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Calabasas Cello Instructors

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Richman Music School
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie H.
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I wanted a teacher that could work with an older adult who not had piano lessons since childhood. After many years, I wanted to challenge myself by getting back into piano and I wanted to bring music back into my life. I was a bit nervous about making the commitment and about the time investment that would be required. I also didn’t know a good teacher so I asked around. Howard’s name came up. He was recommended as a patient and knowledgeable teacher that would do wonders with students. Howard’s approach is not the conventional one that I experienced as a child. He presents many types of approaches and uses lots of tools and techniques to build your skills and understanding of the structure of music. Now, I’m stretching myself to learn, remember and apply these skills and it feels really good! I actually enjoy practicing my piano. Now thats a testimony to Howard’s influence! If you are looking for a teacher that can accommodate your needs, encourage and inspire you, meet Howard and try him out. I’m confident that you will be very pleased with him as a professional and as a teacher.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda G.
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I have been so thankful and pleased to take cello lessons from Arlette these past three years. Her experienced instruction has helped me improve bowing and fingering techniques, and her great coaching has enabled me to better voice my cello to a richer, stronger sound. Arlette’s advice on best posture and handling of my cello has made me feel more comfortable and confident with my instrument. In addition, Arlette has helped me use the written dynamics and note phrases to achieve a desired mood of a piece. Currently I play in a middle school/high school/community string orchestra. Arlette's patient, cheerful, and affordable instruction has been a great help in preparing me for the challenging music in the repertoire. Cathi (69 years-young)

  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Heather L.
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Emily was my daughter's first cello teacher. She is very patient and motivating, and my daughter looked forward to her cello lessons. We are sad that Emily moved away, as we were looking forward to continuing lessons. The west coast is lucky to have Emily!

Playa Music Lessons
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Kareen S.
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We have been taking piano lessons from Dr. Azi of Playa Music Lessons for almost 2 years now and we absolutely love it! She is very kind, competent and passionate about what she does. It truly makes learning a joy. My daughter, who was previously resistant to learning any kind of musical instrument, now loves her weekly lessons and even looks forward to them. I highly recommend Dr. Azi and her musical studio!

The Green Cello Studio
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mike E.
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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 as well as instruction on sound. 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.

YourMusicLessons
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Karen B.
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Brian was very patience and extremely helpful with setting us up with a piano teacher. We just finished our first lesson with our kids and Naomi is great! She seems very knowledgeable with piano. My kids were able to warm up to her quickly and that's not easy process. We will definitely be continuing our lessons!

Elite Musique, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer V.
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The two years that my daughter has been taking piano lessons with Elite Musique piano teacher, Kelly, has been nothing but a positive experience. My daughter's favorite aspect is preparing and performing for the company-organized open mic nights. As a parent, I have been impressed with Kelly's knowledge and professionalism, her genuine attention to my daughter's advancement in piano (and voice) skills, and the performing and testing opportunities.

Ford Cello Studio
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jody R.
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My 13 year old daughter has been taking lessons from Jenna for over 6 months. She selected and coached her through an audition piece that enabled her to successfully be selected for the advanced symphony group of our local youth orchestra . Jenna is friendly, reliable, and excellent at teaching cello technique and problem solving. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent cello teacher.

Stephanie F.
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My son can't wait for the next semester of his alternative string group (ASG) to start up again! Jacob has taught him so much about being creative and passionate about the violin and music, which has been a liberating complement to years of school orchestra. SPLA is a unique program with the most positive and inspiring teachers possible- so thankful to be a part of it!

Theodore C.
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I’m an undergraduate student at USC and I’ve been playing cello for more than five years, although I’ve taken lessons for less than two. I’ve worked with Juliette for about seven months, and it has been a worthwhile learning experience. I recommend Juliette as a cello instructor to anyone committed to studying the cello. Juliette works with me for one hour per week, and each lesson, we work on scales, exercises, and pieces. She varies the amount of time we spend on each depending on what she believes I need attention that week. The exercises emphasized strength and flexibility in each hand as well as bow control, shifting, and thumb position. She is very patient with my progress (and the occasional lack of it); there have been times when I struggled to develop the correct technique, rhythm, or concept for a particular piece, passage, or exercise, and she didn’t get frustrated as some other teachers do. When we work on pieces, Juliette provides many valuable insights regarding note articulation, phrasing, bowing, and more. She has helped me on reading rhythms, subdividing, training my ears, and learning music theory. Juliette is a talented performing cellist, so she is busy with her own practicing and performances, but she is flexible and accommodating. Whenever she needs to travel for a performance, she lets me know well ahead of time so we can plan around her schedule as well as mine. There have been many weeks when something unexpected came up in my schedule, and she was able to reschedule our lesson. Her flexibility helps me keep on schedule with my goals in music as well as focus on my other responsibilities when they are overwhelming. Juliette is always on time for my lessons and hasn’t canceled any without notifying me days in advance. Her prices are also reasonable given her level of education. During our lessons, Juliette often reminds me that, “You are your best teacher” because she only sees me once per week, whereas I am with myself whenever I practice. However, given the opportunity to work with an instructor, Juliette is an excellent choice.

elizabeth levin
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ron W.
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A SENSE OF CARING. AND THE FACT THAT I AM 71 AND SHE FELT THAT TEACHING ME THE CELLO WOULD BE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE FOR ME.

Marshall McDaniel
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marie M.
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Very great teacher, so sweet!! He's teaching my son piano and my son has so much fun at their lessons.

Christine Plasencia Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Elise L.
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My son has been taking music lessons from Ms. Plasencia for 3 years now. He is learning to play the piano and violin. We rent a violin from Ms. Plasencia which makes things very convenient. Jonah has always loved music and he enjoys learning to play new songs. Ms. Plasencia has a wonderful way of working with kids. She is very patient and knows just how far she can push my son but still keep his love of music alive and well! I am so glad we found Ms. Plasencia!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Syd E.
Verified review

I’d highly recommend Thomas. He plays beautifully, explains things well, and gives homework that is both manageable and enjoyable.

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I have more than 20 years teaching piano to children. My multiple teaching skill ,patient and creative teaching way were proved the good result from the student's strong music foundation musicality and becoming a music lover.

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I have over 20 years of teaching experience, and have taught beginners and advanced students alike. As a classically trained professional musician I have played in numerous orchestras (community and professional. I have performed in other settings that include jazz, bluegrass, folk, rock and country music.

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I have studied with not only some of the greats of the time performance wise but also who well known for passing on great teaching skills. Such as the great Karen Tuttle

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We are skilled in performing professional repairs on stringed instruments and bows. We take great pride in our ability to provide fine quality of repairs at reasonable cost to our customers. Our restoration process ensures that the instrument will retain its highest value and integrity, as well as restore its original tonal character. We offer bow rehairing services. We use high-quality bow hair to rehair your bow. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We provide free estimates. We also provide rental violins, violas, and cellos. Our stringed instrument rental includes free tuning, cleaning and resetting of the instrument upon every three months of rental. Please contact us for details and rates on rental. We also offer affordable lessons for all ages.

  • 11 years in business
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Burbank Music Academy is a family owned business, our teachers are all love scanned and back ground checked, we have the best facility and the best staff, come in a see for yourself.

  • 11 years in business
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Professionalism, punctuality, dedication, ethical, honesty.

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Altadena Academy of Music provides fun and affordable music lessons for kids and adults on almost any instrument including acoustic guitar, banjo, bass guitar, cello, clarinet, drums, electric guitar, flute, French horn, guitar, piano, recorder, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, ukulele, upright bass, violin and voice.

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