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Lake Forest 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
Marie B.
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My children (11 and 9) have been taking piano lessons at Coastal Music Studios for 15 months now. It's been a great learning adventure since: my daughter unlike my son started at an entry level and is now able to play a great selection of good classicals. Andy and Pam are a great team with awesome management skills. While Andy teaches guitar and more, he's mainly the admin person who always goes above and beyond to accommodation his clients. Pam's pedagogical skills are impressive. She teaches piano, singing, directs the Children's Choir (which is free!), conducts .... with encouragement and patience. She's an accomplished musician and artist, perfect for our children! We highly recommend Coastal Music Studio for any music lesson!

Omar Garcia
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 40 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.

  • 28 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Angie O.
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This is a great school. My daughter takes violin lessons from Eunji Lee. She has vastly improved since she started her lessons. She really enjoys the time she spends at the school.

Crespo Kids Music Lessons
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Silvia G.
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We had a couple of piano lessons. Mr. Crespo is very knowledgeable, friendly and easy going. He works well with children. Music lessons online offer the convenience of being at your own home without unnecessary travel time.

Mr Violin
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Josh R.
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As a professional musician (guitar and vocals) that does not read music, I have had a few lessons with this guy to help with my reading of music, theory, and soloing. He presents everything to me in a very understandable manner and exudes the utmost patience in getting me to the next level. I have never had music lessons before so this seemed daunting at first but now I have broken through long standing plateaus and I am reinvigorated to push myself to the next level. I will definitely be continuing this approach with Mr violin in the future.

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
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.

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

Micaela N.
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Amazing Viola teacher, best I ever had. He has a clear cut teaching style, focusing a lot on technique. He goes beyond the sheet music and is very knowledgable about performance psychology. He's an active performer and is able to share his insight into the industry. I would recommend him to absolutely anyone.

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.

reelcello
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Sarah G.
    Verified review

    Daniel was my son's cello and guitar teacher for several years. He is unbelievably talented, sensitive to each child's needs in the short and long term, and my son always both enjoyed and learned a lot from his sessions. I recommend Daniel Plane enthusiastically and unreservedly.

    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 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 provide private music instruction for any instrument, any style, any level, any age, any time! • Lessons at the comfort of your home or one of our many studios throughout the region. • Performance opportunities every 4 months. • Our caring and quality instructors go through a certification process. • If you don’t like your instructor? Try a different one! • Other services as well.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    As a cellist who is currently under tutelage of Yao Zhao at San Diego State University, Elijah Grote has an eclectic range of music experience and can play everything from Mozart to jazz in any type of music venue. "Specializing himself in improvisation, he has found a way to make the experience of playing music stimulating and enjoyable for both him and the audience"- Fanfare Foundation for the Arts Elijah currently plays as a cellist in charity events and private parties with the Impromptu Quartet. He also gives one-on-one lessons to students who are interested to enter in music schools or for fun.

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    Offering emphasis for : Auditions in IUSD Honors Orchestra, All Southern, All State, and All National Orchestras for elementary, middle, and high school students. Bilingual instruction (English and Mandarin) Anyone, not just music-career bound musicians can take lessons. A private instructor can maximize a young musician’s opportunity for musical success and fun! I offers 30-60min lessons for an affordable price in southern California

    About

    I offer private cello lessons to students of all ages and levels including beginners. I have a degree in music from The Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific, as well as training in the Suzuki method. I am a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas as well as Music Teachers Association of California and am proud to offer the certificate of merit program in my studio. I strongly believe that a music education is extremely valuable for a child's' academic, social and emotional well-being. I also believe in teaching in a supportive and encouraging manner.

    About

    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.

    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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