Mikala Schmitz Studio
Mikala Schmitz Studio

Mikala Schmitz Studio

$100/hour
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Interested musical styles

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Introduction: I am a classically trained cellist with Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Oberlin College Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music, respectively. I also have taken numerous string pedagogy courses that have been the foundation of my success in teaching cellists of all ages and abilities. I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional cello teacher with solid experience in teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition, and reading and listening skills. Most importantly, I believe that a strong foundation in the physicality of holding the instrument itself is essential in ensuring a pain-free future for each aspiring young cellist. Each student will develop an understanding of these concepts and skills in the context of the various musical styles, periods and genres that they want to learn, whether it be classical, pop, rock, folk, jazz, and everything in between! You will find me to be a down-to-earth and amiable person, with excellent communication skills and professional presentation. Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students be motivated to achieve their very best. I strongly believe that music has the power to change lives, to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people and serve as a profound medium of personal expression.
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Hired 8 times

Serves Glendale, CA

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11 years in business

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Jesse N.
Dec 7, 2020
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Mikala was amazing!! She played for our wedding ceremony and it was perfect!! I would highly recommend her for any event

Details: Wedding ceremony • 76 - 100 guests • 31 - 50 years old • Other strings • Covers • Variety • Outdoors

Music Entertainment
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Fleur S.
Aug 20, 2019
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I'm close to my 3rd appointment with Mikala. I have seen improvements very quickly. She is skilled and a very patient instructor. I'm looking forward to developing a strong mentor/student relationship with her.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • 4+ yrs of formal training • Yes, the student can read music • Classical • Yes, the student has a cello • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Cello Lessons
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Aaron T.
Oct 9, 2020
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My 10 year old has had a positive experience thus far.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No formal training • No, the student cannot read music • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a cello • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Cello Lessons
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