Before you begin cello lessons you will need to find your first cello which is a fun and exciting journey as this cello will be your companion for many hours! You will need to be able to bring your cello to your lessons and then take it back home to practice in between your lessons. Don’t worry if you don’t know if your cello is ‘good enough’ for your first lesson, your teacher will tell you if they think it’s necessary to change it and most people have many different cellos throughout their playing life until they find their perfect one. [...]
About Evie CoplanEvie Coplan is a cello teacher at The London Cello Institute. She has a passion for sharing her love for the cello with adults who play for their own pleasure. She is also an enthusiastic performer both in solo and orchestra format.
Many adults often express their anxieties about starting to learn the cello because they don’t have any musical experience, however learning to play the cello is a journey that you take with your teacher and they will guide you through all the processes so there is nothing to worry about. The fear of the unknown of the world of music can often seem daunting if you have no musical experience but do not be put off making that first step of starting lessons because you will never regret doing it because the ability to play a musical instrument is incredibly rewarding [...]
People believe you have to love classical music to play the cello but is this really true? For some people, classical music is not ‘their thing’ and this can deter them from learning instruments like the cello which can appear stuck in their classical roots. The cello was developed during the sixteenth century in Italy and it’s first major composition was the Bach Cello Suites, a collection of masterpieces that the instrument is renowned for, so it comes as no surprise that one immediately thinks of classical music as the genre most frequently associated the cello. The classical cello repertoire is [...]
Throughout my life as a cellist, I have had countless people approach me in train stations, walking down the road or even at the end of concerts, saying that they love the cello and wish they could play it. I always ask them why they don’t and they reply ‘it’s too late’, but this isn’t true. You can start learning the cello at any age. Learning the cello is an investment in your mental wellbeing and happiness and you will then possess a gift that you can share with others. People often have many worries about learning something new in adulthood, [...]