My method is one that corresponds to each student's capabilities and desires. The main method book I use for 'cello is by Samuel Applebaum and I incorporate folksongs, classical repertoire plus anything that the student is interested in playing. I do not recommend the Suzuki method - the student will learn all the notes, without marks on the fingerboard. Tone production and how to do it, is key to great playing. Simple stretches prior to playing are suggested. Since there is a lot of repetitive motion in playing a string instrument, good posture, correct bow grip (many are taught incorrectly due to mistakes in beginning books), and effective left hand technique are key to avoiding injuries and sore muscles!
Classical and folk / singer-songwriter
Experienced cello teacher of 7 years! For beginners, my lesson plan is simple : 1. we start off with basic scales 2. we practice proper bow-technique and posture, and 3. we practice sheet-music (classical compositions or songs chosen by the student). The time devoted to each portion of the lesson is totally adjustable / up to the student. In other words, you will learn what you want to learn at your own pace. Lessons can be done at my apartment, your place, or online.
Hello! I have been playing cello for 25 years. In that time I have performed in Europe and have been featured on many albums. For nine years, I taught over 100 successful cello students as an elementary and high school orchestra teacher in Arizona. My students have fun while working hard to reach the objective during every lesson. I am always actively involved in giving relevant feedback and positive reinforcement as students progress!
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