SCMT has lots of children learning the cello at the moment and we think that the best age to start is 7-8 years. We have 12 dedicated teachers over-all and they are all incredibly inspired and engaging musicians.
The cello is an amazing instrument, capable of performing multiple musical roles, and this versatility is the reason its rich tone has crept into almost every musical genre. People have compared its sound to the human voice for centuries, which is probably why it sounds so appealing to our ears.
It’s a common misconception that playing a classical instrument means you can only perform classical music. Although a solid and structured classical training is essential to any child’s musical journey, the repertoire created for the cello is astonishing in it’s diversity and attracts more and more youngsters as the years pass. Here are a few very well-known themes:
- Game of Thrones’ opening theme. Ramin Djawadi
- The Beatles’… Eleanor Rigby.
- Wonderwall – Oasis
- Apologize by One Republic.
SCMT can advise at any time regarding hire and purchase of your cello. Our good friends at Ackerman music specialise in stringed instruments so you couldn’t be in better hands.