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10. Tony Rivera
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Guitar Lessons, Piano Lessons, Singing Lessons

Offers remote services
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Staying true to traditional teaching is important to me, however each student learns at his/her own pace where one student may need a slower, more structured curriculum while another needs a more varied, advanced course of study. This revels itself quickly and I pride myself in my ability to diagnose one's learning style, finding his/her specific need and applying various methods to address that need, from sight reading and transposing to finger placement and exercises. I'm fortunate to have the opportunity to teach students on an individual basis, which allows me to customize lesson plans according to each student's needs and abilities. I believe that everyone excels in different ways, and once I ascertain what makes a student learn most proficiently, I'm able to provide points of motivation to excite, encourage and bring out the musician in each student. Find a job you love and never work a day, I am blessed to have a job I love. To share my passion for music and the guitar while fulfilling the dreams of students both young and old is priceless. To watch a student learn and grow and discover new things about themselves, sometimes in a healing capacity is amazing as are all the great people I get to meet as an instructor.See more

$35

starting cost

$35

starting cost

Staying true to traditional teaching is important to me, however each student learns at his/her own pace where one student may need a slower, more structured curriculum while another needs a more varied, advanced course of study. This revels itself quickly and I pride myself in my ability to diagnose one's learning style, finding his/her specific need and applying various methods to address that need, from sight reading and transposing to finger placement and exercises. I'm fortunate to have the opportunity to teach students on an individual basis, which allows me to customize lesson plans according to each student's needs and abilities. I believe that everyone excels in different ways, and once I ascertain what makes a student learn most proficiently, I'm able to provide points of motivation to excite, encourage and bring out the musician in each student. Find a job you love and never work a day, I am blessed to have a job I love. To share my passion for music and the guitar while fulfilling the dreams of students both young and old is priceless. To watch a student learn and grow and discover new things about themselves, sometimes in a healing capacity is amazing as are all the great people I get to meet as an instructor.

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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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