Cello Lessons in Boulder, CO
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Our Approach to Cello Lessons
The staff at Dana V Music believe that all musicians are unique. Each student will have a different idea of where they want to go with their cello playing. Each student will have different aspirations and levels of ability. We believe that no matter your skill level, you can improve through proper instruction. While the purpose of our studio is to foster a musician’s creativity, certain musical building blocks must be strongly instilled in all musicians.
The cello is a deep, soulful, stringed instrument that appeals to the ears of many. Unlike its higher-pitched relatives, the cello offers a sound that is lower, milder, and broader due to its larger resonating chamber. This rich, soulful quality makes the cello uniquely suited for the communication of deep emotion.
Cello Lessons Should Be Fun!
Don’t let size intimidate you! The cello, known for its rich tone, is one of the largest yet most gratifying instruments to learn. Our cello program at Dana V. Music is founded on the basis of fun. We want all of our students to LOVE their cello lessons!
Our experienced instructors blend excellence in musical pedagogy with our focus on fun, helping you progress toward your goals. Whether you’re a beginning cellist or a seasoned professional, we want each lesson to bring you a smile and leave you eager to return for more.
We Emphasize Healthy Technique
Regardless of your level of proficiency, our skilled instructors will work with you to develop healthy technique. We’re as excited to teach strong fundamentals to beginners as we are to help experienced cellists further their relationship with the instrument. All students at Dana V. will master the basics, including holding the cello and bow, generating beautiful tone, shifting, vibrato, and strong intonation.
Dana V. Music’s focus on fundamentals is complemented by our emphasis on music literacy, including music theory, sight reading, and ear training. Students will be able to effortlessly translate this well-rounded education into musical maturity, moving quickly toward their goals while learning how to bring nuance and style to their personal performance.
We Care About Your Musical Interests
Take ownership of your own musical style and grow your talents at Dana V. Music! Our dedicated instructors are committed to hearing your goals and helping you reach them. We pride ourselves in equipping each student with the tools they need to reach their fullest musical potential.
Creativity, self-discovery, and passion come to life at Dana V. Whether your goal is to pursue the cello professionally in an orchestra or as a soloist, or just to play for your own personal enjoyment, your cello teacher will support you throughout your musical journey.
Our Cello Teachers:
Students will learn music reading, performance skills, improvisation skills, and theory skills.
We work individually with each family to understand their child’s musical needs. Our philosophy is that each child’s musical tastes and aptitudes are unique
Each lesson plan is created by your instructor and catered to you, or your child’s specific needs. Our in-home lessons in and around Boulder are unique in that we offer a high-quality lesson experience that also provides you with the convenience of time saved driving and waiting.
Born in Williamsport, PA, Keirsten Schwanbeck began studying the cello at the age of eight. She attended Hope College in Holland, MI on full scholarship, graduating Magna cum laude in 2006 with
Cello, Beginner Guitar, Songwriting
Ellen is passionate about helping students learn to play music that inspires them. With an extensive background in improvisation, songwriting, arranging, and music from around the world, they are excited to share
We offer a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget
Weekly 30 Min
Great for learning the basics and building strong foundations.
Weekly 45 Min
Great for the budding master.
Weekly 60 Min
Longer sessions, great for motivated musicians.
What you can expect
1. Tell us about your musical goals.
2. Match with one of our expert instructors.
3. Play music! Parents get progress reports.
Justin Pappas | Alumni Student
“Dana V allowed me to explore my interest in music and theater. All the instructors have an amazing guiding hand that encourages every student to become their own artist. With their help, I was able to transition into the college process unafraid.”