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Karen D.

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Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1980
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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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Rachel C.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • Awarded Music Teacher of the Year from Toledo City Paper
  • Music Education (Orchestra) from Bowling Green State University
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Rachel C.

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My teachings will assist you in working on orchestral repertoire, solo pieces and any other musical interest you would like to learn about. Students of mine have gone on to advance to audition-only groups.

About Rachel

Hello there! I'm Rachel C., a bass player and singer on the stage who also enjoys playing and teaching all stringed instruments. I have a degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in Music Education. I've taught lessons for over 10 years and truly love working with eager students of all ages

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Trishna C.
Rachel is a very talented teacher.She is very encouraging and supportive. She can make learning fun. My daughter absolutely loves her sessions.
Todd
Rachel's amazing. She is definitely teaching an old dog new tricks.
Peter W.
Best instructor ever. Very patient. Knows how to handle an old guy like me. My playing doesn't really deserve someone as good, but I'm thankful to have her.
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Benjamin F.

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Starting at $44
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Bachelor of Music, Cello Performance from The Juilliard School
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Benjamin F.

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Teaching cello is one of my great passions, and I've spent a LOT of time doing it, reflecting on it, and honing my skills as an educator. I've taught extensively in both English and Spanish, in person and online, one-on-one and in the classroom, cello and keyboard harmony and music theory.

I hold degrees from The Juilliard School (bachelors) and the New England Conservatory of Music (masters). I have focused a lot of my teaching work on adult beginners, and created an online cello course for them that has been purchased by nearly 1000 aspiring cellists, and which is the highest-rated of its category on the platform. As a player, I've spent time at Tanglewood, where I've had the good fortune to play for Yo-Yo Ma, and I'm currently a Fellow with the New World Symphony, where I've sat principal under such conductors as Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Juanjo Mena, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Susanna Mälkki.

Much of my teaching over the past couple of years has been online, and I've gained the ...

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Despite his youth, Ben Fryxell is already a seasoned veteran cellist and educator. Since his teenage years, he has been a regular presence on the concert stage and a frequent winner of awards and competitions. He has performed as a soloist with the Kentucky Symphony, Blue Ash-Montgomery Symphony and

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Gillian K.

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  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from University of Denver
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Gillian K.

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Take cello lessons with an expert in classical cello. I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Cello Performance, 10+ years of teaching experience, and am Suzuki certified. My teaching style is nurturing and tailored to your personal goals. I teach students from age 7 through adults and beginners through advanced. Whether you've always wanted to learn how to play the cello or get ready for a big audition, come take a lesson and see if I'm the right teacher for you.

About Gillian

Hi, I'm Gill and I love all things cello! I’ve been playing the cello for over 20 years. I recently moved to Colorado from Phoenix, Arizona where I was an active teacher and performer. I have performed throughout Arizona with The Phoenix Symphony, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera, West Val

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Greg
As an adult I decided one day to learn to play cello. Step 1: rent cello, step 2: find teacher. Fate smiled upon me and I discovered Gill at Blackstone Studios.

Now, over 3 yrs. later, I'm extremely impressed with Gill's ability to keep me continually progressing in my playing. Of course practicing helps too...go figure.

She always has a tip, technique, or exercise to smooth out problem areas. She understands the needs of an adult student and easily tailors my lessons as needed. I have also witnessed her teach very young students through high school students with equal aplomb.

GIll can teach, and also do. Listening to her play during lessons is inspiring but I've also heard as part of a trio playing music of such complexity my brain cell almost exploded. Very impressive! She is also a very pleasent and kind lady as well.

So if you are an adult looking for a new hobby or school student wanting to be the best cellist they can, I can not recommend Gill highly enough. She has taken me on a wonderful musical journey so far with no end in sight.

Thank you Gill!
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Li-Han Eliza T.

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Starting at $225
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music—Cello Performance from National Taichung University of Education
  • Teaching since 2011
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Li-Han Eliza T.

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I have experience with students of all ages and proficiencies. I teach online and in-person (at two locations in southern California). I am also a certified Suzuki teacher and diversity scholarship recipient. My teaching combines conservatory style and Suzuki style.

My background: I was awarded a DMA degree in Cello Performance at the University of Cincinnati–College Conservatory of Music on the Graduate Incentive Scholarship. My mentors include Yehuda Hanani (well-known for his critically acclaimed recording of J.S. Bach: Six Suites, TownHall Records) and Lee Fiser (cellist of the LaSalle Quartet, 1975—87). I was awarded of Music scholarship during her master's study at the North Texas of Music, under the instruction of Nikola Ruzevic (the director of the Upbeat International Music Festival, Japan). My cello journey began at the age of twelve. After two years of training, she took second place in the high-school cello division of the Eisenbach Music Competition in Kaohsiung, ...

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As a passionate educator, I have an extensive teaching background with over 10 years of experience working with musicians of all ages, skill levels, various countries. My belief is that every student has the potential to further their musicianship. I assist my students to achieve their individual go

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Chialing P.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
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Chialing P.

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If you are in school and are looking to get into all state and need help with school orchestra, or if you are an adult learner and just want to learn how to play, you are at the right place. I am a firm believer of having a good setup and I am excited to share it with you the secret to having good posture, having no soreness when you play, and how to have a good bow hand..etc. If you need help learning how to practice efficiently-that means practicing less but with greater outcome, you can also come to me. Playing the cello should be enjoyable and with the right method that I can provide for you, You will be able to improve tremendously.

About Chialing

I offer piano and cello lessons for all levels and ages in both English or Chinese. My teaching philosophy is to help students set up a good foundation and practice routine. My lessons are engaging and tailored to individual's needs. After each lesson, you will also get practice notes. I am al

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Muriel
If you are an older adult student looking for a cello teacher who is patient, diligent, and looks to advance your level of skill/playing, then look no further. I so appreciate her willingness to help me with pieces I enjoy playing. It's also great to begin studying tenor clef and vibrato. Thank you!
Elia
Chialing is a truly amazing teacher! I am studying cello with her after taking nearly 10 years off from touching my cello. Chialing is extremely patient and always has advice on how to practice and better understand the cello. I feel very comfortable learning from Chialing and feel even more excited about learning music after each lesson.
Lili Z.
Chialing came to our home for piano lessons for our two girls. They took to her immediately. She is skilled at dealing with young children and extremely warm. Her lessons are tailored to each child's ability. They get excited to practice what they have learned after she leaves.

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"Megan is patient and encouraging. Taking up cello after over 20 years was daunting, but she has put me at ease."
Brooke
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"He is really good at helping you understand how to play the instrument in detailed but open ways. He is a font of information."
Johanna
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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Malini Sridharan
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"My 9 year old's first cello lesson. She loved it. A great teacher with a lot of patience, insight and tact."
Felicia
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"Pecos is an excellent and enjoyable instructor. I look forward to our future lessons."
Chris
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"Kelvin narrows in on exactly what needs work. He is great to work with and I'm looking forward to practicing with his advice and my next lesson."
Eva
Took Cello lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Excellent, patient instructor. She didn't let my bad habits go unchallenged, giving me kind and consistent correction. The seemingly small corrections to form reduced fatigue and improved my playing. She was always great at communication. The best part for me was she did not insist I as an older adult learner practice from an elementary book. She suggested interesting pieces and studies that challenged me without overwhelming. Highly recommend Jessica for all age levels."
Mike
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"IF THERE IS A SAINT OF CELLISTS, i NOMINATE LENNA. She is filled with peacefulness, serenity, meditation, spirituality, prayer, humor, patience....and that does't even begin to talk about her extremely brilliant like the stars, cello playing and teaching. She is my first cello teacher, and she is my therapist, although she taught me today, that my cello is my therapist......it resonates passion and comfort and joy and beauty, beauty beauty. If you can take cello lessons, no matter your age, Lenna is the one you want for your teacher."
Mary M
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"Megan was wonderful. She put me at ease immediately and worked skillfully and gently to assess my skill level. I played when I was in school nearly 3 decades ago and wanted to remember the joy again of playing. I had forgotten a lot of what I had learned, but knew that with the right teacher, she could help me regain that. And I am hopeful she will help me with that. This was my first lesson, but I am looking forward to all of the ones to come. - Thank you so much Megan!"
Gladys
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"I am an adult beginner on cello, but I play a number of other instruments reasonably well. Lenna is attentive to my specific needs and adapts what we work on to focus on technique such that I don't feel, as I have with some other teachers at times, that I am dragging my feet a little bit. She is very patient and kind while also providing me with the constructive input I need. I would highly recommend her for adults, and I can see her working very well with children as well given her kind and patient manner."
Mali
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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