Frequently Asked Questions:
How much does a cello cost?
Cellos can run from under $500 to millions for rare old instruments. You should expect to pay about $1800 to $3000 for good new student instruments, a little less for used. I recommend renting to begin with until you know what you want in an instrument. Renting should cost from about $40 to about $75 a month depending on size, quality of instrument, whether you choose new or used, and whether a portion will go towards purchase.
Buying an inexpensive instrument online without trying it first can be very risky unless you are dealing with a well-known, reputable business. Many have bought $500 Ebay cellos only to find they need expensive re-fitting to become playable, and might still have a less-than-pleasing sound.
Where can I rent or buy a cello?
I have a few cellos which I rent out. Otherwise, I suggest students deal with Tapestry Music in Vancouver. They rent, rent-to-own, and sell a variety of cellos so even if you start with a less expensive cello, you may trade up if you desire a better instrument. Tapestry Music has a great purchase buy-back or rent-to-own program.
Do you teach adults?
Yes, I have a limited number of spots for adults.
How do I use the student/parent log in?
After your registration has been activated, you can access my calendar, files, and records online... This six minute video explains it all!