Donations for Needs-Based BursaryWould you like to sponsor or contribute towards lessons for a young cellist? Please contact me!
New registrationsNew registrations for children 3 + now being accepted for fall 2023 (includes cello day camp in August!). Four spots available.
Please use registration form to be contacted for parent info meeting (no obligation).
Two late registration (ages 7-12) spots also available.
Teens and adults - contact me regarding availability.
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My favourite cello website: cellobello.orgCello legacies, cello teaching, cello blog, cello chat, cello tube, cello fun, etc! http://cellobello.org/
Symphony Concerts 2022-23
Kamloops Symphony is bringing Dvorak Cello Concerto Sunday, October 2, 2:30 PM See http://www.kamloopssymphony.com.
Discounted subscription sales until August 31. See website for subscriber benefits. Regular single ticket prices are Adult $35, Youth (under 19) $10. TD Soundcheck (ages 19- 34 must register in advance) $15.
A few other BC Symphonies... Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. VSO is now offering several concerts online. Subscribe to watch at your leisure!
Are you new to symphony attendance? Check out http://www.kamloopssymphony.com/symphony101.htm
18 Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument
"As you can see, playing a musical instrument has many benefits and hopefully that will motivate you to keep on practicing and always hold music in high esteem. Whenever you come across challenges as a musician, think about the end results and always remind yourself of all the great reasons you love to play." (Source.)
Characteristics of Advanced Students: List 3
Understand that knowledge + 10,000 times = skill
Practice with a metronome and with marching.
"I am the one." It's all about you!
Break problems down into easy possible steps.
Tune slowly and carefully at every practice.
Practice so you can't get it wrong.
Characteristics of Advanced Students: List 2
Sing first, then play.
Always play with a specific focus.
Let the bow touch the string ONLY when you are excited.
Know all the notes, rhythms, bowings before a class or rehearsal.
Expect to play the sound that you want to hear.
Characteristics of Advanced Students: List 1
Here is a list developed by violinist, David Strom.
I am going to try to put these nuggets up in small sets weekly or so for the beginners and intermediates to learn to think and act and eventually become like advanced students!
- Practice slowly - never faster than easy.
- Get ready carefully.
- Never give up.
- Don't whine or complain.
- Practice in small nuggets - then put into context.
- Practice to make easy, practice to make clear.
Suzuki Valhalla Institute: Every August
Consider attending a Suzuki Summer Institute! Here's the closest. They fill up very quickly, watch for registration dates and book early!:
And here's another which explains more about the Suzuki method
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus now features "print on demand" digital prints!
When we shop together we can share shipping costs, too, so if you are placing an order in Salmon Arm let me know!