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Jessica G.

70 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, German
  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jessica G.

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Getting a solid foundation in technique is imperative for anyone wanting to learn the cello, no matter if the desire is to play for fun or to eventually join an orchestra. That is why I make it my goal as a teacher to establish the correct ways to have: good tone, proper posture, flexible bow hold, loose vibrato, and pain-free playing. All of my students that have graduated to university-level teachers have reported back that the teacher was happy with their foundation and they were not required to "move back" steps in order to gain additional technique.
I generally use the Suzuki and ABC books to get students started(which employ mainly classical pieces and folk songs), but I am always open to other genres that the student is interested in. If there is a specific piece a student would like to play, we'll go over what technique is required to get there and use alternate pieces and exercises to finally reach that goal.

About Jessica

I have 25 years of playing experience along with a Bachelor's degree in Cello Performance. I was the section leader of my university's orchestra as well as a full-scholarship member of the university quartet. As a professional gigging musician, I have played with Il Divo, Mario Winans, La Jolla Sy

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Anne C.
I've had this teacher for almost three years now and she has helped me excel in my cello playing much faster than I would have with just a school education.
alvin
i've had 3 lessons with jessica and it has been great
alvin
it was a help and informational session. it was still very helpful virtual session.
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Dora P.

8 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $22
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Dora P.

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Hi! Depending on what the student enjoys, we will focus on learning songs from a musical genre (classical, pop, jazz etc). We will also learn music theory, note reading, improvisation, fingering, bow technique and much more. It is very important to me that my students are enjoying what they are learning, so they will be inspired to practice and persevere!

About Dora

Hi! My name is Dora, I am a singer/songwriter, guitar and cello player! I was born and raised in Boston, MA but Los Angeles has been my home for the past six years. I absolutely love teaching, and inspiring my students to experiment with their sound and creativity. My lessons are custom to what the

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Doerte L.
Dora has been fantastic with my 14 year old daughter. We started with weekly signing lessons, than added guitar and Dora also did some song recording. She connected very well with my daughter, she is kind, positive, a great communicator and easy to work with. My daughter loved working with her.
Matilda
Dora is wonderful with our 4 year old daughter; she’s loving her lessons and asks to practice at home. Highly recommend her classes, I usually take a book and sit out of sight in the sun listening to my daughter sing.. such a lovely part of our routine.
Russell B.
Fantastic, patient with our daughter, great energy. Highly recommend.
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Avenira C.

10 Reviews
Beverly Hills, CA
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language, Spanish, French
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Education and Psychology from Portland Community College
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Avenira C.

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Focuses for Cello could include...

Notation / Sight Reading
Duet & Ensemble Performance
Solo/Improvising
Composition
Instrument Maintenance
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Let's Play Music!
Many people think that learning an instrument is a long and grueling process that takes years before being any fun, but this couldn't be any farther from the truth!

Especially in this day and age with so many resources available, it does not have to take decades to reach a fun and satisfactory level of musicianship.

What you are looking for is someone who can teach you what YOU want to know.

My approach to music teaching is fully customizable. Instead of following a strict curriculum, every lesson is tailored specifically to your goals and interests.

Not interested in reading notes? No problem.
Only want to cover your favorite pop songs? You got it.
Trying to write your own stuff? Let's focus there!

Whatever makes music fun for you, you can count on me to help you find less work and more play.

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About Avenira

What is it that sparks your unique musical expression? That is what I'm here to help you find and pursue. Maybe you want yourself, or your child, to know everything there is to know about music? Perhaps you'd like to learn to how to play your favorite songs? Or do you have your owns song

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Frederick
First lesson and I've already learned how to teach myself one of my favorite songs (which I can now play a few hours after my lesson) and some helpful music theory!
Joy
My 16-year-old ---who had not practiced for over a year---is absolutely loving her lessons with Ms. Avenira! With only 3 lessons, I am now seeing the spark for playing the violin return to my daughter's eyes. Ms. Avenira is meeting my daughter "where she is" and truly customizing lessons to move her forward. She provides detailed updates for each lesson, and I could not be happier with my investment. Excellent teacher.
Michelle P.
Avenira really connected with my 14 year old, while our daughter has always been enthusiastic to learn an instrument, putting in the practice and the work has been a challenge in the past. Avenira's format, which allows flexibility for how the student learns best, is really working. My daughter has been practicing every night (unprompted by us), and is really excited abut her next lesson with Avenira. She also loves that she can learn both guitar and piano with Avenira, since she is interested in both. Avenira was very motivating, complimenting our daughter for being focused and for doing a great job during the lesson. Definitely would rate Avenira A+++++++!!
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Simon L.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Simon L.

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I am an experienced teacher and professional cellist, excited to meet you and learn about how we can work together to fulfill your musical goals. I am equally comfortable working with kids and adults, as well as beginners or advanced students. I previously taught a wide variety of students in the Greater Boston area, including teaching positions at the Marblehead and Salem School of Music (individual lessons), and as string teacher at the Cape Ann Waldorf School (conducting the middle school orchestra, teaching 4th and 5th grade string ensembles, leading cello sectional classes, and teaching individual lessons). I have been performing in Los Angeles for several years and am now ready to open my studio to new students - feel free to reach out if you would like to connect further or have any questions!

About Simon

I have performed solo recitals for PBS Philadelphia, Rutgers-Camden Noontime Recital Series, as a guest performer for the Network for New Music at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and as a soloist with the Salem Philharmonic and the Symphony by the Sea chamber series. I am a co-founder of Strange Inte

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Effy H.

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Huntington Beach, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Taiwanese, Swedish, Spanish, Japanese, English
  • Music from University of California, Irvine
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Gillian K.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from University of Denver
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Gillian K.

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Take cello lessons with an expert in classical cello. I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Cello Performance, 10+ years of teaching experience, and am Suzuki certified. My teaching style is nurturing and tailored to your personal goals. I teach students from age 7 through adults and beginners through advanced. Whether you've always wanted to learn how to play the cello or get ready for a big audition, come take a lesson and see if I'm the right teacher for you.

About Gillian

Hi, I'm Gill and I love all things cello! I’ve been playing the cello for over 20 years. I recently moved to Colorado from Phoenix, Arizona where I was an active teacher and performer. I have performed throughout Arizona with The Phoenix Symphony, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera, West Val

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Greg
As an adult I decided one day to learn to play cello. Step 1: rent cello, step 2: find teacher. Fate smiled upon me and I discovered Gill at Blackstone Studios.

Now, over 3 yrs. later, I'm extremely impressed with Gill's ability to keep me continually progressing in my playing. Of course practicing helps too...go figure.

She always has a tip, technique, or exercise to smooth out problem areas. She understands the needs of an adult student and easily tailors my lessons as needed. I have also witnessed her teach very young students through high school students with equal aplomb.

GIll can teach, and also do. Listening to her play during lessons is inspiring but I've also heard as part of a trio playing music of such complexity my brain cell almost exploded. Very impressive! She is also a very pleasent and kind lady as well.

So if you are an adult looking for a new hobby or school student wanting to be the best cellist they can, I can not recommend Gill highly enough. She has taken me on a wonderful musical journey so far with no end in sight.

Thank you Gill!

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Average Cost of Cello Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Los Angeles is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $43 and $77 per hour.
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"Claire is extremely patient and plays the cello beautifully. She always has tips and suggestions to help you play better. Her feedback is also always tempered with kindness. She is good at coaxing your best out of you."
Sharon
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"Aaron spends quality time with our daughter and goes through material that is appropriate for her playing level. We are extremely pleased with his attention to her positioning and bowing. Great thanks to his teaching to help our daughter to work on skills!"
Katherine
Took Cello lessons from Aaron F.
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"Jessica is an amazing teacher. I thought it would be difficult to do music lessons online. But this is PERFECT!"
Nicole
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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"Christopher is an excellent teacher! Very knowledgeable, insightful, helpful and enthusiastic about teaching and learning."
Carolyn
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Megan,

Is very knowledgeable about playing the cello and the techniques that are needed to become a better player. Enjoyed my lesson. Thank you."
JoAnn
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Excellent experience for my son. Nicholas is filling in many gaps for him and laying a foundation for his future. Highly recommended!"
Hayden
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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Jordi is an outstanding teacher. He is patient and understanding at the same time. I never feel rushed or unprepared when we meet. Jordi has a relaxed, yet professional way of teaching. I have grown to love my cello more because Jordi helps you develop an appreciation for your instrument. I cannot say enough good things about my instructor; I believe he is the best.
Leslie Brown"
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Took Cello lessons from Jordi L.
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"Victor has been a knowledgeable, patient and respectful instructor. I started the cello in mid-life and that has been humbling. Victor guided my first lessons at his Iowa studio. We have continued with on-line lessons now that he is studying in Boston. He helps me develop efficient practice habits since time is a precious commodity. He encourages healthy posture and technique so that I can enjoy playing for many years to come."
Janet
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"Ms. Susanna is very experienced and patient. My son enjoys the Cello lessons with her very much. I am very glad during this unsual time my son still could have such a high quality lessons online."
Kevin
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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Cello Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

If you’ve ever listened to Yo-Yo Ma’s “Cello Concerto,” then you’re already familiar with the beautiful range of this stringed instrument. However, add in Bach’s “Cello Suite No. 1” and Beethoven’s “Cello Sonata No. 3,” and you’ll likely find yourself longing to learn to play the cello, too. And now you can, when you sign up for cello lessons near you in Los Angeles, CA.

Here at TakeLessons, we offer affordable cello lessons for adults and kids, making it easier than ever to learn this instrument. Even if you’ve never even touched a cello before, our professional cello teachers will have you well on your way to mastery. Sign up today for the opportunity to learn how to play those iconic songs on your very own cello.

The Benefits of Learning the Cello

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magine the cello, you might only think of orchestra music. But believe it or not, the cello has become a staple in many genres, from jazz to heavy metal. When you learn to play the cello, you can take on all kinds of songs, such as folk tunes, indie hits, and much more.

On top of discovering a wide variety of cello music, learning a new instrument can also benefit your brain in many ways. Research has shown that it can enhance your memory, reduce your stress levels, and improve your cognitive skills. It may even help boost your self-confidence. With all those perks, everyone ought to learn to play the cello!

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Whether you are a beginner just starting with the basics or a more advanced student looking for a challenge, a private cello teacher can do wonders for your progress.

Here at TakeLessons, we offer private cello lessons near you, where you receive one-on-one instruction from a cello teacher dedicated to you and your music goals. Your teacher will determine your current understanding of the cello and provide you with the guidance and support you need to master this instrument. For example, if you are a beginner, you may start with learning the parts of the cello and figuring out how to properly use the bow. But if you are an intermediate cello player, you might focus on more challenging techniques. No matter your needs or goals, your cello teacher will be with you every step of the way.

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Here at TakeLessons, it’s easy to find a cello teacher near you in Los Angeles, CA. Begin by exploring our inventory of cello teachers in your area. You can read each one’s profile to find out more about their background and experience. Once you find a teacher who suits your preferences, you’ll be all set to start learning!

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