Cello Lessons

Maverick Art Studio offers private lessons for students of all ages and experience levels for Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Violin, Viola, Songwriting and Voice, Cello, saxaphone, clarinet and flute.

Our Studio gives students access to a complete, comprehensive music education.  Beginning with private music lessons, and builds upon those lessons with music theory, chamber ensembles, composition, student recitals, and juries.

Private music lessons take place once or twice a week at a regularly scheduled time and may be 30, 45, or 60 minutes long. Students must have an instrument available for daily practice.  All levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced musicians receive a solid foundation in ear training, reading music, improvising and composition.

Both children and adults alike reap many benefits from learning an instrument. Music education overall engages both hemispheres of our brain. Which is highly beneficial at any age and FUN!


 Private Lesson Tuition Rates

    ½ hour: $30

    ¾ hour: $45

    1 hour: $60








Brenda Leonard is a newcomer to the Cape May area. She has over thirty years of experience as a cello teacher and takes students ages 10 to 110!  She has a doctorate in cello performance from the University of South Carolina and two degrees in music from Northern Illinois University.

Prior to moving to New Jersey, Brenda worked in South Carolina for thirteen years. She taught cello and music appreciation at Clemson and North Greenville Universities and was the principal cellist of the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Brenda also plays and teaches double bass and Baroque recorder and tutors music theory and music history

In her spare time, Brenda writes fiction and is learning to play Celtic harp. She hates to admit that her mother was right, but she wishes she hadn't quit piano and is has been working to improve her skills on piano, as well.