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Cello Lessons

New York City Area

or via Zoom or Skype!

Suzuki Classes now offered via Zoom

All ages and levels

I am a patient, caring teacher and give lessons to all ages, from beginning to professional levels.

Learn how to play the cello, or learn how to play it better!

Beginning to advanced students

All ages welcome-All styles taught


Peter will be teaching and performing at the

Tuscany Adult Amateur Cello Workshop
July 8-22, 2024
Click above for more info

Study Cello in one of the most spectacular
                    regions of the world!

All adult cello enthusiasts are encouraged to attend!

Study cello in one of the most spectacularly beautiful regions of the world!

All levels from beginners to professionals are welcome

Summer 2022
Peter was teaching and performing at the
Tuscany Cello Workshop in Cortona,  Italy

Summer 2021

Peter was teaching and performing at the

Midcoast Maine Adult Amateur Cello Workshop

Study cello in Scenic

For more information please contact:

Peter Lewy

tel: 917-273-9693


Maestro Lewy discusses with one of his more mature students her interpretation of the Dvorak Cello Concerto .

A before and after picture of young at heart students working with the Maestro

Adult Student Recital 2011 .

Peter's new video of the Prelude from Bach Suite #1

Summer 2012

Peter was performing and teaching at the

Interharmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso Italy

July 4-16, 2012

Arcidosso is in Tuscany near Siena and Florence

Along with my other teaching at the festival I will be offering an amateur adult cello workshop along the lines of the cello workshops I have run for almost 20 years in Lubec, Maine. Hundreds of adult amateur cellists have attended and enjoyed these workshops. We have a morning technique class, master classes, private lessons, ample practice time, ensembles with other instruments when possible and appropriate. The festival will also sponser excursions to Florence and Sienna. For this workshop no audition or tape is necessary. All levels are welcome, come as you are. Please contact me if you are interested.

click on this link for more information on The Interharmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Tuscany, Italy

Peter Lewy has taught cello at the United Nations International School for the last 15 years. In addition he teaches at the Green Meadow Waldorf School and has been a member of the cello faculties at many other NYC area music schools, including the Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at the Aaron Copeland School of Music at Queens College and the Turtle Bay Music School. Peter served as head of the string department at Camp Encore/Coda in Sweden, Maine for 9 years and founded The Cello Workshop at SummerKeys in Lubec, Maine, where he still teaches. He is co-author of Nuts and Bolts, a Technical Supplement for the Study of the Cello, and has maintained a large teaching studio of students of all ages and levels for 20 years. "I take great pride in having started many adult beginners and have seen them go on in time to great satisfaction playing in amateur orchestras and enjoying chamber music."  Certified at the School For Strings in NYC as a Suzuki teacher,  Peter now offers Suzuki cello classes to students of all ages and levels on the Zoom platform. 

Peter's innovative uses of the cello in both popular and classical settings have earned him critical acclaim in the New York Times and Variety Magazine. He is a composer and improviser versed in many styles of music, often in demand for studio work in the New York metropolitan area. Peter has collaborated with artists in every genre of music, from folkies like The Roches, Frank Tedesso and David Massengill to rockers like Nada Surf, Neon Leon and Mark Johnson, to jazz musicians like Jaco Pastorius and Bucky Pizzarelli. Pastorious, the legendary jazz bassist, called Peter "the best improvising cellist I've ever heard." Peter's recent release, "Now and Then," available at CDbaby, was a recipient of an ASCAP award. It features his own works for solo cello and for four cellos, as well as the first Suite for unaccompanied cello by J. S. Bach. His music has been characterized as intense but accessible and has been featured on radio stations around the world. In 2006 his highly personal interpretations of the Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello were praised by pianist Maurizio Pollini. Peter is Principal Cellist of the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra, the Bronx Symphony, and the Regina Opera Orchestra and freelances actively. Recent appearances include two performances of the Elgar Cello Concerto. He has given numerous solo and chamber recitals in the New York Metropolitan area, including at Bruno Walter Hall at Lincoln Center. Peter is now co-director of the Maplewood Chamber Music Workshop, a highly acclaimed amateur chamber music program. See information about it on their webpage

I am a performing cellist and along with teaching I am also available for playing recitals, session work, chamber music concerts, social events, and can substitute for orchestra performances and gigs.
For Peter's Anniversary Song - Some Other Way
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