Private Cello Lessons Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced (Ages 5 to Adult) Instructor: Nikki Patton
Please call (706)258-4322 to schedule lessons by appointment and for pricing.
The study of the cello is not only the study of one of the most beautiful instruments there is, but it is also the study of the language of music. We will get comfortable with the cello through musical exercises that teach the physics of producing a good sound, and as we build our abilities, we are also honing our listening skills and exploring the broad expressive range of the cello. We will learn to read and write music and to explore various musical styles. Today the cello is not only popular in the classical music world, but it is frequently heard in folk, rock, pop, and jazz.
If you are interested in taking lessons but need a cello, they can be purchased or rented in all sizes to accommodate the age and size of the player. When just starting out, it is advised to rent with a program that builds equity toward a purchase and Johnson String Instrument in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts, is one such company that Nikki works with, and they will ship nationwide. Nikki is happy to discuss your cello rental options with you before you start lessons.
About our Instructor Nikki Patton: Nikki received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Western Connecticut State University. She took her Long-term Suzuki training from Hart School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut, and advanced music studies at Bard College, Vassar College, and Yale University. She has performed in orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. She recently moved to the Blue Ridge area from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where she had a thriving cello studio. She has dedicated almost 50 years to teaching students of all ages and abilities and is excited to share her love for the cello with interested students. For more information about Nikki, visit her website at ChappaquoitCelloStudio.com
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