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 student instruments. I recommend renting to begin with until you know what you want in an instrument. Renting can cost from about $40 to about $75 a month depending on size and quality of instrument 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 to deal with KCM Luthiery or 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. Chris at KCM IS a cellist, so his instruments are always well set up and you can have him demo different cellos to see how they sound. My students have mentioned his great service, too! 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!