Ephraim van IJzerlooijCello LessonsBilthoven

Cello Lessons to Adults and Children

Have you always wanted to play cello? Or do you play cello already and want to polish your technique and develop your musicality? I'm professional cellist and enthusiastic cello teacher Ephraim van IJzerlooij. I seek to give you the tools necessary to play with ease, confidence and joy!

Warm Cello Sound

A strong flowing bowing technique is the foundation of playing the cello and the only way to obtain this melancholic dark sound we love so much! A comfortable and relaxed posture of the right shoulder and arm is most important to enable you to get a solid but relaxed grip on the bow.

Musicality and Technique

My experience, knowledge and enthusiasm will certainly bring you to a higher level in cello playing, where fun in making music is paramount! Musicality and skills go hand in hand!


Cello lessons to beginning cellists cover technique, scales, reading music, basic music theory, posture, bowing technique, lefthand technique, playing duets, etudes and easy progressive concert pieces. Motivation and musicality in every lesson! Book a trial lesson!


Get inspired and challenged by the vast cello repertoire. Enjoy playing music by  Bach, Bruch, Faure, Vivaldi, de Fesch and many other great composers! Bring your chamber music and orchestral parts! Sign up for a trial lesson!

Busy at work or school ?

Enjoy flexibility and convenience with the 10 lesson 'Strippenkaart' You'll never lose a lesson!

Lessons at Your Home

HILVERSUM   Cello lessons at your home - BY APPOINTMENT
ZEIST              Cello lessons at your home - Tuesday        12.30 - 20.30  
​BUSSUM         Cello lessons at your home - Wednesday  14.15 - 16.30
AUSTERLITZ  Cello lessons at your home - BY APPOINTMENT

Online Cello Lessons

I also offer fun, comprehensive and well structured online courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Book a trial lesson or Buy & Try the 3 lesson Starter's Package!

About Ephraim van IJzerlooij

Besides teaching, Ephraim composes music for the cello. As a performing artist he gives concerts with his ensembles Triple Berry Trio, OriOnTriO, Duo van IJzerlooij & van Schoonhoven, Ensemble Jardin d'Images.

To feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. ++ Pablo Casals

Cello Lessons in Bilthoven Area!

You have found one of the most motivating and enthusiastic cello teachers in the Bilthoven area.
The best way to find out if Ephraim van IJzerlooij is the ideal teacher for you, is to get in touch with Ephraim and schedule a trial lesson.

Your favourite Music!

Playing or singing the music that you like keeps you motivated to continue practising! If classical music, jazz, pop, latin, blues, salsa, song writer, hip-hop, reggae, folk, funk or world music is where you find the most inspiration, you will find it easier to stay committed to music practice and develop mastery.

Lesson Location?

The face to face lessons are generally taught in the teacher's private location in Hilversum.

Lessons at Your Home?

If preferred, discuss during your trial lesson if the lessons can be arranged to be at your own home in Bilthoven area.

Try-out Cello Lesson?

The trial lesson gives you a chance to meet Ephraim and get to know location, lesson packages, prices and the teaching style a bit better. Discuss your learning goals and create a plan of action for future lessons.

Online Cello Lessons?

In some situations it would be very beneficial to meet with your cello teacher online. If you wish to follow online lessons, please contact Ephraim and discuss the possibilities.


Cello leren spelen is fantastisch! Wij bieden cellolessen aan volwassenen, jongeren en kinderen. De klank van de cello ligt dicht bij de menselijke stem en raakt je direct! Boek een proefles!
Soms voel je de trillingen van de lage snaren in je lijf resoneren! Voor velen is het een wens ooit op de cello te spelen, anderen doen het al jaren en blijven geboeid en steeds weer uitgedaagd door de mogelijkheden van dit prachtige instrument! Wij bieden privé cellolessen aan gevorderden en beginners. Ervaar wat het is om die mooie warme celloklank uit je instrument te toveren! 

Ben je een beginner? Vanaf de eerste les speel je samen met je docent. Op ontspannen manier leer je met oefeningen, etudes en toonladders een gedegen basistechniek. Met muziek die jij leuk vindt om te spelen werk je aan de ontwikkeling van je muzikaliteit. Ben je meer gevorderd cellist en zoek je inspiratie, tips en tools bij kamermuziek- orkestpartijenstudie of wil jij je in het schitterende cello repertoire verdiepen? Ervaren docenten motiveren je om met plezier te studeren, je techniek op een hoger niveau te brengen en van je cello te genieten. Merk hoe je klank en vibrato verbetert en je meer ontspannen en zekerder achter je cello zit! 

Private Music Teachers

Music moves and enriches the soul! Enjoy face to face music and singing lessons in a relaxed atmosphere. We offer also online music and singing lessons. Making music is about feelings, thoughts, connection, growth, joy, developing technical and physical skills, discovering new ways of learning and expressing yourself. Regular prices and maximum flexibility with a 10 Lesson Package. Book a trial lesson!

The best way to know your future is to create it - Dr. Joe Dispenza