Online Cello Lessons

Cello Two Course Bundle

Designed for the absolute Cello beginner, this step-by-step video tutorial covers the basic foundation in mastering the art of playing the Cello. This beginner Cello basic 2 course is suitable for students who have basic foundation for Cello, or have completed the Cello basic 1 course.

Our Course

Learn To Play The Cello

Basic 1 Course

Designed for the absolute cello beginner,
this step-by-step video tutorial covers the basic foundation in
mastering the art of playing the cello.

Topics covered include:

  • 1) Understand the structure of the cello and cello bow.
  • 2) Basic posture for the cellist.
  • 3) How to hold the cello bow.
  • 4) Exercises to strengthen your cello bow hold.
  • 5) Left hand position on the cello.
  • 6) Exercises for left hand dexterity.
  • 7) How to bow on open strings of the cello.
  • 8) Open strings bowing exercises.
  • 9) Learn 3 bowing techniques: pizzicato, arco, slur.
  • 10) Learn and practice 3 basic scales (G, D and C major), separate bow
  • 11) Learn 3 basic scales (G, D & C major), using slur technique
  • 12) Play a song: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars"

Subtitles are added to each video and where applicable, music
notation and scores are incorporated so that you can cross-reference
practical practice to theory.

This Basic 1 Cello Course is usually covered in traditional face-to-face coaching over 8 lessons. Valued at US$500, you can grab this at a special price of US$89

Once you have mastered the basics in this course, you can move on to our power-packed "Basic 2 Cello Course".

Ready to start lessons but need a cello? Contact Stradivari Strings to arrange

$89
Learn To Play The Cello
Basic 1 Course
Master The Cello
Basic 2 Course

This beginner cello basic 2 course is suitable for students who have basic foundation on the cello, or who have completed the cello basic 1 course.

Topics covered include:

  • 1. Theory
  • 2. Introduction to pitch names and notation for the bass clef
  • 3. Rhythm training
  • 4. Techniques
    • staccato
    • forte
    • piano
    • diminuendo
    • crescendo
    • ritardando
    • a tempo
    • dolce
  • 5. Learn to play 3 songs:
    • Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars
    • Lightly Row
    • French Folk Song

Subtitles are added to each video and where applicable, music notation and scores are incorporated so that you can cross-reference practical practice to theory.


This basic 2 cello course is usually covered in traditional face to face coaching over 10 lessons. Valued at USD$650, grab this at a special price of US$149


Ready to start lessons but need a cello? Contact Stradivari Strings to arrange

$149
Learn To Play The Cello
Basic 2 Course

Cello Two Course Bundle

Basic 3 Course

Access Cello Beginner 1 and 2 course for a special bundle price of $199.

This is a savings of $39!

Grab this bundle savings now!

$199
Learn To Play The Cello
Cello Two Course Bundle

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Why you choose Online Cello Lessons from Us

The cello is such a beautiful sounding bowed strings instrument, many have compared it to our vocal box. The low bass tone of this musical instrument has drawn many to learn to master it. The last decade has seen its popularity rise as more potential students perceive it to be a less “common” musical instrument as compared to the piano, violin, guitar or ukulele. Its popularity is also boosted by contemporary musicians including Yo-Yo-Ma, The Piano Guys, and Two Cellos.

The increase in interest in music students looking to learn to play the cello, coupled by the lack of qualified and experienced teachers have made it difficult for potential students to find a cello coach. Comparatively, cello teachers are harder to locate as compared to other musical instruments. As such, many have turned to online cello lessons, in a bid to start learning this bowed string instrument.


With this in mind, let’s explore the benefits on online cello classes from the perspective of music teachers:


Focus on practical application: With pre-recorded cello courses which one can subscribe to, the student gets a preview and a sense of how the lessons are structured. Armed with a personal set of cello and bow, the student can try to follow the videos and learn as much as possible. So when the student progresses to hiring a cello coach (whether face to face lesson, or live lesson held on various online platforms such as skype or zoom), the teacher can save time on explain theory and focus on practical application.


Be more involved with each student: As a result, the music teacher can discuss with the student the objective to learn cello online. Some adult students have been wanting to learn the cello as a kid, these are super motivated students who have repressed wish over decades. They may want to ultimately get to advance level playing on the cello. Other students may only wish to learn the cello so as to relax and take their minds off work or school. Based on each student’s request, the teacher can then better structure the lesson plan and be more involved with each student, rather than just going through lessons based on a fixed set of lesson plan.


Improved communication: As a result, there is better communication and connection with students.


Next, let’s go into the benefits of the student, if one were to learn cello online. Whether you are a novice student who has never handles a cello or cello bow, or an intermediate or advanced level student, the points below apply:

If you opt for online cello lessons which are pre-recorded videos, you can review the lessons many times till you get it correct. A great choice of pre-recorded cello lessons are the online cello lessons by Stradivari Strings. These are a series of videos which one can purchase and learn to play the cello by following the step by step tutorial in the course.
This is a proven method to build up strong foundation in music skills. With Stradivari Strings’ expertise in coaching thousands of cello students since year 2010, we have the necessary expertise to create a series of videos which mirrors the lesson plan for our face-to-face lessons. We have painstakingly created these on-demand, cello lessons which you can purchase for access here:

Master The Cello Basic 1 Course

Master The Cello Basic 2 Course

We also have a bundle deal whereby you save even more:

Cello Two Course Bundle

With pre-recorded videos, you also get to learn at your own pace. If you have time on your hands, you can speed through two or three video lessons. During a busy week, you may just want to focus on one video. Ultimately your aim is to perfect what has been covered in the tutorial.

By reviewing the videos in the online cello classes again and again, this can assist you to remember the lessons taught.


In conclusion, for best results, one can combine Stradivari Strings’ online cello courses with face-to-face lessons, or engage a cello teacher for live coaching over zoom or skype. This hybrid model is a sure fire way to improve your skills as this enables the student to get immediate feedback on any wrong bowing techniques.


Learning a musical instrument is a lifelong journey of many discoveries. No one is too old to start exploring. If you are looking to learn a music instrument online, look for one of the best cello schools — Stradivari Strings.


Contact us at +65-98137769 or email info@stradivaristrings.com to book your lesson today!


Student

TESTIMONIALS

  • We have our daughter on a short term travel to Singapore and away from her usual cello in Seattle. Having Rita set us up with a practice cello for 5 weeks in Singapore was extremely valuable and she has made the arrangement professionally done, with clear and timely communication, and sent to our daughter’s hotel room expeditiously. We are fortunate to be in such excellent care of Stradivari Strings.
    Boon Siew
    Boon Siew
    Cello student
  • I am adult cello student with no music background. I started beginner cello lessons with Ms Rita at Stradivari Strings. Learning classical music is like learning a foreign language that comes with its own set of challenges. Fortunately, with Ms Rita’s simplified guidance, understanding and patience, I have managed to progress at my own pace even though I am a busy working adult. I also selected a cello and bow which is based on my budget and requirements from Stradivari Strings. I recommend any serious cello student to contact Stradivari Strings to start affordable cello lessons.
    Shafiqah
    Shafiqah
    Cello student
  • Starting cello lessons at Stradivari strings is truly a magical experience. Teacher Rita is a warm encouraging mentor who is with me every step of the way. She was with me when I chose my cello, ensuring that I had a good sounding Cello that met my needs for future goals of Cello practice and also fit my budget. I would always remember her advise that the Cello is my partner, and I had to be able to connect with it in order to truly learn how to play. She spent a good part of an hour with me making sure I had a connection with my Cello, offering different instruments and letting me experience the feel of holding the Cello. She also ensured I had a good bow, with a good handhold, and a good sturdy weight. More than this, her lessons are encouraging and warm. I probably am not the most talented person musically out there, but she’s always encouraging, allowing me to grow and practice and my own pace, and she is always 100% supportive of her students. It is truly an honor to be called Teacher Rita’s student and I hope more learners like me have the same fun experience I have with Stradivari Strings.
    Pat Lazatin
    Pat Lazatin
    Cello student
  • After learning cello on my own for about a year, I approached Rita at Stradivari Strings during the Circuit Breaker for online cello lessons to correct my posture and bowing techniques. I have been having weekly private cello lessons with Rita for 4 months already. Rita was sharp about pointing what was wrong and my posture, bowing and fingering techniques have improved since then. Being an adult learner with no music background, Rita is very encouraging with baby steps improvements and shares with me my progress. She emphasizes on note reading, intonations and rhythms and makes the lessons easier to understand. I will recommend adult cello learners like me to learn from Rita.
    Brenda
    Brenda
    Cello student
  • I am an adult cello student who is looking to start beginner cello lessons. Through Stradivari Strings, with the assistance of Rita, I found the cello and bow which I like. Rita also arranged for me to have online lessons with cello teacher Erkin since August of 2020. During our one to one, online cello classesm he has been very patient in teaching me and I am really am grateful that he is so willing to share a lot of the tips he has learnt throughout his cellist life. He is really a great teacher and funny too. I am blessed to be able to learn so much and much more to come from such a great cellist!
    Irene
    Irene
    Cello student
  • Always wanted to play the cello but as an adult, I thought starting beginner cello classes would be a bit awkward. Then I found Rita from Stradivari strings. She guided me to find my perfect cello at her shop which specialises in bowed strings instruments (including violin, viola, cello, bows and double bass). During the cello selection process,I tested various cello and cello bows until I found the one that fits me and my budget. Now, I’m learning to play the cello under her guidance. She’s very patient and accommodating.
    Asma
    Asma
    Cello student
  • I started my cello learning journey with Stradivari Strings. The experience has been positive. Rita assessed my motivation level for starting beginner cello lessons at ten-out-of-ten motivation level. Selecting my first cello could be confusing for a beginner who knew NOTHING about string instruments: “there is a part of the cello bow called ‘FROG’?” “Don’t judge a cello by its look? But this one looks so nice!” ”We are using HORSE hair for the cello bow?” Rita patiently addressed all my queries, listened to my needs, and recommended cello and cello bows that were budget-friendly. It was a pleasant seven-week of adult cello lessons so far at Stradivari Strings. Rita is friendly, patient, and more importantly she is able to adjust the syllabus based on my own learning pace. After all, there is no “one size fits all” as every student learns differently. Of course there were weeks with minimal progress and those weeks were draggy and filled with disappointment; I shared my difficulties encountered during cello practice and Rita addressed all of them and encouraged me to keep pushing myself. Six out of seven days a week I am with my cello (at least a “Hi” and a pat on its shoulder ^_^). It is like having a relationship with it: there are sweet and sorrow moments as we get along; I believe we are both learning to fit each other perfectly, and I know that I am in love with it tender-heartedly.
    Zi Lin
    Zi Lin
    Cello student
  • I found my cello teacher (teacher Hughes) from Stradivari Strings. He is a friendly and humorous person, yet professional and serious during cello lessons.His strong passion for music and cello shows through in his teaching. Cello classes are always lively and engaging. He is also eager to explain and address whatever questions I have.Teacher Hughes seems to hold his students to high standards. Yet, he is patient and respectful in guiding me when I struggle to meet his expectations. Even though I am an adult cello beginner with very basic music background, I have never felt patronised by him. As a highly accomplished musician, teacher Hughes’ playing is a joy to listen to, and hearing the beautiful tones he produces on my own entry-level cello inspires me to improve my playing.Overall, he has all the qualities of an excellent teacher and is the best teacher I can ask for!
    Elaine Chin
    Elaine Chin
    Cello student
  • I am an adult who has 10 years of piano background. I have always wanted to start private cello lessons and managed to contact Rita from Stradivari Strings. So far, I have had 5 cello lessons and it has been a great experience. Rita is sharp, talented and passionate in music with a pleasant personality while teaching. As an adult learner, Rita inspires me to love music again. I am very happy to reconnect with music after decades of abandoning it. During our cello classes, Rita emphasizes coaching me on note reading on the cello, bowing techniques, right posture, finger position as well as re-visit music theory. The latter I have totally long forgotten. It has been a happy learning journey. Rita has good knowledge on music instruments and her passion is not only in coaching cello students, she is also very knowledgeable in in handcrafted bowed string instruments (including violin, cello, viola and double bass). For this reason, I have no hesitation to purchase my cello from Stradivari strings.
    Emily Cheng
    Emily Cheng
    Cello student
  • I came to know Rita from Stradivari Strings when I was looking to start adult cello lessons. She is a dedicated cello teacher who tries various methods to help me improve my cello playing skills. As a beginner I experienced a lot of difficulties in terms of intonation. and rhythm. She helped me to focus and concentrate on areas that I need to overcome. She is strict but yet very encouraging, takes each lesson personally and invests her time & energy to help me advance further in my playing. She also went through a stringent process with me for my cello selection, explaining the made of each cello, the different types of cello bows, testing and showing me the difference of each material and how would it affect the sound of the music. Her expertise separates her from the average music teacher from other schools.
    Zoey Ng
    Zoey Ng
    Cello student
  • One of the best things that happened to me this year is getting in touch with my cello teacher Ms Rita. I started lessons since January and have come to enjoy my Singapore cello lessons for a variety of reasons: First, for effective learning to occur, it’s important that there is a personal student-teacher fit. This is the first consideration in learning an instrument on a 1-1 basis. Right from the get-go, I found Rita to have an excellent social and communication skills and a winsome sense of humour, a prerequisite for me. This has made cello classes for me really enjoyable. Second, very early in our pre-lesson discussion, Rita impressed me as a very knowledgeable person about the art and manufacture of the cello and cello bow. Her intimate historical and technical knowledge of how the instrument is crafted and it’s impact on its sound quality (and intrinsic value) persuaded me that I have made a good decision to take beginner cello lessons from her. A third reason why I eagerly look forward coming to Stradivari Strings each week is no less because of her unusual pedagogical approach – fun, supportive, encouraging, and pertinently informative. More delightful for me is her use of taking live videos of parts of my lesson for me to view as personal feedback based on the laudable principle of “seeing yourself play as
    Tian Rui
    Tian Rui
    (72 year old cello student)
  • I found my cello teacher Alisa from Stradivari Strings. Alisa has been a great help to my learning journey! During my weekly cello lessons, she emphasizes on having a solid and good foundation, which I really appreciate! Furthermore, she has been really accommodating to my busy work schedule. You can’t find a better cello teacher than her!
    Shaun
    Shaun
    Cello student
  • I had an amazing experience with Stradivari Strings, beginning with my first cello and cello bow purchase and subsequent cello lessons. The owner, Rita, is knowledgeable on all matters pertaining to string instruments. Rita is must-see for anyone interested in purchasing quality string instruments (violin, viola, cello and bows). Cello lessons with Rita is challenging yet enjoyable. I always look forward to our next lesson. Thanks a lot, Rita.
    Wei Yang
    Wei Yang
    Cello student
  • Teacher Hughes has ignited my child’s interest in cello. He is always patient yet firm enough to manage my active child. His classes are interesting and fun and my child looks forward to his cello class every week!
    Adelene
    Adelene
    Mother of 6 year old cello student
  • Teacher Hughes is a dedicated teacher who goes the extra mile to ensure that his students enjoy learning. His teaching is very musically based, with many different genres of song selected to develop one’s technique and musicality simultaneously. His witty and friendly personality makes lessons fun, and his deep knowledge and appreciation of music makes songs come alive during his lessons. Hughes is definitely one of the best music teachers around!
    Nicholas
    Nicholas
    Adult cello student
  • Since having teacher Hughes as my cello teacher, I have gotten a much deeper understanding of whatever piece I have been tasked to play as he educates me and encourages me to learn about the history of the music and hence the character that I should play it in. Through this, I also learn new technical skills each lesson, develop a better understanding and appreciation for music theory that helps produce the best sound for me.
    Jana
    Jana
    Adult cello student
  • Hughes is a dedicated teacher who goes the extra mile to ensure that his students enjoy learning. His teaching is very musically based, with many different genres of song selected to develop one’s technique and musicality simultaneously. His witty and friendly personality makes lessons fun, and his deep knowledge and appreciation of music makes songs come alive during his lessons. Hughes is definitely one of the best music teachers around!
    Nicholas
    Nicholas
    Student
  • My son (age 14) enrolled in the School of Young Talent Gifted Cellist program at the NAFA at the age of 7 and graduated when he was 12years old with a diploma in cello performance. I engaged teacher Linh in May 2018 to mentor and coach my son especially for competition and audition.

    UnderTeacher Linh’s tutelage,my son was awarded the Platinum Award for cello performance at the 7th Singapore Performer’s Festival and Chamber Music Competition in June 2018. Teacher Linh is a talented, patient,articulate and professional cello teacher who can work with students at all levels. She goes the extra mile to send videos and material to improve her student’s performance. I would like to take this opportunity to thank her again and I strongly recommend her to any parents or students who like to learn the cello.
    James Tang
    James Tang
    Parent of 14 year old cellist
  • 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
    Sarah Lim
    Adult cello 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
    Hee Jeong
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Efren
    Student