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Cello lessons Huntington Beach

The cello is a powerfully expressive instrument both in a solo context and as part of an ensemble. It has long ago broken out of its image merely as an instrument to be used by symphony orchestras or in a traditional, classical setting. Cellos are being used in everything from jazz to heavy metal and folk music thanks to its expansive tonal palette. We offer cello lessons for all ages and levels. Our teachers are well qualified to teach from beginners up to advanced level. Teachers will also work with students who wish to join the school or local orchestra to prepare for auditions.

Students develop a joy of playing and a high level of comprehensive technique and artistry on the instrument. You will have the support to meet your musical goals with a clear course of study.

We always encourage and help our students to perform with other students. This can be accomplished formally through our annual recital, or informally by performing together with other students at our school's showcases or gathering events.

  • Free introductory cello lesson & evaluation Book Now!
  • Performing opportunities at the Recitals held at our school (which are free!) throughout the year and at other events
  • Have the most fun making music - join our growing orchestra
  • Ongoing enrollment - stop by anytime
  • Flexible hours to accommodate your busy schedule
  • Cello lessons tailored to meet the individual needs of students
  • Professional musicians providing quality education

Frequently asked questions

What’s the right age to begin music lessons?

What’s the right instrument for my child?

That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals.

We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach.

A seven year old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty-seven year old taking up piano for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child.

The main reason to choose our school as your music lesson provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual.

If you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.

We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, blues and classical.

The ideal beginning cello student is a child who loves music and is approximately 9 years old. This is ideal age but we're a big believer that a highly motivated student can learn and make progress at younger age. It's a good idea to start cello lessons when the child is able to focus for at least 30 minutes in a classroom environment and is willing to learn.

Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as California State University of Long Beach, Brigham Young University (Idaho), BAKIP Linz (Austria), and many others. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the US and Europe and have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.

Cello Teachers

Maura Phelps

Maura Phelps
Cello, Ukulele

Maura Phelps is a recent alumni of CSULB where she received her masters degree in instrumental performance....

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Jasmin Cruz

Jasmin Cruz
Cello, Piano

Jasmin Cruz, a Bay Area native, is an emerging music educator with a passion for igniting musical curiosity....

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Ethan Dwinell

Ethan Dwinell

Growing up in Long Beach, Ethan’s love of music started when he was introduced to the cello at an afterschool...

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Performance opportunities

Recitals boost confidence! Taking part in a recital helps performers to overcome shyness, fear, anxiety and stage fright. It gives students a chance to showcase all of their hard work, dedication, and progress throughout the year. As children experience getting on stage, performing for an audience, and being applauded for their efforts, they gain self-confidence that will carry with them in all aspects of school and life.

We offer a variety of opportunities for our students to perform in a confidence-boosting and supportive setting. We have many recitals every year, our two Annual Recital in the Summer and a Winter Recital at the end of the year to showcase our students' progress. Students will also receive a trophy at the annual recital.

In addition to annual recitals held at an outside venue, we regularly host mini-recitals at Recital Hall of the school. This will give our students many more performance opportunities throughout the year. We always make sure that students get to perform on a grand piano. For our students these recitals are free.

Please check this page for performance videos.

Refer a Friend and Get Rewards!

We love referrals! Because we have such happy customers, we get a lot of new students through referrals. Getting your child’s friends involved with the program lets them share in similar interests and makes it all that more fun. Or maybe you have friends with children that love music and may want to start learning an instrument? Either way, each time someone you refer signs up, both you and them will enjoy one free class! There is no limit to how many you can refer - the more the merrier!

We believe music lessons should be inspiring, social, supportive, and above all: FUN! Engaging music lessons in Huntington Beach