Category Archives: cello

Shortnin’ Bread

What happens when Mama’s baby is hungry? Shortnin’ Bread with pepperoni pizza and other tasty treats. A fun duet for a first year string student with a second year piano student. Here is a video of the first performance. One … Continue reading

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My Heart Will Go On for Cello Quartet

The love theme from Titanic is now available for cello quartet. All the cello parts share the melody. The first cello must be able to read treble clef and play in thumb position. All the other parts are in lower … Continue reading

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Summer Schedule

Just a reminder, the summer music lesson schedule begins on Monday, June 6.

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Cats with a Fiddle

Cats with a Fiddle is a new sheet music title containing two jigs in first position. The jigs are in D Major and B Minor. Excellent supplementary material for playing across the fingerboard. The music is available as a digital … Continue reading

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New Music Night Recital Photos

In April, we began writing tunes to help internalize musical skills. The composers performed their pieces in an online format on May 20. Enjoy the photos from the event.

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Bella Notte for String Instrument and Piano

Bella Notte the dog’s love theme music from Lady and the Tramp gets a new treatment with arrangements for violin and piano, viola and piano and cello and piano. All three arrangements are suitable for a young string player. The … Continue reading

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Augustan Club Waltz for Cello Quartet or Cello Ensemble

A new arrangement of Scott Joplin’s Augustan Club Waltz is now available. It is a challenging cello quartet arrangement. Three of the cello parts require multiple clef reading. It would be easier with more cellists because the double stops could … Continue reading

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Weeping Willow

I’ve had students working on the Weeping Willow in the Great Scott! Joplin for Two Musicians book. Here’s a video of the rag as a piano solo. This is the same piece played by violin and cello. Are you inspired … Continue reading

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Treble clef and Thumb Position Practice

Practice along with me. There are two videos. You can play with the treble clef down an octave or the treble clef in thumb position.

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Augustan Club Waltz for String Instrument and Piano

The Augustan Club Waltz duets from the Great Scott! book are now available as digital downloads. The violin and piano duet requires the violinist to know accidentals and L1 and L2. It can be played entirely in first position. The … Continue reading

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