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Minna I.

Aliso Viejo, CA

$80/hour

Private Cello Instructor

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
5.0 average from 5 ratings
Great!
— Kim, Mission Viejo, CA on 1/28/16

$80/Hour


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Cleveland Institute of Music
Cello performance
California State University, Long Beach
Master's

Education

Cleveland Institute of Music (Cello performance)

California State University, Long Beach (Master's)

About Minna

Minna is a recent graduate of California State University, Long Beach where she earned her Master of Music degree in cello performance under the guidance of David Garrett, member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. During her years at Long Beach, Minna was the 2011-2012 winner of the annual concerto competition and performed with the Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. She was also a member of the University String Quartet of the Bob Cole Conservatory. Minna earned her Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2011 where she studied with Melissa Kraut. She was an orchestral fellow and full scholarship recipient for the Texas Music Festival at the University of Houston during the summers of 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2014. Minna was also a summer participant at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Brunswick, Maine as well as the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan for two summers where she was the Emerson Scholarship recipient for the state of California. An avid teacher, Minna holds private studios in Irvine and in Buena Park. She is also a cello coach for the Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California based in Irvine and is part of the adjunct faculty as a cello teacher at a school in San Juan Capistrano.

I believe every student is different and special. Therefore, my teaching methods are suited for each specific individual. I utilize a variety of skills based on my performance and teaching background.
Minna is a recent graduate of California State University, Long Beach where she earned her Master of Music degree in cello performance under the guidance of David Garrett, member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. During her years at Long Beach, Minna was the 2011-2012 winner of the annual concerto competition and performed with the Bob Cole Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
In-person lessons

"Great!"

- Kim, Mission Viejo, CA on 1/28/16

"Knowledgeable and Patient tutor"

- Janet, Tustin, CA on 6/10/15
Music:
Cello

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Cello

I have been teaching cello privately and in groups for the past four years. I have a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master of Music degree from the California State University, Long Beach. I have studied cello for the past 18 years with various teachers from around the country. As a result, I have developed my own teaching method from both my own educational and performance experiences.

Cleveland Institute of Music
Cello performance
California State University, Long Beach
Master's

Education

Cleveland Institute of Music (Cello performance)

California State University, Long Beach (Master's)

Great!

She is a excellent cello player and teacher. My daughter got a lot of help from her. We are lucky to meet Minna.

— Kim, Mission Viejo, CA on 1/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Minna will travel within 20 miles of Aliso Viejo, CA 92656.