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Cellomoji Chats: Episode 006 How Long Do I Practice For?

In this episode, I address the question I get a lot: How long do I practice for? This definitely varies based on the level you are at and the music you are trying to play. Ultimately make sure you are clear on what goals you are trying to achieve each time you sit down to […]

To See the Light

Do you ever hear a song and you feel like you just connect to it? I’ve been a fan of the band Tim Be Told for awhile and they just came out with a new album called Love and Happiness: https://bit.ly/timbetold . This album has so many great songs but one that caught my ear(?) […]

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 […]

Practice Tips for Franchomme No 3

Are you learning the Franchomme Caprice No 3? (I refer to it as an etude, but I suppose the official term is caprice 🙂 ) My latest Youtube video covers all the tips you need to help you master this etude. This would be really helpful to those who are opting to take the All-Region or […]

When Not to Use Vibrato

Vibrato is an important skill to learn and to start using in your music making process. But it is important to also know when NOT to use vibrato. Remember that vibrato is used to enhance the music and not as a crutch for things such as finding your intonation or as a default addition to […]

Practice Tips for Playing Popper Etude #16

In this new video I give you practice tips on how to play Popper Etude #16 successfully. Popper etudes can be a challenge but with the right mindset and paying attention to details you can master this Popper etude. Remember it is often the little things that will set you apart from other cello players […]

HOW TO PLAY: Delicate by Taylor Swift

This post contains an affiliate link. Click here for the full disclosure Here is my newest video on how to play Delicate by Taylor Swift on the cello. You can grab the sheet music here:http://bit.ly/2v7Y0vW  There are a few skills that are good to know to play this song. However, if you don’t you can easily […]

Cellomoji Cover: Delicate by Taylor Swift

This post contains an affiliate link. Click here for full disclosure Hey Swifties! Here is my latest cover on the song Delicate by Taylor Swift. I am getting into transcribing popular music so that I can teach it to you guys! I wanted to make this video so you could hear and see what the […]

Cello First Position | Notes on the D String

Here is my newest video in the Cello 101 series! I cover the first position on the cello talking about all the notes on the d string. This post contains an affiliate link. Click here for full disclosure The technique I use to teach beginner cello players is one that I learned from Dr. Laurie […]