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Cello Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Gina C.
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My 11 year old daughter just started lessons with Kevin and I couldn't be happier with the service he provides. He is wonderful with her as a beginner and he clearly has the experience and ability to be an excellent instructor for higher level students as well

Mrs. Marquita's Music
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Aaron L.
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She was always an amazing teacher. Patient and was able to switch from having a fun conversation to getting right into it. Wouldn't just focus on the instrument you were learning but would bring exercises on the piano (I played Viola a bit of Cello) to help explain topics. Would recommend Mrs. Marquita to anyone looking to either pick up a new instrument or refine their skills.

Cello Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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My daughter Riley absolutely love's her teacher. She has learned so much in just 3 sessions. Looking forward to see what the future holds.

About

I teach piano and cello lessons! I've been teaching for over five years on both, and I love kids. My credentials are as follows: - Bachelors of music, emphasis in cello performance at Brigham Young University - Taught for a year at various music schools in Utah - I've been playing the piano for almost 20 years and cello for 15 years

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alice M.
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Katy is truly dedicated to teaching the cello and making sure you understand why and how to accomplish the focus of the practice assignments. She encourages you and provides concise support in accomplishing techniques needed to play the instrument. She is a very pleasant person as well.

Mikaela Kim
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Hyeyeun L.
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she is a very friendly person and knows exactly what I need to improve my cello skills.

  • 15 years in business
About

I have taught children to play string instruments for 11 years using the Suzuki method! The Suzuki Method requires parent involvement, daily listening and practice as well as regular lesson attendance. It is an educational method that addresses the needs of the whole child with the primary focus of developing life skills through the vehicle of music study. I help families learn to communicate more effectively and practice productively. Each and everyone of our students achieves superior playing ability and chartacter! Ms. Glenda

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As a Maryland State certified educator, I have over eight years of experience with private music instruction, music ensembles and lesson planning. Clarinet and piano are my main instruments; however, I am highly qualified and able to teach voice, violin, viola, cello, saxophone and music theory lessons.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I have over 20 years of experience and have worked with individuals ranging from 6 to 76 years old. I value quality as both a performer and an educator but never at the expense of enjoyment! As a teacher, I share my knowledge through individualized lessons, catering to the goals of the student. As a performer, I play a range of genres and eras and will arrange specific works upon request.

Lessons In Your Home
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Reshma N.
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“It has been a great learning experience for my two daughters. I don’t think I could ever find a better piano teacher. Not only does Ms. Heather share her great talent with my kids, she is also very friendly and always cheerful and looking forward to teaching them. My daughters have improved dramatically since we started with her a few years ago. We also really enjoy the convenience of in home lessons! I highly recommend Lessons In Your Home for music lessons. My daughters now look forward to their piano practice daily”. Great Falls, VA Resident

Perpetuo Music Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley B.
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I took cello lessons from Dorotea with no prior cello experience, although I did have prior experience playing piano. She was a wonderful teacher, and is incredibly skilled at playing cello. She did a great job explaining techniques in ways that I could understand, and she helped me learn what to listen for so that when I was practicing, I could correct my own mistakes. She would also spend extra time on any techniques I was having trouble with to make sure I learned them well. On top of all this she is just very friendly and a nice person! I highly recommend her, whether you have any prior music experience or not! The only reason I am not still taking lessons with her is that I moved to another state.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi V.
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I found Victor here on this website for a guitar teacher for my son and when it came down to needing to hire a teacher Victor had followed up with me. So I took advantage of the first free lesson and he's been my sons guitar teacher ever since. Victor is very patient and knowledgeable, the personal attention and care he gives to each individual child is wonderful. You can tell that he has a love for music and this is his passion. I've spoken to other families that he teaches(some for several years) and they all agree. He works well with my son on incorporating styles and songs he is interested in as well as teaching music theory and basics. My son was a beginner 6 months ago and now he is playing full songs confidently. He loves coming to guitar class and learning new techniques, and songs. I plan on continuing until my son can pay for lessons himself. I highly recommend Victor Crisen.

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Detail-oriented and organized teacher focused in evaluating student progression and adapting lesson plans to facilitate learning and growth.

Maxfield Live Arts
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ismet T.
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If you are interested in playing the cello and you are looking for somebody to teach and inspire you, I would highly recommend Maxfield. I was 32 when I bought a cheap cello, and I was introduced to Maxfield through friends of friends while I was looking for a cello instructor in Madison, WI. I had absolutely no idea what I was against as I started my lessons. I had played some recorder, drums, harmonica and guitar in the past, but I had had no experience with a bowed instrument. I also lacked any proper musical training, apart from music classes in middle-school. Later on it became apparent that I wasn't going to be the best pupil: I had a full-time job, and I wasn't putting in the necessary time practicing on the cello to gain better command of the instrument. There are a few things about Maxfield that made me hang on and continue my classes with him for nearly two years: - First, his love for the cello, his excitement when sharing something about his instrument with you, the pleasure he gets from music, it is contagious. This may sound cheesy to some, but, to me, this one goes at the very top. - Second, even when I had not made any progress since the week before, Maxfield would always put something new on the table at our lessons, maybe a new exercise, a new piece or a simple snippet of a bigger piece (Bach? Bartok? Michael Jackson?), a new way of fixing my poor posture, an anecdote on why we do something in that specific way. This was important, especially because new info/experiences develops a feeling of progress, and that is essential for my motivation. (I would like to open parentheses to add that I am not a native speaker, so he had to play around with examples/explanations at times to make sure I *really* get it, and that he never made me feel guilty for slacking, which would have been a motivation killer.) - Third, he can access the full range of what the cello can do. This is his instrument, no doubt. I very much enjoyed the times he would pull out some (usually complicated) piece he had studied to show why a certain exercise is important, or how a seemingly complex progression of sounds is actually quite simple, or how people have taken a simple technique and gone crazy with it. It's nice to see what's possible on the cello, even if when you know you can't possibly do it yourself. I put this last, because chances are, people who identify themselves as "cello instructors" will be sufficiently proficient on the instrument, especially for someone at my level. I did perform on stage with my cello once, when I accompanied a Turkish folk song at a cultural event on campus, in front of ~250 guests. Although the lack of experience showed, I hit all the right notes at the right times, and I consider this my highest achievement on the cello. Nowadays, when people ask me about my favorite instrument, I tell them "even though I can't do it right, it is the cello." I believe this is Maxfield's highest achievement with me.

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Our music store has been around for 29 years. We sell all things related to music and have a huge area for lessons with dozens of phenomenal teachers.

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The academy is a cool and casual place for learning music. Come see our fabulous new facility where you will enjoy a clean and happy musical experience. Our music lessons can be personalized or with individual attention. We give instruction for all ages, from kids to adults, teens, and pre-schoolers. We teach piano, guitar, voice lessons, flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, bass, and drums. We offer group lessons for pre-school children. We have flexible hours for working parents and homeschool families. We provide quality instrument rentals for school band and orchestra programs. We have great prices on rebuilt and guaranteed pianos.

Angie Kim
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian K.
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Angie has been teaching me to play the cello, and I can't recommend her enough to anyone looking to learn. I have had previous instruction at Music and Arts and was looking for something better. I came to her with an Electric Cello, which she didn't even flinch at, and moved her usual setup so that I could plug in my amp. I really appreciated that she played an example of what I was supposed to sound like, demonstrating her skill and talking about how she achieved the sound she had, then had me try, correcting problems as they came up. Angie is very intense, expect her to give you a lot of homework, but nothing worth having is easily obtained!

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I am creative and dedicated.

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Music Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ross A.
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While I’ve only started my violin lessons Kirsten has been a wonderful teacher whom I know will be able to help me learn to play the violin.

Sexton Music Studio
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brian P.
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Gosh, you simply can't do better. Where else are you going to find a classically trained bluegrass expert with a Masters degree, giving affordable private lessons? Chris is just amazing.

Private Cello Lessons
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Georg S.
Verified review

We had Elizabeth as teacher for our 14year old son and it was amazing to see how he progressed with her from lesson to lesson. She clearly is and outstanding teacher which I would highly recommend to everyone looking for cello lessons. We really miss her a lot.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.