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Organised practice

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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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Express Yourself!

While driving home from teaching a pupil once, a thought that had been niggling at me came to...
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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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  • Learning The Cello

    Ali Howes Cello Teacher (Manchester) Picture It takes lots of work and commitment but is very rewarding and everyone should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. It is important to have a basic technique when learning the cello. Suggested books to help you build up a solid technical foundation: The First-Year Cello Method -...
  • Learning a Musical Instrument - everybody wins!

    Midori Jaeger Cello Teacher (South West London) Picture So often when discussing childhood music lessons we hear adults say they had ‘no musical talent’. As a result, they claim, they were encouraged by their teacher to give up. I always want to say to this - there’s no such thing! You like music and were compelled enough to try to learn an...
  • Music for Unoriginal Instruments

    William Hewer Cello Teacher (Manchester) Picture ‘Study Bach: there you will find everything’ -Johannes Brahms This thesis addresses the various technical and musicological factors that inform the performance of adapted or arranged works, using the contrasting examples of J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 6, which I will be performing on the (5...

 

  • The Importance Of Understanding Music

    Ivana Peranic Cello Teacher (Brighton) Picture Projecting our musical ideas and inner voice is one of our main goals as students and performers. Even for complete beginners on the cello, it is important to understand that the journey of commanding the instrument is leading towards expressing our musicality. I find it important to include at...
  • Teaching method books

    Alice Perrin Cello Teacher (South East London) Picture As part of my LTCL module at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, I am constantly learning new teaching methods as well as how different students might respond to them. The following books have been really helpful for this: Paul Harris: 'Improve your teaching: the virtuoso teacher',...
  • Teaching From The Balance Point Editor's Pick

    Lauren Jones Cello Teacher (Manchester) Picture I think Edward Kreitman’s Teaching from the Balance Point is very useful for teachers and parents because it very succinctly explains the Suzuki Method while providing a wealth of practical information. Essentially the message is that all children have talent, and their environment determines...