Dr Danielle Bentley

  • Bachelor of Music (QLD Conservatorium)
  • Masters in Creative Industries (QUT)
  • PhD in musicology and festival theory (QUT)

I am an award-winning professional classical cellist and cello teacher, working in solo, chamber and orchestral contexts. I was the Australian Arts Fellow at Omi Music Residency, New York (2018) & I am a recipient of an APRA-AMCOS Art Music Award for Excellence. I have performed, toured and recorded with some of Australia’s and the world’s greatest musicians, as well as working for flagship classical ensembles/orchestras and independent creative projects across the nation. Alongside being a cellist, I have managed and curated seven multi-day art music festivals at Brisbane Powerhouse, Metro Arts, and QLD Conservatorium, including four editions of my cross-genre string festival, Restrung.

My extensive performance experience and love for music informs, and continually deepens, my teaching approach: developing musicality, a good ear, solid technique and a beautiful tone are central to playing music across many genres.

I have 26 years experience in teaching cello, strengthened by a Bachelor of Music, Masters in Creative Industries and PhD in Musicology.

Central to my teaching method is each student’s motivation for playing music. I provide AMEB exam preparation and tailored learning programs for classical cello players of all ages and abilities.

AMEB cello tuition is offered from Prep through to Licentiate Diploma.

I offer AMEB theory lessons up to 6th Grade.

I present at least one student concert every year to give everyone the opportunity to perform if they wish.

Please contact me if you would like more information or if you have any questions.

37 Leopard Street
Kangaroo Point, QLD


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Details last updated: February 13, 2024