Cello Lessons (Ages 8+)
Cello lessons are currently available with the teacher(s) listed below and are open to all ages 8 and above. Students must have access to their own cello for practice at home. Cello rosin and a method book will also be required, and we advise that you wait until your first lesson before purchasing a book so that the teacher can assess and recommend appropriately, which book to purchase. All of the above instruments & supplies as well as additional supplies may be useful for cello lessons are available for purchase and/or rent from School of Music Arts. Please refer to our Rentals page for further details on instrument rentals.
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 the piano. He began private piano, guitar and cello lessons at age 10 and has had the privilege of studying under talented musicians such as Lac-Hong Phi and Joe Lanza of The London Symphonic Orchestra. Tyler has won multiple awards including the Music Award in Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 as well as multiple gold medal awards for chamber orchestra, full orchestra and string quartet. As well as school, Tyler is also a core member in the London Youth Symphony and sits first chair in the Forrest City String Orchestra. Tyler has been accepted into Western University for an Honours Bachelor of Music and is currently studying under Western University's Professor Thomas Wiebe. Tyler currently attends Saunders Secondary School as a grade 12 honours student, is involved in several school clubs, is a leader in the music program, and participates in multiple ensembles. Besides teaching cello lessons, Tyler has also taught guitar and piano for 2 years. He enjoys sharing his passion for music and hopes to become a professional teacher for the school board in the future.
Lia has been performing music for audiences since a very young age. Starting with classical violin at age 4, Lia soon developed a passion for cello and piano as well. At age 7, she started playing fiddle music and eventually became well-versed in the fiddle community in Canada. She has participated in Fiddle Nationals for the past 4 years, including a finals appearance in 2018. In high school, she played trumpet in the school band, allowing her to explore jazz music as well. In grade 11 and 12, she was awarded 'Most Outstanding Musician' for her contribution to both band and jazz band. Throughout the years, she has entered countless cello, piano and violin festivals. Through private instruction, Lia has studied violin for over 15 years and piano and cello for over 10 years. She has been teaching Violin Lessons, Piano Lessons and cello lessons for over 3 years. Lia is currently in her second year at Western University studying violin performance, and upon completion, she hopes to pursue a Master's degree in violin performance.
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 Else Do I Need To Play?
There are additional supplies that may be needed throughout the course of your study, such as strings and tuners. Also, as you progress, you will need new, more advanced method books so that you can continue to learn new songs and new techniques. We stock the basics to make sure every student has what they need to play, but other items can be specially ordered for you if needed or desired. For more information on product availability, please ask our administrative staff.