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The cello is the closest instrument to the human voice and has been around since around 1530. It is a bass instrument but very versatile, with a rich tone and a place in every musical genre. It is essential in every ensemble, but also has the most stunning solo repertoire written for it. The sound is deeply layered and rich and appeals to the human ear.

Learning to play the cello

Lessons are taught in groups or individually. Students need to develop good intonation, through singing tones on their instrument and develop a good relaxed posture. Practice is important to enjoy this instrument, with short, regular sessions the key to good learning and progress.

  • Benefits of learning the cello

    Learning the cello is great way to improve your concentration, and drives improved attention span and focus. It can sharpen your memory and improve your self-discipline. The viola is also a very social instrument with lots of opportunities for interaction

  • Is it the right instrument for me?

    The cello is a good instrument for all ages. The wonderful thing about the cello is its ease of playing, holding it is a lot easier than the violin and you see cellists regular playing for years longer than other musicians. If you want all round possibilities of being able to play melodies and accompaniments and want to play one of the most versatile instruments in any family, the cello could be the right choice for you


You can start to learn the cello in our low cost group lessons.

Find a cello lesson

Lessons are available in schools or at music centres after school and at weekends.

Hire a cello

There’s no need to invest in an instrument as a beginner – you can hire one from us to play at home.


It is the closest instrument to the human voice, and the things you can do on the cello there are endless possibilities.

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Stjepan Hauser

Registering for lessons

Lessons can take place in most schools during the school day or in our music centres across Berkshire. You can choose from group or individual lessons for any instrument. Once you have registered, our team will be in touch with options for lesson times to suit you.

Register here

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