I took up cello lessons at the Garden State Academy of Music. The instructors (and especially the director) are intense and love music. The instructors are obviously devoted to the arts and to their students. My cello instructor was very sweet, patient, and kind. Instructions cost a bit of money, but if you have it, music instructions are a great way to enhance your life. It has been a few years since my last cello lesson, and I think of my lessons and my instructor fondly.