At Eagle Rock Music Studio in Los Angeles, musicians of all ages and levels may take cello lessons. Young children and adults alike frequently study the cello, and some aspire to be professionals while others simply study the instrument for recreational fulfillment. If your situation fits either scenario, or if it lies somewhere in the middle, Eagle Rock has something for you that will expand your musical horizons beyond dreaming and towards doing.
Many similarly sized stringed instruments were in use as early as the 16th century, but by the 18th century, the cello had become the dominant bowed instrument of its size. Due to its continued use in classical music over the past few centuries, the cello is one of the most recognizable instruments today.
Cellos are used in classical music settings around the world, and due to the instrument’s versatility, can be found in other settings, as well. The cello’s uses are varied, appearing on solo musician’s work (such as Yo-Yo Ma), as well as in orchestras and in chamber music. (Occasionally, cellos enhance the mood of pop tunes, as well, such as on Nirvana’s songs “Dumb” and “All Apologies.”)
Cello lessons at Eagle Rock Music Studio are designed to help students develop their playing to their desired level. We believe students should learn something new every visit, and that lessons should be fun, engaging, and exciting. Our lessons focus on proper technique, intonation, competition preparation (if applicable), sight-reading, chamber music, popular music, music theory and duets.
Because each student has his or her own goals and learning styles, it is important that lessons be tailored to the individual needs of each and every student. We offer two course paths for cellists: one for professionals and another for recreation. Since it can take months to prepare for an audition, all cello lessons are private/one-on-one — you’ll make more progress much faster in this setting than when working alone or in a group.
Practice is extremely important for developing a working proficiency with your instrument, but actually becoming a working professional requires honing these skills under the guidance of an instructor who can identify your goals and help you work towards fulfilling them. Playing for recreation removes the stress involved from playing competitively, but the same principles of identifying goals and working towards their specific solutions still apply when teaching within this setting.
Eagle Rock Music Studios is located just north of downtown Los Angeles between Glendale and Pasadena. For more information or to set up a lesson, please call us at 323-309-8467.