Colorado Cello offers private and group lessons for students of all ages and abilities: from beginners to advanced, 7 years old to 70+. Lessons are rooted in the study of classical music, but other styles ranging from pop to jazz can be integrated according to the interests of the student.

I offer all prospective students a free session. This allows us to meet, discuss your goals for lessons, and gives you a chance to evaluate my teaching style without the pressure to make an immediate commitment. These sessions generally last 30-45 minutes, depending on the age and expertise of the student.

COVID-19 policies:   Lessons are being offered primarily online through Zoom and Facetime. Limited in-person lessons will be available as of June, 2020, with strict safety protocols in place. Please contact me for more information.

Rates and Locations

Lessons are available in Boulder, Lafayette, and Longmont.  Lessons are scheduled Monday through Friday; please contact me for more information on specific openings.

Private lessons: 30 minutes – $35, 45 minutes – $45, 60 minutes – $55

Group lessons: 30 minutes – $25 per student, 45 minutes – $35 per student, 60 minutes – $40 per student. Group lessons are available for 2-5 students who are at a similar level of playing ability.

I typically recommend that beginners take 30 minute lessons. Intermediate students and adult beginners often do well with 45 minute lessons. Motivated intermediate players and advanced students should consider 60 minute lessons

Lesson Topics

All lessons are structured for the individual student- I do not follow a set, regimented program. Everyone has their own unique strengths, needs, and interests; therefore I believe that more than one approach is needed for teaching more than one student! I focus on teaching students how to use their bodies in the most efficient and natural way possible, so that your playing is beautiful and effortless. Other possible topics include:

  • better sound and tone production
  • vibrato and shifting
  • sight reading
  • improvising
  • advanced bowing techniques

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