Cello Lessons – Queens & Brooklyn, NYC

  • personalized cello lessons
  • cello classes are customized for your goals
  • individual attention
  • learn cello near you at our NYC locations or online
  • our ARPEGGIO® lesson system guarantees consistent results

“Looking for a place to get lessons and get the added benefit of being part of a musical community? Then Sage is the best! I needed cello lessons…and have been blown away by the quality of my lessons, the pedagogy and the warm, friendly faculty! They have done everything to make this beginner feel like a musician and my playing has never been better! Highly recommended!”

– Steven Silva, Google Reviews

5 out of 5 stars


  • We’ll teach you the skills you need to play any music you want. Our goal is to enable and empower you
  • Our cello lessons are customized for your individual goals
  • Our trained cello teachers will help you make consistent and steady progress with our ARPEGGIO®  lesson system
  • Monthly concerts, recitals, and events will give you the opportunity to meet others just like you

Sage Music School has been rated 5 / 5 on Google

5 out of 5 stars
Who are cello lessons for?

Children age 4 and up
– Beginners
Beginner Cello Lessons for Adults
– Hobbyists
– Professionals
– Anyone who wants to play cello well

Where are cello lessons given?

Cello lessons are given at our two NYC locations in Long Island City, Queens and Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

What do cello lessons cost?

Contact us now for more about cello lessons and pricing.

We build custom plans for each of our students, so pricing depends upon your individual needs.

Rates start at a competitive $207 per month for 4 private lessons.

Plus you’ll get access to our open mics, recitals, workshops, and events. And become part of our community.

Adult Cello Lessons

  • We welcome and encourage adults to take cello lessons at our school.
  • 65% of our students are adults. You’ll fit right in.
  • We have many adult amateurs and beginners, as well as professional musicians and producers who are refining their cello skills.
  • Play the music you want. Learn classical, pop, rock, jazz, or any other style you choose.

I’ve always wanted to formally learn a musical instrument…but did not have the opportunity to do so until recently. I had concerns whether I would be able to accomplish this as an adult (or whether I would find a school that was well-experienced in teaching adults, as opposed to kids). Those concerns have been completely done away with in the six months I have taken classes at Sage Music.

– Julius T., Yelp

5 out of 5 stars

Cello Lessons For Kids

  • We love to help the youngest cello students get started with music, and ensure that they are doing things right from the very beginning.
  • Sage Music’s cello teachers are trained and supervised to ensure that they are providing lessons that are appropriate for your child’s age, experience, and level of development.
  • Our cello lessons are fun, and keep kids engaged.
  • Plus, great communication. We’ll send you weekly emails with your kids homework, and practice notes.

“Sage Music School is the best choice I made for my daughters. I have three daughters playing three different instruments. They did an outstanding job in scheduling their music classes all at the same time. They also are very flexible with our classes. My girls enjoy practicing and always look forward to meeting with their wonderful teachers. The teachers are fantastic, patient and professional!”

– Eloisa Fontanez, Google Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
Cello Lessons for Kids
Beginner cello lessons for adults

Beginner Cello Lessons for Adults

  • Adult cello beginners are welcome at our school
  • Learning the cello can seem like something for a middle school band, but its a mature instrument. 65% of our cello students are adults.
  • Our cello classes are designed with the adult learner in mind.
  • Plus, great community. Meet others like you.
  • And we’ve got cellos to rent, in case you don’t have one or prefer not to buy one yet.

“All in all I highly recommend Sage Music as an adult beginner. People are nice, the pricing is extremely fair for how much you learn, and the environment is friendly and inviting.”

– Rachel B, Yelp

5 out of 5 stars

Get More Info About Cello Lessons in NYC or Online Now

Or you can call us or message us at (718) 361-2922, or email us at

When you request more information, we will email you with more information about our music school. Plus our office staff will reach out to you directly. They’ll answer any questions you have about cello lessons, pricing, programs, teachers and more.

Individualized Cello Lessons in Queens & Brooklyn, NYC

The cello is a powerfully expressive instrument both in a solo context and as part of an ensemble.  Its expansive tonal palette has been a standout feature in some of the most beautiful and haunting music in classical, jazz, and pop.

The cello can be one of the most diverse instruments in an ensemble or as a solo artistic voice.

But finding your own voice on the cello requires the guidance of an experienced cello teacher.

Sage Music offers private cello lessons at our Queens and Brooklyn, New York locations, with our dedicated cello teachers.

The Cello

  • The violoncello, or ‘cello for short, is the unsung hero of classical music.  It produces the most beautiful sound of the classical strings, and for that reason is very popular in many ensembles.
  • Its solid, warm, stable sound is a mainstay in so many types of music. As a cello student, you will have no issues finding the opportunity to play with others in quartets, orchestras, and in many other popular ensembles.
  • When you play the cello NYC has many musical opportunities for you.

Sage Cello Teachers

  • Your cello teacher at Sage Music will have completed advanced study on the cello at the university level, and will have studied Sage Music’s unique methods and philosophy.
  • With this training, they are well equipped to provide you with the best cello lessons NYC has to offer.  We aren’t satisfied unless they do.
  • The teachers here are not just solid performers, but dedicated teachers who put you, the student first.
  • Our teachers often arrange or compose music specifically to provide students with music that is both exciting, and within technical reach.  This way, you will progress quickly, yet comfortably, all while making the music that you want to make in each and every class you take.

Jacob makes you feel comfortable during your lessons and know that neither him or any other staff members will pass judgment on your abilities.

I can only say positive things about the staff.

Everyone has been super kind and they will always give you a warm welcome. I highly recommend this school for anyone who has the desire to learn to play an instrument.

Thank you for all of your support!

– Natalie Mendo on Google Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Sage Music School Locations – Find Cello Lessons Near You

Sage Music School
Long Island City,
Queens, NY

Sage Music School
Brooklyn, NY

No matter what your goals and aspirations are for the cello, we can help you achieve them.