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.
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 Velocity Music Academy 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 Velocity Music Academy will master the basics, including holding the cello and bow, generating beautiful tone, shifting, vibrato, and strong intonation.
The Velocity Music Academy’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 Velocity Music Academy! 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 Velocity Music Academy. 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.
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.
Children can begin studying string instruments at the age of 4. Many of our students participate in other orchestral opportunities in the greater Austin area.
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Our Cello Teachers
Here at Velocity Music Academy, our cello teacher creates a fun, engaging, and well-rounded experience for each student. We teach all styles of music.
What Will I Learn in My Cello Lessons?
Our cello teachers understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor lessons to the individual.
When you enroll, the first thing your teacher will do is ask about your favorite type of music. Together, student and teacher set goals to help accomplish musical aspirations. We love beginners, so even if you don’t know where to begin, we can help!
While children make up a good percentage of our student roster, we also love to work with adults. There is no such thing as being too old to learn to play cello.
So, if you have the desire to learn, we have the desire to teach you— no matter your age.
What Makes Cello Lessons at Velocity Music Academy Unique?
Our instructors have a fun, collaborative style that will inspire you and or your child throughout the learning and decision-making process. The ideal teacher/student relationship is one in which the student can realize their musical goals. Velocity Music Academy teachers are fully equipped to assist you in every aspect of your musical development.
So, What Are You Waiting For?
If you’re ready to jump into the world of the cello, we are excited to match you with a teacher that can get you started on your musical journey. Nothing will enable you to progress more effectively than a one-on-one partnership with an inspiring cello professional.
Let us help you explore and build your abilities in a setting that is comfortable for you. You never know how far you can go until you take that first step, so why not get started today?
Praise for Velocity Music Academy
Ulrich is a fabulously patient teacher! We enjoy the time he invests in teaching our daughter and we are enrolling our other kids in classes because of the great, positive experience Cayli has had at Velocity.J. Cecil
So, my experience is be sure to have a teacher that your kids have “fun” with. If you start out hard core with someone who “raps on their knuckles”(euphemism) they can lose interest quickly. Make sure the teacher plays games with them and uses “apps” to engage their interest where they can write their own songs, etc…. Most importantly – have a teacher that lets them play familiar songs and can write simple music to popular songs they know. This will ensure they are engaged with the process and hopefully maintain their interest. It’s not until they realize they can play “actual” music that they really begin to enjoy it so “fun and engaging” from the get go is key. Beethoven can come once they’ve mastered the basics and have a love for making music happen. We love Kathy Rabago at Velocity Music.M. A.
I wanted to ping you to let you know how pleased I am with G.’s progress under Tom’s teaching. Tom’s very skilled and engaging and G. is blossoming as a student – he lovs guitar and counts the days between his lessons.
Thank you!J. J.
We love velocity. The facility is always very welcoming and chearful. My 3 y.o. Enjoys the music together sessions. I feel like it’s encouraging him to develop a love of music and even helping with his rhythm in gross motor skills. Shane is teaching my 6 y.o. Beginning piano. He’s very patient and adaptive to meet her needs depending on the day. I really appreciate how kind and courteous he is and how he makes things easy for her to understand and practice. We are definitely happy we chose velocity!Marti Smith
Shane has been a wonderful piano teacher for our 6-year old son. He is extremely patient and has a great rapport with children. He has a great judgment and ability to provide right balance of instructions and challenges, and keep his classes enjoyable. It has been our pleasure participating in his classes, and we highly recommend him.S. S.
For the last 3 1/2 years Kathy Rabago has been my daughters piano teacher. She has excelled in her piano skills and abilities due to this teacher’s patience and knowledge. Thank you Kathy for all you’ve done!J. P.
Thank you, Velocity School of Music. Your wonderful guitar teacher, Ulrich Ellison, has inspired and nurtured our 7 year old in his love for the guitar and he loves going to each lesson. Your school is friendly, welcoming and top-notch!R. Family
My son is working with Abby to learn to play the cello, and we are both so happy to be working with such a talented and kind person!L. C.
The kids are having a blast doing music this summer with Jonathan, Sarah, and Josh. The boys tell me they wish their lessons were longer! Great teachers – just what they needed this summer- they are playing some really fun pieces. They each love their teachers.P. O.
Velocity has changed Dalton’s life and he has gained so much confidence and loves the piano.R. L.
Mercer has really enjoyed his first couple of lessons and Ashley is just awesome! He looks forward to the rest of the summer and hoping to continue into the next school year. Thanks!Matt Donner