Student practicing at his Cello Lesson at Sydney's Inner West Institute of Music.

Cello Lessons Sydney

Learning to play the cello is an amazing experience. It can be challenging, but it is also deeply rewarding. The sound of a cello can be both powerful and delicate, depending on the music being played. If you are looking for cello lessons in Sydney, then you have come to the right place!

When it comes to finding the right cello teacher, it’s important to consider factors such as experience, qualifications, and teaching style.

Our cello teachers come from a variety of backgrounds and have a wealth of experience to draw from. Some may have studied at prestigious music schools, while others may have built their careers as professional cellists. No matter what their background, all of our tutors are passionate about music and dedicated to helping their students achieve their goals.

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How long do lessons go for?

Our lessons are typically 30-60 mins in length.

How much do lessons cost?

Lessons are $45 for half an hour, this price includes GST.

What days are you open?

The Inner West Institute of Music is open 7-Days.

Is there parking available?

There's ample of on-street parking nearby our locations.

Our Cello Teachers

Our cello teachers have experience with beginners and advanced students alike.

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Our studio locations

Five Dock

Our Five Dock location is the perfect location for your next music lesson. We’re located within 15 minutes of Sydney’s CBD with plenty of bus services available, and free parking available nearby.


Suite 2, 84 Great North Rd, Five Dock


Our Balmain studio is easy to get to and only minutes away from the Sydney city. There are many bus services available, and ample free parking nearby.


145 / 2-18 Buchanan St, Balmain

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer Cello Lessons for children?

Yes, we offer cello lessons for children. Our cello instructors have a patient and friendly approach and work with all experience levels. Our cello teachers create a supportive and encouraging environment where children can explore their musical talents and develop their skills. 

Do you offer Cello Lessons for adults?

Yes, we do offer cello lessons for adults. Our cello lessons for adults are tailored to suit your individual goals and learning style. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience playing the cello, we can help you progress and achieve your musical aspirations.

Do I need any prior experience or knowledge to take cello lessons?

Learning cello is a fulfilling and exciting experience. And if you’re worried about your prior experience or knowledge, rest assured that our cello teachers are well-equipped to help you regardless of your skill level.

Our music teachers have years of experience and are more than capable of introducing you to the basics of holding a cello and bow, as well as reading sheet music. They’re adept at customising lessons to suit your unique learning style, ensuring that you’re getting the most out of every session.

Regardless of whether you’re a beginner or have a bit of experience, you can expect to make steady progress in your cello playing with guidance from your cello tutor. Regular practice and commitment to learning will take you a long way in your journey as a cellist.

We encourage all aspiring cello players, regardless of their prior experience, to take the leap and start learning. Music-making has many benefits, and we’re excited to help you discover them. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or want to schedule a lesson with one of our skilled instructors.

Do you need a teacher to learn cello?

Learning the cello is a wonderful journey, and having a teacher can make it much more enjoyable and efficient. While it is possible to teach yourself with online and other resources, there is no substitute for the personalised guidance and feedback that a teacher can provide.

Cello lessons with a teacher can help you understand the intricacies of proper technique, posture, bowing, and finger placement – all of which are essential to playing the cello well. They can also introduce you to sheet music, musical theory, and help you develop a personalised practice routine that suits your skill level and goals.

Working with a teacher can also provide motivation and accountability, and they can help you select repertoire that challenges and inspires you. They can also prepare you for performances and auditions, which can be incredibly valuable experiences for any musician.

While it’s definitely possible to learn cello on your own, we highly recommend working with a cello teacher if you’re able to. It will make the learning process much more enjoyable, efficient, and rewarding!

How often should I practice cello?

The amount of time you should practice cello depends on your goals, skill level, and schedule. If you’re a beginner, you may want to start with shorter practice sessions and gradually increase the time as you get more comfortable with the instrument. For more advanced players, longer practice sessions may be necessary to maintain and improve skills.

While there is no hard and fast rule for how often you should practice cello, a good starting point is to aim for at least 30-60 minutes of practice per day, 4-5 days a week. Consistency is key, so try to practice at the same time each day to make it a habit.

If you’re working towards a specific goal, such as preparing for a performance or audition, you may need to increase your practice time to ensure that you’re adequately prepared. However, it’s important to be realistic about what you can accomplish in a given amount of time – practicing for hours on end without taking breaks can actually be counterproductive and lead to fatigue or injury.

Ultimately, the best practice schedule is one that you can stick to consistently and that helps you achieve your goals. If you’re not sure how much to practice or what your practice routine should look like, talk to your cello teacher – they can provide guidance and help you develop a plan that works for you.

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No matter what your goals are as a cellist, the Inner West Institute of Music is the perfect place to start your journey. With experienced and qualified teachers, a wide range of resources we’re the ideal place to learn to play the cello.