The cello (also known as violoncello) is the tenor member of the orchestral string family and is equally versatile as a harmonic instrument or solo voice. Considerably larger than its soprano and alto counterparts (violin and viola), the cello is supported by a peg at its base and rests between the player's knees. Due to the instrument's extensive range, cellists are required to read bass, tenor, and treble clef interchangeably. Like violins and violas, cellos are sized incrementally for younger students and are available in 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 reproductions of full-sized instruments.
Unlike the piano, in which pitch and tone quality are determined solely by the instrument itself, the cello requires a great amount of training and practice to achieve an in-tune, pleasant sound. In addition, string players need to possess a good sense of pitch as finger placement even a millimeter off can drastically affect intonation. Our cello instructors at Pellegrino Fine Arts Academy understand the complexity of mastering this instrument and possess the knowledge and experience to help all students - beginner through advanced - achieve their musical goals!
What are the benefits of cello lessons?
- One-on-one, individualized instruction tailored to meet your specific needs
- Our instructors teach proper hand position, bowing technique, posture, and correct bad habits that may impede a student's progress
- Students are introduced to cello literature (solos, etudes, and chamber works) written by foremost composers for that instrument
- Our instructors can recommend the proper size and appropriate-level cello to match a student's size, age, and ability level
Pellegrino Fine Arts Academy cello lessons cost $96.00 per month. For your $96.00, you receive four lessons: one per week, each 30 minutes in length. In months with five weeks, we do charge for the fifth week of lessons, bringing your tuition to $120.00 for a five-week month. There is a one-time registration fee of $30.00 for all new students, with a discounted registration fee of $20.00 for each additional family member.
With our program, you are under no obligation to enroll for any "set" period of time - you can begin lessons whenever you like and can discontinue at any time. Payment is through our automated billing system and is charged to your choice of credit or debit card on the the first of each month for the month in advance.
For further information or to enroll, please contact our lesson studio director, Jayne Naragon, by emailing Lessons@PellegrinoMusic.com or calling 330-498-8400. We look forward to hearing from you!