Youth Excellence Ensemble Program

The Youth Excellence Cello Ensemble Program, designed and directed by Louise King, provides a monthly ensemble for intense group rehearsal and development for young aspiring musicians who wish to be mentored in classical contemporary music performance practice including exploring improvisation, jazz and world music.


DATES 2023


1 19 Rosebed St Eudlo Hall Rosebed Street EUDLO Hinterland Sunshine Coast QLD

2 5-7 Rufous Street Peregian Community House PEREGIAN Sunshine Coast QLD 

3 Cnr Kennedy and Enoggera Terrace, Ithaca Hall, Red Hill Qld 4059 BRISBANE   

#1 EUDLO HALL Rosebed St Sunshine Coast 

Day: Thursday monthly 

Time: 5:30-6:30pm class


  1. Thurs 16 February 
  2. Thurs 16 March
  3. Thurs 13 April
  4. Thurs 18 May
  5. Thurs 15 June
  6. Thurs 13 July
  7. Thurs 17 August 
  8. Thurs 14 September 
  9. Thurs 12 October 
  10. Thurs 16 November 

Class times: 

AM class: 

  • 10:30-11:30am – Adult Beginner Cello Class 

PM classes:

  • 3:30-4:30pm – Youth Beginner Cello Class 
  • 4:30-5:30pm – Youth Intermediate Cello Class 
  • 5:30-6:30pm – Youth Advanced Excellence Program 
  • 6:30-7:30pm – Adult Beginner Cello Class
  • 7:30-8:30pm – Adult Cello Ensemble 

#2 NOOSA Peregian Community House Peregian 

Day:  Tuesday monthly 

Time: 4:45-5:30pm


  1. Tues 21 February 
  2. Tues 21 March
  3. Tues 18 April
  4. Tues 16 May
  5. Tues 20 June
  6. Tues 18 July
  7. Tues 15 August 
  8. Tues 19 September
  9. Tues 17 October 
  10. Tues 14 November

Class times: 

AM class: 

  • 10:30-11:30am – Adult Beginner Cello Class 

PM classes:

  • 3pm arrival for a 3:15-4pm – Youth Beginner Cello Class
  • 4-4:45pm – Youth Intermediate Cello Class
  • 4:45-5:30pm – Youth Excellence Class (Advanced) 
  • 7:30-8:30pm – Adult Beginner Cello Class

#3 BRISBANE Ithaca Hall Red Hill 

Day: Saturdays monthly 

Time: 3-4pm class 


  1. Saturday 25 February 
  2. Saturday 25 March
  3. Saturday 29 April
  4. Saturday 27 May 
  5. Saturday 17 June
  6. Saturday 29 July 
  7. Saturday 26 August
  8. Saturday 23 September 
  9. Saturday 28 October
  10. Saturday 25 November 

Class Times: 

  • 10:30-11:30am – Adult Beginner Cello Class 
  • 11:30-12:30pm – Adult Cello Ensemble
  • 12:30-1:30pm – Youth Beginner Cello Class 
  • 1:30-3pm – Chamber Music Program 
  • 3-4pm – Youth Advanced Excellence Class 
  • 4-5pm – Youth Intermediate Cello Class


Take part in public concerts – opportunities announced throughout the year!

JOIN Book your place in the ensemble now. Limited places available. Teacher recommendations of talented students welcome.  Not sure if you make the grade? Book in for an audition by mentor Louise King on 0415 128 799.
BOOK Easy payment in our online shop.
DETAILS Music is provided. A minimum of 4 students per class is needed to ensure the ensemble program runs.
WHAT TO BRING cello, bow, rosin, music stand, end-pin stopper, pencil and eraser, imagination, courage.
MORE INFO | 0415 128 799


Join the Cello Dreaming Youth Excellence Ensemble program is dedicated to providing top classical training to developing young talent. Mentored by one of Australia’s most dynamic and highly regarded professional cellists and Teaching Artists, Louise King, young musicians will experience unique opportunities to perform as soloist, chamber musician and within a cello orchestra before local and national audiences throughout the year.


Cello Dreaming Youth Ensemble has performed as guest act for singer-songwriter Katie Noonan, at Woodford Folk Festival, Caloundra Fringe Festival, Imagineers Festival, City Hall Concert Series Brisbane, Dreaming BIG concert series, Horizon Festival, Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards, community concerts, outreach projects and special events and weddings on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. The Ensemble has won first, second, third and highly commended in many Eisteddfods. Music for Social Change charity performances includes fundraising concerts for Playing For Change Foundation and Musicians Without Borders. The increase in committed and talented members will result in more high profile performance opportunities being created and if funding is secured, an overseas tour.

cello dreaming mission

Cello Dreaming’s mission is to provide exceptional quality training to talented, committed and motivated youth students who want to be mentored in classical contemporary music performance practice and would like to learn musical and creative business skills that open pathways into a professional music career.

Whether your goal is to be a professional musician or lead a life rich with artistic meaning, Cello Dreaming Youth Excellence Program builds skills for success. The Youth Excellence Program is a learning environment where every young musician develops musicality, hard-core technique, leadership skills and teamwork through playing quality classical music in an ensemble and chamber music. Through rehearsing and performing at special events, community and charity concerts, media appearances, and community outreach projects, Cello Dreaming encourages talented students to use their unique talents to create social change through music. Louise as your mentor guides each student to make an active contribution to our community.


A place in the class is issued by Cello Dreaming and on behalf of Louise King. The booked place in the class is considered sold and subject to the following conditions:

  1. The booked place cannot be exchanged with another applicant, returned and refunded after purchase.
  2. The right is reserved to add, withdraw or substitute presenters, artists, vary ticket prices, and/or vary advertised programs, seating arrangements and class capacity.
  3. The presenter, performer Cello Dreaming reserves the right of admission to the class.
  4. If the class has to be cancelled due to natural disaster, adverse weather conditions or for any other cause reasonably beyond the presenter’s control, there is no right of refund or exchange, and no obligation is assumed by the presenter for the arranging of a substitute event.

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