Our Cello Philosophy

At Glee, we believe the three most important things to teach in cello lessons are discipline, solid technique and an appreciation for the cello. Discipline means learning how to create and maintain a consistent practice schedule. Building a solid technical foundation on the instrument means you know the most effective and beautiful way to play the instrument. Being able to appreciate the and what sounds you can create will motivate the cello student to keep learning and playing.

Successful student practice involves a “problem solving mindset”. It’s better for students to practice a little every day in small chunks of time if necessary rather than cramming it all in one practice session. Finally, by alternating between practicing assigned homework and pieces that students enjoy playing for fun, students can avoid practice fatigue. By following these three points, students can become very successful in their practice sessions.

The cello is a challenging instrument, especially for beginners but sometimes for even experienced string players. Learning to circumvent the issues presented by a larger instrument, requires a cello teacher teaching the cello student the precise balance of finesse and force to produce a nice sound. This process is a very rewarding process. Studying cello instills a certain patience and mindfulness in the student.

At Glee we have 3 to 5 music recitals a year to make sure every student has an opportunity to share their new skills as well as to motivate them to keep practicing. We make sure the recitals are a positive experience for the students so that eventually they can perform well in front of any audience, no matter the size.

To participate in our exciting recitals and learn how to play the cello, scroll down and register below!

Love of Music

Encouraging teachers make your child’s musical journey educational and enjoyable at Glee Music Academy.

Achievement

Commitment to Excellence and frequent recitals help foster student motivation so that you can focus on becoming your child’s biggest fan.

Teacher Expertise

Our teachers have collegiate training and are active in music associations such as Music Teachers Association of California.


Glee Cello Guarantee 

Money Back Guarantee: Worried that your student might not click with the cello teacher?   We are so sure that you will love your first cello lesson, that we’ll give you your money back if your first lesson isn’t everything you hoped for. So that means that you can register with no worries. If your cello teacher isn’t everything you hoped for, just let us know in writing the same day as your first class.

Meet Our Teachers

Jisun, Cello Teacher

    Fun Facts
  • Principal Cellist at Bob Cole Conservatory
  • Grand prize 48th SYMF Competition
  • Richard D. Colburn Scholarship Recepient
  • Loves to teach children
  • Fluent in English & Korean
  • 1st Place Pasadena Showcase
  • Loves K-pop music
  • Likes to visit the beach
    Affiliations & Certifications

60-minute Weekly Private Lessons

One Lesson

Month to Month

Loyalty Pricing

$90/lesson

$300/month

$260/month

45-minute Weekly Private Lessons

One Lesson

Month to Month

Loyalty Pricing

$67.50/lesson

$225/month

$ 195/month

30-minute Weekly Private Lessons

One Lesson

Month to Month

Loyalty Pricing

$45/lesson

$150/month

$130/month

This is popular for adults who have unpredictable schedules

Must give notice the month BEFORE you want to discontinue before the 15th of the month.

If you promise to stay for the entire season through June, we give you a discounted price.

Ready to Get Started?

Have More Questions or Need Help?


Schumann

Haydn


Jonathan, Cello Teacher

    Fun Facts
  • Music Education Master’s from UCI
  • Undergraduate Music degree from UCI
  • Current Orchestra Director - Rowland Unified School District
  • Enjoys reading Manga during my free time
  • Fluent in English & Mandarin
  • I like making music with my students
  • Enjoys incorporating pieces that students enjoy into lessons
    Affiliations & Certifications

60-minute Weekly Private Lessons

One Lesson

Month to Month

Loyalty Pricing

$90/lesson

$300/month

$260/month

45-minute Weekly Private Lessons

One Lesson

Month to Month

Loyalty Pricing

$67.50/lesson

$225/month

$ 195/month

30-minute Weekly Private Lessons

One Lesson

Month to Month

Loyalty Pricing

$45/lesson

$150/month

$130/month

This is popular for adults who have unpredictable schedules

Must give notice the month BEFORE you want to discontinue before the 15th of the month.

If you promise to stay for the entire season through June, we give you a discounted price.

Ready to Get Started?

Have More Questions or Need Help?


Polonaise de Concert

Dvorak


Frequently Asked Questions

What are three specific things a parent can do to help their student be successful?

 

  1. Be interested in stay informed of what your child is doing and what is expected of them during their lessons. The more you are invested in your child’s music education, the more they will feel supported
  2. Help keep students on track with practicing, a friendly reminder and staying nearby during practice sessions will help them progress
  3. Encourage your child! When you hear them improve on something they have been working on, or if you can visibly see that their posture has improved, let them know! It’s easy for students to get discouraged in the beginning stages of learning an instrument but if you give them positive reinforcement, they will be more likely to continue working at it.

What are three most important things to teach a cello student?

  1. Creating a connection between student and teacher
  2. Agreed upon goals that we are aiming for together
  3. Having mutual respect for one another and enjoying each other’s company

What ages do we teach?

We teach ages 5 – adult in the studio but usually a cello is not where you start with a five year old.

How long does it take before students begin sounding good?

Generally it will take a couple years until one can hear a student progress, but it may take one student 5 years to sound good and another student 2 years. Again daily practice, discipline, the right attitude, and focus is key to how fast a student can develop.

How much does a cello cost on average?

For beginners, cellos can range from $500-$5,000.  Ask about our rental program. High costs usually equates to a better instrument but not necessarily always the case. It is more important to check the quality of the instrument by sound and the right fit for the student. Parents and students, please ask us for cello renting/buying advice before going on eBay or going to a non-music store.