The cello is a rewarding instrument to learn.  Children and adults alike are attracted to its warm, rich tone.  A level of commitment is required to master the difficult technical aspects of the instrument, but it can be enjoyed at all levels.

Course Entry Recommendations

  • Age eight years onwards

Beginner Classes

The beginner cello class is based on Essential Elements 2000 for Strings, Cello Book 1.  This user-friendly and easy to follow book comes with a well-produced cd, meaning that children can progress at home.

Required Materials

  • Essential Elements 2000 for Strings, Cello Book 1
  • A clear file
  • recommended, a tuning machine

Level A

After year one, the Suzuki Books are used.  The aim is to make good progress with pieces, alongside the technical aspects of cello playing.  A clearfile is also required, and it can be a good idea to purchase a tuning machine so parents can tune the cello at home.

Required Materials

  • Suzuki Books (to be advised)
  • A clear file
  • Highly recommended, a tuning machine

Instrument hire

  • A limited number of cellos are available for hire.