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Popper #7~ New Mini Course!

It has come to that time of year again where the All State/All Region etudes have been released and there is the struggle to learn the etudes. So I came up with a solution~ a step by step process of learning them. First off is the Popper #7! CHECK IT OUT: COURSE: https://bit.ly/popper7 I hope […]

Slow Play Series

Super excited to announce my new series that will play on SUNDAYS. It is called Slow Play Sundays where I play through cello music slowly. The purpose is so that cello students trying to learn these songs can actually hear what is going on and also play alongside the video. Too often I hear that […]

Prepping for Regions 2019

So if you are in TX you are probably preparing for All Regions auditions, and perhaps even All-State auditions as well. I put out a couple vids on how to prepare for the etudes that are used in these auditions. Now keep in mind that these etudes are challenging. They pick etudes to show different […]

Playing with Piano

Playing music with other people is often a fun project that lots of people love to do. Especially when you are learning your solo music, unless the piece is unaccompanied, it can often be far more satisfying to be collaborating with someone else. I chatted with my good friend, collaborator, and pianist Patryce King in […]

Scales in First Position that use FLATS

Scales are an essential part of learning any instrument! Even if you are a beginner you can learn some simple scales and really get to know your instrument well. A quick way to really know first position on the cello is to do some scales as well. Here I continue in this beginner scale series […]

Scales in First Position that use Sharps

As a teacher I always emphasize the importance of knowing your scales. Too often there is so much concern over learning the repertoire that a lot students only gloss over knowing anything about scales. Even beginner cello players can learn to play scales. Remember learning scales may be not as exciting as a song, but […]

#1 Cello Tip for the Left Hand

Having a good technical foundation will definitely help you when you are learning the cello! If there is one important foundational skill to remember about playing the cello it is to keep the thumb of your left hand under your middle finger AT ALL times. (Think “C” for cello, making a c shape with your […]

Best Supplies for Gigs

Do you ever get to a gig and think, “Oh man if only I had thought to bring one of those!” It is getting to that season where gigs are abundant! I think it is essential that every musician have a few things on hand so that no matter where you happen to be gigging […]

10 Spooky Sound Effects

Halloween is coming up fast this year! What is your favorite part about this holiday? For me, it is the candy (twix!)~ I’m too much of a scaredy-cat to enjoy most of the scary things of Halloween 🙂 . In this video, I talk about how to make some spooky sounds on the cello. Perhaps you […]