Ignacy Gaydamovich

Cello  Lessons in Amherst, MA and Online


Practice at home is essential for learning to play any instrument. Parents need to help, encourage, assist, plan, and remind daily. A good routine, regardless of your age, usually works best. 

Environment & Listening

A good musical environment is the best help you can give yourself. Listening to a wide variety of classical music fosters love for beautiful sound, intonation, and emotional engagement.

Financial Policies

Tuition holds your weekly time slot in my teaching schedule throughout the year. You are required to pay for your reserved time whether or not you attend the lesson. Tuition for private lessons is payable monthly. You will receive an invoice from Neyman Arts on the day of your first lesson in the current month. Payments may be made online, by check, cash, or person-to-person payment via your bank or Zelle.

Missed Lessons and Make-up Lessons

Cancellations or changes made more than 24 hours prior to your class are entitled to a make-up class. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the class are considered a no-show and are not entitled to a make-up class. Emergencies are considered on a case by case basis. No make-ups are possible for canceled make-up classes.

Inclement Weather & Illness

Unless you hear from me, I will be available to teach on school-declared snow days. If you are unable to come, we can schedule a make-up or have a Skype lesson. Please do not come to your lesson sick. If you have a same-day fever or other ailments, we will schedule a make-up.

Summer Lessons

Membership is a year-round commitment. Study during the summer is crucial for students to continue their progress and maintain their skills. The Studio Calendar provides information about the summer term and vacation time. 

Instruments & Supplies

Please visit Stamell Strings for questions about renting an instrument, repairs, bow rehair, and supplies. 

To order music, strings, and related supplies:


For purchasing Suzuki Materials – CD’s, books, etc.: