Learning to play the cello as an adult

Do you have to love classical music to play the cello?

2021-02-15T18:42:42+00:00

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 [...]

Do you have to love classical music to play the cello?2021-02-15T18:42:42+00:00

Can I start learning the cello at any age?

2020-10-26T20:56:20+00:00

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, [...]

Can I start learning the cello at any age?2020-10-26T20:56:20+00:00
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