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Elk River Cello Instructors

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Pathway Music Twin Cities
from 115 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 459 hires on Thumbtack
Katy K.
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My 4-year-old son has been taking piano lessons with Maisy from Pathway. Maisy is fun, flexible, and patient with younger students. At such a young age, my child has learned songs and theory following Maisy's instruction. The benefits of working with Pathway Music are having a teacher matched to your student based on readiness and in-home lessons. I would highly recommend Pathway Music, Maisy in particular, if you're looking for lessons for young children!

Performance Music Lessons
from 16 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Though performance music lessons I was able to find an excellent teacher and get started on a new instrument

  • 35 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon B.
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Fantastic! My husband and I are not musical, and were not raised in musical homes, so when our daughter started to take violin lessons there was a lot of apprehension, particularly with her young age. Dr. Lamb taught her violin and taught us how to help and be supportive. She has been a great influence, patient and kind, while still understanding how to push her forward. She is a clear communicator and sets both short term and long term goals in order to keep practice fresh and fun, while still allowing for the kids to reach their potential.

Bravura Music School
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jana C.
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Our 7-year old daughter has been taking piano lessons with Alta from Bravura Music School for the past few months. Alta does a fantastic job working with her. Our daughter thinks Alta is pretty much the coolest person ever. Alta has made the lessons not only educational, but also very fun. It has been great to see our daughter develop not only her skills, but also a love for piano.

  • 36 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy P.
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Mark helped our grandson with pre-algebra and was very nurturing and patient while teaching concepts. Nick really enjoyed his sessions with Mark and gained so much confidence. I believe the skills talked about carried thru in his other subjects as well. Mark is excellent!!

from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Michelle W.
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My 12 & 15 year old sons took beginner guitar lessons with Rachel. I was impressed with what they learned and the price could not have been better. They were motivated and looked forward to their lessons. I liked how she set up the schedule in the beginning of the summer and provided options for any of our normal days that wouldn't work. I wish I had also signed another of my kids up for piano. I chose Rachel because the price was right and I wanted to gauge their interest levels. We will return to Rachel because the price is good AND she's a good music instructor who kept the kids motivated.

Dr. Courtney's Cello Studio
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shan H.
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Courtney is a wonderful instructor and inspiration for my daughter. We have had the pleasure of practicing with her over a year now with consistent results. Courtney is always on schedule, a great communicator and an excellent resource for all things cello. We recommend Courtney with no reservations and feel lucky to have found her.

Jared Sells Music Lessons
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Diane L.
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Jared is a wonderful teacher. Very patient, kind and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Jared for Cello lessons....I actually have 😊

Jim Korioth
from 3 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kelcey K.
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Everyone wants things to be nice and easy and this was! I am looking forward to starting my lessons and the process made it stress-free

City Strings & Piano
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John T.
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My son only had 1 lesson so far, but it was great! His teacher was so enthusiastic and made everything fun. He can't wait until next week!

Ovation Academy of Music
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brandy G.
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Candis and her team do a great job for music lessons!

Olivia Q music
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Emma S.
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Olivia has been very patient, as I learn to play the cello. She thoroughly explains information during lessons and has shown openness and flexibility with my schedule.


StudioRoe currently has openings for music lessons for all kids ages 2-18. Our specialty is special needs!

  • 11 years in business

StudioRoe is a Maple Grove music studio with Christian values and licensed educators. We offer piano, voice, violin, cello, guitar, and music and movement (a music therapy-style lesson for children under age 4 or any student with special needs).


I am an experienced teacher of 30 years, with a master's degree in music education. I am an MMTA member and with award-winning students. I have studied with some of the best teachers in the Midwest. Private music lessons in my home and opportunity to participate in ensembles are given.


Here in the Lab my students and I are music makers and problem solvers. I love helping them reach their goals through efficient, tailored teaching methods, and while I commit to giving students a little push when they need it, together we are a flexible team learning to make our best, most beautiful music together.

  • 9 years in business

Dave Carbonara is a highly sought-after cello and bass instructor. He has a B.M. and M.M. from the Juilliard School in double bass performance and has taught electric and upright bass at all levels, including college. Dave is also a Suzuki trained cello instructor and received his Suzuki method training from the Preucil School of Music and the Ottawa Kansas Suzuki Institute. He teaches beginner through high school-level cello. Teaching locations include South Minneapolis, Uptown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Dave was on the 2013 faculty of the Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival at Luther College. He often coaches sectionals for Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies. Dave runs two string programs in the Twin Cities with his violinist wife and also freelances in the area performing weddings, recitals, concerts, musicals, and with various orchestras.

  • 28 years in business

Because of my training in the Dounis method and all my professional experience.

  • 17 years in business

Looking for a creative place to experience music? We are a small, innovative string music school created to make learning music fun! We offer affordable lessons, professional instructors, and flexible scheduling. Private lessons include bass (upright and electric), cello, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, piano, viola, violin, and voice. We also offer children's music classes for toddlers and preschoolers, chamber groups, and jam sessions for all ages! Check our school out! We have three convenient locations: Minneapolis, South St. Paul, and St. Paul. We can't wait to start you on your musical adventure!

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.
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