Cello teacher - Yelian He

Cello lessons in Melbourne

Contact Information
Yelian He

I offer high quality teaching and coaching to cellists of intermediate level and above.

My skills and experiences are international, ranging from Europe, Asia and Australia I have more than 30 years of history in performance and teaching.

My students regularly receive top grades in AMEB exams, has consistent performance opportunities both public and internal, and has many opportunities to meet industry professionals from around the world. These are just a few notables that describe my class.

My teaching style is relaxed, friendly, and focused. Lessons are aimed at developing technique, learning to structure musical interpretation, and critical awareness and problem solving.

Cello is one of the most important aspects of my life, and I hope to share this with any student that might feel similarly.

***Please read the following carefully for application to my class:

– I do not teach students with less than 3 years of experience, or under the age of 13.

– If the student’s age is under 13, but you believe they are very responsible for their age, please continue reading.

– Please record and upload a 4+ minute video of the student’s performance on the cello (YouTube unlisted is fine), and send me an email with the link. In the email please include the student’s experiences on the cello.

Due to the number of enquiries, please excuse me if I don’t respond to your email because the above is not met or falls below acceptable quality.

About Me:

Winner of the 2009 Royal Over-Seas League String Competition in London and the Grand Prize and Audience Prize winner of the 2014 Australian Cello Awards competition in Sydney (now the Young Performer’s Awards),

I have appeared in concert at many world class venues and festivals including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Bridgewater Concert Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, City Recital Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Hamer Hall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Brighton Festival, Deal Festival, Adelaide International Cello Festival and Woodend Winter Arts Festival.

After settling in Melbourne in 2017, I look forward to helping cellists of Australia take their skills to a higher level.

More can be found at http://heplayscello.com/

Teaching history

Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester UK (Tertiary level)
Korowa Anglican Girl’s School, Glen Iris
Presbyterian Ladies College, Burwood
Music World Music School, Malvern East
Shanghai Secondary School of Music, Shanghai China
Privately in the UK, Asia, Australia


Monash University
Birmingham Conservatoire of Music, Birmingham UK (Tertiary level)
Shanghai University Conservatoire of Music, China (Tertiary level)
Peninsula Grammar School
Scotch College
Loreto Mandeville Hall
Caulfield Grammar School


Qualifications and Awards
M.Mus (Dist
B.Mus (Uni of Melb)
Music Teaching Services
Auditions, Performances, Repertoire, Technique
Child Checked
Areas Serviced
Melbourne Inner South, Melbourne South East
Glen Iris, Malvern East
Other Details
Minimum age taught