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Erica M.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Audio Design and Production from Columbia College Chicago
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Erica M.

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I am an experienced performer and teacher with 20 years experience on my instrument. I specialize in non-traditional forms of improvised music and classical music, but teach all genres. My lessons are individually catered to students of all ages and learning abilities to keep their interest heightened and meet their needs. I assist students in building a strong musical foundation through proper technique, note-reading, and music theory along with ear training, listening and memorization.

About Erica

As a classically trained cellist with more than 20 years experience and a nontraditional musical background in audio, experimental music, and jazz, I employ a variety of techniques in teaching my students in ways that are both traditional and nontraditional. Although cello is traditionally a classic

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Genevieve T.

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Riverside, IL
Starting at $57
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 to 70
  • Teaching since 2007
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Genevieve T.

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Having 10 years of experienced cello teaching, I feel very comfortable helping my students understand the foundations of cello technique. I graduated with a Bachelors of Music from the music conservatory Cleveland Institute of Music, and got my Masters in Music from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music.

In addition, I completed a 2 year rigorous Suzuki Technique Pedagogy Program where I am now certified to teach all 10 levels of the cello books. I am confident in explaining any questions a student may have. I love to make practicing a game, so that way we are developing the proper skills but also challenging ourselves while having fun! Even I can understand that practicing can get tiresome and dull at times!

As a traveling musician who has performed all over the world, I feel it is important for students to appreciate all types of music. While classical training and technique are absolutely crucial to the beginning stages of a student's development, I like to show ...

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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Excellent. Thoughtful and focused on the basics and started where I was at.
Tyler W.
Fantastic first lesson and 100% looking forward to more!
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Wei D.

6 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, Mandarin, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Winner from Douai International Cello Competition, Douai France
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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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Catherine
What a wonderful, fantastic lesson! I had developed bad habits over the years, like tilting my head to the right, and other problems and we worked on those and I am so so grateful. It was a very enjoyable lesson and Wei is fantastic!!!
Catherine
What a wonderful, fantastic lesson! I had developed bad habits over the years, like tilting my head to the right, and other problems and we worked on those and I am so so grateful. It was a very enjoyable lesson and Wei is fantastic!!!
Brad H.
Wei is a phenomenal teacher. I've had 5 lessons so far, and in that short time she's far exceeded my expectations. She's very good at both diagnosing problems and consistently providing a diversity of effective ways to overcome them. She has high expectations and always balances pushing me to be better with a lot of positive reinforcement; I'm never made to feel any pressure at all, but I still feel I can go very far in my cello playing with Wei's sage guidance.

I'm truly ecstatic to continue studying with Wei!
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Benjamin F.

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Starting at $44
  • Bachelor of Music, Cello Performance from The Juilliard School
  • Awarded Samuel Mayes Memorial Cello Award from Tanglewood Music Center
  • Teaching since 2013
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Benjamin F.

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Teaching cello is one of my great passions, and I've spent a LOT of time doing it, reflecting on it, and honing my skills as an educator. I've taught extensively in both English and Spanish, in person and online, one-on-one and in the classroom, cello and keyboard harmony and music theory.

I hold degrees from The Juilliard School (bachelors) and the New England Conservatory of Music (masters). I have focused a lot of my teaching work on adult beginners, and created an online cello course for them that has been purchased by nearly 1000 aspiring cellists, and which is the highest-rated of its category on the platform. As a player, I've spent time at Tanglewood, where I've had the good fortune to play for Yo-Yo Ma, and I'm currently a Fellow with the New World Symphony, where I've sat principal under such conductors as Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Juanjo Mena, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Susanna Mälkki.

Much of my teaching over the past couple of years has been online, and I've gained the ...

About Benjamin

Despite his youth, Ben Fryxell is already a seasoned veteran cellist and educator. Since his teenage years, he has been a regular presence on the concert stage and a frequent winner of awards and competitions. He has performed as a soloist with the Kentucky Symphony, Blue Ash-Montgomery Symphony and

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Nicholas H.

82 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Awarded Gerschefski/Reader Cello Scholarship from Martha Gerschefski
  • Bachelor's in Music Performance from Georgia State University
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Nicholas H.

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I'm an experienced and dedicated cellist, having played with Orchestras and Chamber groups throughout my state. My lessons are focused on relaxation, and am as laid back or strict as the student needs. Whether you're a beginner or advanced, shooting to be a church player or a pro, I have taught students for that and am the teacher for you.

About Nicholas

Nicholas is a professional cellist that has studied since the age of 9. He has now been teaching the cello, viola, and violin for over a decade for students of all ages, beginner to pre-college level. Throughout Nicholas’s career, he has been an active member of Honors Orchestras, Youth Symphon

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I've been taking lessons for the past three weeks and I must say Nicholas is a very educated instructor. He is very clear in his instructions and patiently waits for you to understand his topics. I highly recommend him to other new violin players. I plan to continue my lessons with him in the future.
Dylan P.
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Ribal E.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 to 70
  • Music Diploma in Cello Performance from National Conservatory of Lebanon
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Ribal E.

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Music is a way to bring happiness and joy to us, music educates the soul.
I have been teaching cello from 2007 through all levels.. and an orchestra player since 2004...
Learning can be hard sometimes but everything would be easy in fun ways...

About Ribal

Professional Musician that excels in Western Classical Music and Oriental Arabic Music. Member of the Lebanese Philharmonic orchestra for 15 years and more, Cello Music instructor at the Holy Spirit University and the National Conservatory of Beirut. recently relocated to the United States in the De

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Rachel
Ribal has been a fantastic Cello instructor for my child. This was my son's first time trying a string instrument, and he has absolutely loved the experience. Ribal is very enthusiastic about teaching music and has been able to introduce the instrument in a very friendly and fun way, which has kept my son interested. We are still participating in lessons and loving it, and we are also planning on starting music theory lessons to help introduce him to basic note reading. We highly recommend Ribal!
Stephie Ranft
It’s my pleasure to share my experience regarding my cello lessons with my teacher Mr.Ribal Kallab.

Mr.Kallab is a great cello teacher , a music theory specialist ,and an excellent musician and cello player as well!
His wide knowledge, dedication , hard work , ability to connect with students and his inspiring teaching approach,make him a very special and unique teacher…
I’m so proud I had the chance to learn cello with him, and I thank him for all the effort he did and still doing to make me always motivated, eager to improve my skills and move forward!

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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Chicago is $52. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $55 per hour.
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"Great guy! Always teaches at instructional level."
James
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"he is a really good teacher. i myself am having trouble switching ears from classical to blues."
Beth Martin
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Very professional, knowledgeable and patient ."
Chloe
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"Megan is so nice and patient to teach my daughter.
Thank you so much!"
Giselle
Took Cello lessons from Megan C.
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"After only two sessions I am so glad to have found Jessica. She is patient, observant, helpful and so encouraging. I was unsure how online cello lessons would work but this is the ideal format for me. Jessica is able to observe form and offer gentle suggestions how as well as instruction on sound. I wish I was able to take the lessons in person with Jessica because there are a couple limitations to Skype (such as a slight lag and inability to have seamless dialogue or duets) but Jessica obviously knows how to deal with these technical problems. I highly recommend Jessica and am sure that with her help even an old, slow returning cellist will soon be enjoying playing complex music. Finally, Jessica has been very flexible with my crazy schedule lately. An awesome person and great instructor."
Mike
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Sophie is awesome!! I have improved so much learning with her, she’s so thoughtful and patient and knowledgeable. Best cello teacher I’ve ever met !"
Haemin
Took Cello lessons from Sophie Y.
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"Great lesson with Jordi. I'm picking up the cello after more than 12 years of not playing at all, and 25+ years since I've played seriously. He's patient and open, and a good partner for getting back to this wonderful instrument!"
Annelise
Took Cello lessons from Jordi L.
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"My daughter likes Susanna and is back practicing every day without any prompting// I like it!"
Familia
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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"I am brand new to the cello. My first concerns were the ergonomics... how best to hold the cello, my bow, my string hand, posture etc. Victor gave very clear information on all of these and then was able to give exercises to help these. When we moved to the playing, it was the same clear progressive instruction that was a balance of rational progression and inspiration."
William
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"She is so passionate to teach my daughter!"
Nara
Took Cello lessons from Isabella P.
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