As you learn to play the cello, my job is to help you understand what’s happening where in your body, how it affects your playing and how you can coordinate it. During your cello lessons I will help you gain the fine awareness and control you'll need to play beautifully. At your cello lessons I will help you discover how to:
I'll help you use of your bow to express the mood and meaning of the music through changes in tone color, dynamics (loud and soft), and articulation including:
Your left hand also contributes to the beauty of the music. At your cello lessons I will help you master:
Vibrato is an essential cello skill which grows out of the cello fingering skills. The varying vibrato speed and width you will need to enhance the beauty of the musical line will grow of the relaxed techniques you will learn throughout your cello lessons.
"JoAnn is a wonderful teacher. She is very patient and encouraging. She is thorough in making sure proper form is achieved so that you are playing without discomfort. I would highly recommend her as she is great at confidence building and a truly sweet person!
I really appreciate that she took time to emphasize good form to avoid muscle strain on my first lesson. Looking forward to many more lessons!"