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The closest instrument to the human voice.

Free the movement, free the playing! Learn how to use you body to create your sound, connect with your cello so the sound becomes your voice.

This page is dedicated to posts about posture, movement, breathing, and understanding the connection between the body and the mind, you will also find posts about the baroque cello and the Bach Cello Suites.

After I finished my studies I started to analyse the way of playing of the best cellists. I observed their playing, movement, breathing in order to understand the biomechanics of the cellist when playing at his/her best. From this research, I learnt a lot for my own playing and I am now happy to share it through my teaching.

Marianne Dumas

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POSTURE

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BACH CELLO SUITES & THE BAROQUE CELLO


Research about the set-up and technique of the baroque cello; and the Bach Cello Suites

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MANUSCRIPTS

PRACTICING

MY RECORDING

BAROQUE CELLO

GUTS STRINGS KNOTS

BOW & BOW-HOLD

UP OR DOWN?

EDITIONS

RECORDINGS

DANCES







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ABOUT ME...                        


 


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Teaching is part of my passion for cello and music.


Teaching is part of my passion for cello and music, it is as important as performance. 


For me, teaching cello means guiding students by giving them the tools they need to solve the challenges they encounter during their cello journey. 


I work on the alliance between the body and the mind to help my students and colleagues connect with their cello so it becomes their voice. In order to let the music speak, we will free the movement by working on posture, movement, always in a musical way.


My method is inspired by various methods like Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Yoga, Sophrology, and biomechanics studies. I also work with cellists dealing with injuries and stage freight issues.


coaching'n teaching

GET TO KNOW ME BETTER:

"THE INNER SONG"

INTERVIEW BY ELLEN MOYSAN (in French)

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VIDEOS - QUOTES



THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN SHOW: YO-YO MA


Yo-Yo Ma quoting Casals: "I think of myself as a human being first, a musician second, and a cellist third."

 This video is a gem!



PRACTICE TIPS


WITH GIF ILLUSTRATIONS

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The informations contained in this website are based on observations and opinions from my personal experiences, it is subject to change and it is by no means any kind of absolute answer. I try my best to write in English, but I am French. Feel free to contact me in English, German, French or Spanish.

Marianne Dumas