Cello Lessons at Wilton Music Studios

Why Should I Take Cello Lessons at WMS?

Whether you’re a young child or an adult, beginner, or advanced, each student sets goals with the assistance of their teacher at Wilton Music Studios. If you’re a young professional looking to continue to grow your skills, preparing for an orchestra or college audition, getting ready for Western Regional or All-State, or simply taking lessons just because you love the cello, our cello teacher works with each student and parent on a personal level to craft a lesson plan that fits the student’s individual needs and favorite genres of music. Whether a three-year-old taking their first lesson, a thirty-year-old returning to the cello after a long separation, or a retiree pursuing a long-held dream, the teacher will share their love of music and help students explore their own personal musical journey.

Cello Fun fact

The cello is made of more than 70 pieces of wood! People today who have played or play the cello include England’s Prince Charles, Charlie Chaplin, and journalist/newscaster Paula Zahn.

What Styles of Music Do We Teach in Your Cello Lessons?

Our cello teacher tailors music lessons to the needs and desires of the student. The versatility of the cello combined with the wide-ranging experience of our faculty means their cello lessons can take the student wherever they want whether it be serious classical, folk, or popular music. All students will learn the fundamentals of playing so that they can play any type of music to the best of their ability.

Historical Cello tidbits

The two earliest bowed instruments originated in India and were played in the same manner as a cello held with the legs in a seated position as was the erhu, which developed in China 4,000 years ago and is still played today. The cello developed in parallel with the other members of the violin family. Initially, it was an accompanimental instrument but began a steady rise to prominence in chamber music and solo repertoire starting in the mid to late 1700s. While the cello is most strongly associated with classical music it is used commonly in jazz, rock, and pop music. Its rise in popularity with audiences and appeal to students of music is often attributed to the fact that the instrument covers all of the vocal ranges of the human voice.

Who Are Our Teachers?

Everyone on our faculty is a professional performing musician and very at home teaching all ages and levels. Our teachers have graduated from some of the world’s greatest conservatories including the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, the Aaron Copland School of Music, the Bard College-Conservatory of music and serve on the faculties of many schools and universities, including the Mannes College of Music, Western Connecticut University, Sacred Heart University and the University of Bridgeport.

Peter Prosser

Formerly the cellist of the Royale Trio and winner of the Manogue International and National Arts Club competitions, Peter Prosser has had a multifaceted career that has taken him throughout North America as well as South America and Europe.