Admission Q&A

What is the age requirement?

You can enroll if you are age 14 or above.

Who can apply for this course?

This course is suitable for those who are:

  • Completely new to the instrument; and/or
  • With/Without other instrument backgrounds

What is the language of conduction?

Cantonese or English (depending on the class)

What will I learn from this Course?

The Course will deliver the below content:

  • Sound making concept and its relationship with playing (including how to hold the bow, bow speed, long bow, sound making by weight, etc.)
  • Fundamental skills on the left hand and intonation (including sitting posture and hand positions, etc.)
  • Rhythms and beats
  • Basic skill in reading scores and sight reading

How to apply?

Applicants should submit “FM001a_Course Application Form and Payment reference to Cello Factory before course commencement. Please read the FM001TC_Course Terms and Regulations before application submission.

What does the application fee include?

The fee covers 8-lesson tuition only. Instrument Rental Scheme and teaching materials are not included. For more information, please contact us by phone 2728 7906 or email info@cellofactory.com.

How to join the Hong Kong Cellist Society for member discount?

Please download and complete the Hong Kong Cellist Society Membership Form with your course application documents and send them back to Cello Factory by email info@cellofactory.com.

You will receive the membership confirmation via your provided email within 7 working days.

Do I need to buy a cello for the course?

Students should prepare their instruments for their lessons. For students who do not own any instrument, Home and Lesson Instrument Rental Schemes are available. For more information, please contact us by phone 2728 7906 or email info@cellofactory.com.

For students with their own instruments, Cello Factory recommends them to bring their instruments for check-up before course commencement in order to ensure their instruments properly set up for learning and practicing.

What is the age requirement?

You can enroll if you are age 4 to 13.

Who can apply for this course?

This course is suitable for those who are:

  • Completely new to the instrument; and/or
  • With/Without other instrument backgrounds

What is the language of conduction?

Cantonese or English (depending on the class)

What will I learn from this Course?

The Course will deliver the below content:

  • Sound making concept and its relationship with playing (including how to hold the bow, bow speed, long bow, sound making by weight, etc.)
  • Fundamental skills on the left hand and intonation (including sitting posture and hand positions, etc.)
  • Rhythms and beats
  • Basic skill in reading scores and sight reading

How to apply?

Applicants should submit “FM001a_Course Application Form and Payment reference to Cello Factory before course commencement. Please read the FM001TC_Course Terms and Regulations before application submission.

What does the application fee include?

The fee covers 8-lesson tuition only. Instrument Rental Scheme and teaching materials are not included. For more information, please contact us by phone 2728 7906 or email info@cellofactory.com.

How to join the Hong Kong Cellist Society for member discount?

Please download and complete the Hong Kong Cellist Society Membership Form with your course application documents and send them back to Cello Factory by email info@cellofactory.com.

You will receive the membership confirmation via your provided email within 7 working days.

Do I need to buy a cello for the course?

Students should prepare their instruments for their lessons. For students who do not own any instrument, Home and Lesson Instrument Rental Schemes are available. For more information, please contact us by phone 2728 7906 or email info@cellofactory.com.

For students with their own instruments, Cello Factory recommends them to bring their instruments for check-up before course commencement in order to ensure their instruments properly set up for learning and practicing.

What is the age requirement?

Adult Seasonal Course 

You can enroll if you are age 14 or above.

Junior Seasonal Course

You can enroll if you are age 4 to 13.

Who can apply for this course?

This course is suitable for those who have:

  • Some knowledge on the instruments; and/or
  • Completed Adult Cello Promotional Course / Junior Foundation Course offered by Cello Factory

What is the language of conduction?

Cantonese or English (depending on the class)

What will I learn from this course?

Seasonal Course offers well-rounded musicianship training in playing and listening and performance opportunities to students who wish to develop their skills beyond fulfilling examination requirement.

The Course will facilitate students to develop the necessary skills and knowledge for playing a wide repertoire of music at the end of each level and to nurture a true understanding and appreciation for their choice of instruments through developing and mastering playing techniques and ensemble techniques (from Elementary IV onward), and gaining performance experiences.

A. Playing techniques

Developing playing techniques is one of the core teaching elements in Seasonal Courses of all levels.

The lessons are structured in a progressive manner and provides different trainings to facilitate students in developing knowledge and understanding in music and their instruments..

B. Ensemble techniques

Ensemble skills are essential for developing a well-rounded musicianship and it can be introduced once students have mastered some basic playing techniques.

From Elementary IV and onward, the lessons will also include ensemble techniques to allow students to transform from soloists to team players by strengthening music coordination amongst players and building team spirit.

C. Performance experiences

Gaining experience in performance is beneficial to students in developing playing manner and confidence.

Seasonal Concert Practices and Public concerts are arranged for students from all levels.  Seasonal Concert Practices held at the end of each term will simulate the arrangement of a concert and allow students to perform in front of peers and receive feedback from musicians and instructors.  In annual Public concert, students will have the opportunity to showcase their accomplishments and results for that year’s hard work.

Which level should I choose?

Elementary I

  • Complete ”Adult Cello Promotional Course /Junior Foundation Course” offered by Cello Factory; or
  • Attend Cello private lesson regularly within one year; or
  • Pass ABRSM Grade 1 in Cello. Within the two-year validity period of the test result are accepted. 

Elementary II to IV

  • Complete ”Cello Elementary I” offered by Cello Factory; or
  • Attend Cello private lesson regularly one to two years; or
  • Pass ABRSM Grade 2/3 in Cello. Within the two-year validity period of the test result are accepted.

Intermediate I to III

  • Complete “Cello Elementary IV”offered by Cello Factory; or
  • Attend Cello private lesson regularly two to three years; or
  • Pass ABRSM Grade 4/5 in Cello. Within the two-year validity period of the test result are accepted.

Advanced I to IV 

  • Complete “Cello Intermediate III” offered by Cello Factory; or
  • Attend Cello private lesson regularly within three to six years; or
  • Pass ABRSM Grade 6/7/8 in Cello. Within the two-year validity period of the test result are accepted.

Diploma

  • Complete “Cello Advanced IV” offered by Cello Factory; or
  • Pass ABRSM ARSM level in Cello.

How to apply?

Applicants who are new to Cello Factory and wish to enroll in the Seasonal Course will need to attend a compulsory Evaluation Lesson for skill level and progress evaluation and enrollment recommendation.  After the Evaluation Lesson, they can enroll current courses or upcoming courses.

Evaluation lesson lasts about 30 minutes with a non-refundable fee of HKD $480. For details, please see here.

What does the application fee include?

The fee covers 14-lesson tuition only. Instrument Rental Scheme and teaching materials are not included. For more information, please contact us by phone 2728 7906 or email info@cellofactory.com.

How to join the Hong Kong Cellist Society for member discount?

Please download and complete the Hong Kong Cellist Society Membership Form with your course application documents and send them back to Cello Factory by email info@cellofactory.com.

You will receive the membership confirmation via your provided email within 7 working days.

Do I need to buy a cello for the course?

Students should prepare their instruments for their lessons. For students who do not own any instrument, Home and Lesson Instrument Rental Schemes are available. For more information, please contact us by phone 2728 7906 or email info@cellofactory.com.

For students with their own instruments, Cello Factory recommends them to bring their instruments for check-up before course commencement in order to ensure their instruments properly set up for learning and practicing.