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The cello derives it’s name from the Italian “violoncello” – meaning “little violone”, the predecessor to our modern violin, the violone was similar to an upright bass, so the cello is like a little one of those. Around the end of the 17th century, the old viol line was being replaced with the louder, better, much improved violin style we know and love today. The cello is a bowed instrument with 4 strings tuned to perfect fifths. The cello is often a solo instrument, played in quartets, or in a full orchestra. The cello is known for it’s sonorous and beautiful tone, which a skilled cello teacher can help you draw out of your instrument. The double bass is the only bowed stringed instrument larger than the cello.

Are you interested in taking cello lessons in Portland? One of our cello teachers can come to your house for lessons, or you can go to their studio for the cello lessons. Cellos are available to rent for a low cost each month, or you can put out the money and purchase one. This beautiful instrument is challenging to learn, because of the wrist strength needed in both hands to play it correctly. I think though that this is a particularly rewarding instrument to learn, it has one of the most beautiful tones, very similar to a human voice – it often occupies melodies which are tragic or somber in some way, I often want to cry when hearing a cello played well!

Cello lessons will include lessons in sight reading, posture, scales, drills, grip for both hands etc. The cello teacher will help you learn to play the instrument correctly in whatever context you are playing. Are you looking for a great cello teacher in Portland? We have the teachers you are looking for at the Musicality Network. Each of our teachers is not just an excellent musician, they are a friendly, personable individual that you can trust. Receive a free introductory lesson today!


To sign up for Cello lessons, either email us ([email protected]), call/text¬†us (971-227-4222), or use the contact form on our website. We will answer any further questions you have, and based on your address will recommend a cello teacher in your area. We will have the cello teacher contact you (usually the same day) and set up a free first lesson. After the free first cello lesson, if you decide you like the teacher, we will send you your billing information by email.

The Musicality Network is a Portland, Oregon based network of private music teachers, teaching a wide variety of instruments including Piano lessons, Guitar lessons, Drum lessons, Violin lessons, Voice lessons, Cello lessons and more! Our teachers can drive to your house, and we service the entire Portland Metro Area, including Vancouver, Clackamas, Troutdale, Gresham, Tigard, Beaverton, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Oregon City and more!