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3. EncoreX Piano Studio
5.0 from 31 reviews
5.0 (31)
5.0 (31)
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  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Mountain View, CA
"Neither any music theory fundation before. I self-taught and took a keyboard 101 style group class for the first 4 months to learn some basic keyboard and music theory. I thought I played well but actually I'm not. Three months ago, my friend recommended Ms. Xiao to me and I just gave it a try. Ms. Xiao is very good at teaching. She is strict on fixing my small problems and make sure I can play each song until reaching her standard and move on. She has high standard for each song so that I have a much clear goal for my practice. She pin-points the small details that I need to improve. I never paid attention to the tempo before and she is very strict on playing the tempo correct. And I found my piano playing improved dramatically after taking her lessons. Sometimes she would play song with me during the class and the song is very very pleasant to hear with four hands playing. I spent 3 months to finish the whole book of "Faber adult all in one Book 1" (Actually you can choose any piano book you want, but I just love this book.). Now I can play almost every song in that book fluently. And I felt I have stronger interests in learning piano under her teaching which is so important to success. I'm excited to move to the Book 2 and feel regret not studying with Ms. Xiao from the beginning, as I might have already finished Book 2 by now in that case."

$45

starting cost

$45

starting cost

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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.

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.

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