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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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Mari C.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Speaks Afrikaans
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Mari C.

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I am a Juilliard-trained cellist who is passionate about discovering the beauty and joy of music and encouraging my students in a life-long discovery of music-making regardless of age or prior experience.

Cello lessons with me will give you a solid understanding of cello technique along with developing your musicianship through music theory, music history and ear training. I teach a variety of musical styles and genres from Baroque, Classical, and Contemporary to crossover genres. Send me a message with any questions you might have!

About Mari

I am a professional cellist with a Bachelor and Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School in Cello Performance. I’ve been teaching cello and music theory to students from ages 3-60 for the past 10 years and specialize in Baroque (historical performance), contemporary music and extended cello

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Haven
I have fun! Thank you!
Sonya K.
Mari is an amazing, kind, helpful teacher. I improved a lot since I started taking lessons with her. Every week i'm eager to have a lesson with Mari and learn something new!
Sophia
Mari is amazing! She met me right where I was and perfectly crafted lesson plans so that I could progress towards my goals. Highly recommend!!
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Cindy H.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $18
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music from Sam Houston State University
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Cindy H.

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Cindy holds two degrees and a teaching Certificate.  She obtained her Master of Arts degree from Dallas Baptist University in 2016.  In 1996, she received a full music scholarship to Sam Houston State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance.
Mrs. H has 20 years of experience teaching private violin, viola, cello, and piano, as well as 7 years teaching elementary music and orchestra for the public school system.  Mrs. H has performed at hundreds of weddings, receptions, and parties with various string quartets, as well as orchestral events and churches all across Texas.
Mrs. H loves music and teaching, and her favorite part of teaching is sharing her love of music with others.  She teaches utilizing a wide variety of techniques and methods, ranging from the Suzuki method to more traditional methods. Because of her diverse teaching background, she excels at teaching students of all ages: from the four year old beginning piano student to the ...

About Cindy

I hold bachelor of music and master of arts degrees. I have over 20 years of experience teaching piano, violin, viola, and cello. My favorite part of teaching is instilling the love of music in my students.

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Joette S.
Mrs. Cindy is very nice and patient. her instruction is clear and nice. and she explains music very well to help her student to understand the motion and how to handle dynamic. we like her, and looking forward to next lesson.
Meredith W.
My first lesson so far with Cindy. She was very patient and understanding and will work with me at my own speed and level. Looking for to my next lesson! Thanks Cindy!
Tina
Cindy is terrific! Our three kids (2 learning piano and 1 learning viola) really look forward to their music lessons with Cindy. She is on time, courteous, kind, and most of all, she’s patient.
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Victor M.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Hungarian, English
  • Awarded Music Scholarship from Department of Music, Iowa State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Victor M.

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My goal as a teacher is to help you reach your musical goals! My lessons consist of scales, duets, and solo repertoire. Each lesson is different depending on the student I am working with, but the core of my teach is based around these 3 areas.

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My name is Victor and I have been actively teaching cello for the past 7 years. In Ames, IA I had a studio of 8 students, all ranging from different age groups and abilities. I also have experience teaching online lessons, which require a slightly different approach than in person lessons. I recentl

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Zachary
I cannot recommend lessons with Victor more highly! I am a new adult learner, and Victor had all the patience and encouragement in the world for me. He was flexible with my ever-changing work hours, and never showed a hint of frustration or impatience. He is knowledgable, easy to get along with, and a wonderful instructor! Highly, highly recommend!
Felicia
My 9 year old's first cello lesson. She loved it. A great teacher with a lot of patience, insight and tact.
Julia
Victor is a wonderful teacher. He’s very patient and focuses a lot on the important fundamentals. I’m an adult student and he was very encouraging and helpful.
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Genevieve T.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Bachelors of Music in Cello Perfomance from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 to 70
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Genevieve T.

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Having 10 years of experienced cello teaching, I feel very comfortable helping my students understand the foundations of cello technique. I graduated with a Bachelors of Music from the music conservatory Cleveland Institute of Music, and got my Masters in Music from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music.

In addition, I completed a 2 year rigorous Suzuki Technique Pedagogy Program where I am now certified to teach all 10 levels of the cello books. I am confident in explaining any questions a student may have. I love to make practicing a game, so that way we are developing the proper skills but also challenging ourselves while having fun! Even I can understand that practicing can get tiresome and dull at times!

As a traveling musician who has performed all over the world, I feel it is important for students to appreciate all types of music. While classical training and technique are absolutely crucial to the beginning stages of a student's development, I like to show ...

About Genevieve

I am a professional cellist, skilled in all solo, chamber, and orchestra settings. My playing has invited me into the top ranking music festivals in the world including Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and many others. These opportunities have led me to perf

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Excellent. Thoughtful and focused on the basics and started where I was at.
Tyler W.
Fantastic first lesson and 100% looking forward to more!
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Kyle M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner
  • B.A. Theatre Performance, Music Minor from Wagner College
  • Teaching since 2019
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Kyle M.

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Beginner Training and Focus of Technique. With these lessons you will learn basic musicianship and musical knowledge to acclimate yourself with the cello. Lessons will focus on proper handling of the cello, including caretaking, developing an understanding of the anatomy of the cello, how to tune and prepare to play, etc. Performance technique consists of correcting posture, training the right and left hands, and reading sheet music. As these skills become increasingly cultivated, repertoire to the likes of the student will be chosen, studied, and performed.

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10+ Years Experience in Voice, Cello, Music Theory, and Theatre Composer/Arranger Theatre Director/Actor Wagner College Theatre Performance Major, Music Minor An experienced Director, Actor, and Musician, with the knowledge and experience to help you reach your goals. My experiences in the realm

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"Great teacher, wonderful attitude and very efficient and especifiic. Thanks"
Jackie
Took Cello lessons from Shannon S.
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Nyen
Took Cello lessons from Paul W.
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"I took cello lessons from Rachel for several years. Although I had played piano as a child, I had not attempted to play a musical instrument for over forty years. Rachel was able to explain the instrument to me, and was very patient and encouraging. Her musical knowledge is extensive and she truly enjoys teaching. I highly recommend her as a teacher of any stringed instrument."
Cathy
Took Cello lessons from Rachel C.
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"I have started cello lessons back in June. Susanna is someone who will go at your pace, & is very patient with you. I grew up learning how to read music, so I was able to get through the first book pretty quickly. She has helped me set a new goal so that when I become unmotivated to practice, I can remember what my main goal is. I have an early lesson, so I tend to be a little sassy... She does amazingly with handling my sass & dishing it right back out at me. She makes the difficult lessons more fun, & enjoyable. I would reach out to her if you are looking for a teacher who is flexible, patient, & a joy to learn from."
Jamie
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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"Awesome first lesson. Looking forward to the next one."
Erin
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"Chris is an excellent, knowledgeable teacher who is genuinely committed to helping his students learn. I am an adult student and have greatly enjoyed my lessons with Chris."
Michael O'Hearn
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Tszto was the best instructor ever! He was well-prepared, experienced, and flexible. He always brought all of his teaching materials relevant to me and made sure we cover what I needed to learn/reinforce. He was also clearly experienced with teaching a wide range of students and applied relevant teaching methods that worked best for me. I also appreciated how flexible he was in scheduling/rescheduling lessons whenever despite his own busy schedule and commitment. I only had a very positive experience learning from him and appreciated the fact that he demonstrated his passion for teaching in every lesson I had with him. Definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to learn/practice cello!"
Amy
Took Cello lessons from Tszto W.
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"Brenda is very patient"
Laura
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"We both had a fun and pleasant first lesson with Chris. Set everything up and got the basics down."
Tim
Took Cello lessons from Chris H.
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"Another outstanding lesson! Thanks Jordi for your expertise, patience and kindness. See you next week."
Leslie
Took Cello lessons from Jordi L.
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