Learn how to make radical progress on the cello and finally sound great- even if you have doubts about your abilities on this lovely instrument.
Come study the pillars with other cellists and learn to excel on this lovely instrument so that you can play with confidence and ease!
*member of the Cirque du Soleil for over 600 shows
*member of multiple symphony orchestras
*director of Oakland School for the Arts and Alameda Cello Academy
*nominated for a grammy award
*masters degrees from Manhattan School of Music in classical cello and jazz cello
*diamond scholar in the Life Coach School
Imagine if after five days of this training, you could understand what steps need to be taken in order to play your cello with ease and beauty and you could see yourself achieving that goal.
I'm so grateful for you to open my eyes in the masterclass series. A really big thank you for propelling me forward and helping me believe in myself.
I started off the week thinking I don't know if I can do this. Now I just can't wait to pick up that cello and get going!
This series has made me fall in love with the cello.
I am excited every time I pick it up.
Join me for
Five Steps to Sounding Fantastic on the Cello
A free five day Cello Master Class Series
May 16-20, 2022 at 11am PDT
Day 1: Pillar#1: Finding Your Soulful Sound.
Also: What are your biggest challenges in learning to play the cello?
A clear vision will enable solutions that will bring radical progress.
Day 2: Pillar#2: Strength, Speed and Agility
What is your story about speed in your playing? Let's examine that story and give you some method to get you moving.
Day 3: Pillar#3: Sophistication
Bowing, string crossings, vibrato, anticipation. All the technical aspects of our playing that allow us to express ourselves musically. Let's explore how we can go about working on some of these things to enhance our artistry.
Day 4: Pillar#4: Substance.
Find your most evolved musical self. Learn about the integrity of designing your own creative interpretations based on expert advice, historical study and your own personal feelings. Find freedom and creativity in your playing at last!
Guest artist: TBD
Day 5: Focus on Pillar#5: Sagacity.
How to be smart in your study, smart in your practice, and most important of all, smart in the way that you think.
Explore the ways that we can work together in a deeper way.
Learn about the Total Cello Immersion program, where I'm going to teach you a soulful sound, the hardest part, and then I'm going to teach a simple three part method of what to play, how to play it and then how to retain that musicality so you can beautifully play the music that you love so that people will actually want to listen.
ALSO: Free coaching to the winners of the free coaching competition
By registering for this free Master Class Series, you will have access to:
-Daily FB live trainings inside the Cello Nation Facebook group
-Training replays and daily recaps
- Homework assignments that will help you understand and implement the ideas presented in the trainings
-An opportunity to meet with other like minded and dedicated cellists across the states and in other countries who are looking for their cello flow, their community, and a chance to improve and excel on the most beautiful instrument in the world.
David Masse; Yarmouth, ME
Barbery B., Los Angeles, CA
I help amateur students make radical progress to find their cello flow and sound fantastic.
Who would have thought, that at my age, (somewhere beyond fifty…), that I would be playing the best cello of my life?
Gymnasts and figure skaters peak in their teens, and baseball and football players peak in their twenties.
Singers peak in their thirties and forties.
Yet and still, in the last few years, my own personal cello playing has found new heights.
My technique is the sharpest it has ever been.
My musicality is over the moon.
I can skillfully play pieces that I could not come near in my twenties.
Why am I playing better than I ever have before? Better than the days when I was busy getting a Masters Degree from Manhattan School of Music?
Better than when I was in the Cirque du Soleil “O” show?
Better than when I was in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra?
I will tell you why.
It’s not how long you practice, but rather, how you practice, and more importantly, how you think about practicing.
I have developed a system to help cellists find and retain their sharpest musical selves. It’s called the smart and mindful method, and I can’t wait to show it to you…
So if you want to hear about the practice techniques that will keep you healthy, both mentally and physically, and that will propel you forward to make daily radical progress and finally start to sound fantastic, you will want to join me for this free Master Class Series.
Patricia S., Owosso, MI,
Bill M., Damascus, MD
Peggy D., Santa Clara, CA