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Beginner Cellos

Every beginner cello is set up and finished by hand for quality sound and playability


Stepping into a Musical Adventure with a Beginner Cello

In the world of strings, the cello is a timeless instrument of grace and resonance. For those taking their first steps into this enchanting musical realm, a beginner cello is the gateway to a fun and exciting melodic exploration. At Simply for Strings, we are passionate string lovers and are always happy to guide you on this beautiful journey, offering a wide array of hand-crafted cellos for beginners designed to ignite your artistic passion.

A Symphony of Choices: Simply for Strings' Beginner Cello Collection

Simply for Strings takes pride in supplying a diverse range of the best beginner cellos crafted by makers and manufacturers from across the globe. From Enrico and Prelude, Arioso and Virtuoso to Gliga, each cello instrument is lovingly hand-crafted using quality tone-woods.

We also recommend considering our Prelude, Arioso, and Virtuoso ranges of cellos, which are excellent cellos for beginners. With their unique sounds, our friendly staff can guide you to help find the instrument that resonates most with your musical tastes.

Instruments Crafted to Perfection

Our commitment to excellence extends to every detail of our beginner cellos. We believe your journey should begin with an instrument that is not just beginner-friendly but also sounds exquisite, inspires, and delights the aural senses. Our trained luthiers meticulously set up each cello to exacting criteria, then we securely and expertly pack the instruments, guaranteeing their safe arrival, ensuring you receive the best sound and playing experience from the moment you unpack your instrument and can start playing with confidence.

The Best Beginner Cello for More Than Music

Learning the cello is not just about mastering a complex musical instrument; it's a journey with numerous benefits extending far beyond the music itself. As you delve into the world of strings, you'll find yourself developing improved fine motor skills, learning how to apply discipline to tasks and goals and enhancing your memory. Moreover, the best cello for beginners can open up a whole new world of emotional expression.

Playing the cello allows you to communicate and connect on a profound level, expressing feelings and emotions that words cannot capture. The sense of accomplishment that comes from mastering this beautiful instrument is immeasurable, and our passionate team at Simply for Strings is here to guide you every step of the way to welcome you into a world of wonder and delight.

Creating a Complete Cello Package for Beginners

At Simply for Strings, we understand that starting your cello journey is an exciting yet sometimes challenging experience. We have an extensive collection of beginner cellos for sale. So, to ensure your development is headed in the right direction, our cello outfits come complete with a bag and a bow, so you have everything you need to start playing. There are a number of accessories we recommend to make storing and maintaining your cello more seamless.

So whether you choose to dive into your cello commitment all at once or prefer to add to your toolkit over time, we can help you with all the additional essentials to make your cello lessons even more productive and enjoyable:

  • Rosin - to help your bow grip the strings and make the cello sing.
  • Rockstop/slipstop - to keep the cello from moving around when you play. It's important if you're playing on hard floors or tiles and also protects the flooring from the sharp end of the cello.
  • Music stand - to help you see your sheet music while you play.
  • Cleaning cloth - for keeping your cello clean and well-maintained.
  • Tuner - to ensure your cello is in tune.

Your Cello's Journey Begins at Simply for Strings

As you step into the world of beginner cellos, remember that this journey is not just about music; it's about personal growth, self-expression, and the joy of creating beauty through sound. At Simply for Strings, we have many beginner cellos for sale and are here to support you through every choice. We love answering all your questions about music, so feel free to ask us anything you’d like to know about learning to play the cello.

We enjoy providing our valued musical community in Australia with the finest musical instruments and accessories to embark on this enchanting adventure through sound. Whether you are new to strings or an experienced musician seeking new sounds, the world of cello music welcomes you with open arms, promising a symphony of evolution and enjoyment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best beginner cello to buy?

We recommend looking at our Prelude, Arioso and Virtuoso range of cello as these are all excellent choices for the novice or continuing student. Each instrument has its own unique sound, but all are professionally finished and set up by our expert team of instrument makers.

When should my child start learning cello and at what age should they start cello lessons??

A lot of schools these days have an orchestral strings immersion program in grades 2 or 3 where all the students are involved and able to try orchestral string instruments. Most begin with violin and if the child shows interest allows them to branch out to different instruments. This is also the age that most schools allow students to start taking lessons and joining school ensembles. This is a great opportunity for your child to try out different instruments and find the right one for them. If your child is showing enthusiasm for wanting to learn an instrument, they can start at any age. Even from 3 - 6 months old there are a variety of entry level music classes that will introduce them to the basics of music and getting them involved in creating music. Your child can also start learning cello at any age, our cello sizes go down to 1/16 size! There are a variety of teaching methods designed for teaching children from a very young age such as the extremely well-known Suzuki method which was how some famous players learnt, such as Ray Chen who started the Suzuki method at age 4.

What do I need to buy with my beginner cello?

Our cello outfits come with a bag and a bow included and to be able to play you will also need to purchase rosin. Rosin is necessary to be able to play your cello. A rockstop/slipstop is also usually necessary to stop the endpin of the cello sliding on the floor, but this would depend on whether the child will be learning on hardwood flooring, tiles, carpet etc. A lot of players will always use a stopper as this will also prevent the endpin (which is a sharp metal spike) from damaging flooring. We also recommend a music stand, a cleaning cloth, and a tuner. These items will make learning and maintaining the cello a lot easier.

What are the benefits of learning the cello?

There are a vast number of benefits to learning the cello and music as a whole. There have been noted mental, emotional and physical benefits to learning to cello. From improved fine motor skills, learning discipline and improving memory to improved social skills from being involved in ensembles just to name a few.

How is the cello different from the violin or viola?

The cello is a much larger instrument than the violin or viola. Where the violin or viola rests on the shoulder of the player and can be played sitting or standing, the cello is played sitting down with the cello between the legs, leaning back on the players' shoulder. The cello uses the same strings as a viola; C, G, D, and A, but sounds at an octave lower than the viola. A cello player also uses a slightly different bow grip than a violin or viola player. Cello players also read a variety of different clefs and may have to jump between different clefs in a given piece. At higher levels, a cello player will generally need to know Treble, Tenor and Bass clefs.

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