Music theory aids, listening tools, recommended articles and much more.
Music theory is an essential part of learning an instrument. It is the understanding of written music; what notes are should be played, for how long, and in which key. Knowing music theory aids in both reading music and for writing music down. With each student we will learn music theory concepts relative to the students level and how they apply to the pieces they are learning. Below are a few helpful links that can help students learn and practice new music theory concepts.
There are countless studies that state the numerous benefits of listening to music; helps you study, decreases stress/anxiety, optimizes brain function, etc. And for student musicians it is very important that they become acquainted with the great performers of their instrument. Watching performers and listening to music is both inspiring and informative. It can help be that extra motivation to practice a bit more or to learn something new and experiment. The cello is lucky to have a vast repertoire and is featured in nearly every genre of music these days. I encourage my students to explore new artists, styles of music, while also learning to appreciate the masterful classics that are available for the cello. Below I’ve included a brief list of places to find, listen, and discover new music.
A few places to find interesting articles about todays great performing musicians, practice tips, and much more.