in Amsterdam-West


CELLOLESSONS on Friday with Scarlett in Amsterdam West, Houthaven.
Other days with Lotte, Charlotte, Gied and Koen. 

Friday 9.30 to 18.30.

Most students in my practice started when they were over thirty, found their dream cello with me and have been at their cello place for years now. After a good weekly start up they can give the cello and cello lessons a perfect place in their diary. I sell beautiful old and new cello’s; take a look in my shop. You can start right away with a cello in rental, you don’t have to go for it; it couldn’t be easier, could it? I’ll make sure the right size cello is ready. 

With an eye and ear for who you are and what you do, I teach you to play the cello. Schedule for a trial lesson at a reduced rate: your cello is waiting for you :-).  

Lesson rates

I, Scarlett, teach on Thursdays (until 21.30) and Fridays and charge € 54.00 per hour. A trial lesson is € 52.00.
Koen teaches two Saturdays and Tuesdays per month and charges € 49.50, a trial lesson costs € 46.50.
Lotte teaches the other two Saturdays and charges € 46.50 because she has the least experience, and a trial lesson costs € 44,50.
Charlotte is teaching on Wednesday morning; € 49,50 an hour and first lesson € 47,50.
Gied teaches on Thursday from 14.30 – 21.30. His  regular rate is also € 49,50 and € 47,50 for a trial lesson.

Payments will be made directly online after the scheduling of the cello lessons.

Pupils plan their lessons with me through a digital agenda. In the frequency they want. So you can choose the day and time to your liking! If you don’t get out I will help you of course.

You can call me at 06 – 18 18 9005.

My cello lessons are given in Amsterdam on Fridays from 9.30 to approximately 18.30 hrs. In Velp, near Arnhem, I teach on Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30 – 13.30 hrs. Everyone is welcome, age or talent plays no role. Commitment and involvement is a must!

Minimum age

Most students are over forty when they start, but all ages are welcome. Do you want to make time to grab your cello at home at least 4 times a week? Even if it’s only 10 minutes; you have to build up and maintain a bowing instrument. With me you can find the right measure of cello rental. Come and meet us at a reduced rate: plan your lesson here.

I will contact you and make sure you have the right cello size. Of course you can also call 06-18 18 9005. Would you like to see which cello’s are for sale and for rent? Check my website www.celloverkoop.nl.

Read my general conditions well through.

You can also buy a cello right away

It’s not crazy to buy a cello right away; I see that a lot. Even before the first lesson is taken one chooses a cello that one is happy with for decades. That’s also possible with me. I sell beautiful old and new whole, 7/8 and small whole cello’s. These are cello’s that are a bit smaller, but 2 cm. on the total length, but what a difference this makes physically! Often this is very desirable for people who learn to play the cello at a later age. I have become a specialist in this because I give so many adults their first cello lessons. Come and try it in Amsterdam and in Havelte, Drenthe.

I started at a late age myself: I was 19 years old, so it’s proof that if you invest a lot you won’t be too old to learn to play this beautiful instrument!

I don’t care how old or young you are, more how motivated you are to make time to practice. Because learning to play the cello is the most fun to learn when you hear and feel that you’re moving forward!

About Scarlett

Scarlett Arts

Scarlett Arts

Cell teacher since '96

At the age of 19 I discovered the cello and got my first cello lessons from Ellis Moorman. In 1997 I was already a student of Michael Feves, a private teacher in Amsterdam when I got my first job as a cellist at ‘Annie, the musical‘. In the years that followed I took part in masterclasses with Gregor Horsch, Floris Mijnders, Dmitri Ferschtman, Marien van Staalen and Godfried Hoogeveen, among others. Since then I have played endlessly, in churches, concert halls, restaurants, at private houses, and enjoyed every moment because I was always among my fine colleagues! 

Since 1998…

… followed a second season “Annie” and I became a student of Ran Varon. That year I also performed in Ahoy with artists like Toni Braxton, Elvis Costello and K’s Choice. Another experience in 1998 was leading the Dutch Student Orchestra, the NSO.


… I played in the production Stapper of youth theatre group Unique Affairs . That year I also receive a scholarship for baroque cello lessons with Lucia Swarts and for a course in baroque cello with Jaap ter Linden. I also started a job at the musical Foxtrot, with Carice van Houten and Paul de Leeuw, and for the first time I took a half tour with the Malando Tango Orchestra next to Koen Schouten. 

I also substituted at the Royal Philharmonic of Flanders, which was led by Philippe van Herreweghe, Rudolf Barshai and others.

From September 2003 I was a principal study cello student with Ran Varon at the Artez University of Applied Sciences in Zwolle. In September and October of that year I went to Japan for the first time with the Malando Tango orchestra and there are tours with various companies to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. I shared my lectern with cellist Koen Schouten, who now helps me in my teaching practice.

On 22 June 2006 I took my final exams in the principal study cello, after which all the activities ‘just’ continued and were expanded. In the winter months of 2012 I joined the string quartet that accompanies singer Do with her Christmas tour throughout the Netherlands.

My webshop for strings and accessories www.celloverkoop.nl has been online since 2011. On this site you can see my offer of a selection of new and old cello’s, violins and bows for sale, rental and hire purchase. I also sell Musilia lightweight cases.

In the summer of 2016 a new milestone; I will be using a studio in the newest and dynamic part of Amsterdam; the Houthavens. The exact address is Haparandaweg 788A.


Thursday and Friday remain my own teaching days in Amsterdam. On Saturdays the lessons will be taken over by my colleagues Koen Schouten and Lotte Groot.


On Wednesdays I give celloles in Havelte, Drenthe.

The String Quartet

Whenever I can I play with my super nice colleagues string quartet all over the country.

See www.hetstrijkkwartet.nl

New cello teacher wanted!

There is also a place available for a new cello teacher. Would you like to give cello lessons in our studio with enthusiasm and entrepreneurship? Please contact me via this email address.

"The best day to start to play the cello was 20 years ago. The second best day is today."

- Scarlett Arts -
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Lesson rates

My tuition fees you can ask me. Lotte, Gied, Charlotte and Koen are my colleagues and give cello lessons in Amsterdam on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. I am their contact person and also tell you about their lessons and rates.

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You had assured me that I would be at my place, even though I had only had ten lessons left. I squeezed it but it was true; I learned so much! Next year again and then I’ll probably notice how much I’ve progressed. Thank you, you pulled me over the threshold. 


Back to Basics Workshop

With Scarlett you get professional lessons in a relaxed atmosphere. She always knows how to hit the right chord so you can move on. The studio is a great place to take lessons. The coffee is always ready! So don’t hesitate and take lessons at Scarlett!


I learned everything I know about the cello from Scarlett. I started more than two years ago and still have a lot of fun with it. I really learn a lot in every lesson! Scarlett can explain very well and she immediately sees where and how things go wrong. When things get difficult she lets you look at the problems yourself, to see if you can come to a solution yourself. If it doesn’t work out, she helps with a lot of patience. The lessons are very enjoyable!


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Haparandaweg 788A
1013 BD Amsterdam (Houthavens)


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