Pop Goes the Weasel / Breathe

Pop Goes the Weasel, listening, posture, knowledge of D and A.  With me, test your skills and ‘play’ the pop part! Round and round the cobbler’s bench,  The monkey chased the weasel. The monkey thought it was all in fun.  Pop! Goes the weasel. A penny for a...

Jack in the Box / Twinkle Strum

Twinkle strum:  While holding the cello in a good posture, strum the cello with alternating hands while either singing Twinkle, twinkle little star or accompanying someone playing it.  Try to keep a steady beat! Jack in the Box – set and reset: This is a great...

Birds on the Cello

This is a posture skill, designed to have the cello be held steady by  the legs and allowing the arms to work independently to be free on the cello.  As well it will help develop the core  and back strength needed to play the cello and hold  up the arms for long...

The Names of the Strings and How to Tune your Cello

In addition to your cello, chair and yourself you will need to have your tuner handy, as today we will learn how to use it!  It is absolutely essential that you learn how to tune your cello from the beginning as you will need to do this each and every time you sit...