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Cello Lessons Online

Learn the music you want in a way that works for you. At Sage Music®, you'll get private cello lessons customized to your goals in a welcoming community committed to your success.

More than teaching songs, we’ll teach you or your child the skills to play any song on cello. Our goal is to help you become the best person and musician you can be.

Lessons are with our trained, professional cello teachers using our proven Arpeggio® lesson system and personalized to your goals.

Are you ready to reach your musical goals?

"I’ve been blown away by the quality of my lessons, the pedagogy and the warm, friendly faculty! They have done everything to make this beginner feel like a musician and my playing has never been better! Highly recommended!"
--Steven Silva, Google

Get in touch today to learn how we can help you reach your cello goals.

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The details matter

We’re not your ordinary music school

As a smart, conscious learner who is looking for the best, you’ll want to pay close attention to the details that make our program different from other cello schools.

And we know you’ll appreciate the Sage Music® difference.

Why are we called Sage?

A smarter way to learn cello

sage : \ ˈsāj \ wise through reflection and experience

SAGE TRAINED CELLO TEACHERS

Our cello teachers are highly trained in the best methods for learning and teaching music. You or your child will get the best instruction anywhere. So skip the amatuers, and learn with the pros who can properly guide you toward your goals.

PROVEN METHODS

Our Arpeggio® lesson system – backed by learning science – will help you learn cello quickly and easily with direction in a structured and step-by-step way. Plus we’ll teach you what to do, how to learn it, and why you’re doing it.

STEADY PROGRESS

We know you’ll get the best results because our students see steady progress. So we’d never need to lock you into a contract. Yet students stay with us 3x longer than other schools. Get in touch to see why now.

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Cello Lessons for Adults

Believe it or not 63.8% of our students are adults

Whether you want to be a professional musician or have had lifelong dreams of playing music, you’ll find yourself in good company at Sage Music.

Our students range from absolute beginners to intermediate players to advanced professionals looking to improve their skills and practice.

No matter what you want to learn, we’ll get you there.

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Beginner Cello Lessons For Adults

Don’t want to play kids songs? No worry! We’ll work with you to help you play the music that you want. We personalize our lessons for you.

Sometimes we can jump right in with what you want, but other times it takes a little prep work. But we’ll always get you there.

In fact, most of our cello students are adult beginners. So you’ll find a welcoming environment with a team that knows how to work with folks just like you.

Intermediate Cello Lessons

As an advancing cellist, we’ve got the skills to get your cello playing to the next level. We’ve worked with beginners and pros, so we know exactly how to get you from one level to the next.

Advanced Cello Lessons

Our students have included cast members of Saturday Night Live, Broadway performers, and producers coming to work on their keyboard skills. We’ve even helped students prepare for graduate degree auditions.

We go above and beyond other programs by developing more advanced skills, practice habits, and learning techniques. You’ll learn more music, in a shorter amount of time, and with greater skill and security.

Cello Lessons for Kids

Develop your child’s skills in a fun and engaging way

Just like you, we want to see your kid have fun, enjoy music, and grow into a capable, successful adult. And we also know you want a program you can trust because you are busy with so many things.

That’s what we’ve designed our Arpeggio® lesson system to do. Systems such as Suzuki, ABRSM, the Royal Conservatory simply provide a sequence of songs to play. But our system is designed to develop your child’s skills, enabling them to play any music they want. That’s real growth, and real learning.

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Guaranteed Results

In addition, our system provides you with detailed notes every week so you can stay in touch with your child’s development. Plus your child will have the opportunity to perform every week in our student sharing hour, in our open mics, or in our regular recitals. This gives you results that you and your child can see.

Beginner Cello Lessons For Kids

Our cello lessons are designed to help your child be their best. We'll teach them all the right things to do, but we'll also teach them to solve problems on their own. We want to help your child become independent, and capable.

Intermediate Cello Lessons For Kids

Once your kid has learned the fundamentals, it's time to start putting them to use. That's why we offer student sharing hours, ensembles, and other performing opportunities to help them grow as a cellist.

Beginner Cello Lessons For Kids

Our cello lessons are designed to help your child be their best. We'll teach them all the right things to do, but we'll also teach them to solve problems on their own. We want to help your child become independent, and capable.

What you’ll get at Sage Music that no other music school offers

The Sage® Student

Our flagship course will teach you everything you need to know to learn and master any music. When you graduate, you’ll know more about learning music than teachers at other schools do.

The ARPEGGIO® lesson system

Quickly and easily learn the music you want in our top-rated music lesson system. Classes are structured, step by step, and designed to keep you on track to achieving your goals.

Sage® trained teachers

There is no better teacher than the Sage Music teacher. Where other schools hire performers to teach music, we hire professional teachers. Then, we put them through our rigorous music teacher training, so you’ll get the most qualified teachers around.

Music Match

Looking to meet new people to share your passion for music? Just let us know and we’ll connect you with other students just like you so you can practice or make music together.

Relationships

We want a relationship with you, not a transaction. We promise to treat you like the unique person that you are.

Community

We’ve got an incredible community of great people like you, in person and online. Join our online groups, concerts, recitals, open-mics and more.

Student Onboarding

Before starting your music lessons, you’ll meet with a senior member of our team to determine your goals, set your preferences, discuss your learning style, and assess your skills and experience and build a plan for your lessons.

Student Dashboard

A dedicated private online platform that allows you to attend lessons, set your music goals, review lesson notes, practice your homework, and manage your student account.

Lesson Recordings

Your lessons are recorded so you can go always back to review, track your progress, or refresh your memory.

Sage Music Meet

For online students, your lessons will be in our own video platform. Parents will also feel secure knowing they can join the online lesson at anytime and that lessons are always recorded.

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How cello lessons work

Get in touch with through our contact form or at +1 (833) 537-0680 to get started.

PERSONALIZE

From your first phone call to your ongoing private cello lessons, we’ll get to know you. We believe in building strong relationships so we can customize everything we do to your wants, needs, and goals.

PRACTICE AND LEARN

Our professional teachers, using our proven, science-backed Arpeggio® lesson system, will help you learn the music you want. Lessons are clear, step-by-step, and structured so you will you steadily progress toward your goals.

PLAY AND PERFORM

Show off your newly developed cello skills by performing in our recitals, weekly open mics, or in our music match program. Perform with others, or simply enjoy your own playing.

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How much do cello lessons cost?

Since our ARPEGGIO® program has been custom built to work around the needs and goals of the individual student, pricing plans vary. We do cost more than most other schools, but we simply provide a better lesson, experience, and value. You’ll get way more value for your money than other schools.

Our pricing includes access to our online community, free enrollment in our flagship music course The Sage Student ($549 on its own), our professionally trained Sage Music teachers, and the science backed ARPEGGIO® lesson system. Plus free enrollment in our recitals, open-mics, events, Music Match program, and more.

Contact us today for our best advice about the programs and pricing that are best for you.

Cello Lesson Reviews

"THE MOST CHARMING PLACE"
- Tara Rawal, Google
"I am surprised and thrilled with the progress I’m making. In all, I’m very happy with the Sage Music School, my teacher, and the school’s administrative team."
- Mark Rosen, Google
"Amazing experience taking piano lessons with Sage Music School. Sage is the needed tool to help me meet my current piano playing goals."
- Justin Bennet, Google
"...my experience has simply been amazing. Thank you ... for making one of my dreams come through."
- Lisa Ramjattan, Google
"I have found all the staff to be supportive and talented in their own right. I am advancing and I thank [my teacher at Sage] for helping me to do so."
- Richard Miller, Google
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Other Programs

Most of our students come to us after they have tried lessons somewhere else. They tried video courses or lessons that weren’t personlized for them – YouTube, Suzuki, TakeLessons or a cello lessons app. They took lessons with teachers who were not trained professionals.

And they just didn’t see the results they wanted.

They didn’t get better or ended up frustrated. They paid for videos but still had to teach themselves. They took lessons with someone who showed them what to do, but not how to do it.

And that left them unhappy. Feeling like they wasted time and money. So they looked for a better program.

The good news is that you’ve just found the #1 science backed program, guaranteed to get you results. That’s the Arpeggio® lessons system, designed right here at Sage Music®.

Types of Cello Lessons

While they are similar, the types of cello are all slightly different to play and are used for different music.  If you need help choosing the right kind of cello for your lessons, let us know. We’ll be happy to help.

Popular Cello Lessons

While many cello programs only teach classical music, we focus on your goals.

We are happy to work with you on the music that you want to learn.

If you want to play the music of today, you’ll learn a solid cello technique just like our classical students. But we’ll apply your cello skills to the music that you want to play.

Private Cello Lessons

We believe that private lessons with one-on-one instruction provide you with the best chance of success. That's why we invest so much into our teacher training and private lesson program.

Most group classes are not very effective for learning to play the cello. However, they do provide some benefits like community, learning ensemble skills, and more. So we offer additional group classes to our private cello students so they can develop those skills, too.

Classical Cello Lessons

Many of our students are interested in learning the music of the past masters of the cello like Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven and Mozart. This music requires a high level of focus, precision, and skill. Our faculty, with master’s degrees in cello performance, have performed this music all over the world and gained the experience necessary to help you develop the skills you need to making meaningful and masterful performances of this great repertoire. Many of our students learn this music for fun, while others are preparing for Master’s Degree, College, or competitions like NYSSMA. Whatever your goals, we are happy to help you flourish as a classical cellist.

Suzuki Cello Lessons

We get a few requests for Suzuki cello lessons. We've got much respect for what Suzuki was trying to accomplish. He had noble goals for developing children that we share. However, we know so much more bout learning than they did 100 years ago.

We also believe in helping students and parents achieve their individual goals. Methods that rely on graded assignments don't allow for personalization or an individual approach.

Our Arpeggio® lesson system provides the best, modern methods for learning the cello coupled with an individual approach.

Benefits of Online Cello Lessons

Save Time
Time is our most precious resource. You'll save time in two ways. First, you don't have to travel and can take lessons in the comfort of your own home. And with online lessons, you'll be set up and ready to go when your lesson starts. That means you'll save all the time from packing and unpacking your instrument, set up, and tuning. You'll get more instructional time for your money.
Learn from the comfort of home
By creating a dedicated and distraction-free music lesson space in your home, you can have the most effective online music lessons. And you’ll have created an efficient practice space for yourself as well, for the time in between your online music lessons. Your teacher will get to help you better since you are learning and practicing in the same environment.
Recorded Lessons
With the Sage Music student app, all of your lessons are recorded and stored in your dashboard. You'll have a replay of your full lesson to review later. This will help you remember any points you may have forgotten, or give you the chance to work through any difficult content multiple times. You can record any examples or exercises your teacher demonstrates during the lesson. Many students also like to go back and see how much progress they've made.
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These are just a few of the benefits of taking your lessons online. Get in touch with us to learn more.