Adult Cello Introduction Class

FREE  CLASS TRIAL contact Louise 0415 128799


Read this checklist for the ADULT TOTAL BEGINNER CLASS!

If you match, then this is the class for you!

> I have no previous music lesson experience

> I have never really played an instrument before

> I do not know if I can sing ‘in tune’ or if I have a ‘musical ear’

> I can’t read music but interested in giving it a go

> I am looking for a sequential group lesson class that is simple to do, easy to understand, includes clear explanations and teacher demonstrations and guidelines

> I have had a go at learning once before but I gave up early on and am now looking for an easy way to review how to play and get back into it

> Minimum home practice suggested 10-15 mins x 3 times a week – simply repeat the class activities at home

> I want basic lesson resources to take home


Designed with the TOTAL BEGINNER music student in mind, this class is simple, sequential in skills and is delivered in a clear and engaging way. No music lesson experience required. Each class contains simple exercises to build coordination, confidence, musicianship, ear training and music theory. One short instructive piece is worked on as a group with teacher demonstrations and at the end of class, this piece will be played by the group with piano accompaniment. Nobody plays on their own. Class activities are done all together in a supportive and encouraging environment. The emphasis is on building musicianship skills integrated with learning to play the cello.



Under the expert guidance of professional musician Louise King, the participants will learn in a small group. This series of classes is designed to provide adult students to try playing the cello step by step.  It is an opportunity to try something new in a supportive group environment and meet people with similar interests.


Cello Dreaming recommends that participants have their own or rented cello to be attending the class.  It is highly recommended that you attend all classes to enjoy the sequenced development and to develop teamwork and confidence.

approach to teaching adults

Louise King has been a music educator and worked with adult students for 20 years. Read more about her Teaching Philosophy.


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.




DATES 2020


Interested in NOOSA and BRISBANE classes?  Contact Louise to find out more.

  • Thurs 20 Feb 1-2pm
  • Thurs 19 March 1-2pm
  • Thurs 30 April 1-2pm
  • Thurs 28 May 1-2pm
  • Thurs 25 June 1-2pm
  • Thurs 13 August 1-2pm
  • Thurs 17 September 1-2pm
  • Thurs 15 October 1-2pm
  • Thurs 12 November 1-2pm
  • Thurs 10 Dec 1-2pm

Optional public concerts – opportunities  announced throughout the year.

  • Saturday 7 March 7pm Bushfire Benefit Concert Maleny RSL
  • Sunday 15 March 2-4pm St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Concert Eudlo Hall
  • Sunday 10 May 2pm Mothers Day Concert Eudlo Hall
  • Sunday 21 June 2-5pm Musicians Without Borders Global Day of Action Concert Eudlo Hall
  • August Sunshine Coast Music Eisteddfod
  • Horizon Festival Sunshine Coast
  • Sunday 20 September 5pm Playing For Change Day Fundraising Concert
  • Friday 4 December 7pm Student End Of Year Concert Eudlo Hall
  • Saturday 12 December 7pm Christmas Carols Concert Palmwoods Hall

VENUES Eudlo Hall, Rosebed Street, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Conservatorium of Music Griffith University Grey Street South Bank BRISBANE, Noosa Pengari Steiner School Doonan
COST $35 per person per class | $175 for 5 classes | $350 for 10 classes
EARLY BIRD DEAL Book & pay online before classes commence for bulk discount and 1 x 30 mins lesson FREE.

  • $250 for 10 x monthly classes. 1 30 minutes individual lesson FREE
  • $150 for 5 x monthly classes. 1 30 minutes individual lesson FREE

BOOK ONLINE online shop.
DETAILS Music is provided. A minimum of 4 students per class is needed to ensure the adult beginner class program runs. Coffee, tea, light refreshments, student resources, music worksheets included.
WHAT TO BRING cello, bow, rosin, music stand, end-pin stopper, pencil and eraser, imagination, courage.
NEED TO RENT A CELLO? Please contact for competitive monthly rental packages. Find out about rentals and how to buy a cello on this page of our website.
WHAT MUSIC? Music to suit all tastes and suitable for complete beginners.. Play music with others, experience playing in a group with both piano and cello accompaniment and enjoy learning well known classical, folk and modern music carefully selected and arranged to suit Adult Learners in a mixed level, group class experience.
MORE INFO | 0415 128 799


what people are saying

‘You are a rare find, both an excellent performer and inspiring teacher.  Your classes are SO rewarding, and carefully prepared. You instinctively understand and work with all the varying personalities, abilities and goals of your students.  Your practical suggestions and confidence convince us that we can all express the music within, with some remarkable results.’
Margaret Moss

‘Louise has helped me reawaken my connection with music.  Her intuitive style of teaching helped me find the courage to pick up my cello again.  She not only loosened my rusty fingers but also gave me the confidence to be able to play in front of people.  Louise is very understanding to the complexities of learning an instrument as an adult and she has great ways and ideas to keep students on track and self-motivated.’
Lia Titman

‘Louise’s contagious, joyous passion for music and her cello is completely inspiring.  Her classes are just about the best thing I have ever done in my life. The opportunity to play with peers and realise that I’m not alone in my dreams to master the cello has given me great confidence.’
Annette Hughes


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