Stand out from the crowd with the cello, big brother to the violin and viola, and learn how you can master this string instrument at the Young Musicians’ Academy.
What You Will Learn
The cello is the second largest bowed string instrument currently in use. (If you’re curious, the double bass holds the title for largest.) It can be played solo or as part of string orchestras, chamber music ensembles and even some rock bands have been known to use a cellist, which is what someone playing the cello is known as.
Things you’ll learn at the Young Musicians Academy include how to hold the cello correctly, how to maintain good posture and how much pressure to put on the bow to play the cello correctly. You’ll also learn coordination, music theory, sight reading, the right notes and pitches, and how to wow your family and friends playing your very own cello pieces.
How Our Cello Lessons are Different
The cello is a big instrument, so it takes someone with a really big heart to teach it. Luckily, our experienced music instructors fit the bill! Everything we do at the Young Musicians’ Academy starts from a sincere love of music and the guiding principle to always make learning music fun.
You can think of it as the FUNdamentals of cello playing!
Who Is It Ideal For?
Like our lessons, cellos are made for different age groups. We welcome beginners and advanced learners to the Academy. Have a look at the available lessons:
- The Encore on Strings for Cello — for beginner students aged 8-12
- The Encore on Strings for Cello & supplementary materials — for teenage and adult beginners
If you love singing, we also have vocal lessons available. Even if you don’t want to pursue a career in singing, you can learn a lot from taking lessons about notes, timing and how to write music or lyrics that go with the music instead of against it.
What Are the Benefits for You?
String instruments like the cello, viola and violin ask for a lot of patience, attention and dedication—and these are all skills that you can take with you into the future, and more:
- Playing within an orchestra or small groups
- Develop incredible stage presence
- Get a can-do attitude that’ll help you conquer any challenge
Where Are the Lessons Run?
Cello lessons are available at our studio in Ashgrove, Brisbane or you can find us teaching at a number of Brisbane primary schools. Complete details on lessons locations can be found here.
And if none of those options work for you, we also offer at-home lesson or lessons over the Internet using Skype or FaceTime. Isn’t it great how technology keeps us all connected?
How Many Students Can Attend?
We always recommend 1-on-1 lessons to get the most out of learning how to play an instrument and for better, faster personal development. If you do have a friend who is at the same level you are, please feel free to enquire if paired lessons are an available option for you.
If you’re keen on learning with a group, we offer music theory or percussion ensembles. If you have friends who play other string instruments, we are able to tailor a string ensemble just for you!
How Much Does It Cost?
We’ve done our best to create tiered lessons that give you the most benefit for your investment. Have a look at the full price list to get an idea, and remember that while taking more lessons can help you get proficient faster, sometimes it’s not possible—and you still can learn how to play the instrument of your choice.
Your Next Steps
Ready to get started on cello lessons? Here’s a few ways you can contact us with questions or to schedule your lessons.
Call us: 0437 170 260
Or leave us a callback voicemail: 0437 170 260