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Johnny M.

10 Reviews
Allston, MA
Starting at $80
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English
  • Teaches students 5 to 40
  • Bachelor in Music Performance from University of Alabama
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Johnny M.

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I strive to treat each student equally no matter how advance the student are. My job as a teacher is to provide students a tool in life. Students will learn the way life works through the art of music. Should the students decide to pursue music or not in the future, I only hope that students will apply what they've learned in music to their everyday problem solving.

About Johnny

Johnny received his Bachelors of Music at the University of Alabama, under the tutelage of Carlton McCreery, and a Masters of Music at The Boston Conservatory with Andrew Mark. Johnny made his debut performance in 2011, performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto with Albuquerque Youth Symphony under the dir

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Isaac P.
Johnny is experienced in teaching cello. His lessons are always passionate, musical, and informative. There are several aspects of his lessons that I'd like to share.

1. Full of Content: He delivers enough details of a new technique with simplification for an easy understanding.
2. Learning Curve: By breaking down and reorganizing the knowledge, he teaches new concepts step by step, from approachable actions to efficient actions.
3. Customization: He helps you find out a suitable solution to grow on the techniques based on your own physical and cognitive characteristics.
4. Experimentation: The correct ways he suggests you do is demonstrated by experimenting with different ways for comparison, which you would not only know what to do but know the reason behind it.

Cello is a beautiful yet complicated instrument. To enjoy it, a great mentorship is necessary and truly valued.
Nina
After coming from a high pressure - pre professional cello teacher, Johnny Mok is a breath of fresh air! I am learning at a faster rate and accomplishing more due to his relaxed and happy teaching style. So glad I found you Jonny!
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
  • 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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Grace F.

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Brookline, MA
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Grace F.

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As a teacher, I enjoy cultivating joy and curiosity through cello and believe in creating a warm, open environment for students to develop into inquisitive lifelong learners! While I work with students individually to come up with their own goals, some of the core objectives I have for my students is to develop solid technique and tone quality as well as expression and satisfaction through creating music. I use a variety of tools for learning from standard technique books and classical repertoire to fiddle tunes and rote learning. I believe every child and adult is musical and am excited to explore the cello with you!

About Grace

I've worked in various settings with students of all ages, from beginning elementary school cellists to high school students preparing for college auditions to adults seeking to learn a new instrument. As a performing cellist, I was a member of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra for several seasons and

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Kate L.
Grace has made my cello learning dreams come true! As an adult without a lot of music background, I was nervous about starting cello lessons, especially the note reading. Grace has made learning cello seem very achievable and also very fun! She helped me rent a cello and comes over weekly for lessons. She is always prepared with new material in case we get through the planned material quickly and assigns great homework! Her fine tuning suggestions on arm and body placement as well as finger and arm weight have been so helpful. I highly recommend!
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Emmanuel E.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Emmanuel E.

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I employ the use of ABRSM and TRINITY Curriculum for my beginner/Intermediate students, mostly because of the comprehensiveness I find in the curriculum.
We make use of the Suzuki Cello Methods as well to help with Aural perception and achieve some extent of independence during performances.

For our advanced Students, We use the Trinity Licentiate program which is equivalent to a University Master's degree. Master Classes are held twice every month featuring different teachers and different Techniques for better performance.

About Emmanuel

I'm lead Pianist, Cellist & Saxophonist for a well-known touring Orchestra with a worldwide fan base and over 3 million youtube views. I graduated from Arberdeen University with Bachelor's of Music in Classical Piano and A Master's Degree in Music Therapy, and am currently teaching around 50 lesson

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Jin Din Z.
Amazing teacher!
Richard Anderson Jr.
A very welcoming countenance. And professional delivery of his lessons
Peterson Hughes
It is my family's pleasure to recommend Emmanuel as We consider him a very good teacher and works very well with teenagers. He has absolute control of his lessons and still finds a way to make our daughter enjoy every session.
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Don L.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks German
  • Awarded Full Scholar ship from Juilliard
  • Teaching since 1984
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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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Megan S.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Megan S.

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I have been studding strings from age 8, starting on violin. I switched over to cello when I turned 13 and received scholarships to potentially attend the University of Pacific in Stockton, CA. I instead studied cello at the University of California, Santa Barbara where I had the opportunity to perform in the university's symphonic orchestra and teach private lessons to college students as well. I have experience teaching from the Suzuki method, but consider myself to be a flexible educator and teach many methods according to the needs of the student.

About Megan

Hello! Thank you for stopping by and viewing my profile. I currently live in Ramstein, Germany with my husband who is stationed out here with the US Air Force. I offer online clarinet, violin, cello, and piano lessons to students all over the United States. I hold a masters degree in clarinet perfor

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Lily
First lesson was so wonderful! Megan is so knowledgeable, patient and kind! So nice too! Can’t wait for my next lesson!
Annmarie Sawyer
Only my first lesson but it was great. Megan was extremely patient, friendly, and helpful. I look forward to continuing!

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"Lenna is the kind of musician and teacher you will never forget. I had the privilege of working with her in college, and she's always been one of my very favorite collaborators!"
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Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"More than just a Cello and Piano teacher, Aaron Fired is an inspiration for his students, teaching tolerance, imagination, and passion for music with his distinct style."
Vivian
Took Cello lessons from Aaron F.
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"I'm an adult student with tight working schedule and without enough time practicing playing the cello. Sophie is so understanding to make my lessons flexible and my learning effective and enjoyable. She's my highly recommended five-star teacher."
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Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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"Jessica is an awesome teacher for my 8th grader. She has an excellent lesson plan which she has catered to my daughters skill level. Jessica is flexible in helping her learn school assigned music pieces and has given her the one on one attention and tips that she was lacking with school orchestra. The online classes have been easy and convenient. I'm so glad we signed up."
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Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"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! :)"
Kaylie
Took Cello lessons from Jordi L.
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"I really appreciate that she took time to emphasize good form to avoid muscle strain on my first lesson. Looking forward to many more lessons!"
Cindy Minoli
Took Cello lessons from JoAnn R.
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"I am the director of the Hobart Shakespeareans at Hobart Middle School in Los Angeles and hired Jessica as the cello instructor for my students. Jessica is a real pro. She is on time, organized, and a terrific communicator of ideas. My students love working with her."
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Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Chris is so good at zeroing in on how to improve and being positive in his support!"
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Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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