Featured Cello Teachers Near River Vale , NJ

James B

James B

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I have two Masters degrees in music and am a conductor as well. I am passionate when performing and when teaching.  I have performed opera and oratorio as well as folk music, Broadway, and a little Pop! My brother is a Country Singer. My daughter is a Soprano at Juilliard pre college.

Joseph M

Joseph M

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My teaching experience started when I was completing my associates degree. I began teaching one on one cello lessons to high school students, as well as fellow college students who were interested in expanding their instrumental knowledge. As I went on and graduated college I began teaching lessons for elementary students who play violin and viola in addition to cello lessons. I often have multiple choices for students to work on, if they do not have their own music. I believe it is important for the student to have a choice in what they study instead of having pieces "assisgned" to them. I like to take moments to enforce basic music theory skills into lessons to give students a greater understanding of the music they study. 

Lauren B

Lauren B

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I am a recent graduate of the Monclair State University Music Education Master's program. I also graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. My primary instrument is the violin. My main secondary instrument is the piano. I currently perform with the Adelphi Orchestra. I have taught in the New Jersey public school system. I have been teaching private piano and violin lessons for about 6 years. 

Laura C

Laura C

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I started teaching cello lessons 10 years ago in an after school program for 3rd and 4th graders. In this program, I taught music theory and group cello lessons for classes of 4-20 students. Around this time I also started teaching private cello lessons to students who wanted to move at a faster pace than group lessons. Since then I have taught many students of all ages and and levels. Many of my students have started to play the cello with no musical background or knowledge. I've also prepared my students for solo recitals, summer festival auditions, competitions, and performing arts high school auditions. My students are encouraged to perform, but lessons are paced according to the interests of the student. I like to hear what the goals of my students are and work with students to help them accomplish their aspirations.

Elizabeth C

Elizabeth C

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Usually in my lessons I like to hear the student play something from start to finish just so I can listen and take in what exactly a student's strengths and weaknesses are.  Encouraging strengths, and praising accomplishments, is a great way to help a student to progress.  I try not to dwell on mistakes or weaknesses but try to demonstrate or push the student in the right direction.  

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