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Adventures of a Clumsy Yogi: Knowing How to Fall

My first thought as I lost my balance and crashed to the deck this morning was: Thank goodness for my yoga. My second thought: ouch, my knee. Thank goodness, because a fall like that could have been much worse. It … Continue reading

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On what I’ve been up to while not behind the cello…

I have a little confession to make: for the last two weeks I’ve been avoiding my cello. I know, I know, we talked about this already – a season for all things, etc…but when I wrote that, I just figured … Continue reading

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For every thing there is a season

There are some times – blissful, joyous, delightful times – when playing the cello is a relaxing respite from the rest of my world. Times when even challenges are exciting opportunity for growth and learning about life, myself and this … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the upgrade process

Now that I’ve had a few weeks to get used to the idea, I thought I’d reflect on a few impressions I gained from the process of speed dating, er…I mean, upgrading, my cello. I’m no expert, so if you’re … Continue reading

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Cello in the wild: playing outdoors

Little did I know when I decided that playing with others would be one of my goals for the year it would include playing in all sorts of venues. I played my first outdoor gig with the Rainbow City Orchestra … Continue reading

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Have you seen my guest post? Psst, I’ll tell you where to find it!

A couple of months ago I was delighted to be invited to guest post at one of my favorite cello blogs: that of teacher Emily Ann Peterson. Somewhere in the middle of all my self imposed blog exile last week, … Continue reading

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Friday Cello Video: Tuning to a Reference Pitch

In the real world, electric tuners are awesome, convenient, wonderful, etc. but batteries die (or if you’re like me, the whole tuner gets forgotten by my practice chair) and knowing how to tune without the help of the box is … Continue reading

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