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Jason Bond Music Instruction
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Domenic B.
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Jason is a frickin amazing teacher! My 14 year old daughter has been taking lessons from him for 4 months now he not only teaches her the fundamentals but lets her play the genre she wants to play. This helps her achieve her goal of playing what she wants. Jason is very thorough but keeps it fun! Keep up the great work Jason!!

Music Lessons For All Ages
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Neena R.
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Jerry is an enthusiastic, skilled, young violin teacher, tirelessly going the extra mile each time, with violin lessons for my daughter. With his highly motivating, fun and skilled gestures, he builds confidence to perform better.

Sandra Holmes-Wilmot
from 4 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jencie F.
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We have had two lessons and so far she is great! Always on time, patient, yet sets great expectations, and very sweet to all my children, even the ones not taking lessons. My son really enjoys his time with her and I am grateful it can happen in our home so I can witness it all!

Andy Ly
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lori H.
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Andy Ly deserves way more than 5 stars! I am an adult (40+) cello learner, and former HS symphonic band flute player. I only knew two things about the cello when I arrived to my first lesson with Andy--1) I love how the cello sounds and 2) I wanted to learn to play the cello. I have since learned that the cello's capabilities are only limited by the player, which could be overwhelming for an extreme novice like me. But! Andy is very patient and flexible, and has a good sense of humor (for when my bow has a mind of its own and my notes fall scratchy and flat...or painfully sharp). Andy weekly adapts his teaching to my strengths and limitations, slowly coaxing the cello player out of me. Andy masterfully teaches how to play the cello, how to read music, best ways to practice, and passes on to his students a historical knowledge and love of the cello and the pure joy of playing cello music.

Julie's Strings
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Agnes L.
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Julie Mae is a good violin teacher. I've learned a lot from her. She's very good in teaching her students the right techniques in achieving good intonation and learning how to play the music the right way.

Ingrams Music Turlock
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack

We enjoy teaching the beginning students and take students as young as 5, if they are ready for a one-on-one learning experience. We service several of the local charter schools.

Newsongs School of Music
from 1 review
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack

Our services include: * Piano * Guitar * Violin * Cello * Voice * Theater * Preschool Music * Drums and more Group and private lessons are for all ages.


We offer music lessons to students from 2 years old to adults. We specialize in teaching beginners how to read music, play with beautiful tone and perform recitals and other concerts. Games, supplemental pages and other manipulative work are used in introducing new materials and reviewing concepts.

  • 6 years in business



I am a recent graduate of California State University of Sacramento in music performance and education with emphasis on cello. I gained passion in teaching in my first year in college where I joined a program for student teaching. I pursued the "Every Child Can" certificate along with the Suzuki Book 1 training. I started my own cello studio in my second year in college and have been growing in number of students. Now that I graduated, I would like to use my availability to more teaching and students.


My motto is: Have fun and learn to play too! My goal as a teacher is to ensure that each student enjoys learning to play their instrument - I strive to make each lesson a balance of fun and focus. If you're looking for someone who is not only an excellent player but an expert teacher and music enthusiast, you've found the right person. Please visit my website for more information or feel free to contact me directly for available days/times. I look forward to hearing from you!

  • 2 years in business

A classical cellist that enjoys playing in her local orchestras. I have experience with playing in symphonic orchestra, solo ensembles, and chamber music. I enjoy working with beginners helping them cultivate skills whether a young new beginner or an adult wanting to learn, I believe music can be a beautiful part of anyone's life


I am a musician with a B.A. from University of California, Davis in cello performance. I have been playing for over 18 years, and teaching for over 10. I have experience with all ages. In addition, I have experience teaching quartets, chamber music, musicianship, as well as in conducting. I create a good learning environment which fosters creativity and learning.


I offer piano, violin, and cello lessons in Walnut Creek, CA. I am an experienced and enthusiastic teacher of 25 years.


I got Doctoral degree at Arizona State University, majoring in cello performance, and got my master's degree from Mannes College of Music in New York. I also take the piano as a major instrument besides cello. I have been playing piano over 25 years, and have been teaching it over 10 years. As an orchestral player and chamber music player, I have played in many major countries, such as Vienna, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, and The United State of America that included Carnigie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City.

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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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