Cello Lessons in Washington, DC

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Our Approach to Cello Lessons

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 creative expression is strongly encouraged, we incorporate certain features across the board for all our students, especially in the beginning phases of instruction.

Are you interested in cello lessons, either for you or your child? Great choice! We believe that instruction in cello provides the best preparation for all other types of musical instruction. The cello is one of the most popular and needed instrument in many different musical environments, and it’s a fantastic hobby.

Our teachers all hold university degrees in music, and structure private lessons around the student – working through repertoire from beginning to advanced levels.

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 Middle C 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 Middle C Music will master the basics, including holding the cello and bow, generating beautiful tone, shifting, vibrato, and strong intonation.

The Middle C 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 Middle C 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 Middle C 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 Middle C Music, our cello teachers create a fun, engaging, and well-rounded experience for each student. We teach all styles of music.

Lesson Pricing

30 MINUTE LESSON

$50

30 minute lessons are great for learning the basics and building a strong foundation.

60 MINUTE LESSON

$100

Fit for both students who need more than 30 minutes. Great for the intermediate or advanced musician.

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.

Common Questions

cello lessons in Washington DC

Laura Walther | Parent

“My daughter started taking piano (virtually) during Covid and she loves it!!! We are so impressed with the progress she has made this year and the joy of hearing the piano playing in the house. Plus the staff at the Middle C store is incredibly welcoming and helpful – buying her new music is a breeze.”

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