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Victimization by bullying or harassment can have longstanding, negative effects - and the experience can even be life changing, or life ending for vulnerable teens. This is why it's so important to know the signs of someone who's being bullied or harassed and take action.

 

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Harassment comes in multiple forms. In the childhood landscape, we typically view harassment in terms of bullying by peers. Unfortunately, that harassment can come via those in power - teachers, coaches, instructors, conductors, etc. The current media culture has shed light on a darker side of what it can mean to hold power, and even the world of classical musicianship is not immune. 

 

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Hand and finger exercises for cellists are important for multiple reasons. In addition to allowing you to accurately and expressively play your notes, these exercises benefit your well being.

 

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Rosin is an important string instrument accessory. It's a catalyst between the bow and cello strings, creating the "just right" amount of friction to produce smooth, consistent, and resonant sound. Too much rosin means the bow won't move smoothly, and the sound is raspy; too little rosin and sounds are faint, hollow, and inconsistent.

 

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Now that we can all carry around hours of music in our pockets, we’re all living our lives with a constant soundtrack. According to Nielsen, Americans listen to an average of 4.5 hours of music every day. Then add this to the fact that everyone also loves to add music to the videos of life they upload to Facebook or Instagram (watch out for those copyright issues!) 

 

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Did you know dedicated musicians are as prone to injury as their athletic counterparts?  Scientific research shows taking precautions via proper postural technique and proactive physical conditioning, goes a long way in preventing the overuse injuries prevalent in string musicians. 

 

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There's a tremendous amount of information available on how to choose a cello, but equally important is the selection of a bow that makes those cello strings sing. It must be properly sized, in good shape, and should feel comfortable in your hand while you're playing.

 

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Are you ready to invest in your first cello? That's an exciting place to be. Enhance your shopping experience using these five insider tips regarding what to look for - and what to avoid - as you search for the best cello for you and your playing ability. 

 

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Fall will be a busy season for cellists and cello aficionados. Whether you need your cello fix as the intensity of a competition or the relaxation of enjoying a concert, we have you covered. Here’s a list of just some of your cello options for the next few months.

 

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The first, entry level songs you play on the cello are so exciting, and then they quickly become boring. Often based on nursery rhyme-like children’s songs, they only keep a beginning cellist inspired for so long. What is more inspiring than to play a classical piece that makes you sound – and feel – like you’re officially a cellist? 

 

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How To Help A Fellow Student Or Colleague Who Is Being Harassed

How To Help A Fellow Student Or Colleague Who Is Being Harassed

Victimization by bullying or harassment can have longstanding, negative effects - and the experience can even be life changing, or life ending for vulnerable teens. This is why it's so important to know the signs of someone who's being bullied or harassed and take action.

 

Read More

How To Recognize Signs Of Harassment In Your Students

How To Recognize Signs Of Harassment In Your Students

Harassment comes in multiple forms. In the childhood landscape, we typically view harassment in terms of bullying by peers. Unfortunately, that harassment can come via those in power - teachers, coaches, instructors, conductors, etc. The current media culture has shed light on a darker side of what it can mean to hold power, and even the world of classical musicianship is not immune. 

 

Read More

Hand And Finger Exercises For Cellists

Hand And Finger Exercises For Cellists

Hand and finger exercises for cellists are important for multiple reasons. In addition to allowing you to accurately and expressively play your notes, these exercises benefit your well being.

 

Read More

What You Need To Know About Rosin For Your Cello Bow

What You Need To Know About Rosin For Your Cello Bow

Rosin is an important string instrument accessory. It's a catalyst between the bow and cello strings, creating the "just right" amount of friction to produce smooth, consistent, and resonant sound. Too much rosin means the bow won't move smoothly, and the sound is raspy; too little rosin and sounds are faint, hollow, and inconsistent.

 

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How To Choose Inspirational Music For Events

How To Choose Inspirational Music For Events

Now that we can all carry around hours of music in our pockets, we’re all living our lives with a constant soundtrack. According to Nielsen, Americans listen to an average of 4.5 hours of music every day. Then add this to the fact that everyone also loves to add music to the videos of life they upload to Facebook or Instagram (watch out for those copyright issues!) 

 

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Yoga For Cellists

Yoga For Cellists

Did you know dedicated musicians are as prone to injury as their athletic counterparts?  Scientific research shows taking precautions via proper postural technique and proactive physical conditioning, goes a long way in preventing the overuse injuries prevalent in string musicians. 

 

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What To Look For In A Cello Bow

What To Look For In A Cello Bow

There's a tremendous amount of information available on how to choose a cello, but equally important is the selection of a bow that makes those cello strings sing. It must be properly sized, in good shape, and should feel comfortable in your hand while you're playing.

 

Read More

5 Tips For Buying A Cello

5 Tips For Buying A Cello

Are you ready to invest in your first cello? That's an exciting place to be. Enhance your shopping experience using these five insider tips regarding what to look for - and what to avoid - as you search for the best cello for you and your playing ability. 

 

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Upcoming Cello Competitions And Concerts This Fall

Upcoming Cello Competitions And Concerts This Fall

Fall will be a busy season for cellists and cello aficionados. Whether you need your cello fix as the intensity of a competition or the relaxation of enjoying a concert, we have you covered. Here’s a list of just some of your cello options for the next few months.

 

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5 Cello Pieces You Can Rock Right Now

5 Cello Pieces You Can Rock Right Now

The first, entry level songs you play on the cello are so exciting, and then they quickly become boring. Often based on nursery rhyme-like children’s songs, they only keep a beginning cellist inspired for so long. What is more inspiring than to play a classical piece that makes you sound – and feel – like you’re officially a cellist? 

 

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