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Johnny M.

10 Reviews
Allston, MA
Starting at $80
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English
  • Bachelor in Music Performance from University of Alabama
  • Teaching since 2011
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Johnny M.

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I strive to treat each student equally no matter how advance the student are. My job as a teacher is to provide students a tool in life. Students will learn the way life works through the art of music. Should the students decide to pursue music or not in the future, I only hope that students will apply what they've learned in music to their everyday problem solving.

About Johnny

Johnny received his Bachelors of Music at the University of Alabama, under the tutelage of Carlton McCreery, and a Masters of Music at The Boston Conservatory with Andrew Mark. Johnny made his debut performance in 2011, performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto with Albuquerque Youth Symphony under the dir

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Isaac P.
Johnny is experienced in teaching cello. His lessons are always passionate, musical, and informative. There are several aspects of his lessons that I'd like to share.

1. Full of Content: He delivers enough details of a new technique with simplification for an easy understanding.
2. Learning Curve: By breaking down and reorganizing the knowledge, he teaches new concepts step by step, from approachable actions to efficient actions.
3. Customization: He helps you find out a suitable solution to grow on the techniques based on your own physical and cognitive characteristics.
4. Experimentation: The correct ways he suggests you do is demonstrated by experimenting with different ways for comparison, which you would not only know what to do but know the reason behind it.

Cello is a beautiful yet complicated instrument. To enjoy it, a great mentorship is necessary and truly valued.
Nina
After coming from a high pressure - pre professional cello teacher, Johnny Mok is a breath of fresh air! I am learning at a faster rate and accomplishing more due to his relaxed and happy teaching style. So glad I found you Jonny!
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

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Cello:
A bowed or plucked string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. The strings from low to high are generally tuned to C2, G2, D3 and A3, an octave lower than the viola. It is a member of the violin family of musical instruments, which also includes the violin and viola and the double bass. The cello is used as a solo musical instrument, as well as in chamber music ensembles (e.g., string quartet), string orchestras, as a member of the string section of symphony orchestras, and some types of rock bands. It is the second-largest and second lowest (in pitch) bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra, the double bass being the largest and having the lowest (deepest) pitch. My lessons always start out with the basics! We start out by learning notes by plucking the strings and then the bow is soon incorporated. The goal is to eventually learn all the notes on the fretboard and also learning how to read and play chords. As the student progresses ...

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Grace F.

Brookline, MA
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Mus.B. Music Education from New York University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Grace F.

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As a teacher, I enjoy cultivating joy and curiosity through cello and believe in creating a warm, open environment for students to develop into inquisitive lifelong learners! While I work with students individually to come up with their own goals, some of the core objectives I have for my students is to develop solid technique and tone quality as well as expression and satisfaction through creating music. I use a variety of tools for learning from standard technique books and classical repertoire to fiddle tunes and rote learning. I believe every child and adult is musical and am excited to explore the cello with you!

About Grace

I've worked in various settings with students of all ages, from beginning elementary school cellists to high school students preparing for college auditions to adults seeking to learn a new instrument. As a performing cellist, I was a member of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra for several seasons and

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Eric W.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Guitar / Songwriting from Berklee College of Music
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Eric W.

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I started playing with the Suzuki method at age 5. I have been teaching cello to ages 5 to adult for over 8 years. While not a concert or symphony level player, I have been providing quality lessons and guidance to beginners and intermediate players of all ages and interest for years. As with all of my lessons, I provide a core curriculum as well as customizing to the student's needs and interest. From Bach and other Suzuki classics, to modern favorites like The Beatles or Pirates of the Caribbean.

About Eric

Music lessons for all ages and levels on guitar, bass, violin, cello, ukulele, banjo, piano/keyboard, voice/singing, and songwriting. Private studio in downtown Redmond, WA or online lessons. I have been teaching for over 20 years, and performing and recording as a singer/songwriter/guitarist for ov

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Josh W.
I'm an intermediate musician learning Ukele for the first time. Eric took the time to help me figure out the basics and ultimately helped me learn to how play two songs with very distinct styles, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and Dust in the Wind.
Bruce H.
Great teach after first lesson. Excited to continue.
Annastasia L.
Great to play with
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Shannon S.

81 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BA-Performance from Univ of MO-KC, Winona State Univ
  • Teaching since 1989
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Shannon S.

81 Reviews
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I teach beginning to intermediate levels.

About Shannon

AFFILIATIONS: Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL/LAO, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA. Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC. -------------- MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical stri

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Ana
Shannon’s lessons with my son are going great! He’s so excited to learn. I’m so happy that he’s happy about learning to play the piano.
Niparpon ..
Very attentive to focus on areas that I need improvement and suggested exercises for me to practice.
Johnathan
Shannon has worked with me for years, as my nutrition/fitness/strength trainer and my private music instructor! I love her! She is so patient, kind and knowledgeable. She cares and only wants to help me be better at everything I do! And she is always there to help even between sessions. She's all in!
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Michael B.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded 2021 CIMC Classical Music Competition First Prize Winner from Charleston International Music Competition
  • Cello Performance from Nyack College
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Michael B.

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Fun and easy to learn cello lessons!

About Michael

New York City-based cellist, Michael B, has gained popularity for his performances from coast to coast in the United States and overseas. One of his memorable accomplishments was being a First Prize winner of the Classical Music Competition for the Charleston International Music Competition in Febr

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Justin N.
Michael was methodical and diligent. Excellent experience.
Miriam
Michael has been teaching my 11yo cello as a beginner and we are having a great experience. Michael is patient, attentive and encouraging. Within a short time, she has learned so much and enjoys practicing for class. Michael is considerate and kind when dealing with kids and the online experience has been seamless. I highly recommend him!
Jerry M.
I am an early intermediate level cello player. At the outset of the year I had set some very specific goals that I hoped to achieve and set out to find a teacher that would help me achieve those. Michael has done just that. I have taken lessons now from Michael for about 6 months and cannot say enough good things about him. He is extremely knowledgeable. He is always well prepared, and ready to make progress on advancing my skills with the instrument. He is patient and ready to work within my own limitations. He is always encouraging and positive, and constructive in his critique. I would highly recommend Michael, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned cellist.

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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Boston is $80. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $75 and $85 per hour.
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"English is not my first language, however the communication is never a problem. She’s very kind and patient.
I have learnt the cello with her for over a year and a half now and I can hear that I am making progress in musical interpretation, techniques and the intonation. She’s such an awesome teacher, highly recommended!"
Shui
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"Susanna is very nice and helpful. My son enjoys the lesson very much. Would add more lessons. Thanks."
Kevin
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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"Claire has contagious optimism with an amazing attention to detail. Can’t wait for many more."
Dr. Jason Christensen
Took Cello lessons from Claire A.
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"Excellent teacher! Breaks down analytically how to improve techniques."
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos 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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"Jessica is wonderful! I began studying the cello as a quite older student - in my 50s - and have had a few teachers over these last 15 years. When teaching an adult student, the teacher has to understand that our lives, schedules and demands are quite different that those of a young person. Jessica's patience, persistence and genuine good humor in the face of my busy life is beyond admirable. Even though I am quite challenged in finding practice time, she "puts up" with me and my showing up to lessons with minimal preparation. I've accepted that I'm never going to be the great cellist of my dreams, but Jessica is facilitating my learning to enjoy playing this wonderful instrument that I've had a deep love affair with for many years. I can't thank her enough."
Tova
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Great lesson. Seemed to have gotten over my mind- block on Double-stop exercise. Thanks."
Peter
Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"Jessica is a fantastic teacher and very accommodating. From the first lesson I noticed a significant improvement in my teen daughter's playing. We happened to be in her area when we were looking to purchase a better quality cello and she met us at the store to help advise our decision."
lorella
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"As an adult beginner, I found Don's approach of focusing on the fundamentals key to producing a strong sound and forming good habits when practicing cello. I played violin for six years growing up but in that time never received such great instruction on technique of playing a stringed instrument as I did in a few months of cello lessons with Don. He is a very knowledgeable cellist and quickly recognizes adjustments in technique required for improvement. Additionally, he organizes recitals for his students, giving us a nice opportunity to perform. His knowledge, patience, and gentle manner make him a great instructor."
Sara
Took Cello lessons from Don L.
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"Lenna is a terrific cello teacher! I feel lucky to have found her through this site. I was starting from zero with the cello and she was able to guide me through the Suzuki book to be able to play some songs -- even sight-reading. While I have a long way to go, I appreciate her focus and dedication to improving my playing skills. Highly recommended!"
Zack
Took Cello lessons from Lenna P.
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