Eleanor Bennett said: Jun 6, 2013
 Violin, Viola
62 posts

Does anyone have any suggestions for using this? I am a violinist who also teaches the occasional cellist (I took lessons). I thought the Cellophant would be a great help to me in teaching the proper cello bow hold, but I can’t quite figure out how it works. I use the Fish and Frog for my violin students all the time, but the cello Bow Buddy just escapes me somehow. Does the first finger and the pinky touch the stick and the two middle fingers go over the elephant? The thumb of course goes through the trunk. Can anyone help?
Many thanks,
Eleanor Bennett

Eleanor Bennett

Val Jaskiewicz said: Jun 7, 2013
 2 posts

There are very useful videos on the Things4Strings site. Here is the link for the Cellophant:


(full disclosure: I’m VP of Merchandising at SHAR Music. We sell these products)


Laura said: Jun 7, 2013
Laura Mozena
Suzuki Association Member
Mancos, CO
106 posts

Hello Eleanor,
There are two videos that you should watch that might help you out. From the link below there are two different links to choose from that take you to videos. One for the proper hold. The other for installation.
CelloPhant Bow Hold
Hope it helps.

Eleanor Bennett said: Jun 7, 2013
 Violin, Viola
62 posts

Thank you! The videos were great! Very helpful
Eleanor Bennett

Eleanor Bennett

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