NYC Cello Lessons is a unique program for cellists created by Topu Lyo. It embraces a modern way of learning music through technique, reading, improvisation, relaxation and theory. The program provides an especially supportive and enjoyable environment in which the student attains both personal fulfillment and artistic growth.
Playing music can be very rewarding because it engages so many facets of our being: physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual. It is through these faculties that each of us find our unique voice as a musician.
Topu Lyo is a New York City based cellist who has performed in every setting imaginable. He can be found performing regularly across NYC, writing the music for off Broadway Productions, accompanying modern dance, recording, or teaching in his Williamsburg studio.
He was first introduced to the cello when he was eight by award winning luthier and teacher Anne Cole. Anne acted as a mentor, teacher and role model shaping his views of music . In music he found his self-confidence, humility, and work ethic. He has also studied with a variety of acclaimed teachers such as Nancy Green, Gordon Epperson, Einar Holm, Ed Friedland, and Thara Memory and participated in master classes with: Yo Yo Ma, Tokyo String Quartet, Guarneri Quartet and the American Quartet.