Cello leren spelen voor kinderen en volwassenen Utrecht. Celloles aan huis in Utrecht Katerina Papakostaki.

Katerina Papakostaki Cello Lessons in Utrecht

Katerina Papakostaki - Cello Lessons Overvecht

Hello! I am Katerina Papakostaki, a professional cellist performer and cello teacher in Utrecht. At the age of 6 I fell in love with the warm sound of the cello and my passion for music was born! Welcome to my fun and motivating cello lessons in Utrecht Overvecht.

Cello for Children

I love teaching children and my lessons offer a playful introduction to the cello for your child. We play together, do some singing, your kid learns to read music and the basics of music theory. All this in a relaxed approach in a cosy and motivating atmosphere. The kids learn to play both classical and popular tunes. We may use elements of the world famous Suzuki method.

Beginners - All Ages

Never too late to start playing the cello! With wonderful duets, effective exercises, scales, classical melodies with piano accompaniment (I also play a bit of piano) you'll discover the endless possibilities of the cello!

Intermediate - Advanced

Looking for motivation, new repertoire or help with orchestra and ensemble parts? Discover solutions to the challenges the cello offers and let's focus on a warm and bright sound, vibrato, playing in all positions, thumb position, spiccato, legato, staccato and more. Historical backgrounds and music theory may inspire you to deepen your interpretation of the pieces on your stand!

Classical to Pop

If you want to learn how to play the cello but you are not a big classical music fan, that’s not a problem. The lessons can focus on pop, rock and in other music genres too.

Trial Cello Lesson

In the trial lesson we will discuss your wishes, lesson times and location. You will get an impression of my teaching method and I am curious to hear your cello! Do you not have an instrument yet and would you like to rent or buy a cello? Then I can advise you on this.

Lesson Location

My lesson location in Overvecht is very accessible by bike and local transportation (Overvecht station, bus 6,3,1). I also offer cello lessons in Muziekdoosje in De Nijverheid- Zuilen.

Cello Lessons at Your Home Utrecht

If preferred, I can come to you for the cello lessons. Depending on distance and travel time, I may charge travelcosts.

Audition?

Do you wish to get accepted in a Conservatorium for extensive studies and you need a teacher to prepare you for your auditions? Through my lessons we will prepare a high level repertoire for any audition or occasion you need. We will cover Popper and Grutzmacher etudes, as long as Piatti capriccios. Sonatas and concerti of the standard repertoire are also on the list.

Online Lessons

Online lessons are also a possibility, so if you live far away or you are shy to come over, feel free to apply for an online lesson!

About Me

The cello plays a major role in my life. I have a long experience in cello teaching and it is one of my greatest passions.
I received my Bachelor’s degree from Utrechts Conservatorium after four years of practicing and meeting new people and music experiences, in the class of Timora Rosler. After my Bachelor’s, I spent a year studying in the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with Olsi Leka as my professor. After the end of the course I decided to come back to Utrecht and start my Master course in HKU, in the class of Jeroen den Herder. This June I graduated with my Masters and completed this beautiful circle of studies. In addition I also studied baroque cello with Viola de Hoog. I play in various avenues around the Netherlands, I am a member in chamber music ensembles and professional free lance cellist in Orchestras.

Located in

  • Utrecht

Lesson location

  • At your home
  • Utrecht
  • Utrecht Overvecht
  • At teacher's location

Teaches

  • Children
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Greek

Honest Atmosphere!

Katerina will teach you to play the cello in a warm, honest atmosphere. She teaches you the basics and ten always looks at what you need to progress. She delivers custom work and has a sharp eye for detail, but also for the bigger picture: she does everything she can to make the cellist and instrument melt together into music. It is a pleasure to be taught by her!
Iris Olde Rikkert
 

Impressive Cello Teacher

I have known Katerina for the past 8 years and it was an honor to see her evolving as an artist and as a teacher. Besides her passionate playing, she delivers also up technical accuracy and a sense of unity in her performances. As a fellow teacher and colleague of Katerina, I was always impressed by the level of her commitment while teaching her pupils and the special musical and educational bonds she develops with them.
Apostolis P
 

Geduldige Celloleraar

Ik volg nu al enkele maanden cello les bij Katerina. Ik ga hier met veel plezier naar toe. Ze leert het op een leuke manier waar een grapje mogelijk is en heeft veel geduld. Ze heeft begrip voor alles wat er in je leven speelt en houd hier ook rekening mee. De lessen zijn bij haar thuis, wat goed te bereiken is in Utrecht. Als de Engelse taal geen probleem is dan raad is Katerina zeker aan als docent.
Lieke van D

Passionate Cello Teacher!

Katerina is a very talented musician and teacher. She plays and teaches music with a lot of passion. As a teacher Katerina always makes sure her students learn to be good musicians by having fun and making them feel they are in a safe environment where they can freely express themselves.
Christian P

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!