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:
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.
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.
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.