Cello

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CELLO IN PALM BEACH

Cello lessons at Vivace Music Academy are individually tailored for students of all ages and levels who love the bold tone of the cello. Teaching methods such as traditional, Suzuki or a combination of both are utilized in cello lessons by our faculty to help you learn classical music, fun popular songs or even your own composition.

Beginning students start with the fundamentals of cello lessons, including proper technique in holding the cello, comfortable hand position, and holding the bow.

Advanced students continue to progress in their cello lessons with gradually challenging techniques, correct intonation, position shifting, and phrasing while learning advanced repertoire.

Our goal is to deliver the finest and best cello lesson in Palm Beach by exposing you to a variety of repertoire and technique with professional highly qualified teachers, and many of them perform regularly with local SouthFlorida Orchestras.

We highly recommend our students to bring their own cello or you can rent/purchase program in a month or two at our Academy.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT DO YOU LEARN IN YOUR CELLO LESSONS?

That question is often asked by prospective CELLO students. Our cello teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. We do not treat every cello student the same in terms of what and how we teach.

A seven-year-old having their first cello lesson will have very different needs than a fifty-seven-year-old taking up cello for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child.

The main reason to choose the Academy as your cello lesson provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every cello student is an individual.

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If you enroll here for cello lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your cello teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.

WHAT DO I NEED TO START CELLO LESSONS?

CELLOs are quite affordable, and they come in different sizes accommodating the smallest students (ages 3-5).  We highly recommend to our students to bring their own cello on their second class, should they choose to enroll in the Academy. We will be introducing a rental/purchase program at our Academy in case you don’t own yet a cello.

WHAT STYLES OF CELLO DO YOU TEACH?

We teach all styles from classical, jazz, pop, country, and blues.

ARE YOUR CELLO INSTRUCTORS QUALIFIED?

Our cello teachers and music instructors have received their education from prestigious institutions from all over the world such as Peabody Conservatory, Miami University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Lynn University and Florida Atlantic University. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the US, Latin America and Europe and have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.

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Do you need more information to start with Cello Lessons?

Call 561-804-6687 and our friendly and knowledgeable Consultants will answer any questions you may have.  It’s easy to join our musical family: in only a few minutes we can enroll you in month-to-month Cello Program.  We do not have long-term contracts, and you can always terminate your contract by the 15th of each month.

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ABOUT THE CELLO

Like all the members of the violin family, the cello first emerged in Northern Italy in the first half of the 16th century in the workshops of famous instrument makers like Andrea Amati and Gasparo da Salo. This family evolved from the viola da braccio, an instrument that was held aloft in the arm, played with a bow and bore a strong resemblance to today’s violin. To create instruments that played in a lower register, instrument makers experimented with ways to expand the size of the viola da braccio. These bass instruments were now positioned on the floor between the knees or in front of the player. The introduction of steel strings in the 1920s led to some changes in repertoire for the cello. This invention improved sound quality and volume by another step. It also helped composers to expand the use of cellos into more sustained lines, where previously they had served best in parts with repeating notes and figures that favored more percussive playing.

Famous Cello Players

The cello is primarily an orchestral and chamber music instrument, but it is also heard in jazz, folk, rock and pop music as well.

Famous classical cello players include Yo-Yo Ma, Jacqueline du Pre, Zara Nelsova, Johann Sebastian Paetsch, Mstislav Rostropovichs, Janos Starker, and Maurice Gendron, to name just a few.

Well known jazz cello players include Oscar Pettiford, Harry Babasin, Dave Holland, Abdul Wadud, Ron Carter, Oscar Pettiford and many others.Rock/pop bands that have used the cello include Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, ELO, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith and Panic at the Disco.