Bas de Rode - Celloles in  Amsterdam, Lisse Purmerend en Haarlem voor beginners en gevorderden

Bas de Rode Cello Lessons in Amsterdam

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!

Trial lesson

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
  • vibrato
  • thumb position
  • position playing
  • bowing technique
  • musicality and interpretation
  • music theory
  • effective studying with maximum results
  • enjoyment of music!

Lesson Locations

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.

Orchestra Studies

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.

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.

About Me

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

Located in

  • Amsterdam

Lesson location

  • Amsterdam West
  • Haarlem
  • Lisse
  • Purmerend


  • Children
  • Adults


  • English
  • Dutch
  • German

Nooit te laat om te beginnen!

Ik ben later met celloles begonnen en vorder door druk werkend en privéleven niet snel, maar ben heel blij met elk stuk wat mooi klinkt. Ik kom dan heel blij van les terug en de hele week blijft de muziek in mijn hoofd. Ook het samenspelen is heel leuk en stimulerend.

Super leuk!

Hoi, ik ben Julie en ik ben 10 jaar ik speel bijna 3 jaar cello en ik vind het super leuk om te doen. Bas is een leraar die aardig is en iets uitlegt als je iets vraagt. Ik vind Bas een hele goede leraar, omdat hij humor heeft en je tegelijkertijd wat leert. En ik hoop dat ik nog meer dan 100 jaar les bij hem heb!

Cool Cello Tricks

Sebastian's teaching method works wonderfully for my 6 year old daughter, who
really enjoys his playfully engaging and very patient, gentle approach. She loves the
quickly learned "cool cello tricks" he often gives at the end of the class to keep the
motivation going.
Anastassiya & Sophie (6)

Super enthousiast!

Ik heb pas een paar maanden les en ben super enthousiast. Alhoewel niet alles vanzelf gaat blijft Bas geduldig, optimistisch en zeer gedreven. Zijn lessen zijn serieus, maar ook gezellig en vol humor. Kortom, een geboren docent !

Het leukst!

Ik vind samenspelen het leukst!
Isabelle (10)

Bas is the best!

Bas is the best, want na zijn cello-les, kun je niet meer cello-less leven!

Celloles, een feest!

Nooit gedacht dat ik na mijn 60e nog mijn droominstrument zou gaan leren bespelen. Dankzij Bas’ kundige, kritische maar bevlogen én geduldige aanpak, kom ik elke week verder en zijn les en studie een feest!

Triggering Cello Lessons

Jouw lessen zijn positief, inspirerend, triggering, gedegen en vooral leuk!

Unbedingt empfehlenswert!

Was fur ein kompetenter und zugleich einfühlsamer und humorvoller Cellolehrer, der noch dazu fließend Deutsch spricht! Ein großer Glucksfall für unseren 10-jährigen Sohn. Unbedingt empfehlenswert!
Sabine & Paul (10)

Follow Your Passion!

Music lifts you up, enlightens your mood and gives positive energy. Our music lessons cater to all styles, levels and ages and are entirely focussed around helping you achieve your musical goals in a fun, safe and stimulating environment. Book your trial lesson today!

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

(Leonard Bernstein - composer, conductor, pianist)