Suzanne Dicker's Cello Teaching Studio

   "A teacher enlarges people in all sorts of ways besides just his subject matter." - Wallace Stegner

Hello! I'm a cello teacher living in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, USA. I'm passionate about music, I love playing the cello and I especially love to teach the cello. I use my time with students to help nurture their spiritual selves as well as to build up healthy physical skills and of course, musical skills! I have been teaching the cello privately in my home in New Jersey since 1997 and before that I taught in London, England where I lived for 10 years. I've also taught children in group cello classes in public and private schools. 

If you are considering cello lessons for your child, and would like to come for a free trial lesson, email me: During the 2020/2021 pandemic, I am teaching through a transparent, acrylic wall that seals off the room at the back of my house (where students enter, have their lesson and exit) from the rest of the house. I sit on the other side of the wall in the main part of the house. I space lessons leaving a one hour gap between students for cleaning and airing out the room.

Please visit my other website which outlines the various aspects of learning the cello

 My private students usually range in age from 8 to 18. I give private lessons in my home where I have a cello studio as well as a large room with grand piano for classes and recitals. I take all of my students to perform in nursing homes. Some of my students enter competitions. They have won honors in NJMTA competitions and masterclasses with Joshua Roman, Steven Isserlis, Peter Wiley and Jonathan Spitz. Many of my students perform in the local youth orchestras: and 

I am certified by the British Suzuki Institute as well as the Suzuki Association of the Americas. I also hold NJ state teacher certification in Music. I received a BA from Rutgers where I studied music theory, music composition as well as cello performance with Yehuda Hanani and Paul Tobias. In London, I studied chamber music performance at Morely college with the violinist Perry Hart, and I studied the cello privately with Lowri Blake

I am a cellist in Sinfonietta Nova, an orchestra based in Princeton Junction, New Jersey. 

I'm the founder and director of Trinity Strings, a multi-generational string ensemble that performs music for people living in nursing homes. 

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  For help in all aspects of learning the cello, please visit my other website: