A cello is a 4 stringed instrument which is played with a bow as well as being plucked. They are used by classical musicians in string quartets, as part of symphony orchestras and they have appeared on pop and rock recordings. The instruments are usually made from wood but you can also find instruments that are made from other materials.
There are various ways to find a cello teacher to give you some lessons in your neighborhood. If you have a musical instrument store in your local area it is worth asking them if they know of any tutors that you can call. Contact numbers for tutors can also be found in the telephone directory and your fellow musicians may also recommend a tutor that you can use.
The net is another good way to find a tutor in Naperville, IL and there are many to be found online. Their websites contain some detailed information about the lessons. The majority of web pages will also publish comments and feedback from people who have received tuition and you can contact the tutor via email or by telephone.
After finding a tutor you need to contact them and book your first tuition session. The first lesson that you attend will include an assessment so that your instruction can be tailored to your skill levels. As well as the actual lessons there will also be some work to do such as practice exercises and it is essential that you do these to get the best possible results from the tuition.
The fees you pay for your tuition will depend on a few things and you will be given various options by your teacher. You can either go to the tutors’ premises for your lessons or the teacher may visit you at home which may cost a little more. You can usually have either a 30-minute session or a full hour and you can select the most suitable option.
If you pre-pay for a course of tuition in advance you may be able to negotiate a discount with your chosen tutor. Following the basic course of tuition, you may be offered some extra lessons to improve your skills. There are advanced lessons available and you can also sit some music exams which can be useful.
Many of the tutors may also have instruments for hire which is useful if you are a new player and have not purchased a cello. Musical instruments can be expensive and be hiring an instrument while you are learning is a good option. When you have become a proficient player you can then think about buying your own instrument and accessories.