The Cello in Singapore is fast gaining popularity, with the influence of well known cellists including Yo-Yo-Ma and American musical group The Piano Guys. The latter, especially, made a positive impact in the lives of people all over the world through hip music videos featuring the cello and piano. In addition, the cello has the most resonant tone quality in the strings section and it has been described as the instrument which closely corresponds to the human voice. All these factors contributed to the popularity of the cello and many students have started cello lessons in Singapore. We have many students from age five, to teenagers and adults learning to play the cello.
Stradivari Strings has a strong network of cello teachers in Singapore, who have a wealth of teaching experience and have strong music background to inspire interest in students. We have successfully inspired students from all walks of life to appreciate learning to play the cello. This can be seen in the numerous positive testimonials from our students.
Our teachers are able to customize each cello lesson in Singapore to the individual requirements of each student. We have students who are total beginners looking to learn the cello as a first music instrument, and also students who are intermediate or advanced level players looking to improve on technique and performance delivery. Students who intend to progress learning the cello via an accredited examination program are progressed via the ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal School of Music) examination program.
For students who prefer to learn the cello for leisure, we have a flexible goal oriented approach. Our teachers will identify with each student the music goal and work towards that. The lesson plan can focus on classical music or popular pieces.
Our beginner students learn the correct posture, bow and cello holding technique. Thereafter, basic bowing techniques and finger positions are introduced. After this is mastered, our students are taught that developing good tonality is a function of how the bow is controlled and accuracy of left fingers on the fingerboard. Cello playing techniques covered includes cello bow strokes (both on and off the cello strings), position shifting, double stops, and phrasing.
You will need a cello before starting cello lessons. Stradivari Strings has a strict set of criteria when pre-selecting cello at source. We ensure that each instrument is perfectly hand crafted from the best maple spruce, has great tonal quality, and properly set up. We also hand select our cello bows to ensure appropriate weight, good balance, correct camber, all of which influences the playability of the bow. Do select from the range available at Stradivari Strings.
Cello lessons can be conducted at our school (located at Sultan Plaza) or at your home.