CELLO LESSONS IN HOUSTON
Have you always wanted to play the cello? Well, now’s the perfect time to learn!
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The cello (also know as violoncello) is an extremely versatile instrument. It is a member of the strings section of a symphony orchestra, and it is the lowest voice in a string quartet (violins 1 and 2, and viola being the other three parts).
Cy-Fair Music and Arts offers a wide range of options for students interested in learning to play the cello. Our private cello lessons are taught one-on-one to ensure each student receives customized instruction and adequate attention.
CELLO LESSON OPTIONS
Lessons are available in 30 and 60-minute blocks to accommodate every student’s schedule, skill level, and learning style.
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To get started, please fill out the form and one of our team members will reach out to you.
Or give us a call at (281) 855-8855.
MORE ABOUT THE CELLO
The cello is an instrument of haunting beauty. Although historically it is heard mostly as a member of classical instrumental ensembles, there are many solo concertos and solo works showing off the cello's huge range of expressive qualities.
The cello has become so popular that it features prominently not only in pop and rock music (esp. of the 1970s and 80s) but also more recently, in the music of major hip-hop and R & B performers, including Rihanna and Ne-Yo!
SOME SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CELLO
Due to its large size, the instrument features an endpin that rests on the floor to support its weight. In that regard, it is very different from the violin and viola and much more closely related to the double bass.
Resembling the viola, the cello has 4 strings tuned in intervals of perfect fifths. Each of the string is tuned an octave lower than the corresponding string on the viola. Cello music is written mostly in bass clef, though higher registers may use notation in tenor and treble clefs.
HOW IS THE CELLO PLAYED?
Cello strings are plucked or bowed (using the cello bow). The right hand holds the bow and draws it across the string(s). The left hand moves up and down the string(s) to adjust the desired pitch by varying the length of the vibrating portion of the string. Shorter lengths produce higher pitches, and vice versa. Once a sound is produced, it is amplified by the cello's hollow body.
The cello comes in a variety of sizes. A "full-size" or "4⁄4" is the standard cello size. But there are smaller sizes available, including 7⁄8, 3⁄4, 1⁄2, 1⁄4, 1⁄8, 1⁄10, and 1⁄16!
WHO CAN TAKE OUR CELLO LESSONS?
Anyone aged 7 and up can sign up for cello lessons at Cy-Fair Music and Arts. It doesn’t matter if they’ve never held a cello before or if they have taken lessons in the past and want to start again.
BEGINNER CELLO LESSONS
Cello lessons at Cy-Fair Music and Arts start at age 7. We have students of all ages, from children to adults. Though a full cello is a relatively large musical instrument, young Cello Beginners can take advantage of the great range of cello sizes available to students!
Beginner Cello Lessons are offered as one-on-one instruction. Cello Lessons are available in 30-minute and 60-minute increments.
WHY CHOOSE CY-FAIR MUSIC AND ARTS FOR YOUR CELLO LESSONS?
Cy-Fair Music and Arts offers a unique approach to music lessons. We believe in treating each student as an individual and meeting them where they are. You won’t find any cookie-cutter lesson plans here.
Our professional cello teachers hold university degrees on their instrument, and many perform regularly with local orchestras and ensembles.
Cello students have the opportunity to participate in our regular student recitals.
They also get up to 4 Private Make-up Lessons per Month!
To get started today, please fill out the form and one of our team members will reach out to you. Or give us a call at (281) 855-8855.