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Costa Mesa Cello Instructors

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GreenTree Music Academy
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Kate S.
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I highly recommend GreenTree and Sidney!! Coordinating piano lessons and other artistic endeavors with Sidney was an effortlesss and pleasant task. He made it happen and initiated some remarkable lessons. GreenTree is on speed dial for our next visit to OC.

Coastal Music Studios
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Brigette A.
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My daughter has been taking piano lessons for about a year and a half here. The reason I chose this place from the very beginning was because they offer a free t to kids. Who does that? People with a genuinely kind heart, that's who! & I was right!! The owners Andy and Pam are the cutest couple, with the kindest hearts! They are both so knowledgeable & they create a fun, warm and inviting atmosphere for all their students, from children to adults! We love this place so much, we drive from Temecula every week to continue our daughter's piano lessons! Since she started piano, her school work went from mediocre to top of her class! Her confidence has been boosted from all that she accomplishes through piano! I highly recommend all my friends to take their children here! With music being cut from schools, this studio has offers the prefect environment for your child to flourish through music. I know mine has!

Omar Garcia
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Kanani P.
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Omar is very professional and patient. My daughter is enjoying her cello lessons.

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denise H.
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The slow progression at school was the reason why I decided to put may daughter up with a private teacher, whom Linda seems to be the right fit. My daughter was never corrected for her fingering while playing the cello at school, until Linda did so. It took my daughter 6 months just to play 1 piece of music at school, let alone reading the music sheet for the cello comfortably. And she was the only cello student at school too! Linda is not only very knowledgeable musically, but also very talented as she plays many different instruments. Overall, very productive 1st class with Linda.

Crespo Kids Music Lessons
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Lavonne M.
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I started to take cello lessons online with this teacher and our first lesson went very well. I will continue to take lessons from this instructor. Thank you.

  • 28 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Helen A.
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My daughter started violin lessons and we couldn't be more pleased with the instruction she is receiving. Ms. Eunji is very patient and thorough. It was easy to schedule classes and the prices are reasonable. It is a plus that they offer lessons on the weekends as well. My daughter also decided to take the robotics and she is super thrilled with what she learning in there.

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.

Rasmussen Cello Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kaymarie K.
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Mr John Rasmussen is a naturally gifted musician & teacher. Our young son has made amazing progress in less than 1 year. We would highly recommend him for cello instruction. He has a masterful understanding & knowledge of music and is able to convey this in a professional & easy to understand manner. We are grateful to have such a exceptional teacher for our son.

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
Trish S.
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My son started taking piano lessons from Kelly a year and half ago. Since then, he has blossomed. We'd tried a franchise center before discovering Kelly but quickly discovered that a minimum of piano playing is actually done there. At 7, he needed the basics first and she made it so easy and fun for him. Now 9, he took and passed the ABRSMs at Cal State LA last fall, becoming one of the youngest to do so out of 600 students. Recitals are offered twice a year, allowing kids to present their work to an audience. The kids enjoy playing, thanks to her patience, passion and persistence. We highly recommend Kelly Pedroza and Elite Musique.

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.

Private Cello Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelly M.
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Javier is an excellent cello teacher! I took lessons with Javier through USC last year, after only playing cello intermittently for the last decade due to an injury. Javier was sensitive to the particular physical issues I faced, but also pushed me to regain many of the skills that I had lost. Javier does a wonderful job of balancing artistic expression with technique in his lessons, and has a knack for explaining concepts. It's wonderful to have the cello back in my life once more, and I owe Javier a huge thank you for that!

Irvine Cello Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Paula P.
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Felix has been teaching my son now for 6 months and "wow" what a difference. My son is now included in the orchestra section that performs at the theatre plays. ( only expeienced and well taught students get this opportunity. Felix has not only given my son the proper instruction on how to play a cello, but he had to re teach him some previously taught (incorrectly taught) finger positions . That was not a easy task because my son has autism. Felix is a professional and patient and I do recommned him highly. Check him out on u tube , amazing!!! Signed, 1 proud Mom

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!

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.

About

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

About

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 teach piano, voice, violin and cello lessons in a relaxed but professional atmosphere. My home studio is warm and inviting; you must love little dogs! They love kids and people in general! I teach kids of all ages, teens and adults how to read treble and bass clef, play piano, sing, play drum rhythms, or play the violin or cello. Music is healing and fun! It's a great tool to build a child's self- esteem. I have been teaching all styles of piano and voice for 40 years, including traditional music reading, rhythms, fingering for piano, and techniques for great position, pitch and tone on stringed instruments like violin and cello.

About

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.

  • 11 years in business
About

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.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How hard is it to learn to play the cello?

Taking cello lessons can be a rewarding experience for students young and old. The rich sound of the cello is well-loved in classical music and is found in all genres of contemporary music from modern folk to rock. As with any instrument, how hard it is to learn to play cello depends on the practice and dedication you put into it. It’s true that some people are naturally more adept at learning instruments than others, but with lessons and a daily commitment, you too can learn to play the cello.

Cello lessons can be a smart investment, especially for new players. Even professional cellists benefit greatly from ongoing training, but for those new to cello it’s especially important for forming a strong foundation for playing. From the proper posture to understanding finger positions, regular cello lessons give you a benchmark to measure your daily practice against. With a professional cello teacher guiding you, the sky’s the limit.

How much are cello lessons?

Cello lessons are a great way to anchor and guide your cello practice, regardless of your skill level. From top symphony performers to first-time music students in elementary school, cello lessons correct your flaws and help your strengths shine. The cost of cello lessons will vary, depending on the reputation and experience of your teacher, the length and frequency of your lessons, and where you live. Students who have regularly scheduled lessons and pay in advance often pay less per lesson than drop-in students who schedule lessons as needed. Here are some examples of average cello lesson costs:

  • 30-minute cello lesson: $30, when a minimum of 4 lessons per month are pre-paid.
    • Cost for drop-in lesson: $35.
  • 45-minute cello lesson: $35, when a minimum of 4 lessons per month are pre-paid.
    • Cost for drop-in lesson: $40-$45.
  • 60-minute cello lesson: $40, when a minimum of 4 lessons per month are pre-paid.
    • Cost for drop-in lesson: $50-$55.
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