Sylvia Cempini Cello Lessons

The Sound of the Cello moves You!

Are you in love with the cello and taking lessons for the first time? Or are you already playing the cello and seeking to learn more skills and new repertoire? Private cello lessons offer personal attention and are tailored to your needs. My name is Sylvia Cempini, I’m half-Italian and half-German. Music is one of my major passions ever since I was a child! 

Lessons to Children and Adults

I’m an enthusiastic cello teacher and happy to teach both children and adults. Lessons can be held in French, English, Italian and German. You're welcome to contact me for a trial lesson!

Location - The Hague - Rotterdam

The lessons are at my studio in Den Haag /Scheveningen or at my beautiful studio in Rotterdam Kralingen.

Beginners - All Ages

We use best of modern and playful cello tuition methodes. In a relaxed and cosy atmosphere you’ll develop step by step a solid technical basis. You'll learn to read music and basic music theory. After a couple of lessons You'll be playing some easy duets and songs! Let's have fun in making music!


The focus includes increased technical abilities through the use of etudes and studies. You'll learn new repertoire and enjoy music! Thereby I especially put a lot of attention to a relaxed and comfortable posture, natural basic technique and to sound quality.

What can you expect?

Personalised exercises and etudes, concert pieces, intonation, vibrato and bowing skills. Enjoy playing Bach, Vivaldi, de Fesch, Fauré and many other great composers! I’ll gladly share information about music and art, up coming musical events, literature, recordings and anything connected to our mutual passion: the cello!

A versatile Instrument

The cello is an amazing instrument, capable of performing multiple musical roles, and this versatility is the reason its rich tone has crept into almost every musical genre. People don’t often consider the physical strength that develops from playing the cello. It requires good posture and strong back muscles, strong arms, and strong hands.

Online Cello Lessons

I also offer fun, comprehensive and well structured online courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced players.

Orchestra or Ensemble

Playing in an orchestra or ensemble and need some help with bowings and fingerings? I’ll give you gladly Tips and Tricks.

Join in!

I organise on a regular basis house concerts and master classes where you can show what you’ve been working on and play together with other musicians.

About Me

I was born in Italy, but lived since my fourth year in Munich (Germany). With four I've also started there to play the cello with Jan-Peter Close and Karin Sassmannshaus, within the program of the Munich conservatory for young children. Afterwards I continued my education there with various teachers (Anja Fabricius, Rupert Buchner, Hanno Simons), and finally came to the Netherlands, where I obtained  my Master's  degree at the conservatory in Rotterdam with Herre-Jan Stegenga. Already during my studies I started playing regulary in professional orchestras in Germany and the Netherlands. Next to my orchestra-activities, I also love to play chamber music. I perform in international festivals, amongst others the Rheingau Festival, the Gstaad Festival and the Chiemsee Festival. I'm member of the Shalom Ensemble in Munich, the Camille Claudel Trio and the Rotterdam based Phoenix Trio with the pianist Federico Mosquera and the clarinettist Letizia Maula.

If God had designed the orchestra, then the cello was His greatest accomplishment. - Rick Moody,

Private Cello Lessons in Rotterdam Area!

Welcome! I'm Sylvia Cempini. You have found one of the most motivating, professional and enthusiastic cello teachers in the Rotterdam area! The best way to find out if i'm the ideal teacher for you, is to get in touch with me 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 my private location in Den Haag.

Online Cello Lessons

If you wish to follow online lessons, please contact me and discuss the possibilities.

Try-out Cello Lesson

The trial lesson gives you a chance to meet me, Sylvia, to discuss your learning goals, the lesson location, online or home lessons, lesson packs and prices. You'll get an impression of my teaching style. Looking forward to meet you!


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 in person music and singing lessons in a relaxed and healthy atmosphere. We offer also online music lessons. Making music is about feelings, connection, growth, joy, developing skills, discovering ways of learning and expressing yourself. Stay connected!

"This will be our reply to violence: to make more music intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before'' - Leonard Bernstein