Technique Classes

The cello technique presentations available on this page are for the exclusive benefit of Cellospeak Members and are not available anywhere else. We provide full-length videos of Cellospeak faculty technique presentations recorded at Cellospeak events, including online Cellospeak Studio events and in-person Cellospeak Workshops.  The videos cover a wide range of topics such as achieving fluid playing, exercises for the bow hand, accurate shifting, cello fingerboard geography, preparing for performance, mastering scales, vibrato and much more.  Please read more about our Faculty HERE.

Members can click the headings below to access the listed presentations. 

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Practice Strategies

Robert Jesselson – Practically Perfect Practicing (2020)

Bow Technique

Katlyn DeGraw – A Balanced and Fluid Approach (2020)
Carl Donakowski – Lifting the Veil on Comfortable and Expressive Cello Playing (2020)
Jorge Espinoza – Bow Warm Up Before Playing (2020)

Left Hand

Robert Battey – Unifying Theory of Fingerboard Geography (2020)
Lynne Beiler – Scales Bootcamp (Or How I Learned to Love F#Major) (2020)
Amy Ward Butler – Vibrate Without Fear (2020)
Camilo Perez-Mejia – Warm Up Like A Singer! (2020)
Alan Saucedo Estrada – Secrets to Shifting (2020)


Irina Tikhonova – Lesser Known Russian Pieces (Chanon Triste) (2020)


Nancy Baun – Community Orchestra Music (2020)
Jihea Choi – Spotting Elementary Techniques for Intermediate-Advanced Pieces (2020)
Susanna Mendlow – How to Beat Stage Fright (2020)

Dorothy Amarandos Technique Videos