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The Importance of Your Body in Cello Playing

Introduction Below is an outline of the cello technique I have been taught as I understand it,...
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Inspiring quotes

'Music will save the world' Pablo Casals If you’re going to make a mistake, why not make it a...
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Music: a Sixth Sense

Learning a musical instrument is, to most, a new hobby, a chance to feel good about yourself, a...
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Practice: the Nutritional Component of Music

At various points in my musical development, I have found myself asking teachers and colleagues...

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  • Thomas McMahon - Biography

    Thomas McMahon Cello Teacher (Birmingham) Picture Born into a musical family, Thomas' early studies were with John Senter. He went on to study at the Birmingham Conservatoire with John Todd, Philip Higham and Alexander Baillie, graduating in 2014 with distinction.  Thomas' solo career began as a postgraduate student. Having already performed...
  • Bach vs. Britten

    Melody Lin Cello Teacher (South West London) Picture When people go to cello recitals, the program usually includes a solo suite by Bach, a sonata with piano, or a concerto played with piano accompaniment. But do you ever hear solo suites by a great British composer? British composer, Benjamin Britten wrote three suites for solo cello, and in this...
  • Frank Bridge: A Stylistic Transition

    Clare Durgan Cello Teacher (South East London) Picture Frank Bridge’s (1879-1941) Cello Sonata of 1913-17 embodies an artist’s innermost discontent. Spanning the length of the First World War almost exactly, its creation is a product of Bridge’s transient middle period where his Brahms-Stanford lineage manifests itself, in tandem with an emerging...

 

  • Colourstrings method for cello

    Katri Patel Cello Teacher (South East London) Picture Colourstrings is teaching method based on Kodaly's principals developed by Geza and Csaba Szilvay in Finland over 40 years ago. Colourstrings emphasises the importance of singing and good understanding of rhythm as a base for learning string instruments. The method has gained worldwide success...
  • A 'good' technique

    Tom Laurent Huet Cello Teacher (Croydon) Picture The idea of technique and what is a 'good' technique has always been a subject point of much discussion. From ever since I can remember, expanding back to my first ever cello lesson, the idea of having a good technique and working hard on ensuring you have a good technique has always been...
  • The Practice Frame of Mind

    Emily Francis Cello Teacher (East London) Picture It's important that parents, students, and teachers are all on the same page when it comes to good practice, and an area that sometimes gets overlooked is that of the practice frame of mind. In sport and other areas, mindset is considered a key component for success. Consideration of mindset can...