Past chapters in the studio

Fall Semester 2015

This year three beautiful young artists who have studied in Community Cello Works since young childhood are preparing for college auditions on the cello. What a privilege to see and hear a child become a young adult musician who has the gift of cello playing to share in the world and enrich life! Good luck to you all as you make your choices for the next right step. Wherever the cello may take you, may it bring you joy and the consolation of companionship throughout the ins and outs of life.

CelloFest 2016: Soliloquy will feature music for cello alone, and will also include a chamber music concert that features some of the repertoire cellists most adore to play in a small ensemble. Watch for more information about our concerts and workshops for CelloFest, April 22-24, 2016 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Blacksburg, Virginia.

We will continue our drive to collect used music-study materials for the Global Heartstrings project.   http://www.rebf.org/ghs.html

Last year’s crop of Cello Starters and their dedicated parents have now begun their ventures with the instrument after a great opportunity to spend our first year becoming acquainted with the role of the parent as home teacher, the parents learning to play Lisa’s beginner cello method The Ants Book themselves, making sweet and artistic styrofoam practice cellos as family projects, and finally the Cello Starters getting their own small wooden cellos and setting forth to learn The Ants Book. Lisa’s informal video about how to play The Ants Book is now up on Youtube on the Community Cello Works channel.

Last year’s pioneering online class, How To Fly Your Cello, based upon Lisa’s well-developed set of technique and musicianship-building warm-ups, has seventeen installments available on this website to studio members. The coming year will see the individual exercises from How To Fly Your Cello, which will be mounted on Youtube for anyone to use.

CCW cellists have just enjoyed visiting the awesome cello-culture event known as Tennessee Cello Workshop, and this February we will return, with CCW’s Blue Ridge Cello Ensemble, to participate in the opening concert of TCW at the University of Tennessee.

 

Fall Semester 2015

This year three beautiful young artists who have studied in Community Cello Works since young childhood are preparing for college auditions on the cello. What a privilege to see and hear a child become a young adult musician who has the gift of cello playing to share in the world and enrich life! Good luck to you all as you make your choices for the next right step. Wherever the cello may take you, may it bring you joy and the consolation of companionship throughout the ins and outs of life.

CelloFest 2016: Soliloquy will feature music for cello alone, and will also include a chamber music concert that features some of the repertoire cellists most adore to play in a small ensemble. Watch for more information about our concerts and workshops for CelloFest, April 22-24, 2016 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Blacksburg, Virginia.

We will continue our drive to collect used music-study materials for the Global Heartstrings project.   http://www.rebf.org/ghs.html

Last year’s crop of Cello Starters and their dedicated parents have now begun their ventures with the instrument after a great opportunity to spend our first year becoming acquainted with the role of the parent as home teacher, the parents learning to play Lisa’s beginner cello method The Ants Book themselves, making sweet and artistic styrofoam practice cellos as family projects, and finally the Cello Starters getting their own small wooden cellos and setting forth to learn The Ants Book. Lisa’s informal video about how to play The Ants Book is now up on Youtube on the Community Cello Works channel.

Last year’s pioneering online class, How To Fly Your Cello, based upon Lisa’s well-developed set of technique and musicianship-building warm-ups, has seventeen installments available on this website to studio members. The coming year will see the individual exercises from How To Fly Your Cello, which will be mounted on Youtube for anyone to use.

CCW cellists have just enjoyed visiting the awesome cello-culture event known as Tennessee Cello Workshop, and this February we will return, with CCW’s Blue Ridge Cello Ensemble, to participate in the opening concert of TCW at the University of Tennessee.

 

Fall Semester 2015

This year three beautiful young artists who have studied in Community Cello Works since young childhood are preparing for college auditions on the cello. What a privilege to see and hear a child become a young adult musician who has the gift of cello playing to share in the world and enrich life! Good luck to you all as you make your choices for the next right step. Wherever the cello may take you, may it bring you joy and the consolation of companionship throughout the ins and outs of life.

CelloFest 2016: Soliloquy will feature music for cello alone, and will also include a chamber music concert that features some of the repertoire cellists most adore to play in a small ensemble. Watch for more information about our concerts and workshops for CelloFest, April 22-24, 2016 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Blacksburg, Virginia.

We will continue our drive to collect used music-study materials for the Global Heartstrings project.   http://www.rebf.org/ghs.html

Last year’s crop of Cello Starters and their dedicated parents have now begun their ventures with the instrument after a great opportunity to spend our first year becoming acquainted with the role of the parent as home teacher, the parents learning to play Lisa’s beginner cello method The Ants Book themselves, making sweet and artistic styrofoam practice cellos as family projects, and finally the Cello Starters getting their own small wooden cellos and setting forth to learn The Ants Book. Lisa’s informal video about how to play The Ants Book is now up on Youtube on the Community Cello Works channel.

Last year’s pioneering online class, How To Fly Your Cello, based upon Lisa’s well-developed set of technique and musicianship-building warm-ups, has seventeen installments available on this website to studio members. The coming year will see the individual exercises from How To Fly Your Cello, which will be mounted on Youtube for anyone to use.

CCW cellists have just enjoyed visiting the awesome cello-culture event known as Tennessee Cello Workshop, and this February we will return, with CCW’s Blue Ridge Cello Ensemble, to participate in the opening concert of TCW at the University of Tennessee.

 

Spring Semester 2015

Spring semester brings a crop of new cellists, young and old, coming along like flower buds. New inquiries are always welcome; please come observe us in action!

Community Cello Works holds an annual spring celebration and exploration of the cello repertoire. This year, we look forward to CelloFest 2015: Schumann and Friends. For a glorious week in April, we will feast upon cello music in performance, beginning with Steve Doane’s recital at Blacksburg’s Center for the Arts on April 13; his masterclass for CCW at Virginia Tech on April 14; rehearsals with guest artists from near and far all week for the April 18 chamber music concert and the April 19 solos recital. These events are open to the public, as we celebrate the cello music of Clara and Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, Frederic Chopin, Johannes Brahms, and others.

We also aspire to collect by the end of the semester used music-study materials for the Global Heartstrings project.   http://www.rebf.org/ghs.html

A new crop of young cellists has begun, the Cello Starters class of parents working with their children ages 3-6. Come visit the class any Thursday evening to see if it speaks to you!

Another new opportunity through Community Cello Works is an online cello technique and inspiration class, How To Fly Your Cello, based upon Lisa’s upcoming book.  This class is available through the website to be used daily, providing that extra energy boost to daily cello practice that team coaching offers to the athlete.  You do not have to be a member of Community Cello Works studio to subscribe to the class.  Please send an e-mail inquiry to check it out!

CCW cellists have just enjoyed visiting the awesome cello-culture event known as Tennessee Cello Workshop, and many of us our making our plans for exciting summer adventures with the cello as well.  To study with Lisa this summer at a music camp, please visit the websites of:

Blue Ridge Suzuki Camp   http://www.blueridgesuzukicamp.com

Friends Music Camp        https://sites.google.com/site/friendsmusiccamp/

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