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Yes! In fact, our online students typically stick with their lessons 10% longer than local students. Why? Convenience and quality. You can take lessons with any teacher, anywhere in the country... all without leaving your home.

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Average Cost of Online Cello Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute online cello lessons is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $25 and $167 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$35 average
$84
45-min $18
 
$49 average
$100
60-min $25
 
$64 average
$167

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute online cello lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute online cello lessons are 24% less expensive at $49, and 30-minute lessons cost 46% less at $35.

Curious how much online cello lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best online cello teachers .

Cello Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular Online Cello teachers

Maria H.

Sacramento, CA
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Michael R.

Oklahoma City, OK
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Shannon S.

Houston, TX
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Sacramento, CA

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I've been teaching cello for 30 years and my students have gone on to play with different ensembles like symphony orchestras. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play simple songs by reading and by ear and as time goes on you'll be able to play more complex repertoire. I specialize in classical, style but I can teach you different kinds of styles, typically use Kummer method and Suzuki repertoire but I use a variety of method and books. I have the following tools available for your lessons: cello, computer program, sound system, Tuner and Metronome . I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

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Toni February 7, 2018
· Cello · In studio
I'm an adult with no prior music experience, however, Maria welcomed me with open arms and a great environment for learning the cello. She is very kind, extremely knowledgeable and I feel very comfortable with her. I also appreciate her music room where she teaches; it's private and allows me to concentrate without environmental/background noises since I can get easily distracted. If you are looking for a great teacher you can't go wrong with Maria!
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debbie August 29, 2017
· Cello · In studio
Maria is very kind, patient and talented!
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Andy July 2, 2017
· Cello · In studio
Maria is an exceptional cello instructor. She is accomplished and highly skilled, though what sets her apart is her obvious love and enthusiasm for teaching. She is patient, discerning and observant, as well as friendly and approachable. She's been great in every way with our 10-year-old daughter.

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Oklahoma City, OK

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I've played in symphonies, chamber music trios, quartets, for weddings and even jazz!

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Chinda September 9, 2018
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Dennis June 3, 2018
· Trombone · In home
Son like his lesson. Thanks Michael
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zeph S. August 4, 2014
· Viola · In studio
Great teacher very knowledgeable and works with you on whatever pieces and style you want to do not just general music. Highly recommended!

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Houston, TX

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I teach beginning to intermediate levels.

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Wayne February 28, 2018
· Cello · Online
Ms Shannon has been very accommodating with instruction, since I have some physical challenges. She finds new and creative ways to make things work for me.
I am so lucky to have found her. She's an imaging teacher.
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Adalia February 28, 2018
· Triathlon · In studio
Coach Shannon is very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I have gotten both stronger and faster! I even placed 2nd in my age group at my last race! She definitely knows her stuff!
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Talia G. February 5, 2018
· Cello · Online

Megan C.

Austin, TX
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Lenna P.

Brooklyn, NY
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Michelle T.

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Austin, TX

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As a cellist with 20 years of playing experience, I am a passionate principal cellist of many orchestras around the US and an even more passionate teacher. I enjoy helping students of all ages and levels!

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Blake August 24, 2018
· Cello · In studio
Megan is about as perfect a teach as I could ever ask for! Such lovely, bright, calm energy! She is kind, gentle, intuitive, knowledgeable and clearly loves to play AND teach the cello.
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David August 20, 2018
· Cello · Online
She was great
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Blake July 19, 2018
· Cello · In studio
Megan was perfect! Kind, informative, helpful, comfortable, warm and genuine with great energy. She made my first lesson a breeze, accessible and inspiring. Can’t wait for my next one!

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I am an emotive cellist with two decades experience. As a member of the Park Quartet (the quartet in residence at Park Church) I recently performed at the 100th anniversary of McGolrick Park. I love sharing classical music with all levels of students. Lessons with me are calm, meditative experiences where we use Zen techniques to enter into the heart of music.

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Lisabel L. December 11, 2017
· Cello · In home
It’s true what the other reviews say about her kindness and patience. Lenna is a warm, thoughtful and generous human being. She also happens to be a gifted teacher and skilled cellist. She is able to correct tiny details in my playing that make a huge difference in sound. Better yet, she approaches it in a way that I might be able to make those corrections for myself, by asking me what I heard first and listening to my observations. Also her approach to practice and playfulness is something I aim to use in many aspects of my life.
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Francesca November 6, 2017
· Cello · In home
Lenna is the best!! She is incredibly patient and positive, and very professional. My daughter (age 10) is really enjoying working with her!!! We would give Lenna 6 stars if we could!!!
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Ariane B. June 23, 2017
· Cello · In home
Lenna is a warm, competent and encouraging teacher whose patience and good humor have helped my daughter to develop a love of the cello. Talia practices for fun, and shares some of the conversations she has with Lenna with her friends because they mean a lot to her. For example, every week Talia seems to ask what the saddest note is, and she and Lenna play and discuss the emotional tenor of the cello. It means a great deal to Talia and she recounts thw discussions to her friends, for whom she now volunteers to play cello.

The nuts and bolts: Lenna is easy to reach, responsive and accommodating. She arrives on time and prepared. She is able to communicate effectively during lessons and gives good feedback and good homework. She is positive and encouraging, too.

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DISCOUNTS (30 min classes) ; 5 days a week for $8 a lesson or 3 days a week for $10 a lesson. Please request this price when signing up.

Lessons should be fun, and you should enjoy it more and more each time you come. That is why I teach not only classical music, but current popular music that is played on the radio. I like to hear the students opinions, and see their reaction when they play songs they can recognize. Sure technique, and and posture is taught, but it is in a fun safe environment. I also teach that it is okay to make a mistake. There is no judgment in my class, and if you need more time or more help then that is what you get.

I love to work with the Essential Elements Book for ages 8 and up. I also love to use the book G'DAE primary book for violin with kids ages 4-7. You can see all the books I like to use within my photos.

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Nita September 23, 2018
· Cello · Online
Very nice thanks.
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Stephanie September 10, 2018
· Cello · Online
Michelle is a very great teacher! If you play the cello or the violin and you are looking for a teacher you should definitely choose Michelle.
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Shreya August 31, 2018
· Violin · Online

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Is Cello Hard to Learn? Read THIS Before Taking Lessons

Is Cello Hard to Learn? Read THIS Before Taking Lessons

Many beginning musicians wonder, “Is cello hard to learn?” The process of learning the cello is not difficult, but it’s important to keep in mind that the cello is not an instrument of instant gratification. It does require focused, daily practice time and a good teacher to guide you along the way. How far you progress with cello is a direct result of the amount of quality time you put into practicing the instrument. Even someone who puts in just 30 minutes a day will notice a significant … Read More

Violin or Cello: Which Instrument Is Right For You?

Violin or Cello: Which Instrument Is Right For You?

Choosing whether to play the violin or cello can be difficult, but this article will help you consider the advantages and disadvantages of each.  The violin and cello are two of the most well-known and commonly studied instruments in the string family. Each one is central to the makeup of the orchestra we know today. Becoming familiar with the pros and cons of these two instruments will help you decide whether the violin or cello is a better fit for you. Violin or Cello - How to Decide … Read More

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Best in Online Cello Lessons & Teachers

Do you want to learn the cello and take lessons online? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private cello lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher - whether in-home, studio, or online - accelerates your progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every beginner's chances of becoming an expert cello player.

Our cello teachers work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. Your tutor can teach you cello bowing techniques, fingering exercises, cello theory, and about different types and body parts of cello, so that you can maximize your learning experience.

Your class instructor offers you practical advice and tips, and helps you develop good practice habits, so that achieve your goals fast, easy, and affordably.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each cello teacher's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background, photos, student feedback and lesson availability.

Students taking online classes can learn at their own convenience, enjoy better rates, and choose from a wider selection of teachers nationwide. Choose from other instruments, like the cello, such as the violin, viola, and double bass.

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