Viola lessons to beginners - advanced in Amsterdam Mara Tieles. Want to make a switch from violin to viola? Professional enthusiastic viola teacher in Amsterdam Mara Tieles.

Mara Tieles Viola Lessons in Amsterdam

Viola Lessons Amsterdam

Hi! I'm Mara Tieles, an enthusiastic, patient and motivating viola teacher in Amsterdam. My studio is at Borneo Eiland. Together we will work on developing a beautiful sound and building a way of playing that will allow you to perform the works that you love with ease.

A Joy for All Ages

Whether you are a child, a young adult or just 'young at heart', you can comfortably progress and reach your goals learning the viola. With my years of experience teaching students of all ages, I assure you that we will find an approach to fit your interests.

Starting a New Hobby?

Tired of being stuck at your desk or repeating the same schedule? If you are wanting to begin a new hobby, learning the viola can be the breath of fresh air you are looking for.

All Styles of Music

Every genre of music is rewarding to learn, from Classical to Pop, Folk, Film Soundtracks, and beyond! I am in particular a specialist of Classical styles - from ornamentation in Baroque, or the operatic classicism of Mozart, to the romantic richness of Brahms and the impressionist fluidity of Debussy.

A Rewarding Experience!

Playing an instrument is a wonderful thing. No matter your level of prior experience, your viola lessons will always be centered on the joy of making music.

Personal Approach

Based on the highest levels of pedagogical research, you will learn how to play through easy, adaptable exercises and melodies that develop the fundamentals needed to be comfortable and expressive. Your viola lessons will be specifically designed to suit you. This way you will receive an effective and personal approach.

Viola Lessons - More advanced

Countless people have realised their dreams by following their drive and determination. Depending on your aspirations, we can cover a range of Studies and Caprices, Solo Repertoire, Sonatas, Concertos, Chamber Music, and Orchestral Excerpts.

Trial Viola esson

If you are still unsure if playing the viola is for you and want to get a better feeling, then booking a Trial Lesson is the ideal solution for you.

Flexibility to Fit Your Schedule

By ordering the 5 or 10 Lesson Package you will have the freedom to schedule your lessons as frequently as you like without having to worry about missing a date.

Online Viola Lessons

Lessons are also available Online for your comfort and convenience. After much teaching online I can assure you that it can be equally rewarding for you.

Need an Instrument?

It is necessary to bring your viola and bow to your lesson. If you need help choosing the right instrument for you, please feel free to contact me. Together we can find an instrument for you to rent or buy.

About Mara

Mara Tieles Cutie was born in Cuba but currently resides in the Netherlands. She began to play the violin under the tutelage of her father (a pupil of David Oistrach) at the age of seven. Later obtaining her bachelor's degree at the Liceu Conservatory under violinist Corrado Bolsi. She eventually studied at CODARTS Conservatory in Rotterdam with Gordan Nikolic and then earned her Masters degree at the Maastricht Conservatory under the supervision of Julia Dinerstein.

Multi Talent

Both her Cuban heritage and her formal education have influenced the direction of her professional career. She is multifaceted in her musical abilities: She plays both early and modern music. Additionally, Mara often performs music in ways that push the traditional technical boundaries of the viola, including extended techniques and the inclusion of electronics.

Music Styles

Mara's varied interests have compelled her to expand her ambitions as she has explored the ways in which classical music can be incorporated into electronic music. Her compositions integrate existing works from the contemporary canon with live electronics (beats, samples, and synths), creating a distinct sound. She has toured internationally (across Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East) and collaborated with a broad spectrum of artists.

Located in

  • Amsterdam

Lesson location

  • Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam Borneo eiland
  • Amsterdam Oost
  • Online


  • Children
  • Adults


  • English
  • Dutch
  • Spanish

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. Be nice to yourself, book your trial lesson today!

Your future, full of music, passion and joy begins now! Just take the first step!