What You Will Learn

By the end of the first 10 lessons, you will have developed a good sense of pulse and rhythm, know the strings and how to read them on sheet music and you will be playing the strings with confidence, both pizzicato (plucking) and arco (with the bow).  You will be enjoying playing along with fun backing tracks.

Make a good sound  

The first good sound you will make will be a ‘ringing’ pizzicato, when you pluck the string. As lessons progress you will learn how to hold the bow and to apply to the right level of pressure to create a smooth and lovely clear sound.   

Play well-known tunes 

When you havelearnt just a few notes, you will be able to play a selection of tunes in different musical styles. 

Learn to read musical notation  

As you learn to play different tunes, you will also be introduced to musical notation. As you become more confident reading music, a whole world of musical opportunities will open up!  

Make music with others 

The cello loves to play with other instruments and it can be a perfect way of meeting new friends. After just a few weeks you will be able to make music with others – in your lessons, with friends or at one of our Music Centres.