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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
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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 ...

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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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Wei D.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, Mandarin, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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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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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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Melissa J.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Awarded Lucette Stumberg Flanagan Award in Fine and Performing Arts from Shane Williams - Lindenwood University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors of Music from Lindenwood University
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Melissa J.

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As a passionate cello player, I want my students to have fun but also really understand their instrument and the music they are playing! Students will learn their scales through the circle of fifths, shifting positions, vibrato techniques, music theory, and performing with an accompanist. They are expected to have fun but to work hard - it’s totally worth it!

About Melissa

I have been playing piano for 23 years and cello for 16 years. I love sharing music with others and seeing them grow to love music as well. I was a pianist for the KC Ballet’s ROAD program. I have a Bachelors of Music from Lindenwood University. I have been a piano accompanist for 7 years. I taugh

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Taylor E.
Great first lesson with hands-on playing, not just an orientation. Looking forward to the next lesson!
Jerry M.
I decided to take up cello at age 57 as a new instrument. Melissa did a great job teaching proper technique and method and was really aware of my personal goals for what I wanted to achieve. She has a great gentle and encouraging demeanor. I would highly recommend Melissa.
Clint
Melissa was very patient and such a great teacher on my first lesson with her. It went by so fast and I learned so much!
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Benjamin F.

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Starting at $44
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Lenna P.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Suzuki Teacher Training Book 1 from Ithaca College
  • Awarded Quartet in Residence from Park Church Coop
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Lenna P.

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I am an emotive cellist with two decades experience. I have toured internationally performing my original works including London, Paris, and Berlin. As a member of the Pierce Quartet I regularly arrange and perform music for weddings and other special occasions. I love sharing classical music with all levels of students. Lessons with me are calm, meditative experiences where we use peaceful techniques to enter into the heart of music.

About Lenna

Hello musicians! My name is Lenna and I am pleased to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2011 and have loved helping my students improve their tone, learn better sight reading skills, and become more relaxed in performance. I have toured the world as a singer songwriter and before th

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Jason
Lenna is an extraordinary, highly knowledgable teacher. She has been warm, kind, incredibly patient, and supremely helpful in my musical journey. Anyone would be lucky to study with her. I could not ask for a better music tutor.
Aydin T.
My son just had his first piano lesson w/ Lenna. She seemed very patient and conscientious. We’re looking forward to our 2nd lesson next week!
Dora
Awesome coaching on what I was doing wrong. Lenna showing me how to hold my hand correctly makes it so much easier to find my notes.
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Sophie Y.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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 ...

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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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"Very professional, knowledgeable and patient ."
Chloe
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Elisa is patient and encouraging"
Gale Shuey
Took Cello lessons from Elisa B.
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"Very professional! Very Kind! Supportive with your learning. She builds a relationship with you. Completely recommend !"
Leanna
Took Cello lessons from JoAnn R.
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"He was so patient with my absolute beginner!"
Kiryn
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Jessica is fantastic on all levels - she’s brilliant, yet able to relate to the my beginner ways. She’s patient and kind and I genuinely look forward to our sessions each week. Highly recommended!"
Nichole
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Chris is easy to talk to and does a great job explaining techniques and practical approaches to playing. Looking forward to many more lessons."
Kristopher
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"thank you Lottie loved it"
Claire Elliott
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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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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"She is patient and gracious :)"
Sarah
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Chris is the man. I am an adult learner and he made it super fun. We laughed a lot - and I learned a lot too! Super excited to start this journey with Chris."
Vincent Esposito
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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