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Michael R.

26 Reviews
Santa Clara, CA
Starting at $38
  • BA in Music from University of North Texas
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Michael R.

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I've played in symphonies, chamber music trios, quartets, for weddings and even jazz!

About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dram

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Sean
Great teacher
Susan O'Hara
He’s so patient and very skilled!!
Susan
We did online tonight per my request. Michael is so patient and encouraging and he answers my questions that are endless. I feel hopeful that I am learning the correct form and things I definitely would not pick up just trying to teach myself through the book. Thank you Michael!
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Linda C.

25 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • BA in Music + Teaching credential from Humboldt State University
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Linda C.

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I've been teaching beginning cello for over 30 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play pizzicato and learn how to hold the bow. As time goes on you'll be able to read music and play simple songs. Any beginning cello book will get us started. In addition to your cello and book, you will also need rosin. As you progress, a tuner and a metronome may be helpful. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Linda

I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I ha

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Harriet
So easy to take lessons from Linda. She is very knowledgable.
Tia
I’m taking beginner cello lessons with Linda.

She is super positive and encouraging and meets me exactly where I am in my learning and goes from there.

She asks what I want to do, points out when I miss things (like not taking a proper pause), and teaches me new skills (theory, now technique, etc.)

Very positive experience! After four weeks I can play cello while site reading the bass clef (I knew how to read piano music but not the bass clef very well).

I’m going to renew my lesson subscription with Linda!
John R.
Linda was awesome, very patient with a total beginner with not only cello but also playing music. She is great teacher , i can tell that from our first lesson.
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Emmanuel E.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Emmanuel E.

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I employ the use of ABRSM and TRINITY Curriculum for my beginner/Intermediate students, mostly because of the comprehensiveness I find in the curriculum.
We make use of the Suzuki Cello Methods as well to help with Aural perception and achieve some extent of independence during performances.

For our advanced Students, We use the Trinity Licentiate program which is equivalent to a University Master's degree. Master Classes are held twice every month featuring different teachers and different Techniques for better performance.

About Emmanuel

I'm lead Pianist, Cellist & Saxophonist for a well-known touring Orchestra with a worldwide fan base and over 3 million youtube views. I graduated from Arberdeen University with Bachelor's of Music in Classical Piano and A Master's Degree in Music Therapy, and am currently teaching around 50 lesson

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Jin Din Z.
Amazing teacher!
Richard Anderson Jr.
A very welcoming countenance. And professional delivery of his lessons
Peterson Hughes
It is my family's pleasure to recommend Emmanuel as We consider him a very good teacher and works very well with teenagers. He has absolute control of his lessons and still finds a way to make our daughter enjoy every session.
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Katie P.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, Italian, French, English
  • Awarded Winner of National Association for Teaching Singing Regionals from NATS
  • Teaches students Male: 10 to 23; Female: 10 and up
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Katie P.

27 Reviews
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Get a strong technical foundation. Build your repertoire. Prepare for auditions.

About Katie

Hello! I am Katie P. and I have been teaching for three years. In 2016, I received my Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance from James Madison University and my Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Peabody in 2018. While I attended Peabody, I lived with my parents in Bel Air, so I taught th

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Had an excellent 1st lesson. Thank you.
Helen
I came to the lesson not knowing what is going to happen and a bit apprehensive. Katie made me feel very comfortable. I was able to learn how to use my breathing better in the short 30 minutes we met. I am looking forward to more lessons.
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Charles B.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Charles B.

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I have been teaching over 25 years. I have been playing for over 35 years. I have played professionally in orchestras and chamber ensembles.

I use both the Suzuki and traditional methods for teaching.

About Charles

I have been teaching stringed instruments for over 25 years. I use both the Suzuki and traditional methods.

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Don S.
Charles has been great with my early skill development. He continues every week to stress the basic for my violin training. He remains supportive and patient. We have had lessons in person and online. I am beginner at 65 years old and I would highly recommend Charles Bossert as a violin, and other strings instruments instructor. Thank You Charles for your help.
Keiko
I love it!
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Claire M.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's of Music from University of Hartford
  • Teaching since 2008
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Claire M.

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I teach private cello lessons to all levels and ages. Online or at my place for 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Take a look through my bio and profile and let me know if you have any questions.

About Claire

​Claire received her Master’s of Music in cello performance from California State University Long Beach’s Cole Conservatory of Music where she was a student of Dr. David Garrett, cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has performed in the Los Angeles Cello Society concert series and as

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Christy
Claire makes challenging pieces more helpful by giving fun ways to learn them. She is a great instructor!
Christy
Claire makes sure that she answers any questions that I have. She goes at my pace. She's a great teacher! She is so experienced and patient.
Christy
Taking lessons on line is sometimes challenging; for instance, the instructor is talking but sometimes her words become garbled, like watching television and the picture and sound fades in and out.

I thought the teacher wanted me to just memorize the one section (the tune); she wasn't clear the first time (the first lesson) on memorizing the tune for playing All of the exercises without looking at the music notes. So, yesterday's lesson wasn't as good as I had hoped it would be.

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"I met Genevieve after listening to her amazing group, ATLYS, preform with the Holland Americas Cruise Line. I approached her and told her what an inspiration she was to me and found how genuinely kind and willing to help she was. After our vacation, I was able to continue emailing her. She gave the best advice, preparing me for concerts, recommending music, and even helping me with technique from a thousand miles away! Genevieve truly made me feel comfortable and inspired me to pursue cello further."
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Took Cello lessons from Genevieve T.
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"Ms. Susanna is a very good teacher. She is very nice and helpful. My son enjoys the lesson very much."
Sky
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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"Great instructor. Jordi is professional and positive when giving feedback and direction. He has been patient and also gives clear direction to make the material easier to understand. I am new to playing cello, and look forward to continue working with Jordi."
BILLY
Took Cello lessons from Jordi L.
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Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Very good teacher; patient, thorough, positive and really encouraging."
Joan
Took Cello lessons from Quinn L.
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"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)"
Natalie
Took Cello lessons from Quinn L.
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"I started with no experience at all, and with Nicholas as my teacher I learned not only how to read music but I can play a few pieces of music! I would 10/10 recommend picking him as your instructor."
Victoria
Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Excellent! Very patient."
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"Ms. Tabby's the best! I highly recommend her to anyone who loves music and wants to learn how to play the cello. I studied with her for a few years in Chicago and she was the most patient, kind, and dedicated teacher I have ever had. I improved so quickly while taking lessons with her, AND I had fun while doing it. If you're looking for a great teacher with a kind heart and a brilliant mind, look no further!"
John
Took Cello lessons from Genevieve T.
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"Excellent and very patient and knowledgeable tutor."
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Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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Cello Lessons in San Jose, 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 Jose, 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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ine 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 Jose 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 Jose, 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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