A Learning Resource for Cellists

The Cello Guild offers online courses for cellists, as well as a few suitable for other musicians and non-musician cello-lovers. Coming soon: a library of materials and a shop with sheet music, books, cello accessories, and gifts.

The Cello Guild is for cello students of all ages and levels who want to augment their regular studies. Amateur and professional cellists can discover supplemental resources to help them reach the next level. New classes added regularly.

When I started learning the cello, I fell in love with the instrument because it seemed like a voice - my voice.

Mstislav Rostropovich

Better Together

We have a team of outstanding instructors making courses online available wherever there is internet access. We have many more courses in the works - be sure to check back often and/or subscribe to our mailing list to hear about our newest courses. The Cello Guild is a division of the Cello Museum.

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An Introduction to the Celtic Cello

52 weeks All levels
This class is for anyone interested in getting started playing Celtic music on the cello. It is suitable for more advanced beginners (those who can...
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Making a Goritzki Bow Foam

Lifetime access All levels
The great German teacher, Johannes Goritzki (1942-2018) taught recording artist Nancy Green how to make this bow foam when she was his student. In this...
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Cello Geography: Mapping the Fingerboard

52 weeks All levels
This online course covers three ways to find notes when shifting on the cello, helping students to begin to learn the geography of the fingerboard.
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Fret Not – Venturing Beyond First (2nd and 4th Positions)

52 weeks Intermediate
This course concentrates on reading, locating, and practicing 2nd and 4th positions using all two-finger combinations across all four strings.
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Cello Guild Team

Nancy Green

Nancy Green

Renate Kwon

Renate Kwon

Content Editor
Erica Lessie 2022

Erica Lessie

Brenda Neece

Dr. Brenda Neece

"Guild Master"
Jonathan Simmons