Cello and Double Bass Lessons

Cello Lessons/ Double Bass Lessons

The cello’s mellow and soulful sound has inspired many to start cello lessons in Singapore. The influence of classical cellist legends including Rostropovich, Boccherini, Yo-Yo-Ma as well as contemporary cellist including Piano Guys and 2cellos has elevated the interest among many to start cello lessons, be it adult cello lessons or cello lessons for kids. The influence has encouraged students of all age groups to start cello lessons. Therefore we have programmed adult cello lessons and cello lessons for kids in our music lesson offering.

Adult Cello Lessons

Whether our students have music background before starting adult cello lessons does not matter, as we customize the cello lesson syllabus based on each student’s needs. Some students who embark on adult cello lessons are very keen to learn to play the cello, however lack the confidence level to start cello lessons in Singapore. My advice: build up your confidence level as nothing is impossible! Start adult cello lessons soon!

Interesting to note that majority of students who have music background are pianists embarking on cello lessons in Singapore. Adult cello lessons for such students can be fun with a cello teacher who also has piano background, as the teacher can play piano-cello duet with the student during cello lessons. The same applies to cello lessons for kids.

Cello Lessons for kids

Cello lessons for kids are structured differently, with the emphasis on making cello lessons interesting and lively. We also need to be aware that cello lessons for kids age 3 to7, need to be structured differently from cello lessons for kids age 8 to 12 due to different learning ability. Our cello lessons for kids are carefully structured accordingly.

We also have intermediate cello lessons for kids which are geared towards building cello techniques with a view to progress via the ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal School of Music) examination program, audition for DSA (Direct School Admission). Techniques covered during cello lessons include developing better cello bow control, double stops, strings crossing, vibrato etc. The same applies to adult cello lessons.

Cello lessons (adult cello lessons and cello lessons for kids) can be conducted at our school (located at Sultan Plaza), at your home or at teacher’s location.

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  • Bryan Wu

    (Cello, Double Bass, Theory)

    Meet Our

    Cello Teacher

    Bryan graduated from Yong Siew Toh conservatory in 2017 with Bachelor of music (honours) in cello. He started studying the cello from age 9. He spent 7 years at Xi’an Conservatory of music and graduated with a diploma qualification majoring in cello. He held a solo recital at age 17 in China, and studied with numerous cello experts around the world.

    In 2010, Bryan played in the Gisborne International Music Competition. He also played in New York Forte International Music Competition and was awarded gold medal and an opportunity to perform in Carnegie Hall in New York City.

    Bryan’s teaching experience started in 2011, specializing in adult cello lessons and cello lessons for kids.

  • Mr Chong

    (Cello, Theory)

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    Cello Teacher

    Mr Chong has ABRSM Diploma in Cello and Piano. He is a versatile artist — cellist, pianist and composer. He studied cello under the tutelage of Mrs Ilano. Apart from classical music, his playing repertoire include the pop and romantic genre.

    His performance experience include solo cellist performer for Taiwanese Singer Jeff Chang (2008), Francis Yip’s concert in 2009, solo performance of “Le Cygne” by Saint-Saens for former president MR S.R. Nathan and President for South-Africa at the Istana, as well as performances with singers including Joi Chua, Adam Cheng, Anita Sarawak. Read more

  • Mr Sim

    (Cello, Theory)

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    Cello Teacher

    Mr Sim has Masters of music (MMus) from Robert Schuman Hochschule, Dusseldorf, Germany. In 2013 he graduated from Yong Siew Toh conservatory with Bachelor of music (honours) in cello.

    As a cello teacher, his teaching experience range from instructor for Singapore National Youth Orchestra, National Junior College, as well as individual cello lessons across all levels and age group.

    He was awarded multiple scholarships (National Arts Council scholarship 2011, YST full scholarship). Has also garnered multiple awards including 1st prize ensemble category, national Chinese music competition 2008

  • Miao Ke Yi

    (Cello, Theory)

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    Cello Teacher

    Ke Yi started learning the cello under the tutelage of Ms Ji Lin at the age of 9. She was admitted by the affiliated school of Xinghai Conservatory of Music in 2008 and continued the tutelage under Ms Ji Lin and Prefessor Wu Dao Sheng.

    She was awarded the First price for Cello IV Open Category at the 5th Zhongsin International Music Competition in 2011. In 2015, she entered the Singapore Raffles Music College and obtained guidance for Performing from Mr Chan Wei Shing.

    Ke Yi started cello lesson coaching 2016 and she has received encouraging feedback from her students.

  • Ophelia

    (Cello, Theory)

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    Cello Teacher

    Ophelia graduated with a diploma in cello performance from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 2015. Currently, she is pursuing her Bachelor of Music with Honours with NAFA in collaboration with the Royal College of Music, London.

    She started learning the cello at the age of 13 and has been taught under Mr Kenneth Lee Hou Koon, Mr Lin Juan and is now under the tutelage of Ms Zhao Yu Er (Singapore Symphony Orchestra Cellist). During her international placement at the Royal College of Music in London, Ophelia also studied under Professor Amanda Truelove.

    Ophelia is also active in the music scene. Orchestra and ensemble groups she performs with include: NAFA Orchestra, NAFA Project Strings, Singapore Pocket Opera Theatre (SPOT), Orchestra of Music Makers (OMM), The Young Musician Foundation Orchestra (Singapore) and Marsiling Chinese Orchestra.

  • Hai Yang

    (Cello, Theory)

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    Cello Teacher

    Hai Yang graduated from NAFA (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts) in 2016 with Diploma in Music, Cello major. She has 3 years of coaching experience, her students age range from 5 year old to adults.

    Her performance experience include solo performances in NAFA (2015), and in Shenyang Conservatory of music (2011-2013). Currently she performs with the Philharmonic Orchestra Singapore and NAFA Project Strings.

    Hai Yang started cello lesson coaching private students in 2014.

  • Daniel Ang

    (Cello, Double Bass, Theory)

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    Cello Teacher

    Daniel has Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Diploma in Cello Performance (2013), ABRSM Diploma in Double Bass Performance (2012), ABRSM Grade 8 in Piano Performance (2007) as well as Yamaha School of Music Grade 5 (Teacher’s Grade) in Electone (2009).

    His performance experience include: BASE Philharmonic Orchestra, March 2017 to present, performing with the resident orchestra of the Marina Bay Sands Theatres. Orchestra of the Music Makers, Double Bassist Jan 2013 – Present. Played diverse repertoire ranging from Opera to Choral works, The Philharmonic Orchestra, Double Bassist Jan 2013 – Present. Played challenging pieces such as Beethoven Symphonies. Singapore National Youth Orchestra, Double Bassist Jan 2012 – June 2013.

    Between 2009 -2012, he coached Violinists, Violists, Cellists and Double Bassists in Raffles Institution’s String Ensemble. He was also the student conductor. He also started private cello and double bass coaching from 2015.

  • Eugene Chua

    (Cello, Theory)

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    Cello Teacher

    Eugene will graduate from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 2018 with Diploma in Cello performance. He also has ABRSM grade 8 in cello (Distinction) and ABRSM grade 5 theory.

    His performance experience include stints with NAFA Orchestra in 2016 & 2017, Anglo Chinese Junior College String Ensemble in 2014-2015, Chung Cheng High Chinese Orchestra in 2010-2013, Singapore Raffles Music Festival in 2014-2015.

    Eugene has been coaching since 2016. He has experience coaching primary and secondary level cello students as well as private students.

  • Li Jing Li

    (Cello, Theory)

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    Cello Teacher

    Jing Li graduated from Royal College of Music, London with Bachelor of Music (Honours) in 2017. Prior to that, she achieved distinction in Diploma of Music (Cello) with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2015.

    She started teaching in 2012 as a private cello teacher. Age group of her students range from 5 to 60. Aside from developing interest in music in her students during cello classes, she also prepares students to take the ABRSM (Associated Royal School of Music) examinations.

    Her performance experience include solo performances in various venues including the Victoria Concert Hall (Singapore), NAFA (Singapore), Shandong University of Arts (China), Shang Yin Music School (China). She also performs with the Philharmonic Orchestra Singapore, Singapore Lyric Opera, among others.

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  • My cello teacher is very committed and has developed a very effective teaching method. I am progressing very well. Thank you, Stradivari Strings.
    Sarah Lim
    Adult cello student
  • Teacher Eunice is a good teacher, she is able to convey the techniques clearly for beginner students like me. She is able to pace the cello lessons according to my learning ability. My cello lessons have been progressing smoothly and easily.
    Elizabeth Yeo
    Teenage cello student
  • James is a dedicated and talented cello teacher who has enabled my son to fast track his skills and knowledge in cello. In a short span of 4 months, he auditioned and got into his dream CCA, String Orchestra playing the cello. Thanks James for all your help in gearing him up!
    Cecilia
    Mother of James
  • I started beginner cello lessons under the tutelage of teacher Jing Li. She has helped to fuel my interest. She is patient, friendly and very encouraging. To me, she is the best cello teacher anyone can have.
    Kimberly
    14 year old cello student
  • My cello teacher Hanlie is very professional. She teaches me not only how to practice on the cello, but also covers the meaning behind the music. It helps me a lot to enjoy playing the cello. Thanks Stradivali Strings, for finding such a great cello teacher!
    Kanako Honma
    Adult cello student
  • Ophelia is a great cello teacher. She is very patient and gives me a lot of encouragement. She observes my technique during cello classes and gives me tips to improve. I can correct my mistakes immediately.
    Sylvia
    Student
  • My cello teacher understands that learning a music instrument like the cello is not easy, and she makes it easy for a beginner like me to understand. Thanks, Stradivari Strings
    Hee Jeong
    Adult cello student
  • Cello teacher Keyi is good. She is very patient and besides teaching, she is up to date with the latest happening in the world of cello.
    Varsha
    Adult cello student
  • I was looking for affordable cello lessons that can accommodate my school schedule and Stradivari Strings was able to fulfil both criteria. Eugene is a patient and knowledgeable cello teacher. He would not hesitate to fine tune my techniques and gave excellent demonstrations on how to play the various pieces. I enjoyed my beginner cello classes with Eugene. He is very approachable as well. It was a great experience learning from him!
    Lingyi
    Adult cello student
  • My 6 year old son’s cello teacher is very patient, engaging and professional. Thanks to her, our son is very passionate about cello and looks forward to his cello lesson every week.
    Sebastian Chew
    Father of Alpheus Chew
  • Teacher Ophelia is an encouraging cello teacher who is always thinking of new ways to teach effectively during her cello classes. As her student, I often benefit from her ability to explain and demonstrate clearly. Cello lessons are highly enjoyable and useful!
    Anthea
    Student
  • Teacher Hughes is an excellent cello teacher. He is fantastic and relates extremely well with my 10 year old daughter. He is ever so patient with her and offers words of encouragement during all cello lessons. I highly recommend him to any parent whose child wants to start cello classes. Thanks teacher Hughes for everything!
    Jacqueline Liew
    Mother of 10 year old cello student
  • As an adult beginner, I had a lot of hesitation about learning a new and difficult instrument. But my passion for the cello and the way Ryan coaches make learning how to play this beautiful instrument, and music in general, fun and rewarding. Ryan is precise, professional and patient. He can clearly point out what I am doing wrong and encourages me when my techniques are right. He does not focus only on technical aspects of cello plying but also helps me discover my musicality. It is almost a year now since I started and I am grateful to have an amazing teacher who continues to nurture and inspire.
    Efren
    Student