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Wei D.

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  • Speaks French, Mandarin, English
  • Artist Diploma from Paris Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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lovely, kind and helpful!!!
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Pecos S.

33 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Baroque Concerto Competition Winner from San Francisco Conservatory Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Pecos S.

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I am a professional performing artist and educator who believes that everyone is inherently musical. I have extensive experience with students of all ages and abilities and enjoy cultivating the interests in those whom I teach.

About Pecos

New York-based cellist Pecos was the winner of the 2016 Baroque Concerto Competition at the San Francisco Conservatory and has performed on baroque and modern instruments across the US, the Czech Republic, Italy and Austria. Pecos has recorded for the Naxos label as a Fellow at the National Orchestr

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Shannon K.
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Pecos is a wonderful teacher. Very patient. Has excellent tips to accelerate the learning process. Customizes the classes to achieve my personal goals. I previously took cello years ago and got frustrated. Now I am 67 years old and his teaching recommendations have enabled me to accel far beyond where I quit last time. I am encouraged now to continue on. C.Hart
Dana
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Genevieve T.

15 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Bachelors of Music in Cello Perfomance from Cleveland Institute of Music
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Genevieve T.

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Having 20+ years of playing experience, and 10+ years of professional experienced cello teaching, I feel very comfortable helping my students understand the foundations of cello technique.

My lessons are structured very clearly with some technique work at the beginning, whether it be scales or a study, followed by a piece or work we’ll work on together to finish off the lesson.

In addition, I send each of my students off with their very own practice regiment and practice journal/log ✍️, that they can use to track their own progress throughout their week, keep track of their assignments, and lastly, write out any comments or questions that come up in between lessons.

I also share music and other supplemental materials to my students when possible in these practice regiments, so that they do not always have to purchase it or search for it themselves :)

I’m happy to help and guide my students however they need it :)

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I graduated with a ...

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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Clark
Genevieve is such a fantastic teacher!

She knows so much about the instrument but does a great job starting with the fundamentals of the cello and then moving forward at whatever pace you are comfortable with. I have seen her teach any age (5-83) and any skill level (total beginner to working pro), all with the same focused attention and dedication to the student.

5/5 would recommend to anyone interested in learning this beautiful instrument! This price is a total bargain!
Christine White
Really enjoying my lessons (I'm on my third set of classes) and began noticing improvements quite quickly!
Christine White
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Brendon P.

17 Reviews
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  • Awarded 1st Place Strings from Tuesday Musical Association Competition
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • M.M. Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from Cleveland Institute of Music
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Brendon P.

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I have over 20 years of playing experience from some of the best teachers around the world. I am certified to teach all 10 Suzuki books. I cater my teaching to each individual student and my goal is to create a fun nurturing environment.

About Brendon

Brendon Phelps is forging a path as an engaging cellist and collaborator, characterized by his sense of individuality, depth of expression, and expansive palette of color. His playing has been described by The Strad as “...rich but clear sound and beautiful shaping and leading.” As a collaborat

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Frances
So helpful! Really willing to work at my pace. Looking forward to future lessons with Brendon.
Cesar
Brendon is a great instructor and working with him over the last couple of months has improved my playing dramatically. His no pressure attitude allows you to relax and brings out your best during lessons. I would recommend him to any level of player.
Isabella
Isabella is loving her cello lessons. Thank you!
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Quinn L.

6 Reviews
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  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Quinn L.

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Teach cello since I was in College. have a lot of experience of teaching both kids and adults.

About Quinn

Hello, my name is Quinn. I offer cello lesson and violin lessons in-person and online. I began my cello studies at age of seven and won my first cello competition at ten. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance at The Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China and Master’s Degree from

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Claudia
Supportive and encouraging. Very happy with her. Sometimes I can’t hear well through her mask.
Natalie
We are loving cello with Quinn! We had her in person before COVID and now online. She does a great job of guiding the learning process and working with the student (my daughter as an individual)
Shauna
My 9 yr old daughter began cello lessons with Quinn about 2 weeks before lockdown started. I was worried that online lessons wouldn't work out, but Quinn has been amazing. She's great at explaining everything so that my daughter understands, and she pushes just enough to keep her interested without being overwhelmed. She also answers questions promptly by email when any problems arise. I can't recommend her highly enough!
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Tszto W.

5 Reviews
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  • Speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tszto W.

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A fully trained and registered Suzuki cello teacher. Teaching cello to students at any age and any level. 8 years of teaching experience.
Teaching mainly according to the Suzuki Method. Beginners will be starting from basics to build a solid foundation to become a complete cellist and a knowledgable musician. More importantly, to enjoy the fun of cello playing and beauty of music making along the way!
I look forward to working with you!

About Tszto

Hello there! My name is Tszto and I am a fully-trained Suzuki cello teacher based in Austin Texas. I hold a Master degree in Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from the Cleveland Institute of Music. I am also a graduate from Rice University with another Master degree in Cello Performance. I am ex

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Kari Elling
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Tszto IS THE BEST CELLO TEACHER I have ever had because it is the first time someone explains me how to BREATH and ENJOY playing the cello, with a PERFECT TECHNIQUE and posture. He loves to play cello and he teaches with the same PASSION. He is super PATIENT with me and has the best way to correct me and explain me. He is an amazing cello player and really pedagogic. I had a german style teacher in the past and I stop playing cello because I didn't enjoy it and had pain and frustration. Tszto is helping me to reconnect with my cello, he corrects my posture (so it is a pleasant time with absolute no pain) and playing is turning to be a movement meditation for me, I love it now. I can feel and hear the progress on each lesson, thanks to him and to the homework (practice 15 mins, listen and reading). THANK YOU Tszto! After so many years, I am able to start again from cero and with so much passion. Thank you!
Martha
Tszto is an excellent cellist and teacher. My child has improved immensely in the few months she has been studying with him. He is diligent in making sure all aspects of playing the cello are in order from musicianship to technique. He is professional and a nice person.

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"Chris is great communicator and able to think about my specific needs as a student."
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Super helpful as always. Great technique advice."
James
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"I'm an adult and I've been working with Byron for 5 months now. We've worked in person and now through video during quarantine. It's been a great experience and I would surely recommend him!

I had no experience with string instruments and feel I'm on my way to playing the cello competently. Byron keeps things fun and moving along at a good pace. He's especially good at diagnosing the cause of any difficulties I'm having."
James
Took Cello lessons from Byron H.
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"Super nice and patient!!"
Casey
Took Cello lessons from Cindy H.
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"I had a lovely experience and still have great fun and excitement learning with Sophie. She tailors the sessions to my special interests and always encourages me to push my abilities.

I recommend Sophie to anyone who wants to learn cello regardless of age or skill level."
Justin
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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"My experience was more fun than I thought. It was funner to learn how to play the cello.So, that why I gave it 5 stars"
Maya
Took Cello lessons from Kristin H.
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"Nicholas is an inspiring teacher who strives for excellence while focusing on the student's individual situation and needs. Beginning lessons as an adult with some musical experience with other instruments as a child and early teen, he has been able to build quickly on what I already knew, and "undo" improper technique which could have caused physical harm if continued. He is able to encourage and motivate in the difficult and frustrating moments common to all students.

I highly recommend Nicholas for any age or level student."
Betsy
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Jessica got Chloe off to a good start. And, she's so excited to to learn more."
Chloe
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Chris is a really awesome teacher. Has a lot of expertise teaching online, and has many tips for cello learning for all ages. I'm in my 40s , picked up the cello again 2 years ago, and with Chris I've become a confident learner of the cello while having a lot of fun! Yay!! Thanks Chris!"
Tina
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Theresa is amazing! My daughter has been taking cello classes for a few months and has greatly improved. Theresa is very knowledgeable, patient, encouraging, understanding and also has a great sense of humor."
Carolina Aguilar
Took Cello lessons from Theresa S.
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