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Hello Cello!
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Andres P.
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Brit and Helen provided the music for our wedding ceremony on Sunday, September 18, 2016 as a violin and cello duo and they did a fantastic job! They were actually our second choice but they offered an amazing deal for two people for one hour so we decided to go with them (and we were not disappointed). It took us a little bit to select our music, but thankfully Brit was able to provide us with a wonderful selection of classical and contemporary music to pick from. We also had 3 additional musical selections (Star Wars, Star Trek, and The Legend of Zelda) that we wanted to incorporate into our ceremony. Brit and Helen were able to accurately and expertly integrate these pieces at no additional charge to us. We were both ecstatic when he heard them during the ceremony. It was the cherry on top. Even with a last minute musician substitution, everything turned out perfect. Our communication was mostly through e-mail but the initial phone conversation we had really helped to get us all on the same page. Brit was very responsive as we went back and forth with the music as well as some contract revisions we had requested. We would absolutely recommend Brit and Helen to anyone looking for top notch musicians for their wedding ceremony. Our only regret is that we didn’t get a chance to say goodbye because we were rushed away for pictures. We also forgot to mention that they totally could have stayed for the cocktail hour to indulge in drinks and hors d’ouevres. Sorry!

The Music Connection, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Chris W.
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My son has been taking piano lessons with the Music Connection for more than a year. The teaching staff is excellent and my son is improving his piano skills weekly!

Tracy Brade
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus G.
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I really enjoy learning from Tracy! She is a very warm and approachable person. From my lesson, I could tell that she really knew what she what teaching me! That made me feel comfortable about learning more from her. She has so much knowledge to bestow on everyone about Music Theory, songs, etc. I believe that learning the piano or any instrument could pose as a job opportunity. I feel that Tracy prepares me to play locally and/or professionally!

Jerry Evans School of Music
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Diana C.
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Got my 15 year old daughter guitar lessons with David & he was AMAZING!!

Traveling Music Lessons
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Steph H.
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Piano lessons in the home are so convenient!! My family loves this service, and the teacher is fantastic! I would recommend to anyone needing music lessons!

Kimberlyrics
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
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My son loves taking piano lessons with Ms Kim!

Lin Batsheva K.
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Alex was a pleasure to work with. I found him to be communicative, mature, and highly expressive and technically outstanding as a musician. He played cello in a dance piece I created for a professional dancer from abroad. We both felt that was excellent in the process and performance. I recommend him to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Professor Lin Batsheva Kahn 2017 DePaul Excellence in Teaching Honoree

Cassandra's Music Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Yanti F.
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Cassie taught my 2 kids piano for a couple of years and she was great! Very organized, supportive and punctual. She was patient when the kids were being difficult. We've now moved away to a different region of the country, but we had a couple of great years with Cassie! Highly recommended!

City Strings & Piano
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I was looking for a short term cello teacher for my 11 year old daughter while her regular teacher was on summer break. City Strings and Piano responded right away and sent a teacher to my home working with the days/hours I preferred. Victor, the cello teacher, was fantastic! He only had four lessons to work with my daughter on her seating audition pieces. She arrived at the audition feeling confident and well prepared! Victor was punctual and extremely helpful in describing the mood of the pieces..explaining dynamics and bowing techniques to improve her playing. He was very patient and friendly...using a bit of humor to engage my daughter and make her feel at ease. I would highly recommend Victor and City Strings & Piano! Loved the convenience of a professional, highly qualified teacher coming to my home!

Cello Lessons
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Gage L.
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Francisco is a great instructor and plays cello very beautifully. I have had lessons with other cello instructors and it's a lot more laid back and easy-going with Francisco.. which tends to keep you comfortable and actually engages you to progress forward faster. The pace is good and challenging, and his insight into both technique and repertoire history adds a lot to the whole lesson experience. I look forward to continuing my cello lessons with Francisco for the foreseeable future. :)

Music Lessons
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas K.
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I had decided to start taking cello lessons later in life at the age of 50, and Clair offered a very supportive and engaging teaching manner to kick start my endeavor. Her abilities as cellist and teacher offer any student wonderful instruction and inspiration.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amy G.
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Bellas Artes has almost become our home away from home. All three of our children take lessons there (violin, guitar, voice and musicgarten) and we truly could not be more pleased in the quality of instruction their receive every week! When our oldest daughter came to us and asked if she could please take violin lessons four years ago, we were not only surprised but also delighted but then the search began for a music studio. Where should we go? We were clueless but instantly felt like Bellas Artes was the place for us, after talking to Justin. Miss Constance, Mr. Brown, Miss Suzanna and Miss Destiney have been wonderful instructors for our children and we have so enjoyed watching them learn and grow and become excited about music and performing. We couldn't be happier!

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I provide lessons on any stringed instrument, including cello, guitar, bass, violin and piano. I do Eastern, European and ethnic music also.

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I provide musical coaching for voice, violin, viola and beginner cello and piano. I also provide musical preparation for auditions and contests.

  • 1 year in business
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  • 55 years in business
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If you are looking to learn a new instrument and decided cello just might be your passion, or if you're already a cellist looking to further your skills, you're in the right place. I teach Suzuki method but also enjoy opening up students to a variety of music styles. Bring your own cello or use ours! We have great rent-to-buy deals! Sherry-Brener Ltd. is also a music shop. Come in and explore vast instruments, including violin and guitar, and meet our other instructors.

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Music Matters School of Music, located at 222 E. Wilson St. Batavia, IL, encourages our students to explore all areas of music. We offer piano lessons, drum lessons, guitar lessons, voice lessons, violin lessons, cello lessons, saxophone lessons as well as lessons for any other percussion or orchestral instruments. We serve students from Batavia, St. Charles, Geneva, North Aurora, Elburn, West Chicago, Aurora, as well as many other cities within the Fox Valley and western suburbs of Chicago. The benefits of being a Music Matters' student are as follows: * Guitar, drums, piano, voice, violin and more in the same location * Save time by scheduling multiple instruments for the same day -- We offer the most popular instruments: drums, piano, voice, guitar, and violin, Monday-Saturday. * Over 20 university-trained teachers teach you what you want to learn -- Our teachers are university-trained or have the professional equivalent after years of playing on the road. Our teachers understand that everyone has different goals, and we customize your lessons to meet your needs. All of our teachers love teaching and sharing music with people of all ages and abilities. * No long-term commitments -- All of our private lessons' students are on a month-to-month basis. You can start lessons at any time and withdraw at any time. * Two optional, low-pressure recitals every December and May -- Our students have the opportunity to participate in our recitals. Here, they can share their music with the Music Matters community, friends and family. Students are not required to participate except those who do really want to have fun. By having recitals, students learn about goal setting and creating good practice habits. * Large parking lot, two lounges, and a children play area -- Music Matters has plenty of off-street parking for our community members. We also want you to be comfortable while you're with us. We have leather sofas and plenty of magazines in our lounges for you to relax and enjoy. * Office staff to assist you with your needs -- Our friendly office staff is here to answer any questions you may have. If you have billing questions, need to reschedule lessons, or just want to let us know how lessons are going, we are here to help. * Quality instruments, amplifiers, and professional teaching studios -- We have spared no expense in providing our students with professional teaching studios to assist them with their lessons. Each studio has stereos, amplifiers, and recording-studio-grade foam insulation. Music Matters has the largest collection of percussion instruments, so that our students can explore all that percussion has to offer. We are constantly renovating our studios to make sure they meet the needs of our students. * Student appreciation night -- Every May, we hold a large carnival in our parking lot for our students to enjoy. Free food, games, prizes, live music and the highlight of the night, the dunk tank, can all be enjoyed by the Music Matters community.

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From math and ESL tutoring to swimming and cello instructions, I have been helping children to learn and improve their abilities for years. I understand that each child has unique needs that demand a personalized approach to make them excel, and it is my honor to help tomorrow's leaders develop their full potential. I can guarantee complete professionalism, a focused and effective approach to tutoring, and a close working relationship with parents, coaches, and teachers.

  • 17 years in business
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Our teaching philosophy is to instill a love of music through inspiration. Along with several years of teaching and performance experience, as well as successfully clearing a background check, Musika™ teachers are also graduates from reputable domestic and international conservatories, colleges, and universities. Musika™ Music Lessons takes time and consideration in pairing each student with a professional music educator that will help develop an understanding of all fundamental principles in music. We are happy to accomodate each student with any special requests that they may have. As musica educators, we thrive in each student's dedication, progression, and discovery within their instrument. We continually learn something new from our students every day. It is fulfilling to grow musically together, and we look forward to each lesson!

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Music Matters School of Music, located at 222 E Wilson St. Batavia, IL, encourages its students of all ages and abilities to explore all areas of music. We offer the following: * piano lessons * drum lessons * guitar lessons * voice lessons * violin lessons * cello lessons * saxophone lessons * lessons for any other percussion or orchestral instruments We serve students from the following areas: * Batavia * St. Charles * Geneva * North Aurora * Elburn * West Chicago * Aurora * many other cities within the Fox Valley and western suburbs of Chicago The school also offers several opportunities to perform either as a soloist or in one of our many ensembles. You're invited to come and experience a new expression of you, through music, with us. Benefits of being a Music Matters student include the following: * Guitar, drums, piano, voice, violin, and more, in the same location * Saving time by scheduling multiple instruments for the same day We offer the most popular instruments -- drums, piano, voice, guitar, and violin, from Monday to Saturday. We have over 20 university-trained teachers to teach you what you want to learn. Our teachers are university trained or have the professional equivalent after years of playing on the road. Our teachers understand that everyone has different goals, and we customize your lessons to meet your needs. All of our teachers love teaching and sharing music with people of all ages and abilities. There are no long-term commitments. All of our private lessons' students are on a month-to-month basis. You can start lessons at any time and withdraw at any time. We have two optional, low-pressure recitals every December and May. Our students have the opportunity to participate in our recitals. Here, they can share their music with the Music Matters community, friends and family. Students are not required to participate, but those that do really have fun by having recitals, students learn about goal setting and creating good practice habits. We have a large parking lot, two lounges, and children play area. Music Matters has plenty of off-street parking for our community members. We also want you to be comfortable while you're with us. We have leather sofas and plenty of magazines in our lounges for you to relax and enjoy. We have office staff to assist you with your needs. Our friendly office staff is here to answer any questions you may have. If you have billing questions, need to reschedule lessons, or just want to let us know how lessons are going, we are here to help. We have quality instruments, amplifiers, and professional teaching studios. We have spared no expense in providing our students with professional teaching studios to assist them with their lessons. Each studio has stereos, amplifiers, and recording studio-grade foam insulation. Music Matters has the largest collection of percussion instruments so that our students can explore all that percussion has to offer. We are constantly renovating our studios to make sure that they meet the needs of our students. We have a student appreciation night. Every May, we hold a large carnival in our parking lot for our students to enjoy. Free food, games, prizes, live music, and the highlight of the night, and the dunk tank can all be enjoyed by the Music Matters community.

  • 45 years in business
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Since 1973, The Music Shop has been the place to go for professional music instruction, quality service, and all of your instrument and accessory needs. Whether you are a novice or a pro, we have what you need at a price that won't break the bank. We are a full-line music store, which means no matter what you are looking for - guitars, bass guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, folk instruments, brass instruments, woodwind instruments, orchestral instruments, pro audio, or any of their accessories - it's all here.

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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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