PRIVATE STUDIO, 15442 Valerio St. , Van Nuys CA, 91406
Instruments:Cello, Suzuki Method

Styles:Classical, Kids
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:26 years
Rate:$0 / hr

Personal Statement

I have been teaching private cello lessons since 1989 and my students range in age from 4 through adult.
I use a mixture of Suzuki and traditional literature depending on the student.

My students have been winners in numerous competitions and festivals, as well as going on to study cello in colleges such as Oberlin, Manhattan School of Music, Peabody, UCLA, etc. Many have have gone on to make cello their career as either members of orchestras, chamber groups or teachers.

In addition to teaching these types of serious students I also enjoy working with those who just “want to learn how to play for the fun of it.” This applies to the young, as well as “young at heart” students. I have had amazing results with children as young as 3 and as seasoned as 80. It is all about wanting to learn!

For more information about the San Fernando Valley Cello Ensemble, my performance group composed of my private students where students can earn community service, please visit From there you can find a link to my private studio webpage. You can also go to Yelp to read reviews on my teaching.

If you wish to contact me please do so by either following the link on my website, or email me at [email protected] . The form on this page does not seem to actually work to get the information to me.

I look forward to talking with you soon.

Education / Training

Former teachers: Gretchen Geber, Richard Mooney, Richard Allen, Peter Rejto, Matt Cooker, John Walz, Andrew Cook


San Fernando Valley Cello Ensemble: Students of Rachael Lonergan

Rachael Lonergan