MARIANNE DUMAS' CELLO CLASS ONLINE & IN BERLIN
After I finished my studies I started to analyse the way of playing of cellists in high level performance, worked with Feldenkrais instructors, physiotherapits to understand the optimal way of using our body through posture, breathing, movement. Then, I explored the mechanics of the sound of the cello, the set up, tensions, strings in order to find the best balance between the cello and th cellist. I learnt a lot for my own playing and I am now happy to share it with people interested in this research.
The more advanced you are, the more difficult it is to improve your playing.
Time to get deeper... Cello biomechanics is your next step!
„The fundamental rule of Biomechanics is very simple: the whole body participates in every movement“
Get a bigger understanding of the relation between your brain, your body and your cello.
My goal is to help you improve your technique and movement by exploring the biomechanics of cello playing. Free your movement, get more sound, breathe with your cello and phrasing etc.
I also work with cellists dealing with injuries and stage freight issues.
We can also work on vibrato, make comments about your cello & the way it reacts, the set up, talk about sound, comment your videos and videos and interpretations from other cellists, also talk about strings, bow hair, vibrato, set up depending on the sound you want etc...
- Scales should be the most important part of your practice time during your studies. Scale make you improve intonation, sound, breathing, concentration.
- Shifts: Improve your shifts, prepare your hand for challenging repertoire without hurting yourself.
- Bowing technique,: Open strings, improve your bow changes, bow speeds, sound, colours, spicatto.
- And more... there are so many things we can work on! An endless topic!
Each note you play is produced by a movement. An optimal posture is necessary for a movement to be free.
Understand the mechanics of your body and improve your technique & sound. Prevent injuries from happening...
If you have tendonitis problem, back pain, etc. we can find and solve the problem together. There is always a reason, it is not in your head! Depending on the cause it might take time and patience to fix it, regularity in meetings is necessary.
Need a coach?
We will establish a planning together, I will be your coach and practice helper, we will work on rythm, intonation, stage fright, etc.
Preparing for auditions takes a lot of discipline, it can be difficult to prepare it on your own, it is easier with a coach.
FOR THE LOVE OF GUTS !
If you really want to connect with a cello, you should try the experience!
Rediscover the sound of the cello, and the vibration of the strings.
Feel the resonance / breathe with your cello / be free to move without endpin / reconnect with Bach :) !
The teaching studio is situated in the center of Berlin, 3 metro stations from Potsdamer Platz.
METRO: U1,2,3,4 Stop: Nollendorfplatz
I am fluent in English, French and Spanish and I am not fluent in German.