Come try your cello with a CelloStone and feel how much easier your bow moves across your strings, diminish or lose your wolf and make it easier to learn new techniques on the cello! Go towww.cellostone.com for information and testimonials.Search YouTube for "CelloStone" to see a demonstration.
Bring your cello and Debbie will bring various CelloStones for you to try. There will be no formal presentation; she will let you try several and discuss how your cello would work with at CelloStone.
If you like one; you will be able to take it home and play on it until the new year. If you want to keep it, send money. If you don’t just bring it back – she will arrange a place to meet. If you don’t find one you like – that’s ok too, but she will try to get one to match your cello.
"My cello playing is worse than bad, even though I've a nice instrument. Playing is an existential discipline of putting myself in the position of a student who really wants to play, but has no talent. It's so bad that the only people who will ever hear me are my extremely patient wife, and my cello teacher -but I have to pay my teacher to listen. So naturally I will use any means available to make the sound better. CelloStone has eliminated my wolf tone, made the instrument easier to play, and seems to improve the bass notes. Ms. Miles' vibrational analysis has caused one of the most interesting impacts oftechnology on the arts since the camera caused the Impressionist Movement. Highly recommended."
Dendy Sloan, Ph.D., P.E. University Professor Emeritus Chemical & Biological Engineering
"We just got back from performing in NM and the stone proved to everyone that no matter where I play the cello performs the same. The other cellists had issues with endpins sinking into gravel and other issues with sound in certain areas. I did not. My cello stayed the same no matter where we went."
Stephen Weidner Voice of The Wood Cello Quartet
"First of all, the cellostone empowers my cello, brings out its voice, amplifies it in a way that creates a certain presence for me, which results in an expanded mindset. I feel like I can play more fully, more expressively. It is a great boost in a solo setting. The cellostone also seems to take away theimpediments to more free playing by smoothing out the rough edges any instrument will have naturally, like wolf tones. The wolves are gone as soon as I use the cellostone. I find myself choosing more ambitious string and fingering options as a result. Those possibilities are now opened to me. And finally, when I get together to rehearse or perform chamber music with other string players, I find that using the cellostone enables me to blend with the other players more easily. I can weave myself into the fabric of the music more deftly and then, on a dime, emerge for a solo and distinguish my sound from the others' to just the degree I choose. I was not used to quite that level of ease in playing. But I'm getting accustomed to it! I feel lucky to have stumbled onto your cellostones."
Adult cello players looking to meet like-minded adult (18 or older) cellists to play cello music together (e.g. cello choir, ensemble music, etc.) and to learn more about technique, musicality and group playing. The idea is to create a fun, non-competitive group for cellists to meet, play (practice), learn and perform cello ensemble music together. We believe there are a lot of folks out there who would appreciate having a place to meet like minded folks, and play fun music in a supportive environment.
No audition required to join - we just want friendly folks who want to play with other cellists! Abilities can range from beginners (can read music) to more advanced players who are willing to help your fellow community of cellists grow! :)
We will have local cello teachers volunteer their time to facilitate some of our play-ins to ensure that we continue to grow, learn and have fun! Commitment is valued over virtuosity.
Annual Membership Fee $35.00
There has been concern with ensuring that the project can be sustained long term, so members can continue to enjoy play-ins. Therefore, we have recently implemented an Annual Membership Fee of $35.00. Membership fees will be used towards operating costs such as moderation, website fees, printing, supplies, food, etc.
You will need to answer a few questions regarding your cello experience and abilities. All experience levels and abilities are welcome. This information helps us plan for our play-ins and events.
Pay the the annual membership fee online, or send us a check. Once we receive your payment and notification from our Meetup site, we will approve your membership.
You will receive a welcome email with passwords to login to our play-in websites. These websites will contain additional information, such as the music to download for the play-ins, our location, previous play-in information and other information regarding the project.
Sorry about the long process!! We are trying to streamline this process, but haven't quite figured out how to do so yet.