Are you interested in learning to play the cello? If you have never taken lessons (or it's been so long that you feel as though you never have) and you are looking for a solid foundation, you have come to the right place! The overall aim of this online course is to give students a global sense of what is involved in looking after a cello and taking lessons, and to be truly prepared with the right skills to handle beginner cello books, lessons and/or learning 'by ear'.
Included are three fun background tracks to to enjoy playing 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
-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.
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. For me, it's the truth. 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!