Cello Lessons and Master Classes

I work with students of all levels, from beginners to professionals, and have a special place in my heart for adult amateurs as well as professional players working to develop their own musical voice and deal with performance anxiety issues. I've been teaching regularly since 1979, and after 32 years as the cello professor at the DePauw University School of Music, I now work with a limited number of private students in person in West Lafayette, Indiana and via Zoom or Skype.

You can do it! I am committed to the idea that you have virtually unlimited potential as a musician and a person. 


Whatever your current level of musical skill, I’ll pass on core principles and coach you on drawing on your natural ability to learn and grow as a musician and instrumentalist. 


Our work combines the traditions of classical cello training with the liberating spirit of free improvisation to assist you in developing a comfortable and efficient physical relationship with the instrument that allows you to express your own creative and interpretive ideas. 

Contact me at eric@ericedberg.com to set up a time for a free consultation or inquire about master class possibilities.

My cello teaching began while I was an undergraduate at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, where I was appointed to the faculty of the Peabody Prep. After graduation, I continued teaching at Peabody, was the first cello teacher at the Baltimore School for the Arts, and joined the Hood College music faculty. I then served as Bernard Greenhouse's teaching assistant at Stony Brook University, followed by an interim position at the University of Georgia. I joined the faculty of the DePauw University School of Music in 1988 and retired from my cello teaching duties there in 2019. I've also taught at the Interlochen Arts Academy, and given masterclasses and improvisation workshops at many universities, cello societies, high schools, and music educator conferences.