Cello stools?

(12 Posts)
chauffeurmummy Sun 11-May-14 20:49:13

What on earth do children sit on to do their cello practice?

My dd has recently started cello and we are struggling with something the right height. I've done a google of "cello stools" put nothing comes up.

Help!!

Youdontneedacriminallawyer Sun 11-May-14 20:53:43

Surely just an ordinary chair?
What does she sit on during her lessons? And how old is she?
In DDs school orchestra practise they all just sit on chairs.

chauffeurmummy Sun 11-May-14 20:59:01

She's 7. Her feet don't touch the ground on any of our chairs. She has a little stool from when she was smaller but it's too small - her knees are above her hips!

Surely this must be a common problem!!

Youdontneedacriminallawyer Sun 11-May-14 21:02:24

I'd speak to her teacher then, and ask what she suggests.

I've seen small cellists come out of Saturday music school with three legged round padded stools that are height adjustable so they do exist.
Have you looked at drum stools as an option?

maggiethecat Mon 12-May-14 12:44:05

same problem with my 7 yo dd. teacher uses ordinary children's chair at music school - she does not seem to think much of cello stools (which can be quite expensive).
important thing as you know is that knees are sloping downwards rather than upwards when feet are flat on ground.

have googled and have not come up with much that is affordable. am now using her chair from her child's desk and when she grows out of that will consider her piano stool which is height adjustable but which is not quite suitable at the lowest setting at the moment. that might be something for you to look at.

TRL Mon 12-May-14 20:21:18

We got Ds1 a cello stool from Stringers (branches in London & Edinburgh but also online) when he started aged 5. He's now 11 and still using it - it's adjustable - so decent value for money over a 6 year life!smile

Youdontneedacriminallawyer Mon 12-May-14 23:06:40

If you use an ordinary chair, could you put the cello spike on a couple of books or something? To lift it a bit.

janinlondon Wed 14-May-14 11:38:45

We just used something like this: (£3)

www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/90184047/

chauffeurmummy Sat 17-May-14 20:46:22

Thanks everyone - I looked at proper cello stools but couldn't find anything under £250. She has just started and is using a music service cello - so I should probably make sure she is sticking to it and then prioritise a decent cello for her rather than spending that much on a stool!! Have found a leg rest which looks like it should be fine!

Shedding Sun 18-May-14 21:16:29

DD is 8 and petite and she sits on the very edge of a normal stool which she says is fine. I tried to steal DD3's tripp trapp for her but she got very cross!

claraschu Sun 18-May-14 21:21:38

Cardboard box full of books, edge of coffee table, children's chair: anything the right height-

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