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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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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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Don L.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
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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Emily S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA Music Communication from The Master's University
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Emily S.

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With 5 years of teaching experience, Emily is excited to start cello lessons with you! She has performed for dozens of venues across 8 countries and 3 continents. Emily received 12 years of formalized training including 4 years of specialized instruction of the Alexander Technique at The Master's University. Consequently, she brings a comprehensive approach to cello instruction, utilizing knowledge of muscle and joint function to her teaching. Aside from using her talents weekly in a contemporary band setting, she also enjoys ensemble work in other capacities. She has performed in a commercial for the Porsche Panamera, a short film for EMD films, has recorded at Capital Records, and has had the pleasure of being the featured musician at various weddings, business functions, and private events. Emily hopes to not only train up talented musicians, but to also encourage responsibility, perseverance, and enjoyment through music!

About Emily

Emily is a private cello instructor to the greater Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and Simi Valley areas. She draws on years of performance and teaching to offer individualized instruction in cello for all ages. Her teaching includes instruction through the Suzuki method as well as utiliz

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Miranda
Emily is an amazing instructor. Not only does she know how to work with my 8 year old, but she comes on time and prepped ready to go. She makes the lessons fun for her! My daughter looks forward to her cello time now which was hard over zoom. Emily sends out weekly emails with what to practice and has plenty of tips for what my daughter can work on. I'm so glad we found Emily through this service!
Lisa
Nice, very well prepared and effective with a neophyte like me
Jojo W.
Delightful teacher. She plays beautifully. Very knowledgeable. Love the instruction and music she has given me. I look forward to our lessons!
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JoAnn R.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, Italian, French, Spanish - sung, English - spoken
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts Music from California State University, Los Angeles
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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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LisaJo B.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Eastern Illinois University
  • Teaching since 1976
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LisaJo B.

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I am an experienced symphony musician and teacher. I have two tracks, performance and recreational depending on your preference. Everyone's goals are different, you are in charge of achievement- I am your guide.

About LisaJo

I have 40 years experience as a private teacher in the Chicago area. I teach all ages, including adult beginners. I am classically trained with a Bachlelor's degree in Music Education. I use standard European methods, as well as American fiddling methods. I try to find the key that ignites the mu

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Natalie
We love LisaJo! She is an experienced instructor who works very well with our 13 year old daughter. She is encouraging, kind, and knows what she is doing. Looking forward to the growth our daughter will achieve under her guidance.
Bea Y.
LisaJo is an extraordinary violin teacher. She is helpful, positive and interesting during lessons. She helps students progress with perceptive comments and targeted studies. She is the only teacher I have worked with who has taken so much time giving notes and extra-curricular materials to support progress. Thanks so much, LisaJo!
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Wei D.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, Mandarin, English
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Wei D.

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Good habits and an excellent attitude make great cellists. It doesn't hurt to love music too. I love music and I love to share my passion with my students.

Having a teacher who is an experienced performer is an important quality in a teacher. I am a professional classical musician currently working as a freelance cellist in the Chicago area. I play with Chicago Philharmonic, the Northbrook Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Northwest Indiana Symphony, among others. Before coming to Chicago I played for 13 seasons with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

I have taught privately for over 10 years including 2 years in Paris. My teaching is a reflection of my teacher, Phillippe Muller. I studied with Msr. Muller while studying at the Paris Conservatory. Msr. Muller is currently a Professor of Cello at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

About Wei

Even though I have been teaching and performing on the cello for most of my life, it's not all there is to who I am. I am a chef (almost--12 weeks to go), a mom, a wife. I have a cute little Tibetan Terrier that loves visitors. My husband and I love hiking in beautiful places. Studying with me

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Catherine
What a wonderful, fantastic lesson! I had developed bad habits over the years, like tilting my head to the right, and other problems and we worked on those and I am so so grateful. It was a very enjoyable lesson and Wei is fantastic!!!
Catherine
What a wonderful, fantastic lesson! I had developed bad habits over the years, like tilting my head to the right, and other problems and we worked on those and I am so so grateful. It was a very enjoyable lesson and Wei is fantastic!!!

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"Excellent teacher. Knowledgeable and helpful."
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"Susanna makes lessons fun while also keeping on track to get the most out of each lesson. Her experience teaching shows. I wish I would have been able to take lessons with her sooner.😁🎻"
Elena
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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"I have taken two lessons with Mr. Don Larson through FaceTime. Even though there is a 3-hour time difference, he manages to fit my lesson into his schedule. I have not taken private lessons previously, but I was in school orchestra for over two years. He has been correcting my bow hold and bowing, helping me make my cello produce nicer sounds. I really appreciate his focus on the rudiments. Mr. Don is very patient and funny at times."
Qilin
Took Cello lessons from Don L.
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"Sophie is such a sweet and nice teacher! Very well-educated, patient and encouraging. Highly recommend to everyone."
Jane
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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"This was just our first lesson but Nicholas was great and the online format was easy and workable. There really is no need to be physically in the same room!"
Elaina
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Nicholas, was great! He made sure my daughter understood everything and was easy to understand."
Brooke
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Great lesson with Jordi. I'm picking up the cello after more than 12 years of not playing at all, and 25+ years since I've played seriously. He's patient and open, and a good partner for getting back to this wonderful instrument!"
Annelise
Took Cello lessons from Jordi L.
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"The way she teaches encourages students to learn more and practice more. She is incredibly nice, knowledgeable, and ready to help."
Yiyang
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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"Dr. Leonard has been my daughter's cello teacher for six years. She has been amazing in every way. My daughter has enjoyed playing the cello, in large, part due to Dr. Leonard's teaching style which is intellectually stimulating, humorous, inspiring, and caring. She is a relatable to my teenager. We have never thought of moving to a new teacher because Dr. Leonard always brings something new to the table in her lessons."
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Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"Very patient. Provides excellent feedback and positive reinforcement."
Cheryle
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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