A website dedicated to cello practice.

For professional and amateur cellists.

Free the movement, free the playing!

Online classes & coaching available


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Learn how to use you body to create your sound.  Understand the use of weight, motion, tension; and produce a big and rich sound without hurting yourself!


In this website, you will also find posts about the baroque cello and links to my research about the Baroque cello and the Bach Cello Suites. My recording of the Suites has recently been released by Urania Records. I play modern and baroque cellos.

If you continually seek to enhance your ability to express yourself and to discover new sources of inspiration : biomechanics are for you. When teaching, I give the "tools" needed to solve technical, musical, or injury problems, and I also 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. 


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If you continually seek to enhance your ability to express yourself and to discover new sources of inspiration : biomechanics are for you... 

What is this about?

After I finished my studies I started to analyse the way of playing of cellists in high level performance, worked with Feldenkrais instructors, physiotherapist, yoga teacher, sofrologist, in order to understand the optimal way of using our body through posture, breathing, movement, concentration. 
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 the cellist. I learnt a lot for my own playing and I am now happy to share it with people interested in this research. I teach in Berlin, online, and I give workshop and masterclass.

Feel free to contact me.

Marianne Dumas
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Interview: "THE INNER SONG"

Le chant int√©rieur 

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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