Our mission

Today’s musical practice sets high demands on the quality of the performer. There are however many ways towards attaining the required high artistic and technical level. We, at the Cello Academy Zutphen, feel that the student’s growth as a musician, in the widest sense of the word, should be the central purpose of our courses.

In the student’s growth as a complete musical artist we distinguish four elements that must be developed in a coordinated and balanced way:

  • openness for the emotive and imaginative aspects of performing
  • concentration and drive
  • love of the technical mastery of the instrument
  • motory and breathing techniques

For a balanced development of all these abilities, the Cello Academy aims at creating a fruitful and stimulating environment. Our teachers will advise you in choosing an effective individual program for your course, and they will guide you towards achieving mastery of your technique in an alternating cycle of individual training sessions, group lessons, public performances and periods of rest.

Concentration is the result of a true sense of purpose and a critical awareness of detractions, such as social media, but also of the student’s conscious attitude towards his way of studying. As a result of this approach, we feel that we can present the Zutphen Cello Academy as a unique center for all-round cello studies.