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Online Cello Events – 28 April

Featured

Cellos for Trees

Registration Open NOW through 15 May

Includes a FREE Q&A / Cello Class with Clíodhna Ní Aodáin on 6 May at 1 PM EDT Covering All of the Parts

Cellos for Trees. Help us plant 10,000 trees

 

Imagine how wonderful you would feel if you were part of a music project that planted 10,000 treesCellos for Trees is an international project by cellist Clíodhna Ní Aodáin and the Cello Museum. Clíodhna has written a cello piece called “Full Circle” with parts for cellists of all levels – from beginner to professional. Together we can use music to change the world, one tree at a time!

Let’s plant a forest. Register today!

Find out more and make donations here.



Giveaway

Fugitive Footsteps Giveaway

Dr. Sherr generously donated an autographed copy of his new album for a giveaway. The winner will also receive a Cello Museum T-shirt. We will do a random prize drawing on 1 May. Enter today for a chance to win!

The entry form is at the end of the article.



Online Concerts



29 April 4 PM EDT

University of Tennessee, Knoxville – Hannah Paulus, Cello

This recital is an experiment of the cello’s versatility as an instrument within different genres and styles of music. This performance will involve various uses of technology such as loop pedals and accompanying electronics, and will consist of recently composed and arranged music.

Livestream information can be found at this link. Performers reserve the right to change their program without notice. Not all programs are determined prior to the performance.

Click here for more information.



Online Programs and Events



13 May, 16 September, and 2 December 2023 (Saturdays) | 6.00 PM – 8.15 PM GMT

Online Timeline Series – Cellist Catherine Black

Unsung Heroes Online timeline series

We all want to be as rounded a musician as possible and that’s a pretty big ask. We all have our preferences, and the groups & orchestras we play in, take us down certain paths which enrich and educate us, but sometimes we find a hole in our knowledge!

The Online Time Line Series has really found a place in your lives. Join us to learn more about a remarkable piece of music, its composer, an era, its style that may otherwise have passed you by. Musical architecture, polyphony, phrasing, the place of music in society are all a part of this quest for a better understanding and roundedness.

We will play, discuss & explore from your – the player’s point of view – a particular piece of music from the wide library of Unsung Heroes Cello Ensemble scores. These now range from Josquin and John Taverner (1490–1545), through to Tchaikovsky & Elgar and far into the twentieth century.

Though there are some restrictions online, we can all play using the mute button, though not as a group. This is an exciting opportunity for players to have the chance to play as many parts as they wish as we play together.

You may want to bring a notebook too and I do send out further notes to help you continue the development after the class. I see this as a massive opportunity for us to do detailed work that really moves you on, because we have these apparent restrictions.

Just a thought: you may think a particular composer, (say Josquin for instance) isn’t for you. Don’t rule things out too easily as all these people, whose music I want to share with you, have so much light to shine for us. As cellists, there is so much music we miss because we have so much already written for us. This is an opportunity that I personally have loved developing.

Your score is sent to you on booking your place and there are 15 places per class so we keep the lesson small, detailed and personal.

Do look at all the parts if you can, so you get under the skin of the music.

Venue: Zoom (waiting room opens at 5.45 PM for tuning)

Fee: £25 per class


26 May – 4 June

Online solo strings intensive (OSSI)

Online Cello Events – 24 March

Visit the OSSI website for full details on this Online Solo Strings Intensive.


3 June, 23 September, 11 November | 6:00 PM–8:15 PM GMT

All About My Bow – Cellist Catherine Black

All About My Bow

Our bow is our voice. We want it to breathe, speak, dance, sing and emote. This is an infinite subject but we do need to start somewhere! I feel we learn best with clear explanation, demonstration, focus and experimentation.

We will explore in varied ways, how our bow use can become increasingly natural to us – to become truly, an extension of your arm and hand. In going slowly and in detail, you will more truly find your own voice and feel able to express yourself more fully and authentically as a cellist & musician.

This series will build your understanding in stages. Some classes may be repeated too.

The instrument we play is large and physical and we need to know how to use energy well and understand movement because sound follows the movement.

I will send you materials for the class ahead of the day and then afterwards I will send documents that help you consolidate and develop our work. The groups will be small enough that we will be able to work individually too to check things are understood.

Venue: Zoom (waiting room opens at 5.45 PM for tuning)

Fee: £35 per class

Click here to register and get more information.


24 June, 7 October, 9 December | 6:00 PM–8:15 PM GMT

All About My Bow: A Primer – Cellist Catherine Black

Catherine Black All About My Bow A Primer cellocourses.com

The Bow Primer course classes go deeply into technique and is aimed mainly at players who are newer to the cello. Having said this, we all have holes in our knowledge, so you may want to join this too. As well as technical depth, I will follow up with music for you to put our work into practice, so you have time to cook the ideas and see it all make sense.

Venue: Zoom (waiting room opens at 5.45 PM for tuning)

Fee: £35 per class

Click here to register and get more information.


31 July – 6 August

WFCF Cello Academy 2023 – Online Summer Cello Master Classes

Online Cello Events – 23 December

Individual Online Cello Lessons will take place daily from Monday 31st July till Sunday 6th August 2023 @ cca 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (cca 55 minutes slots), online via Zoom or Skype.

For more details follow #WFCF22 @WalhamForestCelloFest, book your course https://WalthamForestCelloFest.eventbrite.com and visit https://www.Brikcius.com/WalthamForestCelloFest/


27-31 December

San Diego Suzuki Institute Online Suzuki Teacher Workshop

Cello Unit 3  $450.00
December 27 – December 31

Taught by Alice Ann O’Neill

This course is 15 hours with 8 hours of observation time.

Tues Dec 27 1-5:30pm Eastern Time
Wed Dec 28 1-5:30pm Eastern Time
Thurs Dec 29 1-5:30pm Eastern Time
Fri Dec 30 1-5:30pm Eastern Time
Sat Dec 31 12-3:30pm Eastern Time + individual meetings
Pre-requisites:

  • Cello Unit 2

Register here.



Ongoing



The Cello Guild – Cello Courses

The Cello Guild

New classes – plus a chance to earn a free Cello Guild sticker! We recently launched our new Cello Guild site.

  • An Introduction to the Celtic Cello – by Clíodhna Ní Aodáin
  • Making a Goritzki Bow Foam – by Nancy Green
  • Cello Geography: Mapping the Fingerboard – by Jonathan Simmons
  • Fret Not, Dear Cellist – Venturing Beyond First: 2nd and 4th Positions – by Erica Lessie
  • Fret Not, Dear Cellist – Moving on Up: 5th and 6th Positions – by Erica Lessie

Go to the Cello Guild.



Cello Discovery – Yes, You CAN Learn to Play the Cello Online

Carolyn Hagler - Cello Discovery

Created by cellist and pedagogue Carolyn Hagler, this program is excellent for beginning and intermediate students wanting to learn online. Innovative and regularly updated, this program impressed Cello Museum team members.

Sign up for Cello Discovery here.



Trad Cello – Tunes and Techniques with Natalie Haas

Online Cello Events – 16 December

Let Natalie Haas teach you some tricks of the trade as well as some great melodies!

Natalie is one of the most sought after cellists playing traditional music today. She and Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser have toured as a duo for twenty years, wowing audiences at festivals and concerts worldwide with their unique sound.

In this series she will teach some bowing techniques when accompanying melody players before moving on to chords and arranging, finishing with some melodies that sit well on the cello.

Although this series is aimed at the cellist, many of the skills and techniques will sit as comfortably on any string instrument.

Click here to learn about membership options.


Win a Year of Free Lessons!

Online Cello Events – 16 December

Enter a drawing for a year of free lessons via video exchange with cellist Mike Block. Click here to enter.



Previous Events Still Available



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Your Turn

In the comments below, let us know about your favorite online events and concerts. Have an event or concert you’d like listed? Please get in touch.

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