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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 […]

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 […]

Cello First Position: Notes on the A String

Disclaimer: If you are a beginning cello player, I really encourage you to have a private cello teacher for a bit. It is good to have someone who can keep an eye on establishing good foundations of playing cello. Check out some local teachers or myself via: liz@cellomoji.com Getting Started First Position is really important […]

Being A Good Section Cello Player

You Made It! You are playing in an orchestral section. First of all, congratulations! There are so many cello players out there, but YOU are part of the section. It doesn’t really matter if it is a paid position or not, being part of an orchestra can be a thrilling experience. Here are a few […]

7 Practice Motivation Tips

I Don’t Feel Like It We all go through times when the last thing we want to do is practice our instruments. I always feel the hardest step is taking the instrument out and actually sitting down to play a few notes. Sometimes it helps if you have a looming deadline to perform. But here […]

Know Your Notes

What is that? One of the most important things you can do as a cello student in learning is really learn your notes. In the beginning, this can be a struggle, but I promise that it will increase the speed of your learning exponentially. The best thing is that you don’t even physically need to […]

Where Can I Get That Song?

You hear a great song that you really love, either from the radio, a movie, or a show. You’ve probably listened to it many times, on repeat. The next thought might be, “How can I play this on my cello?” Here are a few resources that I find are super helpful. This post contains affiliate […]

3.5 Positions

When learning about playing the cello, there is always the anticipation of learning a new hand position. It is exciting to have more options of notes to play and to be able to freely and easily move around the cello. However, I think there are too many method books, and music that emphasize what “position” […]

How to Play: Rascal Flatts Bless the Broken Road

This post contains an affiliate link. Click here for full disclosure Hi there! Here’s a new video about a few tips to help you play Rascal Flatt’s Bless the Broken Road on the cello. I love this song for the message~ we all go through ups and downs in life and yet I believe we […]

5 Apps to Help Music Students Go Back to School

Ah~ feel the excitement going back to school? Of course it still feels summer-like here with over 100 degree weather, but I love seeing all the back to school supplies in the stores. I thought this video about 5 helpful apps for back to school would be so helpful. Even though I am no longer […]