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Jean-Baptiste Schwebel Cello Lessons in Rotterdam

Cello Lessons in Rotterdam - All Levels

Hi! I'm Jean-Baptiste Schwebel. All round French (Paris) cellist and cello teacher in Rotterdam. I recently moved from Munich, Germany, where I lived, taught and performed in many concerts for 15 years, to the exciting city of Rotterdam. A wonderful place where I'm happy to share my love for music, and cello in particular! The cello lessons can be held 'en Français', 'auf Deutsch' and in the English language.

Adults and Children (from 7 years old)

Are you an intermediate or advanced cellist looking for a passionate cello teacher to help you take your playing to the next level? Beginner, in love with the warm sound of the cello and impatient to start taking lessons with an inspiring teacher? Or looking for motivating cello lessons for your child? Then you've come to the right place!

Trial Lesson

You are welcome at my wonderful music studio in Rotterdam Blijdorp. During the trial lesson we have a chat about your favourite music styles, the lesson times and prices, and discuss your goals and wishes. Of course playing is part of the trial lesson and you get an impression of my teaching style.

Beginners - What can you expect?

  • Classical and popular pieces,
  • Your first duets
  • Playful method and exercises
  • Basic music theory
  • Reading music


  • Sound, bowing, left hand technique, posture, vibrato
  • Etudes, concert pieces
  • Classical to Metallica
  • Sonatas, concertos, solo (Bach) 
  • Scales, position playing, thumb position, advanced techniques, harmonics
  • Playing duets in the lessons
  • Music theory
  • Historical context
  • Interpretation, advanced repertoire

Chamber Music / Orchestra

Difficult orchestral parts can really spoil your enjoyment during your rehearsals. I give you many technical tools to effortlessly play the most difficult passages in your orchestra. I will help you figure out how to practice effectively and give you advice on bowings and fingerings based on my extensive experience as a performing cellist.

About me

I started the cello very young, at the age of 3. When I was 18, I went to Paris to study, and at the age of 23, after my cello and chamber music graduation, I moved to Munich, where I gathered a solid experience as an orchestra and chamber music musician. I studied with the great teacher and cellist Michel Strauss at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP), and chamber music with other renowned professors.

During my studies, I became a member of the Gustav Mahler youth orchestra, with which I had the chance to go twice on tour with the great Claudio Abbado,
After my graduation, in 2007, I got a scholarship to be academist in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (Symphonieorchester des bayerischen Rundfunks). During two golden years, I can say I really learned what is to be an orchestra musician, at that time under the baton of principal conductor Mariss Jansons.

After my studies I played in the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Chrtistian Thielemann, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, and the Bayerische Staatsoper, under the baton of Kent Nagano. I've toured with amazing artists like Janine Jansen, Christian Zimmermann, Truls Mork, Yoyo Ma, Martha Argerich, Lang Lang
During my time in Munich, I was coach in the Munich youth Orchestra, where I was teaching orchestral repertoire to teenagers between 13 and 20.I'm living now in Rotterdam, and I'm glad I can bring here everything I learned in France and Germany!

Located in

  • Rotterdam

Lesson location

  • Rotterdam


  • Children
  • Adults


  • English
  • German
  • French

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!