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
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.
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,
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…
"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.
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.