Yes, You CAN Learn to Play the Cello Online

Cello Discovery - The Ultimate Online Cello Course for Adults

If you've been told it's impossible to learn the cello online, we welcome you to Cello Discovery.

Our course works.

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CELLO DISCOVERY is NOT your ordinary online cello course! Learn to play cello with a hybrid method of video lessons, interactive music scores, weekly mini-workshops & thoughtful, personalized feedback. A comprehensive, affordable & unique cello academy.

What's Included in This Cello Course?

Hundreds of Sequential Cello Lessons

Expert instruction covering everything from day 1 through the intermediate level – concise, easy-to-digest lessons. Quizzes will test your knowledge & awards will help you stay motivated!

Interactive Music Scores

Our one-of-a-kind interactive scores allow you to play along with interactive music while you simultaneously watch a cello performance. The cursor follows the music so you won’t lose your place!

Weekly Mini-Workshops

Join us for weekly Zoom sessions for more in-depth info. on a variety of cello-related topics. Regular guest appearances by other string pedagogues. 

Video Exchange for Premium Members

Premium members can send in videos for private feedback via a video exchange. Advance much faster with this exceptional option. It’s an added level of accountability.

Take Notes & Save Lessons

You can take notes inside all lessons and save (or download) them all. You can also bookmark your favorite lessons to easily access them any time.

Supportive Community

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.

Want to Learn the Cello but Having Trouble Making The Commitment?

  • Have you thought about learning to play the cello online but you can’t seem to commit? It’s as simple as taking that first step. Hundreds of others have trusted our top-rated cello course 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. No previous musical experience required!
  • 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. What are YOU waiting for?

Looking for an Affordable, Online Cello Course that REALLY works?

  • Have you tried to save money by learning the cello through Youtube and free resources? Are you getting conflicting information? Did you try another online course, but it was too expensive, and not substantive enough?
  • Maybe you tried Zoom lessons… but it’s on their schedule, and comes with significant pricing.
  • We hear you. We offer detailed, expert instruction on your schedule and at a SERIOUSLY friendly price point (for as little as $35/mo!).  No minimum subscription term. Feel free to check out our free cello resource list too!

Not Sure if You Can Learn the Cello in Your 30's (or 50's or 70's)?

  • Learning a musical instrument has IMMENSE benefits as we age including sharpened memory skills, increased coordination and reduced stress. But best of all, music feeds the soul (Read this).
  • Anyone can learn to play the cello, but some struggle is inevitable. Fortunately, you only have to learn it one day at a time… one skill at a time. Slow, careful work will get you there.
  • Begin your cello journey by exploring our vast collection of step-by-step video tutorials along with our incredibly engaging interactive online music scores. Learn in your home at your pace. And if you want a little extra attention, try our video exchange plan. (More Q&A about learning the cello here.)
  • Cello Discovery also works as a great supplement to your in-person cello lessons. 

Share Your Experiences in Our Online Cello Community

  • Our community is made up of people just like you.
  • It’s people who love the cello and have either dreamed of learning it or are coming back to it after a long hiatus.
  • It’s a welcoming, nurturing place full of people ready to cheer you on. You’ll gain confidence in your ability to perform in front of others and you’ll certainly make friends along the way. 

Hi, I'm Carolyn Hagler, the Founder & Director of Cello Discovery. Here's a little more about me...

  • Education in Music & Pedagogy. Master of Music in Performance plus an Education Certification in K-12 Texas
  •  Tenured Symphonic Player. I started my career in the New World Symphony and I’m currently tenured with the  Austin Symphony.
  • Studio Musician. I’ve recorded on movie soundtracks, dozens of albums and shared the stage with rock, jazz, folk & classical legends.
  • Touring Artist. Featured on NPR’s “All Songs Considered” & National Radio Spain during inter-continental tours.
  • Lifetime Educator. I taught my first student in 1981. I had no idea what I was doing. I’ve come a LONG, long way.
  • Chamber Musician. From string quartets to singer-songwriters, I’ve played in a whole host of chamber ensembles.
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What Our Cello Discovery Members Say

Basic - Monthly
$35 / Month
Recurring monthly subscription. Cancel anytime. No hidden fees.
All Cello Discovery Online Video Cello Lessons
Interactive Cello Music Scores
Weekly Zoom Mini-Workshops
Downloadable Music, fingering charts, and lesson highlights
"In-House" Social Community
Premium - Monthly
$65 / Month
Recurring monthly subscription. Cancel anytime. No hidden fees.
Everything in Basic Plan
PLUS: One video exchange lesson per month OR one 20 minute private Zoom lesson each month. Your choice!

(Scholarships available for students with financial hardships living outside US, Canada, Australia, Western Europe. Please contact info@cellodiscovery.com)