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  • 16 years in business
  • 68 hires 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.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
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Our son has been taking Cello lessons from Arlette for 1 1/2 years now and has improved tremendously. He is 14 years old and still looks forward to going to lessons every week. Arlette is really good at finding a student's strengths/likes to keep their interest, as well as finding the areas they need to work on. Highly recommended.

Playa Music Lessons
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Sandy H.
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Azi is a wonderful teacher! I was a bit nervous to start beginner piano lessons as an adult, but Azi has made the experience comfortable and fun! Azi is both patient and motivating. I highly recommend her for adults and kids alike!

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.

Elite Musique, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer V.
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The two years that my daughter has been taking piano lessons with Elite Musique piano teacher, Kelly, has been nothing but a positive experience. My daughter's favorite aspect is preparing and performing for the company-organized open mic nights. As a parent, I have been impressed with Kelly's knowledge and professionalism, her genuine attention to my daughter's advancement in piano (and voice) skills, and the performing and testing opportunities.

Ford Cello Studio
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jody R.
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My 13 year old daughter has been taking lessons from Jenna for over 6 months. She selected and coached her through an audition piece that enabled her to successfully be selected for the advanced symphony group of our local youth orchestra . Jenna is friendly, reliable, and excellent at teaching cello technique and problem solving. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent cello teacher.

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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.

  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Stephanie F.
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My son can't wait for the next semester of his alternative string group (ASG) to start up again! Jacob has taught him so much about being creative and passionate about the violin and music, which has been a liberating complement to years of school orchestra. SPLA is a unique program with the most positive and inspiring teachers possible- so thankful to be a part of it!

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

Trevor Jarvis
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Michelle Y.
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I can't tell you how lucky we are that we found Trevor. We just moved to Manhattan Beach and was looking for a cello tutor for my daughter, Courtney. Originally she wanted a female tutor..so we tried them all. She didn't like any of them. We found Trevor and decided to give it a try. At first, she was very nervous about having a male tutor, but she loved his technique of teaching from the start. He was so patient and knowledgeable. I saw such a improvement to my daughter's playing...I'm amazed. Hire him...He's a gold mine!!

elizabeth levin
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ron W.
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A SENSE OF CARING. AND THE FACT THAT I AM 71 AND SHE FELT THAT TEACHING ME THE CELLO WOULD BE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE FOR ME.

Marshall McDaniel
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marie M.
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Very great teacher, so sweet!! He's teaching my son piano and my son has so much fun at their lessons.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Syd E.
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I’d highly recommend Thomas. He plays beautifully, explains things well, and gives homework that is both manageable and enjoyable.

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I have over 20 years of teaching experience, and have taught beginners and advanced students alike. As a classically trained professional musician I have played in numerous orchestras (community and professional. I have performed in other settings that include jazz, bluegrass, folk, rock and country music.

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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

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Burbank Music Academy is a family owned business, our teachers are all love scanned and back ground checked, we have the best facility and the best staff, come in a see for yourself.

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We are skilled in performing professional repairs on stringed instruments and bows. We take great pride in our ability to provide fine quality of repairs at reasonable cost to our customers. Our restoration process ensures that the instrument will retain its highest value and integrity, as well as restore its original tonal character. We offer bow rehairing services. We use high-quality bow hair to rehair your bow. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We provide free estimates. We also provide rental violins, violas, and cellos. Our stringed instrument rental includes free tuning, cleaning and resetting of the instrument upon every three months of rental. Please contact us for details and rates on rental. We also offer affordable lessons for all ages.

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Professionalism, punctuality, dedication, ethical, honesty.

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Altadena Academy of Music provides fun and affordable music lessons for kids and adults on almost any instrument including acoustic guitar, banjo, bass guitar, cello, clarinet, drums, electric guitar, flute, French horn, guitar, piano, recorder, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, ukulele, upright bass, violin and voice.

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I offer customized lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced students in violin, viola, cello, bass, guitaron, tres, ukelele and guitar.

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