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.
Designed for the absolute cello beginner,
this step-by-step video tutorial covers the basic foundation in
mastering the art of playing the cello.
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
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.
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
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MEET OUR Cello teachers
(Cello, Double Bass, Music Theory)
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
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:
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.