Introduction to the Cello Academy Concept
Dear cello-friends, welcome on our homepage!The cello-academy is an attempt to make the impossible possible: Teaching you to play cello.
Usually one would look for a teacher, freelancing or faculty member of some institution, and start to go through the well known process of learning an instrument with regular lessons. This definitely is the preferable way to go about learning an instrument and will doubtlessly remain recommendable in the future.
Many in playing the cello interested people live in areas though, where no teacher is available in a reasonable distance. Or they do not have the time for a weekly lesson at a certain fixed time. Or they enjoyed an instrumental education when they were young, put it aside because of other obligations and feel now the wish to pick it up again without formal commitments. Not to forget those, who are striving for additional information although they are enrolled in some teaching program.
All of you I welcome cordially! Hans Zentgraf
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Start here with our series of courses for cello beginners....
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Each video deals with a certain theme. Your teacher Hans "Enke" Zentgraf talks to you, plays the piece and exemplifies difficulties.
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The videos of playwithpiano follow a certain procedure. It is the same on all videos. On the program are two short and wonderful pieces for violoncello and piano.
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Enhance your cello repertory: Harmonic and formal analysis, technical advises of how to play the movement, Demonstration of a certain way of shifting, how to treat suspensions...
STUDY CELLO ONLINE - FOR FREE!
The cello-academy offers you comprehensive information about playing the cello on all levels.
Beginners, advanced players or even professionals can find instructions and demonstrations which enhance their actual standard of playing.
You can play simple pieces with piano if your pianist is on vacation. All lessons are videos of about 15 minutes duration. All you need is a decent connectivity to the world wide web. You take your lessons whenever you like. AND: It is free. Completely. For our considerable efforts, we kindly ask those who can afford it, for a voluntary donation.
Last but not least. We installed a forum for questions. Do not hesitate to ask anything concerning playing and practising cello. Your question can be interesting for others as well. All questions I will personally answer in the forum, so that everybody will benefit in the best case.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT US
Dear Mr. Zentgraf, I came across your Cello Academy lessons on youtube. As an adult beginner, I have not come across anything as helpful as your lessons, and am grateful to God for discovering your excellent teachings at just the right time. I feel I am progressing in ways I have not since I started cello, thanks to your superbly clear and practical approach. Your very respectful approach is so appreciated, just wanted to say thank you, thank you!
Courtney // Adult Beginner
Very good site and love the videos which provide such detailed information for fundamentals as well as the more popular cello repertoire. Your teaching is very comprehensive. My personal request is I would love to see an entire piece be available rather than single movements such as the Beethoven A Major Sonata. Are there plans on doing so? Thanks!
John // Advanced Student
Your help and guidance invaluable for self and sharing. I have tried lots to join programme but can't get past certain steps I want to subscribe , make a donation to show my gratitude for so much I have gained. I cannot afford to take private lessons so to be part of your programme at your amazing price is literally a precious gift. THANK YOU HANS:)
Sandra // Advanced Student
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