private lessons

for cello and string players

cello lessons & group classes in Fort Collins, CO

Skype lessons worldwide

Learn cello and musicianship 

with multi-style cellist, improvisor, and composer Daniel Delaney

Professional Concert Cellist & University Faculty

Composer & educator in

folk music, jazz, rock, improvisation, creativity

For beginners, accomplished learners, growing artists, and

musical adventurers.

Whether learning cello for the first time

or returning to the instrument after years away,

my students find joy in community around cello lessons, group classes, jam sessions,

and can discover a new world of musical possibilities

as members of our studio family.

Join us!

Lessons available: cello

and improvisation/groove playing

(classical, bluegrass & old time, jazz & blues, rock, improvisation,

string arranging & composition)

Request your first lesson

In-person or Skype

Lessons for adults and children,

advanced students,

beginners, professionals

LOCAL in Fort Collins, CO 

or from anywhere in the world

via SKYPE video chat

​Studio life looks like....

  • Lessons: Weekly lessons are ideal for life rhythm, creative discovery, accountability, developing mechanical skills (ad hoc scheduling is available for adults, because life gets real sometimes...)

  • Personal practice: Your personal music time during the week: listening, playing, exploring, enjoying

  • Group classes: Monthly group classes for Q&A, technique, performing, jamming, theory/history

  • Recitals: Fall recital in a mostly-traditional format

  • Summer workshops: Various clinics/workshops throughout the summer usually focus on groove and improvisational play


quarterly packages, monthly payments

Fall (Sept-Nov), Winter (Dec-Feb), Spring (Mar-May)


Single 60-minute lesson (ad hoc scheduling): $75

Weekly 60-minute lessons: base $60/lesson

Weekly 30-minute lessons: base $40/lesson

What students and parents are saying

about their cello teacher

"Thank you so much for all the care and love you have given my children above and beyond the actual teaching. You have been an inspiration…

- Lucy"

"Eddie has so enjoyed your teaching and you have helped him so much!!

Thanks so much for your wonderful teaching! - Ann"

"Dear Mr. Delaney, I just wanted to say thank you for all that you have done to initiate my love for the cello. I still play and I am going into my sophomore year of high school. I've played for the Delaware Valley Young Musicians' Orchestra, Philadelphia Regional Young Musicians' Orchestra, and now I play for the Philadelphia Sinfonia and a few weeks ago I played at Carnegie Hall! 

I never would have gone to do all of these things if weren't for you.

Thank you so much, Cindy"

"Thank you so much for all the time and awesome dedication

to helping Nick continue to play. 

Infinite thanks, Patty."

 In-Person Private Lessons & Group Classes

Join the local studio!  Schedule one-on-one lesson(s) at my teaching studio in Fort Collins, CO.

Study cello, improvisation, jazz/blues, rock/folk, bluegrass/old time, composition & arranging.

Receive the highest quality personal attention and instruction.

Schedule either 1) a single lesson or 2) weekly lessons.

Attend monthly group classes, topical talks, masterclasses, recitals, with a master cello teacher.

Skype Lessons 

Schedule a one-on-one lesson to be held via online video chat.

Lesson video delivered to you for download following your lesson!

Available hours are far more flexible.  Have a lesson anytime, anywhere!

Daniel is an active member of the Fort Collins String Teachers Association.

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