Nathan Geurkink

Nathan Geurkink has been studying the cello since the age of five. Coming from Boston, MA, he studied for many years with Andrew Mark. He attended Boston University and Arizona State University studying with Michael Reynolds and Thomas Landschoot and earned Bachelor and Baster of Music Degrees in cello performance, respectively.

Nathan has extensive performance experience including symphony orchestra, opera, pit orchestra, and chamber and solo recitals. He has performed in over a dozen different countries and is looking to continue performing in the Twin Cities.

In addition to the cello, Nathan also took private piano lessons for 10 years and uses those skills to aid his students during lessons whenever helpful. He enjoys accompanying students on piano for recitals and is especially passionate about helping students with performance anxiety.

Nathan recognizes that every student comes from a unique background with possibly different expectations and should be catered to individually. He passionately believes that it is not only important for the instructor to see the path for growth but that the student can see it as well.

Although he specializes in cello, Nathan is also adept at teaching beginners violin and viola.

Outside of music, he loves watching television series and films, playing trading card games with friends, and collecting pins.


Geographic areas served

Nathan is available for lessons in home and at the Opus studios in Plymouth, Robbinsdale, and St Louis Park.


  • $39 / half hour lesson
  • $58 / 45-minute lesson
  • $76 / 60-minute lesson

Attendance Policy

The instructor must be notified at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to attend a lesson. The lesson will not be refunded if the instructor is notified less than 24 hours in advance or if the student does not show up for their scheduled lesson. Makeup lessons will be based on the instructor’s availability. Exceptions for last minute absences/emergencies will be considered by the instructor on a case-by-case basis.

In the rare circumstance of a teacher cancellation, the parent/student will be notified as soon as possible via email and/or phone. The student will have the option to reschedule with the instructor or receive a refund for the lesson.

For everyone’s safety, if severe weather conditions make roads too risky to drive, the instructor will notify the student and they will have the opportunity to either reschedule the lesson or get refunded.