Top-Rated Cello Lessons in NYC



Cello lessons where you can develop genuine love for music,
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Private Cello Lessons

Cello classes are available in NYC, including Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

~ Willan’s cello classes are for Children and Adults of all ages & skill levels~



Kristen is an accomplished cellist and music educator who has been teaching private lessons since 2009. She has helped her students develop technique, confidence in playing, note reading, orchestral and improvisational skills.

Kristen received her training at the Boston Conservatory, earning a Bachelor of Music in String Performance (2008) and a Masters of Music in Music Education (2010.) Her teaching style can be described as kind, patient, and knowledgable, with the ability to help push her students to new heights through finding their own musical voice through the instrument.

Kristen is also an experienced performing musician. She has toured nationally and internationally, and her cello playing with the band Gem Club can be heard on NPR’s “All Songs Considered” and “Tiny Desk Concerts.” You can hear her on the soundtrack to ABC’s “Private Practice” and “Revenge”, as well as NBC’s “Parenthood”.



Katie C. is an accomplished and passionate cellist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY.

Broadway World’s Evann Normandin calls her “an exquisite player in every sense” and her playing, called “heavenly” by Joel Markowitz of DC Metro Theater Arts. She plays on various television shows and at many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kimmel Center, Kennedy Center and Strathmore, including numerous musical theater pits throughout the east coast . She works various singers / Songwriters/performers, including Evanescence, Lindsey Stirling, Brian Falduto and Victoria Vox. She is known for her improvising , extensive recording and performance experience, winning Washington Area Music Award in 2011, for Vox/Ukulele/Cello.

She graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with undergraduate degree in cello performance and a master’s in cello performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music.


“I can’t express with words what an amazing experience this has been for my son. He absolutely loves the guitar class and teacher. The students learn very quickly in a no-pressure fun and hands on environment. Kenji, my son’s teacher has always been beyond magnificent. I highly recommend this school for any family/children who might be exploring music classes…”

Anthony, a father of a 9 year old son


“…. my kids feel confident in their growing skills, play beautiful classic and contemporary songs, and have acquired concentration habits that will serve them well in the future, whatever the setting. Finding Kenji has been a gift to our family.”

Yolanda, a mother of a 9 year old son and 5 year old daughter

Top-Rated Cello Lessons in NYC:

(In-home sessions are available in NYC, including Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.)

*Celllo classes NYC are available for Children and Adults of all ages and skill levels


Our cello classes provide students individual cello instruction with one of our school’s faculty members and customize to the specific goals, needs and aspirations of each student regardless of experience or age. At Willan Academy of Music, we provide free consultation to identify and tailor to your specific needs. Private student can participate in a variety of performance opportunities. We offer sessions for children (ages 4+) and adults. The classes for kids are 30, 45 or 60 minutes.


We understand the difficulties involved in mastering cello; therefore, we ensure that each student is taught with care and given enough time to learn and grasp each skill. This is a place for students to progressively develop their musical skills over a course of time. Talent over time we like to call it!


Registration for cello lessons is open year-round. Lessons for other instruments Manhattan and Brooklyn can start at any time during the school year. For any questions, contact us at 646-838-3990 or email

Trial cello lessons are also available.

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