Starting Up

Nicole said: Apr 29, 2009
 Cello, Bass, Viola, Violin
1 posts

Hi All,
I must say I’ve very happy to been here.

I have been certified cello teacher for a long time but I’ve never been able to start with “young” beginners. I am finally at the point where I would like to start a studio of young beginners (preschoolers +) but I need some help in figuring out where and how to start this. Do you know of any books or have any suggestions to help me get a studio of young beginners up and going??

Thanks!

Barb said: Apr 30, 2009
Barb Ennis
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
678 posts

I am new here and new to teaching cello. I might not have the answers you are looking for, but I think you could get more help from others here with more specific questions.

I am not quite sure what you are asking. Are you asking for information about how to teach young beginners, or about how to go about recruiting young beginner students? Do you already have a studio with older students? What age beginners have you taught so far? Why have you never been able to start with young beginners?

I have heard high recommendations for Irene Sharp’s video where she demonstrates teaching beginning cello to a pre-schooler.

Barb

Barb
Music Teachers Helper—for individual teachers
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said: May 3, 2009
 145 posts

I got this great report on line about cello teaching, specifically starting little ones. I don’t know who the author is,but I think it’s fantastic. If you want to email me for it you’re very welcome as it’s quite a big file. [javascript protected email address]

Jennifer said: May 3, 2009
Jennifer Moberg
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Dehbori Kabul, Afghanistan
71 posts

Starting up a cello studio? Wellllll I myself am a violin teacher, but I do happen to really need a cello teacher for my school! I already have a few beginners waiting to start, so if anyone feels like moving to Hong Kong- let me know!

“Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.”

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