Summer festivals where I teach:
Cello strings, music and equipment:
Etude books I like:
Cossmann, Studies for Developing Agility
Sevcik, 40 Variations (transcr. for cello)
Feuilliard, Daily Exercises
Benoy and Sutton, An Introduction to Thumb Position
Popper, High School of Cello Playing, op. 73, Preparatory Studies, op. 76
Stretches for cellists:
Doorway Pectoral Stretch
Stand in an open doorway. Raise each arm up to the side, bent at 90-degree angles with palms forward. Rest your palms on the door frame.
Slowly step forward with one foot. Feel the stretch in your shoulders and chest. Stand upright and don’t lean forward.
Hold for 30 seconds. Step back and relax.
Repeat 3 times
1. Link hands together behind back
2. Extend outwards away from back
3. Keeping back long, descend torso and hang over toes, with linked arms long overhead (breathe!)
Arm Rolls - one at a time, extend arm in front and slowly roll up and back in a circle