Cello Lessons in Northbrook, IL

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Our Approach to Cello Lessons at The Christopher Laughlin School of Music

We fully acknowledge that each aspiring cellist is a unique individual. While it is true that everyone must begin in the same place, where you go from there is completely up to you. The flexible style of our instructors will foster your musical creativity, offering wisdom, and guiding your technique to levels of excellence. While the creative expression is strongly encouraged, we incorporate certain features across the board for all our students, especially in the beginning phases of instruction.

We Make Cello Lessons 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 The Christopher Laughlin School of 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 Christopher Laughlin School of Music will master the basics, including holding the cello and bow, generating beautiful tone, shifting, vibrato, and strong intonation.

The Christopher Laughlin School of 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 & Goals


Take ownership of your own musical style and grow your talents at The Christopher Laughlin School of Music! Our dedicated instructors are committed to hearing your goals and helping you reach them. We pride ourselves on equipping each student with the tools they need to reach their fullest musical potential.

Creativity, self-discovery, and passion come to life at Christopher Laughlin School of Music. 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:

Here at The Christopher Laughlin School of Music, our cello teachers create a fun, engaging, and well-rounded experience for each student. We teach all styles of music.

We offer a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget

Introductory 30 minute private lesson – $20 (New students only. Voice lessons excluded.)

Professional Faculty:

Professional Faculty are all full-time experienced musicians and instructors who hold, at a minimum, a bachelors degree in music. First family member/additional members.

30 minutes – $42/$40

45 minutes – $59/$57

60 minutes – $77/$75

Artist Faculty:

Our Artist Faculty are select music instructors in high demand, with extensive experience and/or exceptional artistic accomplishments. First family member/additional members.

30 minutes – $47/$45

45 minutes – $66/$64

60 minutes – $86/$84

Single lessons:

If you can’t commit to a regular lesson time, or just need a couple of lessons to prepare for an audition, single lessons are available. Professional faculty/Artist faculty.

30 minutes – PF/$47, AF/$52

45 minutes – PF/$68, AF/$78

60 minutes – PF/$87, AF/$104

What you can expect

1. Together we explore student musical goals.

2.We match students with one of our expert instructors.

3.Start attending lessons! Parents can receive progress reports each week.

Common Questions

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Gabriela Martinez | Parent

“My son is a returning student and he loves the instructors! We feel very fortunate that he is well supported and learning a lot!”

Start Your Musical Journey.