Thank you for considering the Buffalo Cello School!

The BCS program seeks to cultivate learners who: recognize and regard beauty, participate and delight in the creative process, and develop the patience to work daily for gradual results; these qualities grow in the context of a strong parent-teacher partnership, the goal of which is to support parents' efforts to raise joyful, confident children.

In addition to its core Suzuki Method program, BCS welcomes school orchestra students, advanced students preparing for auditions, and adults.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Suzuki Association of the Americas

Payment Options

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Contact Details

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  Person Bethany Erhardt
  City Tonawanda, NY
  Zip Code 14150
  Address 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd
  Phone Number (716) 218-0684

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Bethany Erhardt

Bethany Erhardt studied cello with Anthony Elliott at the University of Michigan School of Music and graduated with highest honors in performance. She recently finished her Master of Music degree in performance, with secondary studies in conducting, at Western Michigan University. At WMU, she was the Haas Cello Scholar and served as a graduate teaching assistant to Bruce Uchimura in applied cello.

She is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and a registered Suzuki cello instructor.

  • I would recommend this business

I took cello lessons as a kid but it has been many years since I have played. I wasn’t really sure what was out there for adult cello students. I am so glad that I found Bethany and the Buffalo Cello School! Bethany is an excellent teacher – tuned into an individual’s strengths and interests, and patient and encouraging as you work on new skills and goals. She is a talented cellist herself. Most importantly, she is genuinely excited to see you succeed and improve your cello playing. I am enjoying my second time around with the cello, thanks to Bethany’s instruction.

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  • I would recommend this business

I was a little concerned whether cello would be appropriate for my 7-year-old daughter (just turned 7 at the time) who had no music experience at all. However, meeting Miss Bethany made it all possible!
Bethany is very professional, but doesn't put too much pressure on children. She is very talented (listening to her playing cello during lessons is an additional benefit from having her as a cello teacher) and a great teacher. She knows exactly what children need, she helps them understand music in general, and makes learning cello fun for them.
My husband and I are still talking about how fortunate we are to have her for our daughter’s first music teacher. We call her lesson time Miss Bethany magic.
We’ve had Bethany for two years, and my daughter is still having so much fun; she is eager to learn and expects lessons with Miss Bethany every week. If I knew that there was a cello teacher like Bethany, I would have begun cello lessons for my daughter much earlier!

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Customer Testimonials

Bethany offered a wonderful first grade start to our daughter's cello experience which continues today into Middle School. In addition to exceptional Suzuki-based instruction, Bethany effectively engages young children in a personal and empathetic manner using games and hands-on activities to stimulate learning.


As a senior citizen who recently decided to take cello lessons, I must confess there was certain amount of trepidation involved because of my age. Bethany has been a wonderful instructor, supportive, allaying my fears and having me enjoy the journey of learning the cello.

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