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Cello Lessons

Cello At
The green tambourine

Explore all musical possibilities

At The Green Tambourine, we make learning the cello enjoyable by encouraging students to play music they love. Whether it's classical pieces, pop songs, movie themes, or show tunes, we customize the repertoire to match their interests. This approach keeps students motivated to practice and builds a strong connection to the instrument. By playing music they enjoy, students develop their creativity and expression. It also fosters a positive attitude towards learning and a lasting passion for the cello.

Another important element to our music lessons is incorporating composition and improvisation, which not only enriches students' musical experiences but also nurtures their creativity, confidence, and self-expression. The Green Tambourine has created a supportive community where our students are actively choosing what they want to play and learning to be truly creative. Join us for a free trial and let's see what you can learn to play!

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cello SkillS

Instrument Skills


Tone production


Finger dexterity




Proper technique

Instrument care & maintenance

Musical Skills

Note reading

Ear training

Rhythmic fluency




Music Theory

Ensemble playing

Performance skills

School age girl intently practicing her cello in a lesson

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on timbre

What is timbre, anyway? Timber (pronounced TAM-br) refers to the unique quality or color of a sound that distinguishes it from other sounds, even when they have the same pitch and volume. It is what allows us to differentiate between different musical instruments or voices. In the case of the cello, its timbre is characterized by a warm, rich, and resonant tone that sits between the brighter sound of the violin and viola and the deeper tones of the upright bass. The cello's timbre is influenced by various factors, including its size, construction, and playing technique. Its larger body and lower pitch contribute to its distinct timbre, which is often described as mellow, velvety, or soulful. This unique timbre makes the cello an essential voice in orchestral and chamber music settings, adding depth, warmth, and color to the overall sound palette.

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Lesson programs & pricing


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Individual Lessons

For ages 4-Adult       $ 220/month

A personalized learning environment for those who have particular interests they are ready to explore. 

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Meet Our Staff


Ann is the owner and director of The Green Tambourine, as well as a full time teacher at the studio. She is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in string instruments. She also loves singing and composing.  

Ann is classically trained and has played in numerous ensembles, including a variety of orchestras and small groups. Ann is especially interested in using string instruments in a variety of musical styles and has played in groups that range from funk to jazz and classical to indie rock. She is currently developing the musical curriculum for The Green Tambourine and loves searching through music to find tunes that are the right fit for students, both in interesting musical content and expanding student skills. 

Ann playing her viola

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