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Professional Cello Teacher with 12+ years of experience

Hi everyone! My name is Ilona. I am a professional cellist and a cello teacher with a Master’s degree. My teaching experience is more than 11 years, with 3 years experience of online teaching. Online learning how to play cello is completely acceptable for all levels and ages from 8 years old.

Either you are a Zero Beginner or you are preparing to pass entry exam to conservatory - I will explain you how to practice to become more effective on cello. My current students range in age from 8 to 51 years old and come from all over the world.

I always work for results, so our lessons may be longer than an hour at times simply because we haven't completed the lesson plan (with no extra pay).

Before you begin learning the cello with me, you should understand two important concepts: when you play the cello, you use your body (arms, fingers) to create sound, and you use your soul and emotions to create music. We'll start by learning how to make sounds, which you'll later use to express your emotions.

Please do not hesitate to message me if you have any questions.

I am currently only teaching online.

Extra information

You should have your own cello and a bow. If you are not familiar with sight-reading, I will teach you how to read music scores.

Location

Online via webcam

General info

suitcase iconSkills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Ukrainian

About Me

I work with very different people. Children and adults, Autistic individuals, beginners and those who later successfully enter the conservatory.

I am Ilona and I have been playing the cello for about 30 years. For more than 13 years, I have been teaching cello in a professional capacity. I don't count the time when I was a 17-year-old student as a teaching experience. Instead, I count the time when my students began earning A+s on exams like the AMEB and ABRSM, when they began successfully receiving music study scholarships, and when they began succeeding in auditions.

When my adult students began getting more out of our lessons than just instruction on how to play the cello, that is when I began to count my experience. My adult students discovered their own unique way of learning the cello because each of us has different goals, but we all need to love the process of learning.

My goal is to teach you or your child how to practice to get a successful result. The most important component of successful outcomes is effective practices. I will always remind you - "Play with thinking!". I will teach you how to do that.

I can promise a guaranteed visible result in 3 months with regular lessons twice per week.

Before you begin learning the cello with me, you should understand two important concepts: when you play the cello, you use your body (arms, fingers) to create sound, and you use your soul and emotions to create music. We'll start by learning how to make sounds, which you'll later use to express your emotions.

Students who are preparing to pass exams for music college or conservatoire and who want to have 4-5 classes per week, please send me a message to talk about your program, deadlines etc.

If you don't see available time-slots, please send me a message and let me know your preferred time and day, and also the time-zone. I will find time for you!

My current students range in age from 8 to 68 years old and come from all over the world. Some of my students learn the cello for themselves, others for their overall development, and several students are preparing to enter music colleges and conservatories.

I have a Masters' Degree in Performing and Teaching Cello, psychological and pedagogical knowledge and more than 13 years of teaching experience.
I am a certified art therapist and art coach.
I've been working online since 2015.

I teach music theory as well. From the beginning to advanced jazz harmony. I can help you with you, if you are a young composer.

Please, do not hesitate to ask me any questions you might have.

Wishing you all the best,

Ilona

Education

R. GLIER KYIV MUNICIPAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Ukraine - Master's Degree, Second Cycle Academic Degree. Specialization: cello teacher, cello player, orchestra cello player.

Experience / Qualifications

I've been a private cello and music theory teacher for over 13 years now.

TH School Hoa Lac (Vietnam) - Cello Teacher

Little UK FPT (Hanoi, Vietnam) - Music Teacher

Summer Workshop for students who play string instruments Lessing-Gymnasium Neu-Ulm (Neu-Ulm, Germany) - Cello Mentor

I have 15 years of professional orchestral experience with various professional symphony orchestras.

Reviews (6)

Amazing and very kind! Can’t wait for the next lesson
Great class
Ilona is friendly and professional. I got good value for my first lesson and look forward to the next ones.
Really enjoyed my first lesson and felt like we covered a lot!
This was my first , online lesson with Ilona and she was ...Brilliant ! Generous, warm friendly and yet highly professional. she was perceptive, with attention to detail. All my concerns and insecurites were replaced with intelligent skill and confidence building advice. I am so excited about the journey of learning a new instrument and looking forward to a strong, long and productive journey.
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I specialise in teaching Music Theory and Harmony, as well as reading scores. My goal is to create a strong base of knowledge which each student can use in critical thinking in the future. I assign homework and explain everything that needs to be repeated, in order to ensure that the students have absorbed all of the information. I follow ABRSM, AMEB, Berkeley and my own music theory programs. Either you are a totally new person to music, you have been playing guitar or you want to get more deep knowledge of Music Theory and Harmony - I will share with you my knowledge and will help you to get to your goal.

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