I have over 15 years experience teaching cello, violin, viola, and piano – all ages and levels. I teach both private and small group lessons at my studio in Brooklyn, as well as in other locations in New York City, and online.

For rates and details on my experience and methodology, please visit my dedicated teaching website: www.dinnersteinmusicstudio.com.

Sample from my teaching website:


My teaching centers on meeting the goals, needs, and interests of my students. I think that it’s important to cater lessons to the personality and style of each individual. I also believe that the learning process is best undertaken through multiple modalities: analytical, expressive, and creative. When the teacher and student have a mutual understanding of the content and direction of lessons, it becomes easy to construct and implement the steps necessary to give a student a real sense of progress – lesson to lesson and moment to moment.


I’ve studied cello with Nick for the better part of a year, and I can attest to the fact that he’s a phenomenal teacher. As a concurrent student and teacher myself, I appreciate three main qualities in a teacher: mastery of material; flexible but structured pedagogy, and genuine connection with students. Nick demonstrates all three of these qualities.

– Andrew, graduate student

“Nick Dinnerstein is a wonderful teacher who demonstrates an ability to connect with his students. He shows a very serene patience with my daughter and makes her feel comfortable while encouraging her to succeed and be confident in herself. Working with Nick, I have watched her develop a sense of pride and self-assurance as she learns. She has now performed twice, something she said she would never do, but with Nick’s guidance and support, she has developed the courage to be seen and heard. Thank you!”

– Kevin

Nick has been teaching cello to our two kids (ages 11 and 9) for about 10 months. He has been a wonderful teacher. My daughter has made such significant progress that his cello teacher at school commented several times how well she plays.