Are you interested in learning to play the cello? Looking for a solid foundation? You've come to the right place! The overall aim of this course is to show students how to look after a cello, what's involved in taking lessons, and to have the skills to handle beginner cello books, lessons and coachings, and/or learning 'by ear'.
Included are three fun background tracks to to play your newly-learned notes to! Using photos, text, audio samples, and over 45 minutes of instructional video, the course provides you with a wealth of carefully considered material, presented in a logical sequence that makes the perfect precursor to starting a "beginner cello" course.
-Finding an instrument (no matter where you live or if you are on a budget)
-Equipment and Care
-The basics on how to use both your body and the instrument to make sound
-How notes on the staff correspond to the instrument
-Left hand placement
-Common cello and music-specific language
Free entry into 3 mini-courses: The Very Basics of Note-Reading, Note-Reading, Level 2 and Introduction to Reading Rhythm.
StartWelcome and Introduction (1:35)
Start1: Finding Your Cello
Start2: The Anatomy of the Cello
Start2a. Anatomy Practice
Start2b. Anatomy Matching Game!
Start3: Essential Equipment
Start4: How to Use and Care for Your Cello
Start5: Taping the Fingerboard for Left Hand Placement (Important for Lesson 5)
HI! I'm Catherine. I'm a classically-schooled cellist with Master's degree in music performance. I love expressing myself through music and I'm fascinated by everything it has to teach me. I'm a freelancer who performs with professional orchestras, chamber ensembles, in the studio, on film, and of course, on stage. I'm also a teacher and consider myself a student of many things. I absolutely love the idea that anyone can learn anything if they have a good teacher and a good attitude. I know it's true because I have experienced it myself! Most of my classmates at university started private cello lessons even before going to school. At nine years old I got started playing cello in a school violin program and I didn't have a cello teacher for years. But with hard work, determination, and some awesome teachers later on, I was able to become the professional I am today.
I'm excited to share my knowledge, to learn from you as well, and to find creative ways to help you on your musical path.
Welcome! See you in class!