Cello Lessons in Bethesda
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.