has been great and the kids love her as a teacher. I highly recommend Catherine for anyone considering an online violin teacher for their teenage kids.

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Amy O.
My daughter has resumed her violin playing now that she has lessons with Catherine. She had stopped for a year, and after a few lessons her tone started to sound just like it was when she left off. She improves with each virtual lesson, but most importantly she really enjoys them. I also appreciate that we can schedule lessons
at intervals other than weekly. Thank you, Catherine!
Sophia D.
Great with children very understanding knows a lot of information willing to help you succeed in success! Would recommend to anyone.
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Megan S.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Bachelor of Arts, Clarinet Performance from University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Megan S.

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I have been studding strings from age 8, starting on violin. I switched over to cello when I turned 13 and received scholarships to potentially attend the University of Pacific in Stockton, CA. I instead studied cello at the University of California, Santa Barbara where I had the opportunity to perform in the university's symphonic orchestra and teach private lessons to college students as well. I have experience teaching from the Suzuki method, but consider myself to be a flexible educator and teach many methods according to the needs of the student.

About Megan

Hello! Thank you for stopping by and viewing my profile. I currently live in Ramstein, Germany with my husband who is stationed out here with the US Air Force. I offer online clarinet, violin, cello, and piano lessons to students all over the United States. I hold a masters degree in clarinet perfor

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Lily
First lesson was so wonderful! Megan is so knowledgeable, patient and kind! So nice too! Can’t wait for my next lesson!
Annmarie Sawyer
Only my first lesson but it was great. Megan was extremely patient, friendly, and helpful. I look forward to continuing!

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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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"Excellent first lesson! Pecos was very patient and encouraging as I struggled through the basics. Already looking forward to our next lesson"
Beth
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"I have started cello lessons back in June. Susanna is someone who will go at your pace, & is very patient with you. I grew up learning how to read music, so I was able to get through the first book pretty quickly. She has helped me set a new goal so that when I become unmotivated to practice, I can remember what my main goal is. I have an early lesson, so I tend to be a little sassy... She does amazingly with handling my sass & dishing it right back out at me. She makes the difficult lessons more fun, & enjoyable. I would reach out to her if you are looking for a teacher who is flexible, patient, & a joy to learn from."
Jamie
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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"SHE IS THE BEST!!! She helped me have more confidence in my playing and she fixed all of my main problems! Megan is the best instructor ever"
David
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Wonderful cello teacher!

Ms. Greenly is absolutely a wonderful cello instructer. She is experienced, encouraging,and patient. She knows exactly what my son needs to work on. I really like how she encouges nicely to work on detailes in phrases, pitches, etc..her friendly and patient approaching always works! Thank to Ms. Greenly, my son has made it to the top chamber orchestra in middle school this fall. It is not easy to find a great teacher but we feel we are the lucky ones."
Charles
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"My son has been taking weekly cello lessens from Jessica over a year now and he really likes her. She is very talented, nice and patience. She will write down what he learned and needs to practice on a notebook every time. She is always on time and good at responding right away if I need to communicate with her. There are many qualified teachers around but it is hard to find one that has the quality I mentioned."
Tomoe
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Very nice, attentive, and easy to work with. 1st lesson and looking forward to many more."
Travis
Took Cello lessons from Dustin N.
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"I feel I've met a true angel on earth! Not only is she an excellent instructor, but our personalities mesh and we can laugh at the same jokes. I know I'm probably one of her most difficult students but I don't care. I love her just the same!!"
Lorna
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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"Omar was kind with my never had a lesson status said we should get started and had me making some nice sounds with the cello in no time at all"
Thomas
Took Cello lessons from Omar G.
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"Excellent teacher! Patient, understanding, and experienced in teaching. Walked me through all the basics expertly and made playing the cello much more within reach. Looking forward to the next lesson!"
Rina
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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