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Don L.

16 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $65
  • Speaks German
  • BA Degree from Juilliard
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Don L.

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After graduating from the Juilliard School of Music I played with the New Jersey Symphony for 3 years and then moved to Switzerland where I was Principal cellist with the Beil Orchestra. I have spent 30 years teaching cello with good success. I enjoying helping students getting better. I teach the rudiments of the bow arm, bow grip and how to change the direction of the bow.

About Don

I graduated from Juilliard (BA) and played 3 years with the New Jersey Symphony after which I moved to Europe where I was Principal cellist with a Swiss Orchestra ( Biel ). I teach the Leonard Rose bow arm technique. I believe he had the best bow arm in the business. I work with the bow arm firs

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Valeria
Don’s passion for the cello was very contagious. I really enjoyed my first lesson with him and can’t wait for the next one. He is very knowledgeable about the history of cello and the correct form and posture and I hope I can put to practice his good teachings.
Tevi L.
Not only do I get to learn how to play cello , but I get to learn about the history too! Great instructors!
Ying
Very knowledgeable teacher .
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Eric W.

14 Reviews
Redmond, WA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Guitar / Songwriting from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Chialing P.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chialing P.

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If you are in school and are looking to get into all state and need help with school orchestra, or if you are an adult learner and just want to learn how to play, you are at the right place. I am a firm believer of having a good setup and I am excited to share it with you the secret to having good posture, having no soreness when you play, and how to have a good bow hand..etc. If you need help learning how to practice efficiently-that means practicing less but with greater outcome, you can also come to me. Playing the cello should be enjoyable and with the right method that I can provide for you, You will be able to improve tremendously.

About Chialing

I offer piano and cello lessons for all levels and ages in both English or Chinese. My teaching philosophy is to help students set up a good foundation and practice routine. My lessons are engaging and tailored to individual's needs. After each lesson, you will also get practice notes. I am al

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Muriel
If you are an older adult student looking for a cello teacher who is patient, diligent, and looks to advance your level of skill/playing, then look no further. I so appreciate her willingness to help me with pieces I enjoy playing. It's also great to begin studying tenor clef and vibrato. Thank you!
Elia
Chialing is a truly amazing teacher! I am studying cello with her after taking nearly 10 years off from touching my cello. Chialing is extremely patient and always has advice on how to practice and better understand the cello. I feel very comfortable learning from Chialing and feel even more excited about learning music after each lesson.
Lili Z.
Chialing came to our home for piano lessons for our two girls. They took to her immediately. She is skilled at dealing with young children and extremely warm. Her lessons are tailored to each child's ability. They get excited to practice what they have learned after she leaves.
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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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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Shannon S.

81 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Vivian Menees Nelson Music Award winner from Vivian Menees Nelson Foundation
  • BA-Performance from Univ of MO-KC, Winona State Univ
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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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Jeanmarie J.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $59
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from Stony Brook University
  • Teaching since 1998
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Jeanmarie J.

3 Reviews
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Experienced professional cellist with degrees in music and music education strives to bring a solid foundation combined with the joy of music.

About Jeanmarie

My passion is music and my greatest joy is sharing that passion. My teaching style is adapted to each student, customized lesson plans and curriculum designed to teach and challenge but also ensure the student is enjoying the experience by basing lessons on music in which the student is interested o

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Edward A.
Very good instructor. She has the right temprament for me being an older student.
Tracey L.
She was very thorough..plus her style of teaching will definitely benefit me in the long run!!
Debbie N.
Jeanmarie helped me to learn the proper way to hold the cello and the bow. She watched carefully to be sure I maintained that throughout the lesson. I am pleased that she is going to be sure I learn to play the cello well to prevent injuries. She also gave me some very basic bowing and finger exercises to practice this first week so I begin to build correct muscle memory before I go on to working with sheet music.

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The average cost of 60-minute cello lessons in Seattle is $80. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $80 and $80 per hour.
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Lily
Took Cello lessons from Alex W.
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"Emily is an amazing instructor. Not only does she know how to work with my 8 year old, but she comes on time and prepped ready to go. She makes the lessons fun for her! My daughter looks forward to her cello time now which was hard over zoom. Emily sends out weekly emails with what to practice and has plenty of tips for what my daughter can work on. I'm so glad we found Emily through this service!"
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Took Cello lessons from Emily S.
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"Analytical, exacting, intense!"
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Took Cello lessons from Pecos S.
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"I feel so much more comfortable with the Cello than I did before! I am shocked at how much you can learn on a WebCam. He was very friendly and very informative. I can’t wait for my lesson next week!"
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Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Wonderful teacher! Patient, highly knowledgeable and kind. Very pleased."
Isabella
Took Cello lessons from Victor Q.
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"Jordi is great! Just finished my 3rd lesson and am so excited with how things are moving along. He very much tailors lessons to the student, and is kindly flexible with my schedule. Highly recommend!"
Kate
Took Cello lessons from Jordi L.
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"So far so good! (3 lessons) Kelvin is patient and a good listener."
Marina
Took Cello lessons from Kelvin L.
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"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
Took Cello lessons from Wei D.
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"Such a great instructor! Down to earth, approachable, didn't make me feel bad for never learning to read music. After a 9 year hiatus, a great way to get back to cello."
Emily
Took Cello lessons from Brenda L.
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"We are really happy we found Chris. He is great! Always in a good mood and ready on time. My son is autistic and really needed the right fit for a teacher and we found it."
Melissa
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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