Alejandro Sanchez Cello Lessons

Cello Lessons Rotterdam

Hi! I'm enthusiastic cello teacher and cellist Alejandro Sanchez in Rotterdam. Years of teaching experience thought me that you are never too old to start folowing your dream!

All ages

Age does not exist when it comes to love and passion for music! The deep warm sound of the cello is close to the human voice and moves us all! Have you played before and want to start taking cello lessons again, or have you always wanted to play the cello and now is the time?

Beginners

My cello lessons to beginning cellists cover fun exercises, reading music, basic music theory, relaxed posture, bowing technique, lefthand technique, playing duets and easy and progressive concert pieces.

Advanced

Feel more confident when playing at home, in an orchestra or in your ensemble! Develop your playing with beautyful etudes, duo's, scales, tailor made exercises and the great cello repertoire. Let's put Bach, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Brahms or any other piece you like to play on your music stand. Chamber music and orchestral parts welcome.

Children

Cello classes for children are fun and cover playful music basics and an introduction to playing the cello in a relaxed and supportive environment. Lessons can be individual or in duo. I also incorporate some fun games with rhythm, notation and singing.

Lesson Locations

Lessons can be given in the comfort of your own home or at my studio in Rotterdam. Enjoy motivation, inspiration plus the tools necessary to play with ease, confidence and joy!

Online Cello Classes

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

About Alejandro

Alejandro Sanchez was born in Calella (catalonia) in 1988. At the age of 8, he received his first cello lesson in his hometown in Barcelona. He made an exceptional progress that at the age of 10, he was accepted into Escolania de Montserrat (famous music institution for young talent in Catalonia). He then continued his music study with Marck Friedhoff at the conservatory in Badalona for 7 years, where he finished his study with excellent mark.

While being in Catalonia, he founded with Ricard Rovirosa and Nicolas Sanchez a chamber orchestra sponsored and supported by Hospital de San Juan de dios in Barcelona. For three consecutive years they organized a tour around Spain.
Alejandro moved to the Netherlands to study at Rotterdam conservatory. Currently, he is a diplomat master student in the class of Herre Jan Stegenga. He complemented his studies by taking master classes and lessons with Asier Polo, Christoph Henkel, Philippe Entremont, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Diana Ligeti, Ángel Luis Quintana and Jean Bernard Pommier.

A versatile musician, Alejandro has played with many chamber music groups and orchestras in Spain, France, Austria, China, Portugal, Italy, Cabo Verde, Netherlands and Belgium He has worked with many renowned musicains and conductors such as Guerasim Voronkov, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, James MacMillan, Josep Pons, Arie van Beek, Reinbert de Leeuw, Gordan Nikolitch, performing in great halls such us Concertgebouw, De Doelen, Liceo and palau de la musica.
Alejandro is also a fine interpreter of contemporary music. He has been member of a leading contemporary ensemble canducted and founded by the well-known composer Josep Soler.

Private Cello Lessons in Hillegersberg Area

Welcome! You have found one of the most motivating, professional and enthusiastic cello teachers in the Hillegersberg area! The best way to find out if Alejandro Sanchez 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 Alejandro, 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!

Cello

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