Find a cello teacher in Chicago, IL

Find cello teachers in Chicago, IL

Find cello teachers in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 cello lessons in Chicago, IL

Students agree: these Chicago cello teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Richard Li's Cello Studio

Richard Li's Cello Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
My job for any student is to help cater to the student's individual goal while also making learning the cello as painless as possible. When I work with a student, I want the student to achieve the following concepts: 1. Setup. Cellists will have good posture and be able to make cello playing feel easy. 2. Tone. Every sound a cellist plays should come from a good sound. 3. Intonation/Music Reading. Every cellist has the ability to play in tune. In order to do that, they will become fluent in reading music. 4. Musicality. The fun part of music making is when they are able to express music with ideas. Cello playing is daunting and can seem impos...
Cello Lessons

Cello Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
Ruolan X. says, "I usually don’t like to write anything... but here I really want to talk about how a fantastic teacher Calum is! He is really professional — we usually go through a piece together, and however hard I practiced, he always provides many more insightful thoughts about how to get it better. Also he pointed out my tiny bad posture and habits(via zoom, impressively!) so that I will not be bottle-necked by them when I play higher level pieces. I really value his advises because they turn out correct every time. Also, Calum is very patient and willing to help. He offered me a ton of advices about buying cello and cello accessories via email(many tips when trying a cello, many recommendations in my price range that performs surprisingly well). I really appreciate how much extra time he used to help me out those little time consuming problems. I self-taught for 3 months and then learned with Calum for another 3-months. I can feel the HUGE improvement on my sound quality, my posture and my details. I started playing cello just for fun, but now it is more than fun to me! Influenced by his scholar-like attitude on cello, I desperately want to practice and play better. I definitely recommend knowing him. You will be impressed!" Read more
Personal Progress

Personal Progress

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Ian G. says, "Improves my technique and always gets me into better shape for the season. It is also a great way for me to get an intense workout without losing much time in my schedule. " Read more

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 Chicago cello lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Becca A.
Coach Joshua has been outstanding with our family! Started with general fitness for my husband and I but ended up teaching our son boxing aswell. It's been such encouraging experience and coach has really surpassed expectations.
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