Professional Classical Cello Lessons

SDW_cello_200x257In addition to teaching piano lessons, I offer cello lessons for beginners up to grade V.  I specialize in lessons for children.  I also teach older children and adults from beginning to advanced levels.  My broad experience in teaching, accompanying, and performing offers the student outstanding assistance in interpretation and technique.  I prepare interested students for piano, cello, and theory examinations with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).  Students may play in prestigious Recitals performed at the Foothill Presbyterian Church in San Jose or other excellent venues and/or at relaxed home recitals.

I studied piano, cello, and accompaniment at the Royal College of Music and I am an Associate of the Royal College of Music (ARCM) in London England. I have had master classes with Nadia Boulanger and extensive experience in England and in the Bay Area.  I have been piano soloist with the Foothill Orchestra, playing “Piano Concerto No. 22” by W.A. Mozart .  I have been the Principal Cellist of the Foothill Orchestra and play cello with the Silicon Valley Symphony.

Classical Cello Lesson Rates


  • 30 minutes = $40 (children/adults)
  • 45 minutes = $60 (children/adults)
  • 60 minutes = $80 (exceptional children/adults)
    • ALL ages - ALL levels - Specializing in Children
    • Prestigious Public Performance Recitals
    • Day or early evening instruction by appointment
    • Music Theory may be included in 45-60 minute lessons
    • Singing and Ear Training may be included in 45-60 minute lessons
      All lessons given in my Cupertino, CA studio.

Cellist in Silicon Valley Symphony


Preparation Available for Examinations

RCMlogoAssociated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)
Associated Board Examinations
 Grade I to VIII and Advanced Certificate

Preparation for the United States Open Music Competition:

Begin Cello Lesson Now

If you want to begin taking cello lessons now, or wish further information, please contact Susan Williams at, or use the online request form.

Cellist with Foothill Orchestra


Susan playing cello at home


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