Cellos come in all different levels of quality. The quality of an instrument greatly affects how well a student can learn and perform on it. For this reason, I require my students to rent only from the shops listed below.
Books, Music, CDs, Strings, Etc:
The businesses listed below are excellent resources to buy accessories. I like them because they have large inventories and are easy to order from. They are also small businesses who support our music community.
Recommended Parent Reading:
Parents have a big impact on their child’s success at learning their instrument. Your teacher and the books listed below are available to help you become better equipped to help your child during this life-long learning process.
Shinichi Suzuki, Nurtured By Love
Edmund Sprunger, Helping Parents Practice
Cynthia Richards, How To Get Your Child to Practice... Without Resorting to Violence!!
William & Constance Starr, To Learn With Love
Shinichi Suzuki, Ability Development from Age Zero
These two organizations are a great way to find information on the Suzuki Method and to find Suzuki Summer Institutes. Members of the Suzuki Association of the Americas get Suzuki Journals in the mail filled with all sorts of interesting articles written by trainers and teachers.
Youth Orchestras/Summer Camps:
Your child's relationship with their cello is a year-round, life-long thing. You can expand their ability on their instrument and increase their motivation by signing them up for youth orchestra or summer camps.
Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra (formerly GBYO)
Seeing live music is crucial to your child’s musical education. Not only is it inspiring, but it develops your child’s ear and their knowledge of musical composers, works, ensembles, etc. It also teaches your child the importance of supporting their music community.
Berlin Philharmonic Cello Challenge