Online Cello Lessons
Learn to Play Cello - A Course for the Adult Beginner
This is NOT your ordinary online cello course! Learn to play cello with a hybrid method of video lessons, interactive music scores & thoughtful, personalized feedback. A comprehensive, affordable, unique program.
Learn Cello Online - Here's How it Works
Start Learning the Cello by Making the Commitment.
Have you thought about learning the cello but you can’t seem to commit? You simply need to take that first step. Hundreds of others have trusted our program to teach them correctly. Join us.
Our program is truly a cello academy. Expert instruction along with engaging & easy-to-use technology for successful learning.
A lot of adults learn to play the cello later in life. When you set realistic goals and follow our sequential curriculum, it becomes a reality.
Engage with an Affordable, Online Cello Course.
Have you tried to save money by learning the cello through Youtube and free resources? Are you getting conflicting information?
Maybe you tried Zoom lessons… but it’s on their schedule, and comes with significant pricing.
We hear you. We offer expert instruction on your schedule and at a SERIOUSLY friendly price point you deserve (for as little as $20/mo!). And if life gets in the way, you can cancel any time. No minimum subscription term.
Follow the Step-by-Step Beginning Cello Curriculum.
Begin your cello journey by exploring the vast collection of step-by-step video tutorials, our incredibly engaging interactive online music scores (which our members love) and a unique music curriculum.
Learn in your home at your pace. And if you want a little extra attention, try our video exchange plan.
(Cello Discovery also works as a great supplement to your in-person cello lessons. We even have a great approach to practicing).
Share Your Experiences with our Online Cello Community.
Cello Discovery is proud to offer you a hybrid model for learning. Our sequential video lessons and interactive music keep you on track. In addition…
Our community page is MUCH more than a help page. It’s a place for collective learning. Experience friendly member interaction and regular, personal feedback from Carolyn.
What's Included With Our Online Cello Course?
- Hundreds of sequential, detailed video cello lessons. Watch as many times as you like.
- Interactive cello music. Play along with professionally recorded (REAL!) accompaniments & learn to read music quicker & easier!
- Downloadable music. Unique beginning cello literature as well as standard classics.
- Downloadable fingering charts and lesson highlights. Or, write your own notes in our “Notes” feature!
- “In-House” Community. Learn from other beginning adult cello players.
- Regular, personal feedback from Carolyn Hagler, founder and director of Cello Discovery.
- An excellent resource for beginning cello students or a perfect compliment to in-person lessons.
Reviews From Our Cello Discovery Members
“Cello Discovery is great because it allows me to take my time and progress through the lessons on my schedule, and re-watch them as often as I need to. Since joining, I’ve discovered that I was weak on some of the fundamentals that my previous instructor skipped. I think Cello Discovery is not only a great course to learn cello but would also be a fantastic and affordable supplement to anyone taking professional lessons.”
“I am in love with Cello Discovery - it has changed my life. Every day I look forward to playing and the way Carolyn feeds out information and encouragement is nothing short of amazing..”
"Carolyn, I am really quite surprised how much I am getting out of your video lessons! You are not just a musician that happens to also teach, but you rather are a true teacher. You take the time to explain the how’s and why’s as opposed to just stating the ‘do’. When I think back on all the music teachers I have had though the years (cello, harp, violin, clarinet, accordion) they were musicians that happened to also teach. You are obviously a great musician, but the teacher in you fosters great learning!!"
Regarding the video exchange:
"All the information, tips and correction that Carolyn has given me, have been very valuable to me and have allowed me to advance faster in my study. Now, I realy feel that I am studying in a music school with a great teacher."
“Cello Discovery is organized meticulously to walk someone through everything from the very first step. Honestly, one of the earlier tutorials about how to take the cello out of the bag effectively was way more supportive than I ever would have imagined: I’d never have even thought to ask for that! And the lessons progress from there through every detail and into playing in a way that is clear, digestible, and easy to follow. It is truly an incredible accomplishment.”
“Carolyn is an amazing teacher. I was on my way to big, bad habits. But after joining this community, Carolyn’s feedback has been incredibly eye opening. I knew I was developing bad habits but I wasn’t really sure what they were. Scouring the Internet for answers was confusing and frustrating. You are safe on this site and in such good hands with Carolyn!”
"I have developed a vibrato thanks to your videos...the warmth of the vibrato is just fabulous. Your left hand videos (and personalized help) and vibrato videos, along with the note reading, were just what I wanted and couldn't find anywhere else."
"Hi Carolyn, I just wanted to take a minute out from my practice to tell you how much I am enjoying the “Interactive Music”.
"Hi Carolyn - I am very happy with how (my progress is) going. I love that I can go at my own pace, and while the progress is slow it doesn't feel like high pressure. Cello Discovery is very well done!"
"Carolyn Hagler is not only a wonderful cellist and teacher, but also a great person. She always strives for excellence while masterfully weaving motivation and fun into every lesson. She always demonstrated a wonderful combination of focus and high standards, in an environment where empathy & understanding were king. As a person, Carolyn is a caring individual with a very fun personality. I highly recommend her as a cello teacher."
We've felt so blessed to have you in our lives these last two years. You are amazing! From the moment you took time from a crazy day to help Sean fall in love with the cello, you've done nothing but instill love and excitement for music."
"Carolyn Hagler is a stellar teacher! She provides rigorous instruction in a fun atmosphere that makes her students fall in love with music! Moreover, Carolyn makes kids believe in themselves and their abilities. She positively impacts students as individuals in addition to making them excellent musicians. Having Carolyn as a teacher is a life changing experience for (beginning) musicians."
What a precious give you have given Paige this year - the gift of music. I will always be grateful for that. Thank you for all you do."
"Dear Mrs. Hagler,
You have been a very motivating and inspiring music teacher for Tariq. He has really enjoyed taking your class and his willingness to continue orchestra comes from your patience and dedication. I really feel he is very fortunate to have such an inspiring music teacher like you. Thank you for all you have taught him."