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Mari C.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $38
  • Speaks Afrikaans
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School
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Mari C.

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I am a Juilliard-trained cellist who is passionate about discovering the beauty and joy of music and encouraging my students in a life-long discovery of music-making regardless of age or prior experience.

Cello lessons with me will give you a solid understanding of cello technique along with developing your musicianship through music theory, music history and ear training. I teach a variety of musical styles and genres from Baroque, Classical, and Contemporary to crossover genres. Send me a message with any questions you might have!

About Mari

I am a professional cellist with a Bachelor and Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School in Cello Performance. I’ve been teaching cello and music theory to students from ages 3-60 for the past 10 years and specialize in Baroque (historical performance), contemporary music and extended cello

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Haven
I have fun! Thank you!
Sonya K.
Mari is an amazing, kind, helpful teacher. I improved a lot since I started taking lessons with her. Every week i'm eager to have a lesson with Mari and learn something new!
Sophia
Mari is amazing! She met me right where I was and perfectly crafted lesson plans so that I could progress towards my goals. Highly recommend!!
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Quentin S.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Quentin S.

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I love teaching beginner cello in all styles. I am a double bass player, so cello is the younger cousin of my main instrument. Brighter, richer, and so much easier to carry around!

About Quentin

I go to the University of Georgia for Double Bass Performance. I've spent about 11 years learning and sharing everything I can about this wonderfully complex instrument. So many genres of music can be played on the double bass, and once you add my secondary instrument, the bass guitar, you're a nece

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Gabrielle
I was nervous to start and Quentin quickly put me at ease as a student. I am an adult learner who can read music and has basic understanding of piano and wanted to move to the next level. He asked the right questions and shaped lessons and practice time which have proven extremely helpful. I look forward to more lessons and can easily recommend his lessons.
Andi
Quentin was very knowledgeable, flexible and creative. He was the ideal teacher for me as a beginner.
Milo
Quentin has an easy going manner that makes my middle school student want to learn from him. My son is working on improving his technique and Quentin was able to assess an appropriate level of instruction.
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Amber W.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor Degree in Music Education from The College of Saint Rose
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Amber W.

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Experienced Music teacher of 8 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of their instrument and theory skills. I specialize in all styles. Typically, I use a variety of method books to pick from to meet the needs of the students. I also have many tools available to use during lessons.
My students have gone on to NYSSMA and on to college auditions successfully!

About Amber

I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction. I love working with my students.

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Pete D.
Very good. Receptive. Imaginative.
Ken W.
Amber is fantastic!
Scott G.
Great first lesson. She made me feel very comfortable, was well prepared and did a great job.
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Dwight Anderson

9 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory of Music
  • Teaching since 1985
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Dwight Anderson

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Over twenty years experience performing and teaching students music on the cello. Former students have gone on to major in Music, Medicine, Law, Engineering and other professions

About Dwight

I have been a professional musician and cello instructor for over two decades. In that time,I have discovered that when performing it is a wonderful feeling to know that you have helped to provide some moments of joy to your audience after a concert performance. However, by providing lessons on t

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Michelle R.
Dwight has been absolutely wonderful to work with, and extremely accommodating. I'm an adult learner with hearing loss and had a couple of other cello instructors politely decline initiating ongoing lessons, but Dwight wasn't even phased! He's been very helpful and encouraging every step of the way, and explains nuances in a tangible way, even over video. I have especially appreciated his patience, as I cannot always hear what is wrong until it's been done right, a correction that seems twice as difficult in the age of social distancing! I have taught myself to play a number of instruments (adeptness aside), but never had as much fun or progressed as quickly, and look forward to continuing on with the cello.
Roshan
Mr. Anderson has been a great influence on my life. As a cello teacher, Mr. Anderson has a wealth of knowledge ranging from the making of the cello to the history of composers to just random facts. Mr. Anderson has been my teacher from the 6th grade to my senior year. During those 6 years, he helped me grow into a great cello player that as a senior, I was able to play a solo with my school orchestra as a senior capstone. He, also, understood, that during this time, not only is his job to teach me cello but also to help and guide me into a better person. I have had many great and amazing teachers in high school and college and Mr. Anderson is among the best. I will never forget those 6 years and will fondly look back at these formative years.
Christine
Dwight Anderson was a fabulous cello teacher for my son from preschool through high school. He was, in fact, the best music teacher we ever had for either of my children - through all of their piano, violin and cello instruction. He was consistent and nurturing, able to push the boundaries of expectation, and able to inspire. Although he only taught my son, he influenced my daughter as well by encouraging them to both participate in the GDYO. He was masterful in choosing certain pieces of work that inspired my son to practice and to perform. Even though he certainly assigned scales and etudes, he always allowed him at least one piece of his choosing that gave him such a sense of accomplishment. For example, my son learned to play the prelude of the Bach suite in G even before he started the 1st grade. That is still his favorite piece! And, starting around 7th or 8th grade, he let his pick which "big work" they would tackle for the following year. We went through the Lalo cello concerto, Faure's Elegie, the Saint-Saens concerto, Popper's Hungarian Rhapsody, Dvorak's Rondo, and finally, "The Dvorak", for his senior project in high school. Even though my son didn't always learn all the movements of the concerto or learn it to perfection, Dwight's partnership with my son in picking these pieces gave him such a love of playing the cello! What a wonder and a gift!
In the years since high school, Dwight has kept up with my son, even though he chose a non-music career path and a life in the north east. We will be forever grateful for Dwight and the influence he has had on my son in particular, and, for his influence on the whole family for deepening our appreciation of beautiful music. Thank you, Dwight!
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Najette A.

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Starting at $67
  • Teaches students Male: 6 to 80; Female: 4 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Conservatory of Music
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Najette A.

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Experienced teacher of 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate cello students! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Classical, pop, improv, we can do it all together! Let's get started!

About Najette

Najette Abouelhadi’s most recent season included orchestral and chamber music performances as a fellow with the Chicago Sinfonietta, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and as the 2021 Artist-in-Residence at the Cliff Dwellers Club. Najette Abouelhadi finds herself with a varied season. She can be heard p

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Don L.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks German
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded Full Scholar ship from Juilliard
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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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"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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"Brenda is an amazing teacher, our 7 year old loves her and looks forward to meeting with her every time! He says that she is so funny and makes cello feel so fun for him. He has grown and learned so much in just months and is excited to continue learning cello!"
John
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"Nick was awesome! He was a pressure-free and very easygoing teacher. I enjoyed my lessons with him!"
Charlotte
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"I lived in India all through my life, and now as an adult I am just coming to learn about cello. I never knew that cello would be an instrument I would become passionate about. This instrument is the most beautiful and I am very grateful to Hallie that I can carry out the beauty of this instrument. When I was growing up my parents only let me concentrate on academics. I am so grateful to Hallie to help me learn about music!"
Amit
Took Cello lessons from Hallie C.
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"Great first lesson, thanks!!"
Tara H.
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"Genevieve is a thoughtful, experienced, skilled, and patient teacher. She herself comes from a legacy of some of the finest cello pedagogy and musicianship this world has to offer. It is a privilege to study with her!"
Sabrina
Took Cello lessons from Genevieve T.
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"Jordi has been incredibly helpful in guiding me on my cello playing journey! I especially appreciate that we have been able to tailor the lessons to my needs and interests. I am an adult beginner interested in learning a mix of classical and non-classical music, and I am grateful that Jordi is very competent playing and teaching multiple genres. It's awesome to have an instructor who plays music in multiple contexts; I feel understood! Lessons themselves are always great as well-- I leave class with a clear list of things to practice and a plan for how to practice each of those things. But even though the lessons are productive, the environment is always very relaxed and patient, and I think that has been really supportive of my progress. Thanks, Jordi! :)"
Ell
Took Cello lessons from Jordi L.
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"Sophie is an excellent teacher. She’s kind, patient, and professional. A wonderful instructor ever! I would definitely recommend her to have lesson with."
Esther
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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"Randall was great. Very knowledgable!!!"
Juan
Took Cello lessons from Randall K.
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"Lenna is AWESOME :) I really enjoy my online lessons :)"
Lana
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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