• 0422 835 857
  • Bentleigh East

    627 Centre Rd, VIC 3165

Cello Lessons For Children & Adults That Inspire Bentleigh East, Melbourne

Alla's Music Studio offers cello lessons in Melbourne for musicians of all skill levels. Whether you're just getting started or you're looking to keep your skills sharp, we can connect you with a teacher who can take you to the next level.

Our cello teachers are some of the most experienced and well-respected in Melbourne. They're passionate about music and committed to helping their students reach their potential.

Contact us today to schedule a lesson!

  • Cello Lessons & Tutoring

  • Learn how to play the Cello

  • Beginners to advanced Cello tutoring

  • Children & Adults Cello lessons

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Cello Lessons Melbourne

We offer cello lessons for all ages and levels, from beginner to advanced. We also offer group cello lessons for those who want to learn with friends or family, or are just looking for a more affordable option to start learning an instrument.

Why Get Cello Lessons?

The cello is an elegant and incredible-sounding instrument. As well as being an integral part of any orchestra and a fantastic instrument to play solo, it's a great way to improve your memory, hand-eye coordination, and overall mental dexterity.

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Cello For Beginners

If you're looking to grow as a musician and challenge yourself, the cello is a great choice. Regardless of whether you've played another instrument before or you're starting fresh, we're sure you'll enjoy playing the cello.

Cello Mastery

Applying a tried and true method of mastering the Cello gives people greater freedom to develop and utilise their inherent skills and abilities in the modern world. Some of Melbourne's best and most well-respected cello instructors are on our team. They are dedicated to music and inspiring their students to realise their full potential. So get the tried-and-true method down pat for playing the Cello so you know you're doing it perfectly.

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Cello Rental

If you're not ready to commit to learning the cello just yet, we offer rental cellos for an affordable fee. Cello rental is perfect for those who want to give the cello a try before deciding whether to purchase one. Once you've decided that the cello is for you, we'll be happy to help you find the perfect cello for your needs and budget.

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Private Music Lessons

We offer individual music lessons of 30, 45 or 60 mins for Piano, Violin, Guitar, Voice and other musical instruments

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Student Concerts

We run student concerts in Melbourne's Kingston Town Hall

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Qualified and Experienced Music Teachers

Alla's Music Studio is filled with friendly and talented teachers who share their love for music with students
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See what our clients saying about our music lessons

Adam_ Therooster
Adam_ Therooster
02:04 23 Oct 23
Great music school with excellent teachers. My son enjoys his piano lessons here with Samuel, a kind and talented pianist. Thanks Samuel! Alex inspires to be like you!
Karen Utomo
Karen Utomo
07:26 19 Jul 23
The studio is very comfortable for students. And Teachers are very knowledgeable and very considerate in setting achievable goals. We could see progress and development in our son’s piano skills.The teacher we had is Gabe and some subtitute teachers such as Samuel, Alex, Adele.Note to the admin who always give reminders and care for the student’s timetable, and making sure we are happy and taken care of.
Simon Zandberg
Simon Zandberg
00:51 28 Apr 23
Although mostly servicing school-age music students, Alla's Music Studio caters for all ages and is a really well-operated music school.Jack McNamara has been giving me trumpet lessons there since mid December 2022 and I could not expect to have a better teacher.Jack is incredibly passionate not just about playing trumpet, but in imparting his knowledge and experience to others.Jack is beyond his years in maturity and ability to connect with his students.For over four months so far, he has kept me engaged and excited in learning this most difficult of instruments.The more I improve, the more he feeds my hunger for greater challenges with clever tips, tricks and things to practice between lessons.
Ping Yang
Ping Yang
04:42 22 Feb 23
Alla and her team are amazing. My little one and myself have both enjoyed the piano lessons with the teacher, Agnes, not only because she focuses on the accuracy of the notes, but the theories by showing and asking my little one to write the notes. This is something, I know, my little girl will benefit forever. Agnes is a super star, with clear instructions and encouraging tones. Thank you. Also thank you to Rita - the best assistant you can ever find in Australia!
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sushma tata
00:15 17 Feb 23
Alla’s music team is very welcoming & professional. This music studio has a very friendly atmosphere & Liam is very patient with my son. He is very skilled and focused on my son’s learning. I see my son growing in confidence in his guitar skills. Liam understands my child’s interests & not only teaches him how to play guitar with good technique, but he also encourages my child to enjoy it! Liam also emails recordings for practice. Highly recommend Liam for guitar learning.
03:55 24 Dec 22
Alla and her team have always been great at running the studio and music lessons!The teachers are top-notch and the atmosphere and presentation in the studio is always relaxed and welcoming.Margarita the receptionist is always on-point and keeps on top of things whilst Alex the IT assistant keeps tabs on the website side of things, ensuring things operate smoothly behind the scenes.Would recommend everyone in the area who has kids interested in learning to play instruments to contact this school as they're the best around!
Liyan Du
Liyan Du
11:44 17 Dec 22
Highly recommend Alla’s music studio! Alla and Rita and amazing, very professional and super friendly. Piano teacher Samuel is an awesome teacher, he is extremely good with teaching young children with his kindness, patience and great sense of humor. My 5-year-old loves coming every week.
Michael Weisman
Michael Weisman
08:51 14 Dec 22
Alla and staff are incredibly nice to deal with and very prompt when I have to reschedule or cancel my daughter’s piano lesson, which has happened a few times during 2022. Another good thing about the studio is that lessons continue throughout the school term breaks, unlike most other extracurricular activities. My daughter has progressed so much in the short time she’s been learning piano at the studio. It’s a testament to the expertise and professionalism of Alla and staff members. Highly recommend sending your kids to this studio!
Shai Lavi
Shai Lavi
05:17 09 Dec 22
The teachers here are incredibly patient. My 7 year old loves coming every week!
Dr Anushi rajapaksa
Dr Anushi rajapaksa
23:48 08 Dec 22
Highly recommend Alla's studio for music lessons for kids! We have been attending for a year and are so impressed with the student's achievements and teachers' dedication. Their bi-yearly concert is a culmination of this and tastement to their outstanding performance!
Odille Barry
Odille Barry
05:54 08 Dec 22
Samuel is very a talented artist and knows how to convey his passion to his students. My daughter progressed a lot and loves to play and put up her own show. Alla and Rita are very welcoming as well. Thank you for the beautiful concert and all the students played amazingly.
Amanda Peterson
Amanda Peterson
06:19 06 Dec 22
Wonderful music school. My daughter enjoys attending her lessons and has progressed so much since we started. Alla is great with her and so patient. Will definitely be continuing in 2023!
11:27 11 Oct 22
Love this school. Great teachers, and the owners are amazing. Thank you for the chats before my lesson Rita… Harry is an incredible violinist, and an awesome teacher. Alla, keep doing what you’re doing I wish you all the success!
Alex V
Alex V
04:10 14 Sep 22
My children started music lessons with Alla’s Music Studio at the beginning of 2022. All my children enjoy their music lessons and love their teachers. The teachers are very professional and friendly. The admin team is always helpful with rescheduling or arranging all make up lessons if my children are sick. The director Alla is very friendly and constantly updates me on my children's progress and is always there to help if there are any issuesOverall - great service and awesome team!!!
My son has been attending guitar lessons at Alla's for over an year by now. Great teachers and wonderful staff.Thank you Zach and Andy for guiding my son through the beginner and intermediate levels.
Joanne Chuang
Joanne Chuang
23:57 05 Sep 21
My kids are learning the flute and cello at Alla. Lovely teachers. Alla and the receptionist are absolutely wonderful. Excellent follow up and class reminders and ever so prompt to answer my questions. Thank you!!
08:15 15 May 21
Alla and her team are amazing. The service and communication are always efficient, considerate, and more importantly, super friendly and warm. Highly recommend Alla Studio to all!!
09:45 29 Apr 21
Highly recommend Alla’s music studio for kids learning instrument, always feel welcome and professional to deal with. The violin teacher Alexandra is fantastic, patient and very talented. My kid is very excited to come every week to learn the violin.
Anshul Bhargava
Anshul Bhargava
08:13 25 Apr 21
Alla is very talented and experienced teacher. We saw our son’s inclination towards music and were able to expose him to music at Alla’s.She guided us on how to setup a routine for him and get the best out of him.
03:12 13 Apr 19
Very professional. Great communication between Alla, teachers and parents. Very happy we have found a music school where you know your children will learn from the best.
Tim Deller
Tim Deller
05:51 30 Oct 18
Wonderful teachers and welcoming school for all age groups and skill levels.
Warren Everitt
Warren Everitt
07:23 25 Oct 18
Have been taking my son to Alla's for piano lessons over the last 2 years. He has really progressed. Our teacher is extremely experienced and super friendly. Boris who manages everything out front is really helpful and extremely nice on all occasions. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for lessons for their kids.
Andrew Dobrowolski
Andrew Dobrowolski
07:23 27 Sep 18
Fantastic music school, the kids love having a concert at the end of each year to look forward to!
Denis Frolow
Denis Frolow
10:36 10 Jan 18
Very good music studio for kids and adults. Works 6 days a week. Experienced teachers and kind and friendly staff.
Oliver Menhennitt
Oliver Menhennitt
02:04 30 Nov 16
Amazing! The staff were fantastic, they held an amazing concert at the end of the year. Definitely recommend.
Rawin Takshak
Rawin Takshak
04:21 10 Apr 16
Plenty of options, highly experienced staff, conveniently located and run by someone who live and breathe music.
Sally Smith
Sally Smith
02:50 08 Jun 12
One of the parents asked me to wright a review about Alla’s Music Sudio, so here it is. I have 3 kids who are all into music. My daughter, the oldest, plays violin both the traditional and Suzuki method. My oldest son plays acoustic piano, keyboard and every other musical instrument which has keys on it, and my little son plays drums. Many years ago when my kids were just starting to take music lessons, finding a good music teacher for each instrument was not easy, and then driving the kids to different places for their music lessons was like having a full-time job. Fortunately, this has changed after we found Alla’s Music Studio. The studio provides musical education for all ages, all instruments and all methods. The teachers are all experienced musicians. I was able to book music lessons for my kids so that they all have it on the same day at the similar time. I leave my kids at the music school and then pick them up after the lesson; I have more free time now to do whatever I need. The school is in the short driving distance from Ormond, where we currently live. I’ve met some parents who are based in Balaclava, Malvern and Caulfield, and a happy to drive the kids which is still only 15 mins drive from where they are. If you are living in one of the below suburbs and looking for a music teacher for private or group lessons, I think that Alla’s music school would be one stop for all your child’s music education. Brighton, Highett, Murrumbeena, Clayton, Cheltenham, Hughesdale and Oakleigh. They also have a website with the pricing info, holiday program, etc..
Tanya Fel
Tanya Fel
04:48 10 Apr 12
Alla’s Music Studio was recommended to me by a friend. I was looking for a good and affordable piano teacher in Bentleigh, and when I met Alla I felt confident that my son will receive the music education on the professional level. We have been attending Alla’s Music Studio for about 4 months now and my son’s piano skills have certainly improved. I would recommend this service to any parent who is currently looking for a professional music school around Bentleigh area in Melbourne
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Our Amazing Music Teachers

A unique, Bespoke, tailored programme of tuition to help people of all ages and abilities to make progress, enriching lives through music, developing their confidence and improving musical skills

Our Cello Teachers

Brenny Dinh

Brenny first began his musical education, learning piano and cello at the age of 5. He was later awarded the Patrick Loftus Hills Music Scholarship at Xavier College, where he completed his AMusA Diploma on cello under the guidance of Rohan De Korte from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.


Brenny has experience performing a wide repertoire on the cello, ranging from the Renaissance period to the Contemporary Music Period. He especially enjoys music from the Romantic Era and Contemporary Period, where he can express his musicality to match the piece's characteristics.

In addition to classical music, Brenny enjoys improvising mainstream music on the piano, where he was influenced by his piano teacher Tim Topham to learn new genres and hopes students will feel encouraged to expose themselves to different musical styles.

Musical Journey

Throughout his musical journey, Brenny has had the opportunity to tour and perform in the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in Vienna in 2016 as the principal cellist. Learning the cello has allowed Brenny to engage in various ensembles such as string quartet, symphony orchestras, string orchestras and musical theatres where he has performed in venues such as the MCG, Hammer Hall, Cathedrals and the Wiener Konzerthaus.

Teaching Style

Brenny's teaching style is focused on building a musical foundation with students and fostering effective practice habits by incorporating self-discipline. Ultimately, Brenny aims to ensure enjoyable lessons and hopes students can utilise their new skills through performances and ensembles to make the most out of their musical experience.

Angela McStephen Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the University of Melbourne

Angela McStephen has played both cello and trumpet since childhood, and learned to read music at the same time she learned to read words. She has taught music to students of all ages and abilities and began her teaching journey at the age of 17, when she taught cello to a friend and volunteered as a tutor for a music program for at-risk children. She enjoys almost all music, but especially loves baroque music and the big orchestral works of the Romantic era.

Her teaching style is flexible, depending heavily on how each student best learns, and she takes great care in tailoring lesson plans to each individual student. She loves to meet and build friendly relationships with her students and their families, and encourages the parents of her younger students to be involved in lessons and at-home practice.

Angela can teach from any curriculum, but prefers the Abracadabra and Suzuki books, and the AMEB syllabus. Her emphasis is on developing a good technique early in order to maintain comfort while playing.

She is very keen to work with students of all ages and abilities, and has had success with overcoming accessibility challenges to bring the joy of playing music to as many people as possible.

Angela graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the University of Melbourne in 2019.

Cello Lessons FAQ

Can I teach myself to play the cello?

A lot of time and effort is needed if you want to learn to play the cello on your own. The secret to success when teaching yourself this instrument is a combination of watching videos of lessons and musicians, learning sheet music, and putting in the time.

Is the cello easier than the violin?

What's simpler: the violin or the cello? The cello's wider repertoire and more comfortable holding position may make it slightly less daunting to start playing. Yet, frets or no frets, these instruments have several difficulties in playing and sound production.

What is the best age to learn cello?

Within that age range, from 6 to 7 years old.

However, there must be thought given to a minimum age at which cello instruction should begin. Professionals recommend starting cello lessons between the ages of 6 and 7. The younger the child, the more difficult it is for them to concentrate and retain their energy.

Why is the cello so special?

In reality, it is one of the few instruments that can play music written in any clef (bass, tenor, or treble), making it one of the most flexible in the orchestra.

Book A Trial Cello Lesson

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