Private Cello Lessons in Amsterdam
Hello! I am Bas de Rode, all-round cellist and cello teacher in Amsterdam. I started playing the cello when I was about eleven years old. An unrelenting passion had begun! I am a big supporter of private lessons. You are welcome at my cosy and centrally located studio in West.
Cello Lessons for all Ages
Is playing the cello a long-cherished dream and has the moment come? More advanced cellist looking for a listening ear? Or have you played in the past and would like to pick up the thread again? Looking for a motivating and patient cello teacher for your child?
Making music is for all ages (I teach students from 5 years old). You will learn to read music, play together with me, and with targeted exercises and clear instructions you will develop the basics of cello playing. Enjoy well-known classical and modern pieces and etudes. Playful teaching materials for children!
The trial lesson is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted, discuss your goals and repertoire, and experience the location and teaching style. The trial lesson costs EU25,- and will be deducted when you purchase your first Lesson Pack of 5 or 10 private cello lessons. So book now!
More experienced Cellists
My lessons are perfect if you want to brush up on your technique and work on interpreting your favourite cello music at the same time. Want to bring more feeling into your playing, play more smoothly and get to know new pieces? Then I'll be happy to help you.
What can you expect?
- beautiful etudes and scales
- duos and performance pieces
- creating a beautiful sound
- thumb position
- position playing
- bowing technique
- musicality and interpretation
- music theory
- effective studying with maximum results
- enjoyment of music!
You are welcome at my comfortable home studio in Amsterdam West. I also teach in Haarlem, Purmerend, Lisse.
Lessons at your Home.
Depending on the travel time and distance, I may charge an additional amount on top of the lesson price.
Maybe you play in an orchestra or ensemble and need some help with fingerings or bowings? I'll help you to master the cello in a relaxed way and enjoy the music more! Bring your orchestra parts to the lesson.
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.
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
- Amsterdam West
Lesson Packs (5 lessons)
|Up to 21years
|5 x 30 min.
|5 x 45 min.
|5 x 60 min.
Lesson Packs (10 lessons) Best Buy!
|Up to 21years
|10 x 30 min.
|10 x 45 min.
|10 x 60 min.
|Up to 21years
|1 x 30 min.
FREE trial lesson when you book your first lesson pack!
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