Cello Time Starters + CD A Beginner Book for Cello by Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell


Cello Time Starters + CD A Beginner Book for Cello by Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

Cello Time Starters is a great beginner book for the budding cellist. Carefully paced to suit young learners, it supports players through the important early stages, step by step-from how to hold your instrument and bow, through basic notation, to exciting pieces in a range of styles. With plenty of entertaining illustrations and a CD to play along to, with Cello Time it really is fun to play!

About the Author

Kathy Blackwell, B. Mus. (Hons.), LTCL, LGSM, studied music at Edinburgh University and continued with post-graduate studies in music at the University of Oxford. Kathy is a string teacher with many years experience of teaching violin and viola. She developed her teaching ideas at the coalface in both Music Services and in private practice, working with groups large and small and in one-to-one lessons. She was a strings consultant for the ABRSM Music Medals initiative, a new assessment specifically designed for students taught in groups, and a contributor to the accompanying book All together! Teaching Music in Groups (ABRSM, 2004). Her teaching experience has led her to co-author Fiddle, Viola, and Cello Time, published by Oxford University Press, with her husband, David. Kathy and David have presented workshops in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. David Blackwell studied music at Edinburgh University, after which he pursued a career in music publishing, first at ABRSM and then at Oxford University Press. He is co-editor of OUP's In the Mood: 17 Jazz Classics for Choirs and Carols for Choirs 5, and has published a number of single choral arrangements. He is co-writer with his wife Kathy of OUP's award-winning string series, Fiddle, Viola, Cello Time, and String Time, which have twice won the MIA award for Best Educational Publication. He now works as a freelance music editor, composer and arranger.

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Sheet music
Contains Sheet music and CD-Audio (Performance - spoken word)
40 pages


Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell
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Publication date

12th July 2012



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