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Jill Wright Crist, cellist
Columbus, OH


E-mail: (email preferred)

Columbus Cello School, LLC Suzuki Talent Education

Miss Jill, as her students refer to her, is a fully certified Suzuki Cello Teacher with registrations in Book 1-10, ECC, and 15 years of experience.  She received her long term training with Carol Tarr at the University of Denver.  Miss Jill conducts weekly group classes, advanced cello choir, and maintains a studio of 20+ students on a regular basis, and the age range varies from 3 to 300 years old. Jill has been an active Institute Teacher and workshop clinician locally and nationally in Ohio, Maine, New Hampshire, Louisiana, Colorado and Kentucky.

Miss Jill believes in the Group Lesson experience and teaches her students knowing that they will actively and willingly partiipate in scheduled events.

Miss Jill's teaching style is all inclusive.  Her approach to cello and all students is to expose them to all aspects and genres; from solo and accompanying, to jazz and modern music, to reading, theory, and composition. She shares Dr Suzuki's philosophy that "Every Child Can."


Cello Lessons are held in the heart of downtown Columbus at Trinity Lutheran Church, 404 S 3rd St., Columbus OH. 43215. 


Lessons are billed in 2  terms, and each term lasts 18 weeks.  Tuition covers group classes, studio classes, recitals, and adminisrative costs (space, insurance, etc). Payment is expected at the beginning of every month at the first lesson. A late fee of $25 is assessed after the 2nd week.

Term I: August 31--January 22nd 
Term II: January 24th-June 17th

60 minute lesson=$1164 ($232.80/month)
45  minute lesson= $903 ($180.60/month)
30 minute lesson= $642 ($128.40/month)

Summer lessons run from June to August and are paid by the lesson whenever we are both in town. 


There are no makeups for missed lessons. If you need to cancel, or have a conflict, please switch with another student. Please refer to the calendar, and provided email/phone list to make this happen. If I am ill, or have a family emergency I will credit your summer account and/or makeup the lesson.