Cello Lessons - Beginner to Virtuoso!
Is playing the cello your dream and is it about time to take your first lessons? Advanced cellist and seeking ways to take your playing to the next level? Picking up the cello after a break and need some inspiration and motivation? I'm cellist and Amsterdam based cello teacher Bas de Rode. In my lessons I will teach you classical repertoire of the cello and bring you closer to discovering the endless possibilities of this warm sounding instrument.
Cello Lessons at Your Home
Students in Amsterdam may choose to have lessons at my studio or in their own home. Cello lessons in Haarlem area can be addressed at your home. This 10 lesson package gives you flexibility and quality. And you'll never lose a lesson!
Learn the basics of cello playing by the use of effective and fun methods, easy songs and etudes, playful pieces and duets. You'll learn to read music, proper posture, technique and musicality.
Cello for Advanced
Bach, Beethoven or Bridge? Learn more technique, develop your musicality and vision on interpretation. Playing in an orchestra or ensemble and need some help with fingerings or bowings? Want o be able to master the cello in a relaxed way and enjoy the music more? Bring your orchestra parts to the lesson!
Playing Together- Ensemble Coaching
Playing music with other musicians - from small ensembles to large orchestras - is one of the most enjoyable aspects of making music. Perhaps you play already with a pianist or other musician? Maybe you have an ensemble and are looking for someone to listen to the overall balance and to give some pointers? I teach and coach music ensembles of various instruments and offer coaching sessions alongside my lesson schedules.
Online Cello Classes
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!
Sebastiaan de Rode
I started to play the cello when I was eleven years old. After my high school I continued my musical education and went to Amsterdam (Michel Dispa), Berlin (Markus Nyikos) and Rotterdam (Herre-Jan Stegenga).
My playing has been greatly influenced by numerous master classes and courses by famous chamber musicians such as members from the Alban Berg Quartet, the Brodsky Quartet, the Amadeus Quartet, the Prague Quartet, the Guarneri Quartet and many others - and also by internationally renowned musicians: Nathaniël Rosen, Mark Lubotsky, Janos Starker and David Geringas.
I participated in several music festivals, (Gubaidolina festival’ and the ‘Kagel festival’) where I had the opportunity to work with the composers themselves. Other festivals include the Manchester Music Festival (USA), and the international chamber music festival of violinist Janine Jansen Utrecht.
For many years I played in the Lagos Ensemble, Cello-Octet Conjunto Ibérico and the Aeolus Cello quartet.
When words leave off, music begins - Heinrich Heine