Teen Cello Workshop

Age 13-18

During this week-long workshop, teen cellists will sharpen their skills through a balance of group work & private lessons, playing and collaborating in a fun, supportive cello collective! The daily schedule explores topics ranging from technique to sight-reading, learning music by ear, arranging on the cello, planning ahead for junior & senior district requirements, critical listening, and exploring the beautiful world of cello-centric chamber music. This week-long deep-dive into all things cello will culminate in an online concert of chamber music and group-prepared solo repertoire. In addition to 2 hours of daily group instruction, each cellist will receive two 30-minute private lessons over the course of the week. The workshop is open to intermediate and advanced teen cellists who have had at least two years of private study.

Teen Cello Workshop will be In Person

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. We are thrilled to be planning for in-person instruction this summer and are developing a set of protocols to ensure that we can do so safely. Our Board of Directors' re-opening task force is finalizing the BMS building reopening plan, which will outline in detail the measures necessary to keep our students, families, faculty, and staff safe, while also allowing us to make music in person together again.

These precautions include, but are not limited, to wearing masks while at Brookline Music School. In addition, all shared instruments (for example, pianos) will be sanitized before and after student use.

Our website will be updated as our plans for a return to in-person instruction are finalized; please check back soon for more information.

Class Details

Summer 2021

Location Dates Days Times Length Age Instructor Rate Status
Kennard House 7/12-7/16 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 1:30PM - 4:30PM 180 minutes 13-18 Valerie Thompson $450.00 Register

How To Enroll

To enroll in Teen Cello Workshop, visit our registration site. If you have any questions about Teen Cello Workshop, please fill out our inquiry form.

Fees & Aid
  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $40 registration fee per family.
  • There is a $20 fee per term for payment plans.
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study.


Valerie Thompson

Valerie Thompson

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Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.

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  • Tuesday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Wednesday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Thursday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Friday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday - 8:00am to 1:00pm
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