Juan-Salvador Cello Studio
Juan-Salvador Cello Studio

Juan-Salvador Cello Studio

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
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Interested musical styles

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Introduction: No matter how daunting learning the cello may seem, the right dose of positivity, patience, and practice always yields results. A little bit about me: I have a B.M. from Northwestern University and a M.M. and G.C. from USC. Both universities boast some of the world's greatest cello pedagogues, Hans Jorgen Jensen and Ralph Kirshbaum. I also have learned from the great Itzhak Perlman, whose summer music program I attended for five consecutive years. I was a Fellow in the Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship, in which I gained experience performing with LACO (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra) as well as mentoring the young talents of ICYOLA (Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles). I am co-artistic director of Mixtape Series, an innovative concert series whose genre-defying programs have been garnering the attention and acclaim of audiences and arts leaders throughout LA. I was awarded USC's First Prize at USC's Solo Bach Competition. And I have performed as a soloist in Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA, the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, and the Auditorio Blas Galindo in Mexico City.

Hired 2 times

Serves Los Angeles, CA

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7 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

7 reviews


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Lisa j.
Aug 16, 2021

Hired on Thumbtack

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Juan helped my daughter to return to playing after an injury that kept he away from he cello for two years. He has worked on not just the song she was to play at her grandparent’s funeral but he was able to work on technique so that she could play without pain

Details: 18 - 25 years old • 2 - 4 yrs of formal training • Yes, the student can read music • Classical • Yes, the student has a cello • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Melea C.
Aug 11, 2020
Juan-Salvador is not only incredible talented with the instrument but also a great cello teacher who’s always pushing students to improve technique and worth ethic. Instead of focusing on quantity of pieces, he works with students on pieces in-depth with intonation and fingerings. With him, it’s more about quality not quantity. Overall Juan-Salvador showed me how to improve overall as a cellist, while learning pieces that pushed my abilities.
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Elizabeth J.
Aug 11, 2020
Juan-Salvador is a consummate professional. He combines that rare mix of being a wonderful teacher and an exceptional cellist in his own right. He is kind, thorough, clear, and patient, and at the same time constantly raises the bar according to his specific student’s capabilities, so you feel like you’re on a constant journey towards improvement. He comes from an amazing lineage of teachers that includes Eleonore Schoenfeld, Ron Leonard, Hans Jensen, and Ralph Kirshbaum, so you’re getting their wisdom too! JS never wastes a moment and his lessons go by quickly (always a good sign). It doesn’t hurt that he has a great sense of humor and is handsome as well. Definitely 5 out of 5 stars, can't recommend him highly enough!
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Elizabeth C.
Aug 11, 2020
We loved working with Juan. He really focused on the specific areas my daughter needed help with. He brought her playing up to the next level. And the report they had was great to see. They laughed a lot but still got the job done. She ended up first chair in her orchestra!
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Elizabeth I.
Aug 11, 2020
Insightful and positive. He is fun and inspiring to work with. He has high standards and really helps you improve. You will be in great hands with this phenomenal teacher
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