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Karen D.

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Somerville, MA
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  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • 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
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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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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Effy H.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Taiwanese, Swedish, Spanish, Japanese, English
  • Music from University of California, Irvine
  • Teaching since 2007
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Effy H.

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I hope I can teach you in the way that my first cello teacher taught me to fall in love with this instrument! I recently returned from performing in a music festival in Sweden. There I experienced something more than just fine tuning my skills and meeting other musicians that were as dedicated as myself to the learning of our instrument. We learned why it is that we spent our lives playing music...it is because of our love we have for our cello. Let the journey begin today with your 1st lesson!

About Effy

Hello, Hej hej, Wie Gehts, Ni Hao, Konnichiwa! I am available for online lessons worldwide! I have over 25 years of exeperience and have taught music for well over 15 years. I have experience teaching all levels from beginning to advanced. I'm classically trained as a cellist and string player and u

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Molly
Ms. Effy has been teaching my son violin for the past three years (from age 5-8). She is simply amazing! She is patient, encouraging, an excellent teacher, and my son has so much fun with her. He looks forward to her lessons every week!
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Susanna S.

179 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music, Viola Performance from State University of New York at Purchase
  • Awarded Sword of Honor from Sigma Alpha Iota
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Susanna S.

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I've been teaching cello for over 27 years and my students have gone on to play in youth orchestras, attend PMEA and ASTA events or go to college as a music major. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to improve your playing skills and as time goes on you'll be able to play at a more advanced level. I specialize in Traditional Classical violin, typically use Essential Elements 2000, Samuel Applebaum methods, Suzuki methods and traditional scales and etude books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

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Students in Pittsburgh, PA: I am fully vaccinated including the booster and so is my family. I am offering in person lessons in my home and everyone must wear a mask regardless of your vaccination status. I will also wear a mask for all in person lessons. Susanna S. has over 28 years of teachi

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Bruce
Susanna is a really patient and kind teacher. She helped me with the violin a lot and was very caring. I would recommend her to people who are trying to find the perfect teacher.
Rhonda
Susanna was very easy to understand, very kind and patient to explain the basics of proper cello placement, bow hold and how to bow properly. I highly recommend her as a cello instructor!
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Dwight Anderson

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  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 1985
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Dwight Anderson

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Over twenty years experience performing and teaching students music on the cello. Former students have gone on to major in Music, Medicine, Law, Engineering and other professions

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I have been a professional musician and cello instructor for over two decades. In that time,I have discovered that when performing it is a wonderful feeling to know that you have helped to provide some moments of joy to your audience after a concert performance. However, by providing lessons on t

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Michelle R.
Dwight has been absolutely wonderful to work with, and extremely accommodating. I'm an adult learner with hearing loss and had a couple of other cello instructors politely decline initiating ongoing lessons, but Dwight wasn't even phased! He's been very helpful and encouraging every step of the way, and explains nuances in a tangible way, even over video. I have especially appreciated his patience, as I cannot always hear what is wrong until it's been done right, a correction that seems twice as difficult in the age of social distancing! I have taught myself to play a number of instruments (adeptness aside), but never had as much fun or progressed as quickly, and look forward to continuing on with the cello.
Roshan
Mr. Anderson has been a great influence on my life. As a cello teacher, Mr. Anderson has a wealth of knowledge ranging from the making of the cello to the history of composers to just random facts. Mr. Anderson has been my teacher from the 6th grade to my senior year. During those 6 years, he helped me grow into a great cello player that as a senior, I was able to play a solo with my school orchestra as a senior capstone. He, also, understood, that during this time, not only is his job to teach me cello but also to help and guide me into a better person. I have had many great and amazing teachers in high school and college and Mr. Anderson is among the best. I will never forget those 6 years and will fondly look back at these formative years.
Christine
Dwight Anderson was a fabulous cello teacher for my son from preschool through high school. He was, in fact, the best music teacher we ever had for either of my children - through all of their piano, violin and cello instruction. He was consistent and nurturing, able to push the boundaries of expectation, and able to inspire. Although he only taught my son, he influenced my daughter as well by encouraging them to both participate in the GDYO. He was masterful in choosing certain pieces of work that inspired my son to practice and to perform. Even though he certainly assigned scales and etudes, he always allowed him at least one piece of his choosing that gave him such a sense of accomplishment. For example, my son learned to play the prelude of the Bach suite in G even before he started the 1st grade. That is still his favorite piece! And, starting around 7th or 8th grade, he let his pick which "big work" they would tackle for the following year. We went through the Lalo cello concerto, Faure's Elegie, the Saint-Saens concerto, Popper's Hungarian Rhapsody, Dvorak's Rondo, and finally, "The Dvorak", for his senior project in high school. Even though my son didn't always learn all the movements of the concerto or learn it to perfection, Dwight's partnership with my son in picking these pieces gave him such a love of playing the cello! What a wonder and a gift!
In the years since high school, Dwight has kept up with my son, even though he chose a non-music career path and a life in the north east. We will be forever grateful for Dwight and the influence he has had on my son in particular, and, for his influence on the whole family for deepening our appreciation of beautiful music. Thank you, Dwight!
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Brenda L.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • DMA Cello Performance from University of South Carolina
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Brenda L.

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I have over 35 years of experience teaching cello. Every student has different needs; I work with you at whatever point you are at; beginners through advanced students welcome. I have a doctorate in cello.

I recommend lessons 30 minutes in duration for beginners, particularly children; adult beginners can choose 30 or 45 minutes. Students who can play longer pieces definitely need a little longer lesson so we get through everything. (Please note that I do not take children under 10 years of age; there are other teachers who are better teaching younger kids.)

I use Suzuki books for their inexpensive repertoire but I do not teach using the Suzuki method nor do I teach rote playing. I supplement these books with technique materials from Rick Mooney (Position Pieces, Thumb Position) and studies by cellist-composers of the past. If you have an interest in another area of playing, let's talk and find pieces that interest you.

About Brenda

I love teaching cello! I’ve spent over 30 years of my life doing it and at this point, I think I’m quite good at what I do. :) I have a reputation for students with solid technique who have learned how to solve problems and play in tune, in rhythm, with good sound and musical understanding. Let

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Shui
English is not my first language, however the communication is never a problem. She’s very kind and patient.
I have learnt the cello with her for over a year and a half now and I can hear that I am making progress in musical interpretation, techniques and the intonation. She’s such an awesome teacher, highly recommended!
Cindy T.
Brenda is such a lovely teacher. I learn so much each lesson. She is fun and extremely patient.
John
Brenda is an amazing teacher, our 7 year old loves her and looks forward to meeting with her every time! He says that she is so funny and makes cello feel so fun for him. He has grown and learned so much in just months and is excited to continue learning cello!

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"Nicholas is an excellent teacher. He made our daughter feel at ease almost immediately and that's not always the simplest thing to do. After one class, we are already seeing an improvement and she's a more confident cellist."
Victoria
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Great, fun first lesson. Chris taught me the rudiments of the instrument and set up (and more
Importantly gave me some guidance on setting up) the cello. We did some basic exercises and looked over some of the theory materials. Overall a very comprehensive first lesson for this beginner!"
Callie
Took Cello lessons from Chris H.
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"Erin is an awesome teacher. Jazmin, my daughter,has been playing cello for almost 2 years and was having a rough time,losing interest and motivation.Erin was of tremendous help.She immediately connected with my daughter,who needed a little push to keep going after we moved to a rural area and she left her friends behind,got her motivated again to start playing and now she is back at school where she will be part of the orchestra once again. Thank you very much for all your help,Erin!"
Mercedes
Took Cello lessons from Erin C.
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"Great teacher. Thanks for accommodating our busy schedule!!!"
Zac
Took Cello lessons from Omar G.
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"Jessica is efficien, helpful, and friendly."
Adrian
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Great first lesson, thanks!!"
Tara H.
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"Nicholas has been a great guide to my revisiting the cello. It had been almost 30 years since my last lesson, and he has reminded and coached many skills I had forgotten, and has taught me new ways thinking and playing."
Kat
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"My daughter has been taking lessons with Ms. Yu for over 2 years now. She is kind, friendly and patient with students. Thanks to Ms. Yu, my daughter's is able to learn and play music that she loves!"
April
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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"Claire is a phenomenal teacher, musician, and mentor. Have learned so much from her over the years, and have even begun delving into theory and her new cello course. Would highly recommend her as a tutor for those interested in improving their skills - at any level!!"
Matthew
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"Very patient with someone who can't seem to play one string at a time! Seems like someone you would like to know in person some day."
Lorna J
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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