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The Cello

The cello is the string instrument that has a beautiful sound and is certainly thought to be closest to the human voice in terms of timbre. It has a range capable of playing all the human choir voices including: soprano, alto, tenor and bass. It has a beautiful, warm, songlike tone. Furthermore, it's a great instrument for playing in an ensemble and similarly, as a solo instrument, the cello shines.

Personalised Cello Lessons in London

Are you Looking for Cello lessons in London? For yourself or a family member? We are extremely proud of our team of cello teachers. Each one is a professional tutor, able to work with you to produce a completely personalised plan based around you, your goals and your learning style. Go at your own pace and work with our experienced and high quality cello teachers to achieve your goals.

Flexible, Professional, Trusted Tutors!

At MusicTutors.co.uk, take lessons as you want them. You are not tied in to long term commitments, our lessons are as flexible as your schedule. That said if a regular slot is what you’re looking for, our tutor will be able to accomodate you too. All of our tutors sign up to a strict and clear suite of policies around safeguarding and child protection. Everyone has achieved the highest possible level of background check - the enhanced DBS certificate. Cello lessons of high quality and cello lessons you can trust.

Do I Need My Own Cello

The key to learning any musical instrument is, of course, practice. For parents, there is often the (quite wise) desire to gauge progress, engagement and interest before making what can be a substantial purchase. Our advice is to look for the middle way. Without the instrument, the progress can be hard to achieve and the engagement (and enjoyment) can begin to slide. However, the beginner, second hand and hire options available on the market can be ways of balancing the problem with an affordable solution. Check out the links below to our local pages for more information.

When Should I start?

As with all music, there is much to learn and become accustomed to when learning the cello. Music is the ultimate balance of the mental and the physical. Therefore even though the cello is a physically demanding instrument, a general music education can begin as early as birth! By choosing the right size cello, young children can benefit from starting early however. With your tutor, focus on making a great sound and having fun, rather than attempting challenging pieces which might not be rewarding.

Click here for more information on choosing the right cello

Whatever Your Age or Level - Practice is key

Practice for short concentrated periods rather than for a long time. Furthermore, Give yourself a break if you feel your concentration slipping or if you are feeling tired. Above all, practice should be enjoyable, especially at the beginning of your journey. Lastly, Setting yourself small goals and working towards these each day will build a feeling of success and achievement in your playing.


Correct technique in terms of posture, bow hold and finger positioning is vital to securing great tone and progress when playing the cello. Consequently, great tuition and regular practice are the keys to progression.


Bow technique is based on the principle of weight. Importantly, use your own body weight to guide the bow and try to avoid uneven pushing motions. Moreover, watch professional cellists and see how the bow glides, how fluent the motion looks. Finally with practice, most importantly lots of practice, you can achieve this fluency too!

Record Your Progress!

It's a good idea to record you or your child's playing from the beginning so that progress can be seen, heard and most importantly celebrated! It is important to point out that everyone and anyone can learn to play. When you deal with music, you also learn other essential skills. For instance, your ability to concentrate, to listen and to work with others will undoubtedly improve alongside your musical skills!

London: A World-Renowned Music Hub

London has a world-class reputation for music. The city hosts some of the biggest venues, outstanding universities and conservatoires, and is home to hundreds of famous musicians! London has given us iconic artists such as David Bowie, The Clash, and The Rolling Stones.

London is home to countless music venues, including everything from arenas and stadiums to tiny trendy bars. Some of London's biggest venues include O2 Arena, Wembley Stadium, and Wembley Arena. These are great for watching big, well-known bands, but if you're looking for indpendant bands and upcoming talent, you can check out venues like The Old Blue Last, The Finsbury and The Lexington. For touring bands, there's also The Roundhouse, O2 Academy Brixton, and Kentish Town Forum.

But that's not all! For fans of classical and jazz, The Barbican hosts an eclectic range of concerts throughout the year. Also, The Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music regularly host evening and lunchtime concerts from students, as well as some of the most highly regarded musicians in the world.

Of course, it's almost impossible to cover everything musical that's happening in London right now - it's truly endless! Check out these guides for an in-depth look at what's on:

When we start our musical journey, buying an instrument is the first hurdle to clear. There is almost a whole new language to learn and it's difficult to know where to start. However, if you go into a great music shop, there will be an expert on hand to get you started! Rose Morris is a great Central London store with a stunning selection of guitars. Similarly, Wunjo Guitars has a fantastic selection of guitars and bass guitars. If you’re interested in playing strings, The Piano Warehouse in South West London. Check out PMT for all your music technology needs, plus they have a great range of drum kits!

Want to take your music practise and make it social? Great idea! There are plenty of amateur and professional music groups that you can join in London. London City Voices is open to all those wanting to get involved - they put on annual concerts as well as great social events. Instrumentalists, click here for an extensive list of groups you can join in London.

Are you looking for lessons in another instrument in London?

We are a constantly expanding team of high-quality, professional and trusted tutors. Below, you can search our tutors near you!

  1. See our London guitar tutors here!
  2. See our wonderful piano tutors here!
  3. See our team of Bass tutors here!
  4. Here is our range of violin tutors in London!

We're here to help you!

At MusicTutors, we are always on hand, connecting students with their perfect tutor. If you have any questions about cello lessons, call us on 07946125613 or via email at [email protected] The office team are all professional musicians and educators who love giving great service. Get in touch today! 07946125613 Or send us a mail to [email protected]. We can't wait to hear from you!

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