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Cello Lessons

Recommended starting age: 4 to adult

At The Music Playground, we are extremely proud of our instrumental music programme. As well as just learning to play an instrument, we strive to provide a strong all-round musical education to our students.

Our all-inclusive fee includes:

  • 30 minute weekly instrumental lessons

  • Weekly group class:

    • Playtime (preschool ages 3-6): runs most days

    • Music Club (School age grade Prep - Year 12)

  • Two concerts per year, including free admission to friends and relatives

  • Parent evenings, informal concerts, support community and more


Did you know that cello was recently voted Australia's favourite instrument in the ABC Classic 100

Step into the enchanting world of the cello, with a rich, beautiful tone, close in range and expressive qualities to the human voice. Listen below to hear the soulful sound which echoes, not only through the air, but through the body of the player, creating a strong connection between the performer and their instrument. The deep resonance is known to have a profound and calming effect on many players.  

Many composers have used the cello to create beautiful scenes such as Saint Saens' The Swan or draw great emotion from their audience such as Dvorak's Silent Woods.

Of course, cello is best know for the Bach Cello Suites which have been arranged for many instruments including violin and guitar. 

Children can start from the age of four for children who have come through our early childhood program, and from the age of five for children who have come from outside of the program.


Lessons for the youngest are designed to seamlessly transition from the Playtime class which ensures that the cellists take their first steps with joy and enthusiasm.


Just like group classes, parents are encouraged to attend alongside their child in the early years. During the lesson parents will observe and take notes, ready to assume the role of ’support person’ during practice times at home.  

smiling child playing cello
laughing child with cello

The essence of lessons lies in cultivating a love for music, and this principle is at the forefront of each session. A focus on developing a rich, beautiful tone with great technique is fundamental from the first lesson.


Lessons are crafted to be playful and enjoyable, incorporating singing, playing musical games, recognising phrases and form and encouraging the learner to unleash their creativity. 


Along the way, the cellist will develop finger strength and dexterity, balance, posture and an internal sense of intonation. 

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