private cello classes

We are young & enthusiastic Uni Students who can provide you a personal 1 on 1 cello lesson in your home – in your area.


If you are looking to learn to play cello & want a professional, eager & reliable local cello teacher to come to your home – one of us will be available, & will be able to provide you a very affordable lesson rate.

What People Are Saying

Alex is an incredible cello teacher and our son has flown through his grades over the past few years. Learning cello with Music Lessons Academy has been great. Amazing experience and highly recommended.

Francis Stone

A really great and convenient way to take cello classes – well organised and friendly admin team and my daughters teacher, Alex, has been great! Very flexible and responsive to what I wanted. Thanks!

Dale Wright

Featured Cello Teachers

Here are just a few of our amazing cello teachers ready to come to your home to teach cello students

I am currently studying Science at Macquarie University. I love sharing my skills with my cello students and watching them grow and learn to be proud of their musical achievements.


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Currently studying Education at Monash University. I want to be able to share my knowledge and passion for music to my cello students, whether they’re just starting off or simply just want to improve their pre-existing cello skills, I want to help them develop their skills in a warm, friendly and encouraging environment. Learning any instrument should be a very fun and enjoyable experience, and all about exploring different styles and genres, and finding ones that you particularly like!


Cello Tutor

Teaching is on my horizon both as a career and a passion as I’m currently studying Primary Education at the University of Queensland. Some of my fondest memories of learning the cello lie in the interactions I had with my teachers alongside the care and effort that they put into my learning. I believe that we each have unique gifts and skills to offer, and it’s my goal to find that in my students each and every cello lesson. We can achieve great things!


Cello Tutor

Studying Music at UWA. I am excited by the opportunity to guide a student towards discovering their full potential, and I love to inspire others to share a passion for music.


Cello Tutor

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long of a cello lesson should I take?

For kids 5 to 9 years old, a 45 minute lesson is a good duration for a cello class. For 9 and up and students who have specific music goals such as playing in orchestra at school, a 60 minute lesson is a much better investment. For advanced players an hour lesson is recommended.

How does booking cello lessons work?

We offer weekly lessons, scheduled at the same time each week, with your teacher. Our lessons run throughout the school terms.

How can we access the MyMusicStaff student portal?

You can visit to log into the student portal. Email us at [email protected] to get your login details.
Should I buy a cello before starting cello lessons?

You will definitely want to purchase or rent a cello for your child (or yourself) to have at home.

Do I need to travel anywhere for my lessons?
A cello teacher will come to your home, meaning you don’t have to fight traffic to get to after school lessons.
How frequently do I need to pay for cello lessons?
Cello students have the option of paying per month or term. Invoices are sent to students on a termly basis, so please let us know if you prefer monthly billing.
How does the payment work?
We ask all cello students to pay via direct debit or credit card. Our cello teachers will not accept cash. Cello lessons are prepaid to guarantee your placement.
Do you accept the government’s Creative Kids Voucher?
Currently we are only accepting Creative Kids Voucher in NSW. We hope to accept the government voucher in other states soon.
What are your cello teachers qualifications?
We are highly experienced in teaching cello to students of all ages and skill levels, and have completed the relevant cello exams that allow us to teach. All cello tutors have undertaken a government certified “Working with children” police check.
Is it hard to learn to play the cello?
Many beginning musicians wonder, “Is cello hard to learn?” The process of learning the cello is not difficult, but it’s important to keep in mind that the cello is not an instrument of instant gratification. It does require focused, daily practice time and a good teacher to guide you along the way.
Can I teach myself to play the cello?
It can be done. I would suggest finding a local cellist who wouldn’t mind giving you a lesson to learn the basics – proper bow hold, hand positions, run through some scales, vibrato, etc. Generally speaking, proper form. From there, you can teach yourself by practicing practicing practicing
How do I know my child is progressing ?

To keep our students learning and progressing, we use the Musical Ladder system. Every 3 months our students take a test with their teacher to make sure they are absorbing the material in the lessons and making progress. Our students love this system as they get to earn cool colourful wristbands and certificates as well as trophies for their achievements! Our teachers also will take the time to conference

Is my child too young to start cello classes?
Our cello tutors are experienced in teaching cello to students as young as five. Our enthusiastic cello teachers ensure every cello lesson is fun and engaging to keep students interested in pursuing their instrument.
How long does it take to learn the cello?
It may take from 2-5 years to feel comfortable with 1st through 4th positions, or more depending on what you call comfortable.
Can adults learn to play cello?
You can start learning the cello at any age. … Adults sometimes say ‘I won’t use it for anything’ and question their desire to learn the cello. However, if you are doing it just because you want to and you love the instrument, there is no better reason so don’t hold back!
When should you start cello lessons?
Experts say that the best age to learn to play the cello is between 6 to 7 years old. Kids at a younger age will find it hard to focus and control their energy. Most of them prefer to express themselves through interactive physical activities.
Is cello harder than violin?
Which is Harder to Play: Violin or Cello? … People who have tried both instruments tend to say the cello is less difficult due to its more natural position. The position of the violin can feel awkward at first, however advanced violinists insist that it becomes natural over time.
What happens if I ( my child ) gets sick and can’t make a lesson one day?

We have group make up classes on the weekend, that are age and level appropriate. You can sign up online for as many as you would like and the make up never expires, meaning you can take the make up class a week or 2 months later.

What happens if I leave for 2 months and come back?

If you are leaving for 30 days or longer, you have the option of holding your time and teacher for when you return by paying your normal monthly tuition.You may also withdraw completely and re- register when you return, however your time and teacher may not be available.

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Why Should You Take Cello Classes?

Cello Classes for Kids

Our cello teachers love to work with complete cello beginners, and know how to guide cello students through to an advanced level playing the cello.

Cello Classes for Adults

We have a large group of adult cello students that enjoy weekly cello lessons with us. One of the benefits of learning to play the cello with us as an adult is our adult recitals where you get to share your cello playing skills.

Meaningful, long-term hobbies like learning to play the cello is purposeful and long-lasting.

Music Lessons Academy provide private cello lessons in the convenience of your own home which makes it easy to get your kids started on their musical journey in learning to play the cello.

There are a multitude of studies that look into the effects of learning to play music and its development of children and their brains.

From improved concentration and higher levels of emotional intelligence to increased maths ability is associated with skills credited to learning to play the cello.

Before you start child cello lessons be sure you sit down and have a conversation about what you expect from the cello teacher as well as your child. We thoroughly recommend agreeing on a time of day to practice the cello, every day, even if that cello practice is only for 5 minutes.

Start small, but start consistent, and then you’ll have something to build on as your child advances through their cello lessons to the point where they can play many songs on the cello.

Please note, no child is instantly gifted with the ability to play the cello from the first lesson, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE is the key to learn everything there is about the cello.

Even if the first step is just to learn a note or some notes and begin to string them together, kids just need time to practice and have fun until they are ready to pursue bigger and better things.

We know that Music Lessons Academy is a great option for beginner cello lessons through to advanced cello lessons, with professional and local cello teachers (near me)

Develop your child’s ability to play cello at an early age to help them explore their interest in cello and build both musical and life confidence.

If your child wants to learn cello, contact us today as we have many resources to help cello students achieve their musical goals.

Cello lessons are an ongoing process, and cello students of all ages will benefit from a professional and eager cello tutor from Music Lessons Academy.

Learning To Play The Cello

Left Hand Position On The Cello

To create the perfect cello hand position, start by making a C shape with your left hand.

Next place this on the fingerboard, with your thumb on the cello’s neck, and with fingers perpendicular to the cello strings.

Your shoulder position should be relaxed and flexible so that the weight of the arm aids in holding down the cello strings.

If this is done properly, the thumb is not needed to press down the cello strings. Also, the left shoulder should “float” a winglike feeling of flexibility.

There should be a strait line between your elbow through to your wrist to your pinky for proper alignment. Once the position looks good, students learning to play the cello can begin to learn to tap and to shift.

Tapping helps to strengthen your hands position, while shifting helps to keep your left hand flexible and mobile which will be necessary for more advanced cello lessons and playing. More advanced cello students will learn to perfect their hand position. Often the smallest adjustments can unlock huge improvements when playing the cello.

The Cello Bow Hand Position

Practicing a good cello bow hold is crucial to a good cello sound.

Similar to the other hand, a good cello bow hold is controlled, yet flexible.

Place your right hand on the cello bow, with your thumb gently inside the frog, (the cutout just before the hairs of the bow).

Lay the remaining finger over the top of the bow, slightly spread out.

Curve the pinky slightly and place it near the end of the bow, on top, in a way that it can control the tilt of the bow. It takes some practice for the pinky to get used to controlling the tilt of the bow, and to be well balanced.

The bow hold should never be squeezed. Next, when drawing the bow across the strings, make sure that the shoulder is low and relaxed, and that the joints of the elbow and wrist are interconnected.

The bow eventually should feel as an extension of the arm, rather that seperate.



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