About the Cello
The violoncello, usually abbreviated to cello, is a bowed string instrument. A person who plays a cello is called a cellist. The cello is used as a solo instrument in chamber music and as a member of the string section of an orchestra.
The cello is typically made from wood, although other materials such as carbon fiber or aluminum may be used. A traditional cello has a spruce top, with maple for the back, sides, and neck.
The cello is most closely associated with European classical music and has been described as the closest sounding instrument to the human voice. The instrument is a part of the standard orchestra and is the bass voice of the string quartet, as well as being part of many other chamber groups. A large number of concertos and sonatas have been written for the cello. The instrument is less common in popular music, but is sometimes featured in pop and rock recordings.
About Cello Lessons
The sound of the cello is said to be very close to the sound of the human voice. Perhaps for this reason, many composers such as Bach and Haydn have written works specifically for the instrument. Even though we often associate the cello with classical music, these days cello is heard in pop, rock, and hip hop as well.
While it's fun to learn an instrument, it may also benefit your health. Playing your cello can relieve stress and help you feel more grounded in the present.
Perhaps you have an interest in the cello. If so, you came to the right place. Starlight Music has assisted many students of various ages and abilities in connecting with professional cello instructors in their area.
In your lessons you can learn the basics of playing the cello. Your teacher can show you how to hold the bow properly with your right hand, and how to apply pressure to get a clean sound. Lessons will also address proper left hand technique including positions and the production of vibrato.
Intermediate and advanced students may be interested in particular pieces or musical genres. Students who have upcoming auditions can feel free to take some lessons to help prepare.
Whatever you're looking for in an cello instructor, we're sure to match you with someone who's a good fit. To find out more feel free to send us an email at: info@starlightmusic.com.au.