Perhaps our favourite instrument at musico south london, the cello has the most beautiful rich, warm tone - it's said to the instrument with the sound closest to the human voice. Wonderfully romantic in classical pieces, also gives fantastic depth to more contemporary material - all the big pop acts have a strings section backing them, from Beyonce to Oasis. Perhaps the most famous cellist ever was Jacqueline du Pre - her wonderful Elgar Cello Concerto is below. Alongside her are two astonishingly talented Croatian guys - 2Cellos - showing  how brilliantly versatile the cello can be.

Cello is arguably slightly easier to start than violin as the posture required is a little more natural, and it can sound good from the start. Once you've mastered the basics, it's really great to join a cello group or amateur orchestra to enjoy the magical experience of ensemble playing.

Students can start cello from around 6/7 years, depending on height and hand-size. You can get smaller-sized cellos, starting from a 1/16th size and it's essential to be measured correctly for the right size instrument before you start. For this reason, hiring is often a good option, as you can then readily progress through the different sizes as the student grows. We are very happy to advise you on cello buying and hiring options in South London – contact us here

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We find brilliant cello teachers for all ages working in the following areas

Southwark  Bankside, Bermondsey, Borough, Southwark, Surrey Quays, Rotherhithe, Camberwell, Peckham, Nunhead, Walworth, Elephant & Castle, Dulwich, East Dulwich, Herne Hill, West Dulwich, Crystal Palace, Honor Oak

Lambeth  Brixton, Clapham, Crystal Palace, Herne Hill, Kennington, Lambeth, Oval, Stockwell, Streatham, Tulse Hill, Vauxhall, Waterloo, West Dulwich, West Norwood

Lewisham Deptford, New Cross, Telegraph Hill, Brockley, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Crystal Palace, Honor Oak, Lewisham, Blackheath, Lee

Parts of Greenwich Greenwich, Charlton, Eltham