Your First Cello Lesson at The Music Place

In your first cello lesson, your teacher will show you how to hold your bow and will get your bow moving to play simple tunes on the open strings. In your first few weeks of lessons, your teacher will encourage you to start using your left hand, learning notes in first position, as well as reading notes and rhythms.

Cello Lessons For Experienced Players

For a more advanced cellist, our Music Place teachers can work with you on improving sound quality and expanding the range of positions used by your left hand.  They can work with you on holding and moving the bow, to encourage a free and open sound as well as introducing vibrato.

You will be able to work with your teacher towards ABRSM exams, up to grade 8 and you will be able to take your exam here at the Music Place. Let your teacher know of any repertoire that you would like to work on or any aspect of your technique that you would like to improve.

More opportunities for our cello students

  • Perform at Instrumentalist Day or the Music Place Talent Show
  • Take an ABRSM exam (exam sessions are three times a year)
  • Put your name down on the string group waiting list!

Cello Lessons Manchester

From playing tunes using just open strings to getting to grips with more advanced repertoire – enrol at The Music Place today!


Top Cello Tips for Beginners

  • Stay relaxed!
  • Always think about your posture – keep your feet flat on the floor and sit up straight.
  • Keep your right arm feeling ‘free’ to help with bowing.
  • Make sure your bow is parallel to the bridge – practising in front of a mirror is a great way to see if you are doing this.
  • If your arms or fingers feel tired, stop, have a break and make sure you tell your teacher so they can find a way to help you with this.
  • Remember to practise ‘a little but often’ – this will make all the difference to your playing.

Meet The Music Place Cello Teachers…

More info coming soon…

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