“I encourage my students to find joy and enthusiasm in studying the cello.”
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If you want to learn how to play or improve your skills on the cello, I am ready to help! Lessons are the perfect opportunity to work towards a goal and exercise musicality. Whether you have a specific challenge in mind (e.g. prepare for an upcoming audition) or a broader idea (e.g. wanting to grow as a cellist), I am here to get you to that goal and beyond. I have experience teaching young children to adults, and complete beginners to collegiate level players. No matter the age or skillset, my methodology always includes a healthy balance of technique, musicality, and health. In recovering from a past cello-related injury, I have experience and knowledge on how to be aware of the body while playing the cello and prevent injuries. In my lessons, I assign an assortment of repertoire and skills to practice, and I encourage my students to work on pieces they are passionate about (whether I assigned it or not!). Students are always welcome to bring specific things to me to work on, such as a piece from their school orchestra. Above all, I encourage my students to find joy and enthusiasm in studying the cello.
Name: Ella (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am currently working towards a Master's of Music at the University of McGill, where I study with Matt Haimovitz. I have previously earned my Bachelor's of Music from the University of Miami under full scholarship.. I've been studying the cello seriously since the age of nine. My teachers have included Ross Harbaugh, Terry King, Mark Evans, and Kenneth Law.
- Dean’s List, University of Miami 2018-2022 - Provost’s Honor Roll, University of Miami 2019-2022 - President’s Music Scholarship, University of Miami 2018-2022 - Blackburn Music Academy Fellow, Festival Napa Valley 2021
For the past 6 years, I have been teaching private cello lessons to a wide range of ages and skillsets. I am passionate about musical collaboration, especially in chamber music. I have attended rigorous summer festivals, as well as performed in numerous masterclasses as both a soloist and chamber musician. In my education at the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., I have plenty of orchestral experience as well. Outside of performing, I founded and hosted the first classical show, 'Pando,' at the University of Miami's radio station.
Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)
Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00
Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)
1. Cancellation Policy
Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.
2. Cessation (quitting) Policy
A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.
3. Illness Policy
Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.
BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.
No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.
4. Rescheduling Policy
Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.
Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy
Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.
It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.
5. Evaluation Period
There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).
Lessons in your home
Ella is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Ella can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.
Ella's Studio Location
Ella offers lessons from her studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.