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! You have found one of the most motivating, professional and enthusiastic cello teachers in the Rotterdam area! The best way to find out if Sylvia Cempini is the ideal teacher for you, is to get in touch and schedule a trial lesson!

Try-out Cello Lesson

The trial lesson gives you a chance to meet Sylvia, to discuss your learning goals, the lesson location, the lesson packs and prices, the online option and to get an impression of the teaching style. The trial lesson is without commitment, the price is 25, euro. You'll receive the 25 euro in return when you book your first lesson pack! Flexible and affordable!

Violone to violoncello

Prior to the evolution of the violoncello as a solo instrument at the end of the 18th century, Italian makers made basso instruments of large dimensions. In scores we see the term violone. Corelli violin sonatas op V (1700 ) are called Sonate per il Violino e Violone o Cembalo. It means that they actually could be played as duo. Like most, if not all, early italian cellos, around 1670, this instrument, the violone, was reduced in its dimensions. The 'modern' cello is more elegant and allows the cellist to play more virtuoso music. Since the body of the modern cello is slimmer, the sound is less dark and more clear.

Classical to Metal

As the cello is a versatile instrument it can be used in various music styles. Wonderful solo concertos are composed for the cello by Vivaldi, Dvorak, Saint Saëns, Lalo, Shostakovitch, Schumann and many more. It is always present in symphonic and chamber music repertoire, classical, romantic and contemporary classical music, and the magnificant 6 suites by J.S Bach. But also in jazz, pop, background strings and even heavy metal and hard rock plays the cello an important role.

Private Music Teachers

Music moves and enriches the soul! Our goal is to make it extremely convenient for you to discover an excellent music teacher in your area. Book a trial lesson first and enjoy in person music and singing lessons in a relaxed and healthy atmosphere. We offer also online music lessons.
"This will be our reply to violence: to make more music intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before'' - Leonard Bernstein