Cello Lessons (Ages 8+)
For cello lessons, we recommend age 8. Cello is a beautiful instrument and students will learn many things about proper technique and theory to make the instrument play for them. Meet our cello teachers below or skip to the bottom of the page to read our frequently asked questions about cello lessons.
Tyler has been playing music since he was 9 years old. He attended Lester B. Pearson School For The Arts where he learned to play the cello and piano. He began private piano, guitar and cello lessons at age 10 and continues his music education through the Forest City Talent Education program, where he has had the privilege of studying under talented musicians such as Lac-Hong Phi and Joe Lanza of The London Symphonic Orchestra. Tyler prefers to teach using the Suzuki method, but is familiar with Royal Conservatory as well. He plans to attend Western University to pursue a degree in Music Education. He is currently attending Saunders Secondary School in grade 11 and as an honors student, is involved in several clubs, is a leader in the music program, and participates in multiple ensembles. Besides now teaching cello lessons, Tyler has been teaching piano and guitar for 2 years. He enjoys sharing his passion for music and hopes to become a professional teacher for the school board in the future.
What Are Your Rates?
We've learned that every music teacher is different, and each has different skills. Some have Masters degrees, while others are still students themselves. For this reason, we've given the teachers the ability to set their own rates when they are hired based on their skills. The rate for cello lessons start at $23.00 for a 30 minute lesson.
Is 30 Minutes Enough?
For beginners the answer is definitely yes. When you are first learning, you're getting a lot of new, and in some cases, confusing information given to you. The amount of information given in one 30 minute lesson will give you a lot to work on as you practice throughout the week. Practicing is absolutely essential to learning music. As you get to more advanced skills, more time may be necessary if and when your teacher recommends it.
How Long Will It Take To Learn?
We get asked this question a lot. There is no specific date, or number of lessons. It depends on a few things including how often students practice. Although the songs may be very simple, we know we can have students playing at least one short song within 30 days. If you are hoping to play Mozart, it will take more time. But anyone can do it if they want it enough or work hard enough.
What Do I Need To Start?
Students will need a cello to learn on. We can provide students with a cello to rent or to purchase. Teachers will provide a lesson book at the first lesson, and we advise that you don't buy a book before the first lesson since the teacher may recommend a specific book that may be different that the book you have. It will also be necessary to purchase cello rosin which is used to create friction between the bow and the strings to produce sound. You may also want to purchase a tuner, and we can provide those if desired, but students are still able to learn since the teacher can tune up the cello at each lesson.