Children Performing at music recitals at International School of Music in Potomac and Rockville

Cello Lessons in Bethesda and Potomac

Cello lessons at the International School of Music in Bethesda are designed to fit each student’s needs. The International School of Music cello teachers utilize multiple cello method programs in their teaching, and can also utilize the Suzuki method if the parent or student desires. From J.S. Bach, to Antonio Vivaldi, Ludwig Van Beethoven, the Suzuki method, Movie themes, Pop/Rock music, or even Bluegrass, a student can learn it all at the International School of Music.

Beginning cello students start with the music fundamentals: reading music, sight reading, basic music theory, playing by ear, tone development, comfortable hand position, fingering, posture, and bowing technique. Cello students also work on their musicality, dynamics, interpretation, and more.

Intermediate and advanced cello students are taught the wide variety of bowing techniques, including pizzicato. They also learn about different qualities of sound, fingering, vibrato, position changes, dexterity, musicianship, and more advanced cello repertoire. The goal of our cello lessons is to instill in students a love of music within a comprehensive program that is flexible to individual needs. Whether playing solo, in a school orchestra, audition orchestra, rock band, or just for fun at home, students will receive a thorough Cello education in an environment of encouragement and excellence.  And, when you are searching for cello lessons near me, you’ll note that we are only minutes away from students in Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, Chevy Chase and Washington D.C.

Online Cello Lessons

The International School of Music is currently offering Online Cello Lessons as part of our distance learning program.  Students can take virtual cello classes with our top-rated cello faculty from the comfort of their home!  Our high-quality online cello lesson program uses video conferencing systems like Skype or Zoom. All students need is a laptop or tablet, and a reliable internet connection and their instrument.

Our cello teachers work with students of all ages and offer instruction to students of all levels, be they beginner, intermediate, or advanced. During online cello lessons, students can work on proper fundamentals through method books, technical exercises, and music theory. Students can study cello music from a range of styles like classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, and more!

Our lessons provide wonderful convenience, safety, and best quality education with our top-rated cello instructors who have students’ best interest at heart! The International School of Music faculty will customize lessons to students’ goals and teach students the music they want to play!

Learning to play the cello is easier than ever with online lessons. We’ll help you schedule your lessons with the best instructor at the most convenient time for you.

Ready to Start or Have Questions? E-mail us or Call or text 301-365-5888 and start your music lessons today!

We want you to love your lessons so we offer a risk-free trial, and no long-term contract! We guarantee a customized online experience that will exceed your expectations, so contact us today!

“We just wanted you to know that we really love our Zoom music lessons! Our kids seemed much more engaged during their lessons and couldn’t wait to start practicing afterwards.” —Marisa L.

“Thank you so much for transitioning my children’s music lessons to online, as all of their other activities have been canceled. Their music lessons have provided them with so much joy, purpose and structure and it is great to have music in our home during this anxious time.”—Amy S.

Why take Cello Lessons with us?

With a large faculty and several teachers per instrument, we can find a teacher that fits each student’s learning style, and his/her musical goals. All students have the opportunity to discuss their individual goals and learning styles with faculty and staff so they are assigned to the cello instructor best suited for them.

The International School of Music provides a comprehensive and robust music education. Cello instruction is offered in all genres from classical, jazz, pop, rock, to folk, blues, and other genres. Our music lessons are offered to students of all ages & levels in all instruments & voice including piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, viola lessons, cello lessons, voice/singing lessons, flute lessons, drum lessons and more. Group classes, ensemble/chamber classes, our flute choir, fiddle band, guitar ensembles, string quartets, and early childhood music classes round out the selection of experiences offered.

We offer month to month lessons, so there are no semester minimums. Our flexible scheduling allows us to schedule family members simultaneously to save families hours of driving. Additionally, we offer over 300+ group classes annually, so students can make up any missed lessons.

Cello Classes for Children at International School of Music in Potomac and Rockville

Cello Teachers

The most highly qualified cello teaching faculty in the Washington metropolitan area

Our cello teachers are dedicated to tailoring music lessons to your interests by learning about your personal musical goals and helping you achieve them.  Our cello instructors are graduates of prestigious institutions and have extensive experience teaching and performing.  And, when you are searching for cello teachers near me, you’ll note that we are only minutes away from students in Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, Chevy Chase and Washington D.C.

Cello Performances at International School of Music in Potomac and Rockville

Cello Performances

Fantastic cello performance opportunities

Students interact with peers by participating in performances, festivals, concerts, and masterclasses with faculty and other visiting artists. Recitals, included in the tuition, allow each student to display their achievements. Our cello students have unique performance opportunities, such as our Carnegie Hall, NY Honors Recital, our Passport Concert Series, as well as our Ambassador Community performances.

International School of Music student holding achievement trophy

Cello Curriculum

Charting students’ progress through written evaluations

Optional cello evaluations contribute to our students’ long term success and ensure that they progress.  Optional Certificate/Diploma Programs are offered by ISM both through its own program and by meeting the standards of ABRSM, ASTA, National Piano Guild, NATS, MTNA and many other national organizations.

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