The CELLO is one of the most revered, romantic instruments used in the classical, popular and folk music worlds. This lesson takes the traditional cello and demonstrates how flexible and unique the instrument is. BEN SOLLEE is one of the premier cellists in the nation who uses the cello as a percussive and songwriting instrument. The PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT takes surprising and unique song selections, twists arrangements around and leaves a breathless trail behind for cello lovers to follow. Students will have a unique and a renewed viewpoint of a very old, very beloved instrument.