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As an adult beginner, I am constantly finding ways to improve my cello experience both on and offline. I foresee the cello as my long term companion; an ongoing love affair. I hope to one day make her sing to her full potential. In the meantime, all spare time and moments are dedicated to this wonderful instrument as I am unable to think about anything else, much to the dismay of my other half :}

Deryn's teaching method includes the general idea of the Alexander Technique but it's mostly tailored to each individual student and their progress/abilities. I have been having lessons with her once a week since the 23rd of May 2012 and fornightly since 19th of July 2013 but have only started blogging about my progress from the 12th lesson, mostly as a reminder of the classes so I don't forget.

Visit Deryn on her very informative and excellent site ~ http://thecellocompanion.info/


  • Beethoven - Cello Sonata No.2 in G minor, Op.5 (Adagio & Allegro)
  • Gabriel Fauré - Élégie in C minor, Op. 24
  • Ernest Bloch - Supplication
  • W.H. Squire - Tarantella
  • Camille Saint-Saëns - Le Cygne
  • Bach Six Suites - Allemande, Menuet I & II, Gigue
  • Benedetto Marcello Cello Sonata No. 2 in E Minor
  • A. Vivaldi Cello Concerto in C Major

current books as of 17/12/2014

  • Benoy & Sutton - Introduction To Thumb Position for cello
  • Folkmar Längin Praktischer Lehrgang für das Violoncellospiel Heft IV / V

current books as of 14/10/2014

  • Bach Six Suites

current books as of 03/05/2013

  • Rick Mooney Position Pieces for Cello
  • L.R. Feuillard Daily Exercises / Tagliche Ubungen / Exercices Journaliers
  • David Popper 15 Easy Studies for Cello Op 76/1
  • Folkmar Längin Praktischer Lehrgang für das Violoncellospiel Heft II / III
  • L.R. Feuillard 60 études du jeune violoncelliste
  • Ševčík Opus 2 Part 1 School of Bowing Technique For Cello
  • Christopher Bunting A Portfolio of Cello Exercises Part One / Two
  • Christopher Bunting Essay on the Craft of 'Cello-Playing One / Two