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The Cello Guild

Announcing: The Cello Guild

While the Cello Museum is for cellists and non-cellists alike – anyone who loves the cello – the Cello Guild is being built as a global, online resource for cellists. Inspired by the virtual Choir School at Sing the North, we have decided to create a place where cello students can learn more and augment their regular studies. Even amateur and professional cellists can find supplemental resources to help them reach the next level.

The Cello Guild already has several short video courses in the works. In addition, we are building an online library and a Cello Guild store to provide cellists with a reliable resource for finding supplies, sheet music, and cello books.

Opening Soon

In the summers and throughout the year (mainly over holiday breaks), the Guild will offer short courses online. This July and August, we begin with four courses designed especially for adult cello students in a series taught by our very own Erica Lessie (of Postcards from Erica) called “Fret Not, Dear Cellist.” These courses cover cello positions and offer options for face-to-face online learning, anonymous watch-only participants, and, particularly for our friends spread around the world in different time zones, an opportunity for asynchronous learning.

Fret Not, Dear Cellist

Erica will be teaching the following courses this summer in July and August. Please note that the face-to-face spots are limited, so be sure to get on the list as soon as possible. 

Get a feel for what you’ll learn in this short video from Erica:

Fret Not – Venturing Beyond First

  • 2nd, high 2nd, 4th
  • 6 weeks
  • Session I: Sundays 3:00 PM CDT (3 July – 7 August)
  • Session II: Wednesdays 10:00 AM CDT (6 July – 10 August)
  • Course fees:
    • $300 for face-to-face online classes (maximum, 10 students)
    • $180 online classes without real-time feedback from Erica – can be taken asynchronously

Fret Not – Back and Forth

  • Half, 3rd, high 3rd
  • 6 weeks
  • Session I: Sundays 4:30 PM CDT (3 July – 7 August)
  • Session II: Wednesdays 11:30 AM CDT (6 July – 10 August)
  • Course fees:
    • $300 for face-to-face online classes (maximum, 10 students)
    • $180 online classes without real-time feedback from Erica – can be taken asynchronously

Fret Not – Moving on Up

  • 5th and 6th
  • 4 weeks
  • Session I: Fridays 10:00 AM CDT (1 July – 22 July)
  • Session II: Mondays 7:00 PM CDT (11 July – 1 August)
  • Course fees:
    • $200 for face-to-face online classes (maximum, 10 students)
    • $120 online classes without real-time feedback from Erica – can be taken asynchronously

Fret Not – Halfway There

  • 7th, into Thumb (transitioning from neck to thumb position)
  • 4 weeks
  • Session I: Fridays  11:30 AM CDT (1 July – 22 July)
  • Session II: Mondays 8:30 PM CDT (11 July – 1 August)
  • Course fees:
    • $200 for face-to-face online classes (maximum, 10 students)
    • $120 online classes without real-time feedback from Erica – can be taken asynchronously

Sign up below to get more information about Erica Lessie’s Fret Not classes this summer.

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