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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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Jordi L.

41 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelor of Music - Cello Performance / Jazz Minor from University of Georgia
  • Teaching since 2016
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Jordi L.

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After receiving my Undergraduate Degree in Cello Performance and having played for over 13 years, I feel prepared to teach students of any skill level. My classically-oriented upbringing has exposed me to a wide variety of settings and repertoire (solo, chamber, orchestral) as well as years of audition and performance preparation. I have also spent the past few years exploring and refining extended techniques (chops, slaps, etc.) in and outside of a wide variety of non-classical genres, ranging from improvisation-based styles such as jazz and bluegrass to rock and pop.

Regardless of style, my lessons typically focus on reinforcing a strong technical foundation and productive practice routine including, but not limited to, scales and arpeggios, rhythmic training, ear-training and theory, and reading (+sight reading training and chord charts). For method books I use Suzuki, Essential Elements 2000, and a variety of technique/etude books depending on skill level (i.e. Popper, Schroeder,

About Jordi

Jordi Lara is a multi-instrumentalist educator, session musician, and freelance performer in the Atlanta/Athens, Georgia area. He received his Bachelors Degree in Cello Performance from the University of Georgia in 2021 as well as a minor in Jazz Studies (electric/upright bass). During his time at U

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Kaylie
I have always wanted to play the cello but never had any musical experience. I was hesitant doing online lessons at first but that worry quickly ran away when I had my first online lesson with Jordi. Jordi was so welcoming and it made me excited for the next lesson to come! He is extremely patient and encouraging whenever I would mess up or get a bit nervous playing which helps my anxiety. I always learn something new from him every time we meet and he creates a clear plan on what to work on for my next lesson. He is an understanding teacher and tailors to your experience level and the kind of music genre you like to play. He is also very flexible with his schedule. I'm a senior in high school so I have many things on my plate but he's willing to make time fit mine and his schedule. I'm very thankful to have him as my cello teacher. If you're researching and contemplating which teacher you should choose, picking Jordi is the smartest choice! :)
William
My daughter loves her cello lessons and has made amazing progress. Jordi is both professional and relaxed which is a great combination.
Leslie
Jordi was a Godsend when the pandemic hit. I had a life long desire to make music as well as listen and learn how to relax. He has far surpassed any of my expectations of an instructor. He is phenomenal. He teaches, he listens to my questions; He even anticipates my questions. His smile immediately says “I understand where I can help.” I am always eager to meet with him every week.
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Katie P.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, Italian, French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
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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 th

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Linda
Had an excellent 1st lesson. Thank you.
Helen
I came to the lesson not knowing what is going to happen and a bit apprehensive. Katie made me feel very comfortable. I was able to learn how to use my breathing better in the short 30 minutes we met. I am looking forward to more lessons.
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Sophie Y.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Cello performance from Yale School of Music
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Sophie Y.

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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 ...

About Sophie

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

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Yiyang
The way she teaches encourages students to learn more and practice more. She is incredibly nice, knowledgeable, and ready to help.
Yang
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.
Shih-Man
A wonderful and patient teacher!
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Megan C.

64 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English
  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Eastern Michigan University
  • Awarded Young Artist Competition 1st Prize Winner from Ann Arbor Society for Music Arts
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Megan C.

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As a cellist with 20 years of playing experience, I am a passionate cellist of many orchestras around the US and an even more passionate teacher. I enjoy helping students of all ages and levels!

In addition to your lessons, you'll be granted access to my supplemental recordings for personal practice, making your practice routine feel like you're playing with others!

Lesson Duration Recommendations:
30 min for beginners
45 min for beginner-intermediate
60 for intermediate-advanced

About Megan

Megan is an internationally performing cellist hailing from Detroit, Michigan. Currently residing in Oakland, California, she enjoys sharing her musical passion with students and on stage all over the country. In her free time, Megan spends her time drawing and reading. Megan currently holds posi

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Mary Beth ..
Megan explained in very clear terms how to position the cello and began to explain the fingerings. She instills confidence in her students and is extremely approachable. I know I will enjoy future lessons with Megan!
Ana Maria S.
The instructor is patient and very knowledgeable
Jessie L.
Megan is absolutely THE BEST! After 10 online classes with her, as an adult student, I cannot believe how much I have improved, how much confidence I have gained, and most incredibly, how much passion I have grown for cello. Megan is so kind, encouraging, genuine, positive, passionate, and knowledgeable! Her instructions are so concise and effective, that she can pinpoint exactly what I need to improve and offer the best explanation/technique. I have small hands with short pinky fingers that used to lead to a lot of frustrations. After meeting Megan, I have learned to comfortably face my disadvantages while minimizing the negative impact by her wonderful encouragement and practical techniques. She is WAY BETTER than my other teachers, and I had both online and in-person experiences prior to studying with Megan. I felt so fortunate to have found Megan as my cello teacher!
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Thomas V.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
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Thomas V.

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All Styles, All Levels! Emphasis on drawing a good tone, and efficient technique to allow for greater ease in playing!

About Thomas

Currently Thomas is an Orchestra Director in Merrick Public Schools, and has previous experience as a Music Teacher in New York City. Thomas has vast experience as a professional performer and has played with countless acts across many different Genres of music. Thomas is an experienced priv

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Dominick V.
Tom has been a great guitar teacher for my 7 year old. I was nervous my son was too young to start but Tom has been great easing him into it and my son is genuinely excited for each lesson. 5 stars!
Marc D.
Tom was great! Personable and knowledgeable would definitely recommend
Carole K.
I took my first piano lesson with Thomas. He's a fabulous teacher. He explains everything clearly and I felt very happy with what I had learned. He made me feel proud of my accomplishment!!

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"I took up the cello in my late 20's and am finally back taking lessons after a few years, so I had developed a lot of bad playing habits. Jessica really helped to deconstruct my technique and is helping me rebuild a stronger foundation on which to perform. She is also dependable regarding emailing and texting when needed. I would definitely recommend her!"
DeAnn
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Johnny is an excellent, well-rounded teacher. The lesson I took with him was packed full of superb teaching points; such as bowing exercises to help with bowing complexities, helpful fingerings for awkward passages within a composition of music, and terrific rhythmical suggestions to help with complex rhythms in a passage of music. I highly recommend him for any cellist; whether they're first starting out or they are just looking for someone who needs an ear for an audition and needs some advice!"
Keats
Took Cello lessons from Johnny M.
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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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"Megan has helped me so much. I have gotten so much better with her teaching me! She is also a extraordinary cellist!"
Charlotte Hyder
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Chialing is a kind, patient and amazing teacher. I know my daughter will progress significantly with someone of her accomplishment and professionalism. We are so happy to have found Chialing and would recommend her to every cellist!"
Daisy
Took Cello lessons from Chialing P.
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"GREAT PACE. GOOD EYE FOR BENT FINGERS AND WAYWARD PINKIES!"
Cheryl
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"Dee is incredibly patient and caring with my son AND me. Not only is he new to playing, but I am very busy and somewhat disorganized. Not to mention all the siblings wandering about the house. She is easy to work with and a joy for the whole family."
Zabrina
Took Cello lessons from Dee F.
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"Isabella is a wonderful teacher who is able to quickly adapt and cater to the learning styles of her students. She is a reliable instructor who inspires her students!"
Antonio
Took Cello lessons from Isabella P.
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"Jordi is positive, knowledgeable, and flexible. I've been enjoying my time re-learning cello with his help. I highly recommend him as a teacher."
Josh
Took Cello lessons from Jordi L.
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"My grandson son says Chris has a great attitude and flair and is really looking forward to his next lesson! I think they hit it off well with a great student/teacher communication
Thank you Chris! Jordan says see you at the next lesson!!!"
Jordan
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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