All students will need their own cello for lessons, and practicing. Whether a student chooses to buy, or to rent is a personal choice of the student. Advanced players usually choose to own their instruments, but for beginners, renting is most likely a more convenient choice. When you rent, you are equipped with all of the accessories you will need, such as a bow and a case. It is also a smaller financial commitment than purchasing a cello that may, or may not get enough use to make it worth it. Renting is by far the best idea for children, as cellos come in different sizes, and it is most likely that the youngest students will start with the smallest size, and need to move up, which is very easy when renting. Your private Musika instructor will be able to let you know what size cello works best for you.
In home lessons is the most popular choice with Musika students. It allows both beginning and advance students to study their instrument even with very busy schedules. You will not spend time or money on traveling, and will have the same quality of lessons with our qualified instructors. Children and adults both love the idea of in home lessons as it allows learning to occur in the comfort and securtiy of their own home
No particular style of teaching is taught by each teacher. Students and teachers are all very different and will make more progress when the lesson style is fit to their particular needs. Many teachers will work with the student on their own particular goals while teaching them how to technically play the instrument, and read music. If there is a particular method of teaching a student is interested in studying, Musika is more than happy to find a teacher that specializes in their desired style.
It is never too late to start learning an instrument. Adult students appreciate the convenience of our in home lessons, as they can schedule them around their othe commitments. Whether you are a complete beginner, or have been playing for years, our teachers can work with all ages and abilities.
Because of the cello's large size, our recommended starting age is seven or eight, although exceptions can certainly be made for a younger student who is capable of handling the instrument properly and with sufficient strength in the fingers and hands. The cello is also an excellent instrument for students of all ages who have some experience with other members of the violin family, or even as a beginning instrument.