Students who have a passion for playing cello can develop their musical talent by studying with a professional cellist. Previously you have been limited to working with instructors in your area, but with virtual cello lessons from Olga Redkina you can learn from anywhere using a computer and free video chat technology from Skype. You can now learn how to play the cello with the same private lessons and coaching that Olga provides to her local students.
Learn From Anywhere
Whether you are in Pittsburgh or Los Angeles, Florida or Nebraska, East Coast, West Coast or somewhere in between, your learning is no longer limited to the teachers in your area. Olga is a world-reknowned Cellist who can provide private lessons to anyone in the USA with a cello, a computer and an internet connection. Using Skype technology it’s literally like being in the same room. Learn more.
Try Your First Session for Free!
If you’ve never tried using videoconferencing technology before we understand that you may be skeptical if something like this could work for you. No problem, you can try it out by taking your first session with Olga at no cost. If you like it and think that virtual lessons is something that would work well for you, then you can continue. If not, no worries.
If, after your free first session, you’d like to continue taking virtual cello lessons with Olga, there are two standard rates depending on the level of instruction required.
Beginner Students: $50/hr
Advanced Students: $75/hr
Virtual Cello Lessons Cancellation and Reschedule Policy
It is always possible to cancel or reschedule with at least 24 hr notice. It is important for students to be courteous to other students. When you schedule a lesson with Olga that time is reserved for you and becomes unavailable to other students. Therefore, Olga asks for 24 hr notice on all lesson cancellations and reschedules. If there is an emergency, or something comes up as a surprise Olga will work with you on a case-by-case basis because life happens. However, if it happens more than twice you should expect to pay for the cancelled lesson.
Private Cello Lessons
Whether you are a beginner or advanced, Olga provides personalized attention based on your abilities and goals. She teaches traditional methods for several types of music, including classical, romantic and contemporary.
Students who study with Olga do not just learn how to play the music; they learn about the life of music and how to open up to others and themselves through playing. Her method of instruction furthers the development of the student and the one-on-one setting allows her to correct technique. Students learn how to position their hands and their entire bodies to produce the proper results.
With Olga’s extensive experience playing and teaching cello, students can be confident that they are learning from an expert. She has 18 years playing experience and 16 years teaching experience in both Russia and the United States. She earned her bachelor’s degree in cello performance and teaching from Kazan Conservatory in Russia before coming to Duquesne University to earn an artist’s diploma and a master’s in music in cello performance. She has won competitions in Russia, New York and Pittsburgh, performed as a soloist and played with chamber and symphony orchestras. She was the principal cellist with the Kazan Chamber Orchestra and currently performs with symphony orchestras in Johnstown, Altoona and Westmoreland.
Students who strive for success risk slowing their development without the proper training and guidance. If bad form is learned first, it can be much harder to correct and relearn the right technique. Group lessons do not allow the instructor to correct technique, resulting in students who learn the music but not the form. Olga provides the personal attention needed to learn the right way.
To begin your private lessons or coaching, contact Olga to set up an introductory meeting. Olga will meet with you (for younger students, parents also attend) to discuss learning goals and determine if individual instruction is the right fit.
More About Skype
Skype is free to download, easy to register and is a great tool for virtual music lessons. The Manhattan School of Music has been using videoconferencing technology for years. Learn more about Skype at www.skype.com. You can even download it and play around with it for free.
When you’re ready to see if virtual cello lessons are right for you, contact Olga to learn more
Due to popular demand, students now have the ability to pay online. For more details, visit the payment page.