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Educational Opportunities

Educational Events

We look forward to hosting and sharing information about educational events in Austin. If you are presenting an event that is open to the public like a Master Class, Guest Artist Performance, Open Rehearsal, or Technique Class for students please reach out by contacting us to be included in this list.

Learning the Cello as an Adult

The cello is a great instrument to learn as an adult and whether you are a beginner or are an experienced player, there are opportunities for learning and performing with the cello. 

Many area teachers have experience working with adult students. It's not too late to learn.


Generally we recommend working with a private teacher and getting personalized help rather than going it alone by piecing together videos and method books you find. However we're excited about a new project by Austin cellist Carolyn Hagler: Cello Discovery. This looks to be online learning done the right way. If you are an adult beginning want something affordable that gives you the chance to go at your own pace and you get support from her and a community of other adult students then this might be a great option for you. It has just been opened to new members. Check it out at

These are just a couple of the organizations that welcome adults cellists. Check to find which are the best match for your skill level. 

Austin Chamber Music Center

Austin Cello Choir (Take part in the Covid Cello Project in lieu of this for now!)

Starlight Symphony

There may be a pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic but check them out now to be ready for their return.

Finding a teacher

Students: Local string instrument shops are happy to share a list of teachers and offer recommendations based on your location, level, and interest. Additionally you can reach out to us for a list of teachers. 

Teachers: If you would like to be included on our list please contact us through the reach out form. Please share your name, contact information including website if any, ages you teach, area(s) in Austin that you teach, and any additional information you may wish to include like teaching style or genre specialty (Suzuki, traditional, improvisation, or alternative styles besides Classical).

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