If you have small hands or short fingers and you have intonation inconsistencies, you might want to try the Nails to Bridge.Read More Small Hands or Short Fingers – Nails to Bridge
So here I am practicing The Swan. This must have been the 6th time in a row I played (actually butchered) this most beautiful cello music. As you can tell, Abby is a polite girl because she tries to be discreet but the hardwood floor gives her away. I’m glad I’m looking down because I […]Read More My Dog, Abby, Had Enough!
For me, 2017 is the year of the cello, because this is the year I started playing the cello again, after a 35 year layoff. On June 3rd, I rented a cello and when I got home, I tuned my cello with a tuning fork (I found my tuning fork from 35 years ago!) and […]Read More Happy New Year! Time to Cello-brate!
This week I started the Bach Cello Suites (again). In my youth, I just did not appreciate the Bach Suites. Back then, they were just etudes. And I played plenty of etudes…maybe that’s why I didn’t like The Suites. How things have changed. I’m older and wiser (debatable), and I just love the Suites. Listen to […]Read More Bach Cello Suites
After 2 hours of testing instruments, we were ready to take two cellos (Ivan Dunov and William Klier models) for home trials, when I noticed a beautiful instrument,Read More Finding My Voice
Last time I picked up the cello was 35 years ago. Not sure what led me back to the cello, but I am so happy I am playing the world’s most beautiful instrument.Read More Second Time is a Charm