Andy Ly

Andy Ly is a classical cellist from the San Francisco Bay Area. He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Jean-Michel Fonteneau, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree in cello performance. Other important teachers and mentors include Jim Aikin, Matthew Owens, Sandy Wilson (Alexander String Quartet), Paul Rhodes (Oakland Symphony).

Andy is excited to be at the start of his professional career, with performances taking him across the states and in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Davies Symphony Hall. Andy has performed in the cello sections of the Livermore-Amador Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, California Pops Orchestra, and UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and played under the baton of conductors David Ramadanoff, Gerard Schwarz, Michael Morgan, and Joana Carneiro.

In 2014, Andy received the Livermore-Amador Symphony Association’s Bill King Memorial Award for his contributions to school and community musical activities. He has been teaching cello lessons for over four years, working with students of all ages and levels.

As an instructor, Andy’s goal for each student is to:

  • Refine listening skills
  • Cultivate mind-body awareness
  • Improve critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Learn how to work through setting goals
  • Develop command over instrumental technique
  • Inspire a love for music and cello playing that will last a lifetime

p: (925) 201-9221



Lessons are $35 for a half hour, and $60 for a full hour

Availability: Thursday and Saturday