Javier Cello Studio
Javier Cello Studio

Javier Cello Studio

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Introduction: Currently a doctoral candidate student at the Thornton School of Music at USC, throughout my 20+ years of playing the cello I have had the privilege of studying in some of the best music schools in the world with the most respected cello teachers. In addition, I have a passion for teaching anyone who really wants to learn this wonderful instrument . I am currently an instructor at the University of Southern California, where I have taught cello and chamber music for the past six years. I enjoy passing on my love for music, and in particular for the cello. I am a very professional and committed teacher, who enjoys seeing my students developing and improving every week and having fun with it!
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Serves Los Angeles, CA

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Caitlyn N.
May 27, 2022
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With just the little interaction I’ve had with Javier, he’s been nice and very easy to work with! He has a game plan to keep my son engaged and enjoy playing the cello! Can’t wait to work with him more

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No formal training • No, the student cannot read music • Classical • Rock • Yes, the student has a cello • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

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Maribeth L.
Apr 28, 2022
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I’ve only had one lesson so far, but Javier was responsive when scheduling and I was impressed with his teaching style.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training • No, the student cannot read music • Blues • Classical • Jazz • Yes, the student has a cello • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Laila M.
May 15, 2020
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I have been taking cello lessons with Javier for about a year and a half now. I was brand new to the instrument and he has been an excellent teacher throughout my learning journey. He is patient, thorough, and very good at identifying areas to work on. Even though we have switched to video chat lessons due to the current state of the world, Javier has done a wonderful job adapting and providing continued high quality lessons. I highly recommend him as a teacher!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, the student can read music • Classical • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a cello • 45 minutes • I travel to the cello teacher

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Ruth R.
Sep 5, 2020
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Due to social distancing my daughter has been receiving lessons through Zoom meetings. I honestly thought it was going to be a bit difficult and that my daughter wouldn’t get the full experience. Well I’ll tell you what, I was wrong! After meeting Javier on the first meeting he gave me the vibe of a motivated professional, that really enjoyed his craft. I asked my daughter if the virtual lesson had been weird she said it was different but Javier made her feel comfortable and he really took his time to get to know her and ask about her goals. We will definitely continue to receive lessons from Javier!

Details: 10 - 13 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Yes, the student can read music • Classical • Yes, the student has a cello • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Edwin F.
May 12, 2022
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I have have not taken classes with Javier yet but after a few talks I feel he is a good teacher selection

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training • No, the student cannot read music • Classical • No, but the student is planning to purchase a cello and would like a recommendation • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Javier Iglesias Martin

FAQs

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The first time I meet a new student, I spend time getting to know them personally. It is important for me to know about their experience with music, their goals, how committed they are to studying cello. After that, we can discuss an approach depending on whether they are beginners or advanced students. When they are beginners, I like to start out with some basics and then work through the Suzuki books. I am not an expert in the Suzuki method but I like the way the content is organized in the books. For more advanced students, I like to have a balance between developing musicality and solidifying technical issues. All of my students are given a combination of scales and other exercises specifically designed for each of them while working on repertoire.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Bachelors degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, a masters from the New England Conservatory, and currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of Southern California. As a teacher, I have worked in several LA area music schools, I have my own private teaching studio, and I have been an instructor at USC teaching cello and chamber music to non-major students for the past six years.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I have worked with all kinds of students: kids from the age of 6-18, college students and adult students. I have a good experience starting beginners who don't know anything about the cello. At the moment, most of my private students are adult students some of which I started on the instrument, but I equally enjoy teaching younger students. Currently, I am a teacher of non-majors students at USC teaching some really advanced students who played for ten years but decided to study a different career in college.

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