Based in Cary, NC, Attila Szasz Cello Studio offers private cello lessons with a supportive and motivating cello teacher. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced cello student, we tailor our approach to meet a student’s individual interests, skill level and goals.

Attila Szasz Cello Studio was founded by Attila Szasz, a premier cellist that has performed worldwide and continues to inspire audiences and students alike with an innovative approach to his craft.

If you’re ready to start your musical journey, please CONTACT or REGISTER!


  • review rating 5  I recently started taking lessons with Attila, and he is fantastic! He is very patient with beginners and very knowledgeable. He also responds promptly to emails and is very professional. I had purchased my cello second hand, and a local music store estimated almost $1,000 of repairs. Attila was actually able to do two of the three repairs for me at a much more reasonable rate, so he saved me a ton of money. I’m really looking forward to continuing to take lessons with him! Highly recommend!

    thumb Catherine Sharpe

    review rating 5  My daughter has been taking cello lessons from Attila Szasz for several months. She enjoys her lessons and has quickly learned some of the cello basics. I observed that Attila is teaching good technique and helping my daughter develop a love of playing the cello. I also like his website for the studio. It is easy to make payments, look at lesson notes and recordings and other cello related updates for my daughter's lessons. He always welcomes a parent to observe the lessons as well. We are very happy my daughter has a professional teacher that is ALWAYS positive and encouraging!

    thumb mayleneski

    review rating 5  I've been taking lessons with Attila for a year now and he is an amazing teacher. He is patient, kind, and engaging with a talent for knowing how to keep a student motivated and progressing.

    thumb Arienna Lee
  • review rating 5  My 10-yr old son has been going to Attila for over 1 year. Attila is a great cello teacher; he's very personable, a fabulous cellist, and he makes the lessons fun. My son really enjoys the lessons and he is learning quickly!

    thumb Ryan Gerber

    review rating 5  Attila is a wonderful teacher! As an adult student, I feel like I have improved through his fun and effective lessons. He has also been flexible and understanding when needed which is a necessary trait for adults balancing many other commitments. I would recommend him to anyone looking to improve their skills (or start!) cello.

    thumb Jeffery Combs

    review rating 5  Attila is a fantastic instructor and keeps you motivated, and pushes the boundaries of your learning. As an adult beginner with little to no music background Attila made me feel comfortable right from the start. His methods are great, giving praise where needed and also pointing out problem areas which is a fair balance. Juggling trying to learn cello and reading music notation was easy with his guidance. He caters to your style and your skills, showing interest in your needs and music choices. I went from playing Twinkle Twinkle to Game of Thrones in a couple of lessons. Great guy with a great reputation, this is the teacher you NEED..!

    thumb Darren Flynn
  • review rating 5  Attila is a great teacher! He is very patient and kind which I really appreciate since I went into these lessons knowing absolutely nothing about musical instruments! Definitely would recommend to anyone wanting to learn cello from a great guy!

    thumb erica pippen

    review rating 5  My 10-yr old son has been going to Attila for over 1 year. Attila is a great cello teacher; he's very personable, a fabulous cellist, and he make the lessons fun. My son really enjoys the lessons and he is learning quickly!

    thumb Ryan Gerber

    review rating 5  Attila is an amazing teacher. A year and a half ago he was teaching me how to sit and hold a cello, and now he is teaching me about the Bach cello suites.That is what is so wonderful about him. He encourages you to make progress and move forward in your lessons without being pushy. If you do happen to get stuck he helps you work through it and doesn't let you get discouraged. He is super organized and he lets you know exactly what to work on each week. He is very nice and wants you to do well. There was one time that I had broken a string right before a lesson and he took one of his own strings and let me borrow it just so I could get through the lesson. I couldn't ask for a better teacher!

    thumb Megan Maloney
  • review rating 5  We've been looking for a great cello teacher for our middle-school child. We were very pleased with Mr. Szasz's detailed teaching that comes from every skilled angle combined with his agreeable personality, which created a wonderful interest in the student toward cello playing. We are also impressed by the teacher's lesson management including a post-lesson video sharing that captures entire lesson contents - very useful for daily practice. Mr. Szasz also personally took care of the minor issues in the sound post and bridge curvature so our cello was tuned to a much better shape. We feel so lucky to find an excellent cello teacher.

    thumb Tinghui Xin

    review rating 5  Do yourself a favor and get lessons with Attila. My daughter is a complete beginner to cello, but Attila is super-patient and great with her. He is challenging her to work hard and get ahead on her lessons. He has taken the time to tune and set up our cello so she can practice easily at home. Such a pleasant fellow, my daughter loves him! She is excited to go to her lessons and wants to practice hard when she is st home so he will be impressed when he sees her. Go, go to Attila's studio - you will not be disappointed!

    thumb Kelly McIlhargey

    review rating 5  Attila is great! He creates a very relaxed environment and has helped me learn quickly. He gives great feedback, and I look forward to our weekly lessons!

    thumb Amber Williams
  • review rating 5  I decided to pursue my dream of learning to play the cello starting later in life as an adult student. Initially I tried to teach myself using my musical background in piano but quickly learned there is so much more to playing the cello than being able to read music. Technique is a huge part involved that I am able to learn and practice from his teachings. Attila also records each lesson which is very helpful to go back to and review. Although it is not easy, Attila has the amazing ability to make lessons fun as well as challenging and tailors each lesson to help achieve playing goal. I highly recommend Attila as a cello instructor and am looking forward to continuing to improve my playing with his help.

    thumb Mel Symonds

    review rating 5  Attila is a fantastic teacher and a wonderful cellist. I started taking lessons 5 months ago as an adult beginner student with a limited ability to sight read music. He's been incredibly patient, while keeping lessons fun, engaging, and challenging. The ability to re-watch the recorded lesson has been helpful when practicing at home. It can be intimidating as an adult to try and pick up a new skill such as an instrument, but I leave lessons feeling encouraged and excited.

    thumb Caitlin Briggs

    review rating 5  I have been working with Attila for about a year and am very happy to be his student! He is a very patient and kind teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable in his craft. He helps me feel confident when things get a bit tough. I highly recommend him if you are learning to play Cello! Thanks for all your help Attila!

    thumb Jennifer Moynihan Wynn