Details Price Qty
Cello -First Yearshow details + $120.00 (NZD)   Expired
Cello -Returning Studentsshow details + $160.00 (NZD)   Expired
Cello - First Year starting Term 2show details + $80.00 (NZD)   Expired
  • Cello 2019
    February 9, 2019 - December 14, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Enrolments for Cello lessons in 2019 are now open.


The cello is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is a member of the violin family of stringed musical instruments, which also includes the violin, viola, and double bass. Old forms of the instrument in the Baroque era are the baryton and viol (viola da gamba).

A person who plays a cello is called a cellist. The cello is can be played as a solo instrument, in chamber music, in a string orchestra, and as a member of the string section of a symphony orchestra. It is the second largest bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra, the double bass being the largest.

It is tuned in same intervals as the viola, but an octave lower. Unlike the violin or viola but similar to the double bass, the cello has a end -pin resting on the floor in order to support its heavy weight.

Lessons: Each lesson is 45 minutes in length and can accommodate up to six students per class

Class Times: Saturday mornings between 8.30 and 12.30pm

Please put your preferred time in the additional information field on the registration form. (e.g prefer early morning,mid morning or late morning)

Once enrolled, the music school supervisor will allocate an appropriate time according to ability & level.

Class Dates: Classes run for all four school terms – see 2019 calendar for dates

Minimum age: 8 years old

Instrument Hire :Cellos are no longer available  to hire at the school. We recommend hiring from KBB music. For more details please see Instrument Hire

Additional Costs
Expected additional costs will include an approved course book, rosin, shoulder rest and string replacements when these break. These will be the responsibility of parents & students.

Music Books
Cello book ‘All for Strings’ Book 1 – $20.00
Cello book ‘All for Strings’ Book 2 – $20.00
After enrolment, please see the Supervisor or the class teacher about which music book is right for your child’s class and level, so that you can buy the right one.