Cello Master Class with Dr. Karen Becker

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This afternoon there was a cello master class held on campus. Dr. Karen Becker from Nebraska worked with three students for about 20 minutes each. She was in town to give a recital this evening. I have been fortunate enough to attend several piano master classes with Sibylle, but this was the first for violoncello. I thought she did a fantastic job and I learned several things just by listening and watching. Two of the students were college age and had played for many years and the third was a 4th grader who has played for a couple of years.

Here, in no particular order, are my notes from the session.

Even if you only get one or two ideas from attending a master class I think you should go. Hearing things said differently than your teacher says them often leads to wonderful insights or breakthroughs.

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Mark H. Nichols

I am a husband, cellist, code prole, nerd, technologist, and all around good guy living and working in fly-over country. You should follow me on Mastodon.