Altadena Academy of Music
Music Lessons for Kids & Adults in the
Pasadena Area

New to Music Lessons? Call 626-296-0799 to Get Started.

Altadena Academy of Music is temporarily conducting all lessons virtually. The online lessons are taught live with the teacher at the student's regular lesson time, so students can progress and learn from the comfort of home.

Cello Lessons

Cello Lessons Pasadena.

The tuition for weekly 30 minute private cello lessons is $136 per month. There is a discount for families with more than one student enrolled.

We offer a free introductory lesson to any student who would like to find out about learning to play the cello the Academy (*Subject to scheduling availability).  For more information please contact us or call us at (626) 296-0799.
Cello lessons can start any time of the year and we teach children and adult students at the beginning through advanced levels. 

Beginning students usually start with a 30 minute lesson once per week with the cello instructor. The teacher will demonstrate how to properly hold and play the cello as well as how to care for the instrument. Students will also learn to read music,  build a solid understanding of rhythm, and enjoy creative exploration through composition, improvisation and performance.

The cello demands many of the same skills as the violin, but due to its larger size it may be more appropriate to start children on the cello when they would be able to carry and hold the instrument comfortably. For children, it is possible to start cello lessons as young as six or seven years old.

For children, who may require a smaller size cello, renting may be the best option. The teacher can assist in recommending a cello that would be a good fit for the student.

Cello Teacher

Valerie K.
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