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Bijan Z.

61 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, German, Swedish, Farsi
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Bijan Z.

61 Reviews
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Playing Cello is challenging and the enjoyment is extreme. That's why many people are ready to go through this tough way in hope of being able to master this magic instrument. I have played Cello for 20 years and I cannot imagine to live without this instrument. In this course I'll try to help you to go through an academic way of playing and ease the learning of the instrument. I'll use different books in this course. We'll play scales, arpeggios and lots of small pieces out of different resources. You may be able to learn many instruments on your own, but Cello is absolutely not one of them.

About Bijan

Hi! I believe that music is rooted in all human beings and cultures in a reach and vast variety of forms. Music unifies and engages thinking and feeling in a direct and immediate way. Music influences individuals simultaneously on different levels of consciousness and form an important device fo

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Wesley
Bijan is deeply rooted in music and conveys that knowledge effectively in me as his student. He's helped me understand not only how to play songs I enjoy, but to develop me as a musician. I highly recommend him.
Darcy
It was a lot of fun. He is great at explaining and a positive and patient teacher!
Roger S.
Bijan was very welcoming and encoutaging. His observations about what I need to work on were the kindof couching I was looking for.

I am already looking forward to the next lesson.
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Elisabeth H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students Male: 2 to 22; Female: 2 and up
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Elisabeth H.

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I have been teaching music lessons professionally for 15 years to students of all ages. From Beginner to Advanced, all levels are welcome and lessons will help you progress further from where you are. Music is fun! Lessons are conducting in a positive and fun manner so that you hardly realize how much work you are doing. I want to cultivate and bring out your music potential, and support your musical goals. Preparing for a school competition, pursuing entering a higher level music school or university, or want to learn for personal enjoyment, I can help! Ready to start?!

About Elisabeth

Elisabeth has been teaching private lessons since 2006 and is currently available to teach lessons at her studio and online. Elisabeth has helped students succeed in recitals, state competitions, concerts, and has prepared students for entering symphony orchestras. Elisabeth received her training i

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Dana
Elisabeth has been teaching our 12 year old son piano for several years. She is very methodical in working through curriculum in her instruction, but also flexible to include other “fun” songs that he wanted to play to help keep him motivated. She is very patient and efficient during the lesson time. I may add that my husband is a classical pianist so we were looking for a high quality instructor. We also appreciate that she is flexible with changing lessons times on occasion when our schedule may change for a season. We’ve been very pleased with the progress our son has made under her teaching.
Natalie Britt
If your searching for an amazing teacher your search is over. Elisabeth has been wonderful violin teacher to my son! She makes corrections without being critical..that's huge!! We highly recommend her!!
Denise
Elisabeth is helping me realize a dream of learning to play both the cello and the violin in my not-so-youthful years. I deeply appreciate her patience and encouragement, her knowledgeable and confident guidance. Each lesson session is a joy because of Elisabeth's upbeat, positive outlook and her genuine desire to see and hear my playing abilities improve.
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Irina D.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Irina D.

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I am a patient and sociable person who loves to teach. I am enthusiastic about my work, and am always thrilled to see the success of my students and share in their success. I am a classically-trained and educated Cellist with deep experience playing with Symphony Orchestra’s, Chamber Orchestra’s, Ensemble’s, Quartets, and Solo. I am currently working at Loudoun symphony orchestra and Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. If your goal is to start learning how to play cello, improve your skill, to play any particular piece, get ready for any special event, develop your sight reading or just enjoy playing this beautiful instrument - I am happy to help you. I know how to find inspiration, making interesting even exercise routine, we will work at developing your artistic and professional skills and find the best way to express yourself by the cello.

About Irina

I began my musical education at the age of ten, have played for 24 years, and have fourteen years of formal musical education. I specialize in classical music, and can play any musical style required. I am a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States. I was born in Uzbekistan in a Russian famil

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Cuba G.
Great first lesson. Learned new methods to improve bowing. Looking forward to the next lesson
Paul D.
I am coming to the cello as a brand new beginner. I have play around with some fretted instruments, ukulele, banjo, etc. But Irina was super at getting me relaxed, focused on basics and encouraging me with small, but important mechanics and technical details. I have taken other music lessons like sax, so could compare. I totally enjoyed the start of my cello training.
Oh, btw, I'm retired and over 65!!!
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Susanna S.

179 Reviews
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Starting at $36
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music, Viola Performance from State University of New York at Purchase
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1994
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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!

About Susanna

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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Pecos S.

32 Reviews
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Starting at $62
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • 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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Cheryle
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
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Robert M.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 75
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Robert M.

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Our cello lessons cover an array of topics from technique to musicality along with establishing the important connections of mind and body to achieve healthy and sustainable cello playing! I approach every student differently and try my utmost best to cater to every student's need. I have years of experience teaching pre-school age cellists to adults! I look forward to helping anyone achieve music and cello goals!

About Robert

Welcome! My name is Rob and I am professional cellist, string music educator and conductor in the DC Area. I've been playing cello for over 20 years and I have taught various age groups in public school and private studio settings for over 10 years in Indiana, Philadelphia and Washington DC areas.

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Antonio
Rob is a terrific teacher. He covers the fundamentals which my son really needed even though he'd been playing for several years before he started with Rob. Highly recommend.
Rebeca O.
AMAZING TEACHER! VERY CALM PERSON , WITH CLEAR EXPLICATIONS AND SUPER KIND!
is easy to see how the special is, and he did that a very dificult experience (like the 1st day lesson in Chelo is) , like if were something easy to learn!

Thanks Robert!!!
Jeb C.
He is an awesome tutor, and I learn a lot from this lesson. Unlike my previous tutor, he uses his cello to demonstrate things. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to improve at playing the cello.

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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in San Diego is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $65 and $65 per hour.
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"I have taught myself a couple of instruments but decided I wanted an instructor to learn cello. I've learned SO MUCH from Elisa, she's helped me understand parts of music that had never "clicked" with me despite 6 years of band in middle and high school.

I highly recommend Elisa!"
Rachel
Took Cello lessons from Elisa B.
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"Don is a gentle, patient, and caring teacher. I am grateful that he chose to first focus on the fundamentals for my son."
Immanuel
Took Cello lessons from Don L.
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"Awesome teacher! So happy I found Claire. She helped me a ton."
Lauren Z.
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"Instructor is very talented!"
Cindy
Took Cello lessons from Charles W.
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"Megan Chartier is a professional cellist, and in combination with this has the rare ability to be a sensitive and thoughtful teacher. In a short time Megan took me from a complete beginner to understanding complex concepts covering all aspects of playing the cello. Her basic instruction, as well as insights to guide my understanding of how to hold the bow properly, correct finger position, swinging movements, appropriate weight, etc, took me further than I imagined. Throughout our lessons Megan stay tuned in to my instructional level, while accelerating my understanding of how to move towards excellence. Megan truly exemplifies "beginning with the end in mind." I highly recommend Megan as a Cello instructor."
Julie
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Lenna is the most talented and patient music instructor I have had!!"
Nathan
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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"My daughter was looking for a cello teacher but we could not find anyone local that would fit her schedule. After reading several reviews we decided to try Jessica Greenly, even though I wasn't entirely sure if the online lesson model would work for someone who had never played the cello before. I was happily surprised after the first couple of lessons to see how Jessica was patient and engaging. My daughter has made great progress with Jessica and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great cello teacher. I should also mention that Jessica has been also very accommodating and willing to work with us to manage eventual changes in schedule when we needed it. Thank you so much Jessica."
Mauricio
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"We adore him more with every lesson. He is patient and flexible!"
Kiryn
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Very informative and very patient person. I liked him and thought he knew a lot! I am excited for next week. Looking forward to learning."
Leslie
Took Cello lessons from Jordi L.
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"My daughter Kat took lessons with her for a year. We had to stop because she was too busy with school. Kathrine improved a lot."
Amy
Took Cello lessons from Chialing P.
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Cello Lessons in San Diego, 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 San Diego, 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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gine 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!

Why Take San Diego Cello Classes?

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 San Diego, 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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What is the Suzuki Cello Method?

The Suzuki method, founded in 1945 by violinist Shinichi Suzuki as the Talent Education Movement, is one of the most enduring teaching methods, or pedagogies for young string players. Suzuki’s main goal for his music education system was to give students a “noble spirit,” which would instill respect and cooperation through his method. The method was brought to America in the 1960s by John D. Kendall, and today the Suzuki Association of the Americas instructs new teachers and studen …

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