Darry Dolezal


Darry Dolezal - concert cellist

Teaching Philosophy

“To my students I say: ‘Create something beautiful every day! Music is worthy of your complete attention, like a conversation with a friend. Music is about movement, growth and change, like a living being. Making music unlocks the intellect and helps achieve balance of mind, body and soul. Take it to heart, own it, be serious about it, enjoy the challenge – find a way to integrate music into your daily life. It will never cease to be fascinating and rewarding.’”

“It is my goal to make lessons fun and engaging while giving solid technical and musical skills. I tailor my approach to each student. For busy students I create a customized set of “core” practice sessions which take 10-15 minutes daily and give wonderful results.”

Teaching Background

An avid teacher, Darry Dolezal has trained hundreds of successful, award-winning cellists of all ages and levels. He began teaching at a young age, apprenticing with master Suzuki teacher Eleanor Allen in Lawrence, Kansas and taking over her cello studio at the age of fourteen.

Darry Dolezal, a former professor at Viterbo University and the University of Missouri-Columbia, has presented cello and chamber music masterclasses at major colleges and conservatories such as Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Florida State University, the University of Georgia, the University of Iowa and San Ursula University in Rio de Janeiro.

Dolezal has worked with young students in music schools and festivals including the Music School of Providence, Music/Arts Institute in Kansas City, the Esterhazy Quartet Seminar, the Baldwin Wallace Summer Music Program, the Carlos Gomes Conservatory in Belém, Brazil, and a nine-month National Endowment for the Arts residency in Tifton, Georgia.

Darry Dolezal loves coaching chamber music, feeling that learning to make music together makes the world a better place. His own chamber music coaches and mentors include such legendary musicians as Leon Fleisher, Raphael Hillyer (Juilliard Quartet), Eugene Lehner (Kolisch Quartet), Menachem Pressler (Beaux Arts Trio), Alexander Schneider (Budapest Quartet) and Donald Weilerstein (Cleveland Quartet).