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.
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 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.Book Lessons
Mr Ma has more than 35 years of teaching experience, having recently retired from Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He achieved Bachelors of Music degrees (B MUS degree, Bass performance) from Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, in 1985. He was also lecturer in Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. In 1986, Mr Ma achieved Masters degree in Music from Toho Gaku-en of Music, Tokyo, Japan. He joined Singapore Symphony Orchestra as double bass player from 1987.
Aside from private cello and double bass coaching, Mr Ma has coached the strings ensemble group of the following schools: Tanjong Katong Girls School; Nanyang Girls School; St Margaret Secondary; Singapore Chinese Girls School; Catholic High; VictoriaJunior college; Nanyang Junior College; Zhenghua Secondary; SAFRA Band; Nanyang Polytechnic Strings Ensemble; Nanyang Polytechnic Concert Band; Ngee, Ann Polytechnic Strings Ensemble, Tao Nan School, Zheng Hua Secondary,
In 2012, Mr Ma served as the judge in the Double Bass International Competition, Singapore. During these many years of coaching, he has helped various ensemble groups achieve Gold awards in SYF (Singapore Youth Festival).
Hsiao Shan started playing the cello at age 10 and was coached by Herminia Ilano and Zhao Yu Er. In 208 she was accepted in SOTA (School of the arts) and was under the tutelage of Dr Park So Young. She regularly performed solo, chamber and orchestral works during the 6 years in SOTA. She has also played in cello masterclasses with David Commanday, (USS) FranzBartolomey (Vienna) and Inbal Meggido (Israel).
She was awarded the most outstanding performer (Chamber Music) at SOTA and Most Outstanding Player (Strings Section) by Singapore National Youth Orchestra. In 2013, Hsiao Shan was awarded full scholarship to pursue her graduate degree in Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music under the principal cellist of Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) Pei-Sian Ng. She graduated in 2017.with Bachelor in Music Performance (cello).
Hsiao Shan started coaching in 2015 and has experience coaching students of all level and age group.
Sit Yee graduated from NAFA (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts) with Diploma in Cello in 2015. She studied under the tutelage of SSO (Singapore Symphony Orchestra) cellist Mr Song Woon Teng. Sit Yee started coaching since 2013 and has vast experience coaching students of all ages. Among her teaching experience is at Marlborough Internation College as cello instructor for the cello section of the school orchestra. Her second music instrument is the piano. Her aim is to bring a greater level of joy to music learning for her students.
Yi Kai has ABRSM grade 8 qualifications and is pursuing his Diploma in the cello. He started playing on the cello in 2008. Yi Kai started his journey with the cello in primary school when he joined the Chinese orchestra. His interest and performance skills were further developed in various strings ensemble groups and orchestras, including the Macpherson Philharmonic Orchestra. Yi Kai started coaching from 2017 and has experience coaching young children to adults. He has a passion to pass on his skills to student.
Born in Singapore. Professional cellist, second study pianist, and graduate (BMus Hons) from the Royal College of Music in 2018. Responsible, patient and excellent communicator with a good sense of humour.
Aside from BMus (Hons) in Cello, Amanda has also LRSM in piano performance (2009). She is also well exposed to different cultures, having spent time in Shanghai and London, aside from Singapore.
Amanda started teaching in 2013. Her teaching experience also spans across Shanghai, London and Singapore. She has experience coaching young children age 5 to adults.
Her significant performance experience include 2017 performance at Royal Festival Hall in London (under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy), 2016 performance at @ Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall (Under the baton of Sir Bernard Haitink), 2016 performance at Royal College of Music.
Linh graduated from Yong Siew Toh conservatory of Singapore in 2013 with Bachelors of Music with Honours, Cello Performance.
She has vast coaching experience coaching strings ensemble, cello, violin, piano and early childhood music education. Coaching experience from 2007 in the following schools/ establishments: Macpherson Primary School (2009), Pioneer Primary School (2012), Cello mentor for Singapore National Youth Orchestra (2012), Dulwich International School (2015-2017).
Linh studied under the following teachers: (2010-2013) Ng Pei Sian, Principal Cellist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, (2009-2010) Leslie Tan, artist faculty of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, Tang quartet resident.
Her vast performance experience include the following highlights: 18 April 2013, “Centennial Rite” with YST conservatory orchestra at the Esplanade Hall, July 2012 England tour with Orchestra of Music Makers, August 2011 Asian Youth Orchestra Tour in Asia, August 2010 Opening ceremony of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games at Marina Bay, Singapore
Ophelia graduated with Bachelors of Music with honours with NAFA (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts) 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.
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
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
|Beginner level cello lessons||From $50||Duration 30 minutes to 45 minutes|
|Intermediate level cello classes||From $70||Duration 45 minutes to one hour|
|Advance level cello lessons||From $80||Duration 45 minutes to one hour|