Learn, progress, experience and develop with cello lessons at The Cello Corner, a cello studio in London providing tuition for children, designed to develop confidence, ensemble empathy, and critical thinking skills.
Interactive, fun and sociable, the ensemble cello classes which complement the individual lessons are a great way for children to learn. Greatly improving a child's listening ability and furthering their capacity to play in ensembles, the classes offer them the stimulation and motivation to progress - children also learn a lot by watching, and seeing other children playing the cello greatly contributes to their appreciation of - and desire to play - music.
The age of four is ideal for a child to be introduced to music and to an instrument. Lessons and classes have been carefully designed to see them progress quickly and confidently.
Parents are very much a part of the experience during the cello lessons; learning, playing and practising the instrument alongside their children.
The weekly individual cello lessons for the children are complemented by ensemble lessons, which take place on a regular basis and are part of the teaching program and therefore obligatory.
Being part of a cello class has a very valuable social aspect to it and the children become a team of cellists who grow together and become close friends.
By listening to each other and observing each other the children learn things they would not learn by only practising by themselves.
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Please note: we can not accept children over the age of four as beginners.
We do accept older children after who are advanced.
The process of the first year learning the cello:
- Cello class observation
- The parent needs to think about their own work schedule: how to fit in daily practice with child plus 2 lessons per week (one-to-one and group lesson)
- It has to be the same parent who attends the one-to-one lesson
- 4 concerts per year (participation expected)
- After the first term of lessons: regrouping with the parent to discuss routine of practice
- After 6 months: practice routine should be settled
- After 6 months: reassessment of development. Reassessment means a decision to be taken by the teacher on the continuation of lessons based on progress to date, reflecting the parent's role.
With a relaxed and informal approach, cello lessons are provided that are sensitive to the needs and requirements of each student, drawing from many years' experience in both performance and teaching.
Children are not just given plenty of opportunities to take part in music summer camps and workshops throughout the year but a lot of effort is put into getting the children to play in the National Children's Orchestra, one of the most sought-after orchestras in the UK and the North London Music Festival.
Located in Islington four children cello class concerts are held each year, which proves to be both motivational and stimulating. The concerts are part of the teaching program and every child is expected to participate.
Children are expected to do at least one workshop or music camp per year.
Concerts take place four times year and are obligatory.
Practice Routine for the children:
The child is expected to practice every day of the week.
A shorter period of time every day is more productive and effective than a long practice session three times a week.