Cello Lessons

Training in the Suzuki Method is based on an individual lesson each week. Students ages five and older (including adults) may enroll in individual weekly lessons; three and four-year-olds attend small group sessions twice a week. Typically, our students range from beginner through concerto level.

When you and your child have decided to take cello lessons at the Preucil School of Music, please fill out the enrollment form below.

Other Opportunities

A  full range of complementary group and performance opportunities enriches each student’s study. Your teacher will recommend the best choices for your ability and interest level.

Group Classes

Available for violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, voice.

Group performance classes meet weekly to work on technical skill development, repertoire review, and musical style in a motivational setting. Students are placed in a class according to ability level at the beginning of the school year, and remain in this class throughout the year. Group classes give the student the opportunity to work with various teachers at the School since the teacher of the group class may not be the child’s regular lesson teacher.

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Orchestras

Available for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, flute, harp.

The orchestra experience provided by the Preucil School is an essential companion to the student’s weekly lesson and integral part of our comprehensive musical training.  It motivates students as they expand their technical, reading, and musical skills; allowing the student to expand their musical experience and fellowship.

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Chamber Music

Available for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, flute, harp, voice.

Chamber music is a form of classical music written for a small group of instruments that can be performed in a palace chamber or other intimate setting. Ensembles range in size from two to eight, typically without solo performance, one performer to a part. The Preucil School offers many chamber opportunities, each allowing students the opportunity for music and social collaboration.

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Performance Opportunities

Available for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, flute, harp, voice.

The Preucil School schedules a wide array of recital and concerts each year, many based on achievement of a Suzuki curriculum landmark. These opportunities allow the performer to master performance requirements, gain confidence and motivate fellow students and audience members.

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Pre-Twinkle Program

Available for violin, cello, piano.

The Pre-Twinkle experience is a time for planting the musical seeds for our youngest musical students. If we give them time and proper nurturing, they will begin to grow, a little at a time! The Suzuki triangle models the relationship between parent, teacher and child as they work, share and have fun together to learn music.

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Certificate Program

Available for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, flute, harp, voice.

The Certificate Program challenges each student to read, write, and hear the language of music with a high level of literacy. This tuition-free program for high school students includes intensive study in theory and musicianship, keyboard, and chamber music in addition to regular lessons and orchestra membership.

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Master Classes

Available for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, flute, harp, voice.

At times when nationally recognized artists visit the Iowa City area, the Preucil School offers its students the opportunity to experience master classes. In a master class, a respected artist works with one student or a small group, providing a learning opportunity for performers and observers.

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Cello Choir

The Preucil School of Music Cello Choir offers our advanced cello players another ensemble opportunity. Consisting entirely of cellists, we explore chamber music in 2-12 different parts. In the past, we’ve played everything from Classical to Ragtime! Rehearsals are centered around ensemble practice, and also serve as an advanced technique class. The cello choir is an invaluable supplement to orchestra and a private lesson. This group is performance oriented, and will perform throughout the year. Enrollment in either concert orchestra or PSSO is required to join the cello choir.

Junior Cello Choir

Junior Cello Choir is an ensemble made up of only cellos. This group is an introductory course to Cello Choir. It is open to 6th-9th graders or book 4-6. We will explore music in 2-8 parts. Students learn to play independently within a group. It is a great class to build reading skills. There is nothing like the sound of a large group of cellos playing in harmony!

Cello Faculty

Anthony Arnone

Anthony Arnone

Kate Vos

Kate Vos

Kathryn Langguth Swinbank

Kathryn Langguth Swinbank

Laura Shaw

Laura Shaw

Whitney Allen Giller

Whitney Allen Giller

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