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Instruments > Cello > Cello with Mike Block

with Mike Block

Mike Block has built a truly comprehensive video library with hundreds of multi-style cello lessons online. Students have access to cello lessons, play-along backing tracks and a free book of cello etudes. Learn how to play the cello in many styles from a virtuoso.

 Classical to contemporary styles  Rhythmic exercises

 Shifting & bowing tips  Sheet music & backing tracks

Cello Lessons with Mike Block

What You'll Learn

What ultimately sets these cello lessons apart from other offerings is the ability to submit a video for review using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange Learning® platform. Mike reviews each submission and records a video response, offering specific guidance to take your cello playing to the next level. All students can access the Video Exchange library and watch each other’s interactions with Mike. This library is constantly expanding and may contain the key to unlock your playing.

Top Quality Cello Lessons

  • 100s of cello lessons at your own pace
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome
  • Slow Motion & Looping on videos

About Mike Block

Mike Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist and composer, who first joined Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble while pursuing his Master's at Juilliard. Known for the unorthodox style of playing cello while standing up, Mike was the first standing cellist to perform at Carnegie Hall. He has served as music director for musicians as diverse as Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin and Damian Woetzel (Principal at NYC Ballet) among others. He is a solo performer and has recorded with a wide range of musicians including Stevie Wonder, Alison Krauss, Edgar Meyer, Tim O’Brien, Lenny Kravitz and many others. Since 2015, Mike has been teaching online music lessons at ArtistWorks.

Cello Lessons


+ Intermediate

+ Jazz

+ Contemporary Cello Etudes

+ Cello Reference Topics

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  • Unlimited Access to Lessons
  • Unlimited Access to Video Exchange Library
  • 1 Video Submission to Teacher
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