Female Cello Player

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Cello Lessons Cardiff

My name is Samantha Drees & I'm a professional cello teacher offering high quality cello lessons in Cardiff.

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Samantha Drees - Professional Cello Teacher

Cello Lessons Cardiff Teacher - Samantha Drees
My Mission

Enjoy Learning

Enjoy learning to play the cello with personalised cello lessons for students of all ages in a wide range of styles.

I will make a tailored lesson plan that suits your needs as a learner whilst making sure you enjoy learning to play the cello in Cardiff.


Roath, Cardiff

Cello Teacher

Samantha Drees
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My Lessons

Passionate Teacher & Performer

I am very passionate about chamber music and succeeded in raising 700 US dollars for the Young Centre for Immigrant Children’s Rights at a recital at All Saint’s Church in November 2018.

I am very enthusiastic about my work with the Heulwen Piano Quintet, a group that has been coached steadily at the RWCMD by pianist Robin Green and the Albion String Quartet which led them to win the Cardiff Violins String Prize in March 2019.


£17 per 1/2 hour
£35 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I offer tuition in a wide range of styles for students of all ages. I will make a lesson plan that suits your ability level.

Lesson Focus

Beginners Welcome

I'm able to teach both beginners and advanced players

My Experience as a Teacher

I am a native of Cleveland, Ohio, USA. I received a Bachelor’s degree of Music studying cello and a Bachelor’s degree of Arts in French Language from Baldwin Wallace University and Conservatory in Berea, Ohio. I also completed a chamber music emphasis, which consisted of organising three chamber music recitals, one at the Conservatory and two others in local churches in the community.

I studied with Regina Mushabac and co-principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra, Richard Weiss. I was actively involved in Symphony Orchestra conducted by the former Cleveland Ballet conductor, Dwight Oltman, and participated in BW’s prestigious Bach Festival, the oldest collegiate Bach fest in the nation.

I also attended the National Music Festival in Chestertown, Maryland in the summer seasons of 2014 and 2016, and the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral Musicians as a cellist in the summers of 2015 and 2016. Following graduation, I worked as an English teacher in three elementary schools in Paris, France. I have just obtained a Master’s degree in Music from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she has performed in many college ensembles.

Lessons Focus

All Styles

I can teach a wide range of styles and genres

More About My Lessons

I love teaching and have many years of experience. I first began as an undergraduate student at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory Outreach program. I learned a lot about pedagogy during my time as an English teacher assistant in a primary school in France.

When I returned home to the States following my Master's studies I jumped into teaching as a substitute at the Aurora School of Music. I quickly adapted to each individual student she met with little to no notes about the student before their meeting. I was able to quickly hone into their strengths and weaknesses and provide a fresh perspective to supplement their weekly tuition.

I also worked teaching a small studio at the Hudson Montessori School Conservatory. During this time I was able to solidify my teaching philosophy and methods. I am enthusiastic about teaching the next generation of musicians.

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Music Shops In The Area

Where to buy instruments in Cardiff

Music Shops in Cardiff

Cardiff has a host of brilliant music shops offering a wide variety of equipment. Here are a few that we recommend to artists and learners in the area.

PMT Cardiff, located on 52-54 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1FE. PMT is a large chain music store offering everything from guitars and keyboards to PA and recording equipment.

Gamlins Music Centre, located at 56 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1FE. Gamlins music is a smaller business offering new and second hand musical gear.

GM Music, Is located on 2 Wharton St, Cardiff CF10 1AG. GM is a continuing family run business selling everything from books, guitars and amps to vocal recording equipment.

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I can help you to

I'm an experienced player and performer who can help you improve rapidly in a wide range of genres and styles. My lessons will be built around the direction that you want to learn in and the music that you enjoy learning in your spare time. For more information, feel free to give me an email at any time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are charged at £17.50 per 1/2 hour, £25 per 3/4 of hour and £35 per hour for all students.

I take most of my lessons from my home teaching space in Roath, Cardiff. I am also able to offer online and mobile cello lessons. Please get in touch for more details.

I teach students of all ages(3+) how to play the Cello & have plenty of experience in teaching adults and children.

Weekly lessons are recommended for the best results but you may also take fortnightly lessons if this suits you better. Half-hour lessons are best suited for young learners, when three-quarter & one hour lessons are great for older students.

Please note that Cello Lessons Cardiff operates 48-hour cancellation policy. Lessons charged with less than 48 hours notice will still be charged full price for. This applies to all students.

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Roath, Cardiff
Teaching Space
I take most of my lessons from my teaching space in Roath, Cardiff. This is a great place to learn where you can feel comfortable whilst learning to play. I also offer both mobile lessons where I travel to you and online lessons too. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.
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Cello Teacher

Samantha Drees
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