Find a cello teacher in Washington, DC

Find cello teachers in Washington, DC

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Top 10 cello lessons in Washington, DC

Students agree: these Washington cello teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Ottley Music School, Inc.

Ottley Music School, Inc.

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
51+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Charlotte .. says, " I think Ann started around the holiday season, she’s had about one academic semester of once per week classes. She was still 2 years old when she started at Ottley’s Music School. Now she can find middle C, identify A, B or C anywhere on the keyboard, read notations like piano meaning play softly, fortissimo meaning play loudly, and quarter rest. She has been introduced to half and full notes and rests, but doesn’t yet consistently apply them. She can play simple 3-note sequences with either the left or right hand but sometimes prefers to play all notes with either her thumb or index finger rather than following the assigned fingers for each key. It’s really an extraordinary amount of progress for her age. I’ve been surprised" Read more
Roland Kahn's Cello Studio

Roland Kahn's Cello Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Roland Kahn is a Cello, Piano, and Composition Instructor from Chevy Chase, MD who teaches and performs throughout the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Having immersed himself in the art of music since 2006, he recently completed his Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance at the University of Maryland. Throughout his secondary education, Roland actively participated in competitive performances and earned the position of principal cellist in local orchestras. As an instructor, he specializes in teaching Cello, Piano, and Composition both in private lessons and sectional (group) classes for middle and high school students. Roland's versatility a...
Jodi Beder

Jodi Beder

5.0(1)
49+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Jes E. says, "In addition to being a skilled, experienced musician who conveys her passion for cello, Jodi is an attentive teacher who individualizes each lesson to meet the needs of her student. She treated my 11 year old daughter with absolute respect and gentle kindness while showing her that with discipline and commitment she could see steady improvement. Her lessons were fun and creative and encouraged my daughter to learn to truly PLAY (that is, enjoy!) the cello. " Read more
Emily Doveala Cello Lessons

Emily Doveala Cello Lessons

5.0(2)
2 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
MaryJune S. says, "Very kind and nice! Learning so much. I would not hesitate to recommend Emily. Such a joy to work with. " Read more
Beleo Music Group

Beleo Music Group

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Washington, DC
All of our teachers are vetted and trained by the founder of a national music school chain Seeing student develop from beginners to professionals earning a living and gaining acclaim
Aliriolopez

Aliriolopez

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Washington, DC
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Crescendo Studios

Crescendo Studios

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Crescendo Studios, founded in 2018 and located in Falls Church, Virginia, is a community-driven music school for the modern musician. Offering private and group lessons, as well as rehearsal spaces, it is a haven for all musicians with a unique approach to music education. The school emphasizes a deep understanding of music theory and technique, empowering both students and instructors. Its diverse, experienced instructors strive to foster each student's personal musical journey. At Crescendo Studios, the only requirement is passion!
Symphony To Go

Symphony To Go

New on Lessons
Offers online services
34+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Symphony To Go, based in Vienna, Virginia, was founded in 1990 and has since become a trusted provider of master orchestra lessons for all ages. With over 35 years of experience, their focus is on private lessons in violin, viola, and cello. They pride themselves on their proven track record of helping students achieve excellent results, guided by the expertise of Master Teacher Ralph Boehm. From their humble beginnings as a small booking company for classical musicians, they have grown into a go-to resource for high-quality music education.

Your Cello Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do cello lessons cost near me?

Cello lessons cost $45 to $85 hourly for one-on-one lessons at home or in a music school. Pre-booking 4 to 5 lessons costs $170 to $380 per month. A cheaper option to learn the cello is group classes that cost $20 to $35 per session.

Find a greater variety of teachers through online cello lessons with a price range of $35 to $70 per hour.

Are cello lessons worth it?

Cello lessons are worth it for more effective learning at an accelerated progress. One-on-one instruction makes studying the cello more enjoyable and provides ongoing technique guidance. This personalized advice helps build discipline for regular practice and prevents detrimental playing habits that prove hard to change later.

How many cello lessons do I need?

You need weekly cello lessons for a year to play a simple song. After 2 to 4 years of learning, you can usually join a small music group with other beginners. The time it takes to get really good depends on how often you practice and your goals.

To make the fastest progress, get the most experienced teacher and supplement private lessons with group practices.

How long are cello lessons?

Cello lessons are generally 30 to 60 minutes long. The exact time depends on the student's skill level, how well they can focus, and what they hope to achieve in the long term.

What age is best to start cello lessons?

The best age to start cello lessons is from the ages of 5 to 7 years old. The cello comes in many sizes to accommodate the small frames of younger students and adult learners alike. Adults can pursue cello studies at any age.

How much are cello lessons for kids?

Cello lessons for kids cost $30 to $65 for a 30-minute lesson. Most children don't have the focus for a session longer than 30 minutes.

How do I find a cello teacher near me?

Find a cello teacher near you by searching for private cello instructors on Lessons. You can also ask for the availability of teachers at local music stores. Sometimes cello classes are available at community colleges too.

Before you decide on a cello teacher near you, always remember to:

  • Get at least 3 different prices for cello lessons to compare.
  • Read what people are saying about them on Google and Lessons.
  • Ask for a references list of students they're teaching now or have taught recently.
  • Talk to other parents about what their kids say about these teachers.
  • Get a written agreement and a lesson plan before the first class.
  • Don't pay for a month's worth of lessons until you've had your first ones and feel the teacher is right for you.

What questions should you ask a cello teacher?

Remember to ask these questions before hiring a cello teacher:

  • How long have you been a cello teacher?
  • What music school did you go to?
  • Can I get the first lesson for free or discounted as a trial class?
  • How old are the students you usually teach?
  • What kind of cello should I get if I don't have one at home?
  • How much should I practice between our lessons?
  • What books do I need to learn, and how much do they cost?
  • Will I have homework between classes?
  • Can you modify your teaching style if I have trouble learning?
  • Do you teach the Suzuki method or any other methods?
  • What should I bring to class?
  • How many types of music can you teach me?
  • What's your cancellation policy?
  • Can I pick a song I'd like to learn?

Reviews for Washington cello lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Washington area.
Laura M.
The Ottley Music School has been instrumental in helping my daughter learn to read music and perform appropriate but challenging pieces. The teachers encourage each child to reach their potential while providing top notch instruction. We are happy with the quality of instruction and performance opportunities our child has received at Ottley Music School.
Ottley Music School, Inc.
Adam L.
I love Emily! She is really patient and she really helps breakdown the more complicated aspects of learning the cello. She also doesn't guilt me when I forget or run out of time to practice, which is a big plus for me!! Thank you Emily! Look forward to our next lesson!
Emily Doveala Cello Lessons
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