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Durham Cello Instructors

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  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Quin B.
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À Deux has been very responsive and delivered exactly what I was looking for in terms of piano lessons for adults!

da Capo al Coda
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Larisa C.
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Our daughter has progressed in violin quickly with Maria's patient training. Maria has a wonderful manner with children and encourages them to play for others even outside of recitals, which helps build their self-confidence. We are happy that Maria has been our daughter's violin teacher because she is a great role model for musicianship and service to the community.

Attila Szasz Cello Studio
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Beverly C.
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Very knowledgeable about the cello, and clear on his expectations. He is a good listener and displays strong teaching skills. He knows how to put a beginner at ease. My daughter left the studio inspired.

Betty M.
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Jeff has had patience and love with my 6-year old great grandson as he teaches voice and music lessons to him. And this little boy is eager every week to go for his lesson with Mr. Jeff, an accomplished Christian musician and Worship Leader. I highly recommend him.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Learn cello lessons for any age and level of player from a Suzuki certified teacher who will customize the pace and topic of lessons for each student.

  • 11 years in business


I am a Durham based cellist and teacher. I earned bachelor's degrees in cello performance and English at the Peabody Institute and Johns Hopkins University, and a master's degree in cello performance and pedagogy, and I have taught students of all ages. I love teaching music, because the skills that the students learn go so far beyond simply playing their instrument and can enhance critical thinking, creativity, discipline and even just general brain development.


I love music, and I want my students to gain that same love for it. My goal in teaching is to glorify God in everything. I believe that anyone can learn music, no matter their age. I love children and am very patient with them. I am able to teach beginners in the flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin, cello, and piano as well as teaching intermediate to early advanced on the piano and cello.

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How hard is it to learn to play the cello?

Taking cello lessons can be a rewarding experience for students young and old. The rich sound of the cello is well-loved in classical music and is found in all genres of contemporary music from modern folk to rock. As with any instrument, how hard it is to learn to play cello depends on the practice and dedication you put into it. It’s true that some people are naturally more adept at learning instruments than others, but with lessons and a daily commitment, you too can learn to play the cello.

Cello lessons can be a smart investment, especially for new players. Even professional cellists benefit greatly from ongoing training, but for those new to cello it’s especially important for forming a strong foundation for playing. From the proper posture to understanding finger positions, regular cello lessons give you a benchmark to measure your daily practice against. With a professional cello teacher guiding you, the sky’s the limit.

How much are cello lessons?

Cello lessons are a great way to anchor and guide your cello practice, regardless of your skill level. From top symphony performers to first-time music students in elementary school, cello lessons correct your flaws and help your strengths shine. The cost of cello lessons will vary, depending on the reputation and experience of your teacher, the length and frequency of your lessons, and where you live. Students who have regularly scheduled lessons and pay in advance often pay less per lesson than drop-in students who schedule lessons as needed. Here are some examples of average cello lesson costs:

  • 30-minute cello lesson: $30, when a minimum of 4 lessons per month are pre-paid.
    • Cost for drop-in lesson: $35.
  • 45-minute cello lesson: $35, when a minimum of 4 lessons per month are pre-paid.
    • Cost for drop-in lesson: $40-$45.
  • 60-minute cello lesson: $40, when a minimum of 4 lessons per month are pre-paid.
    • Cost for drop-in lesson: $50-$55.
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