My son has been taking lessons from Martha Vance for more than eight years, and it has been one of the greatest joys in his life to learn music from her.  She is an inspiring teacher.
C.C. Parent of Cello Student

Martha Vance is not only an outstanding teacher of cello, but a magnificent role model for our children. She combines seriousness of  purpose with an unmatched sense of fun. We can never repay the gifts of music and good cheer she has given us for so long.”– D.M.
As an adult student with no musical training, the prospect of learning to play an instrument was intimidating. Martha is patient and encouraging, creative with ideas to overcome technical difficulties, and, above all, an excellent teacher. If you are an adult who has always want to play the cello but never dared to try, this is where you should start!”
E.T. Adult Cello Student
Ms. Martha is patient yet demanding. I have been very impressed with my son’s progress, and he looks forward to his lessons.”– M. M.


“I cannot imagine having any other cello teacher in the Washington area teach my children how to play the cello. Martha Vance has been an inspirational and patient teacher to both of my children. Her teaching techniques produce excellent results, and the students enjoy their lessons. Martha is by far the best music teacher we have had, and I always recommend her to aspiring cellists.”
-- D.C.M. Parent of Cello Student