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Cellomoji Chats Episode 10: How to Be a Better Sight-Reader of Music

#010 We made it to episode 10! Here I am talking about tips on how to become a better sight-reader. It can be so difficult because technically after reading a piece of music the 1st time, it is no longer sight-reading. Let me know if there are tips that you have that I don’t mention […]

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(?) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Back to School Music Tips

It is crazy to believe how fast the summer has flown by. Now that it is back to school season I am talking about a few tips and tools that will help make your school year with music run smoothly. If there are any other things that I have missed be sure to let me […]