Hi there, and welcome to my course page! My name is Ben Fryxell, AKA Cello Ben, and I’m a professional cellist and cello teacher. I’ve been playing cello now for over 15 years ever since falling in love with a Beethoven string quartet when I was a kid, and I’ve been teaching for 7 years. I hold two performance degrees, and I want to pass my love for music and the things I’ve learned along to you. So it brings me so much joy to welcome you to my online course for adult beginners, where I’m offering not only a comprehensive selection of video lectures, but as much personalized feedback from magesy download me as you need…because working together is the key to you having the best experience you can at the cello. I’ve been teaching consistently satisfied students for years now, and I can teach you, too, using my new online course. Even if you’ve never picked up a musical instrument before, all you need to succeed in this course is a love for the cello, a bit of patience, and your gear.
Here’s what one of my students had to say recently: “I studied Cello Ben’s videos and material for two weeks before receiving my cello. Since receiving my cello, I’ve been playing for 3 weeks, and I continue to use Ben’s videos and guidance. I’m extremely pleased with the results I’ve been able to achieve so far. I’m already playing scales and etudes, and it is attributable to Ben’s well thought out program. Ben is extremely responsive and professional. I upload videos, and he has responded within minutes every time with insightful guidance to help me improve at the pace I’m comfortable with and learn with the best habits. If you want to learn the cello and be good at it…I highly recommend Cello Ben.”
-Ron W, Cello Ben Online Course Student My goal was to create a course that gets as close as possible in this medium to a 1-on-1 experience. This course is for anyone who wants to learn to play and enjoy the cello as an adult. It’ll be sure to bring you both emotional fulfillment, and for intellectual nourishment. To help you achieve that, I am here as your resource. My virtual door is always open. And you’re encouraged throughout the course to send me audio and video, so that we can make sure together that you’re on the right path. You’ll get great-quality feedback, and you’ll get it promptly. You don’t need any musical experience whatsoever to get started…I provide everything you need to know to get started, including companion course materials (the last 3 lectures of the course) to teach you the fundamentals of rhythm and music theory, and the basics of reading music, in case you don’t already know how.
What you’ll learn: – The basics of how to play cello, even if you’ve never touched an instrument before. – How to play beautiful music – 2 études, and 5 pieces, with video accompaniment provided when applicable. – Fun facts about the history of the cello, and tips about getting a cello if you don’t have one yet. – The fundamentals of rhythm, music theory, and how to read music through my included companion course lessons.