Folk Cello Study Group

with Ben Roberts

Monday, March 4, 2024


Folk Cello Study Group

  • Bluegrass
  • Celtic
  • Contemporary
  • In-Person Classes
  • Instrumental


This group class offers cello players an opportunity to learn new skills on their instrument through tune-based learning. Building on the skills learned in Beginning Folk Cello, or previous experience, this class will focus on learning new techniques based around the group’s stylistic interests and goals. The Folk Cello Study Group offers accountability from like-minded musicians, as well as a creative, relaxed, and fun space to learn.

Folk Cello Study Group is designed for intermediate and advancing players. Participants will need a pen/pencil and recording device – your phone’s ‘voice memo’ app works great!

Need an instrument to rent? We suggest visiting Johnson Strings.

This class runs from 8:00-9:15pm and will be held on Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1 (makeup: April 8)

Please note:The class will be held at The Passim School of Music which is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator. 

Limited to 7 students (16 yrs of age or older);  Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Online sale ends 2 hour before the class begins. Tickets can be purchased at the door. before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.

Ben Roberts

  • Celtic
  • Instrumental

Ben Roberts is a cellist and composer based in Boston and originally from Denver, Colorado. Having studied classical performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music and contemporary improvisation at the New England Conservatory, Ben is now a freelance musician performing and teaching primarily in classical and Irish styles.

After graduating undergrad in 2020, Ben programmed, organized, and performed over 100 outdoor house concerts in Denver and Boston. He has performed as part of the Askia and Corylus string quartets, and has worked with artists such as John Patitucci, Esperanza Spalding, and members of the Emerson String Quartet.

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