Learning how to understand basic conducting patterns can be intimidating as an advancing cello student. Following a conductor’s beat can be confusing, especially when sitting in the cello or violin section. Here is a video to help you learn what the conducting patterns mean and to get a better understanding of what the conductor’s left hand and the right hand are doing.
About the Author: Carolyn Hagler is the founder and director of www.CelloDiscovery.com – “The Home for Beginning Adult Cello Students”. She is a tenured member of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and earned a Master of Music degree in cello performance from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a K-12 teaching certificate in the state of Texas. Carolyn has focused her pedagogy on teaching adults the joy of learning the cello through a natural, relaxed body, achievable goals and fun, engaging interactive music scores.
Carolyn spent decades honing her skills as an expert teacher of beginning students. Throughout her many years as a public school orchestra director, she was able to teach hundreds of students the skills necessary to win top honors in contests and festivals throughout the state of Texas
As a cellist, Carolyn has performed on numerous recordings and soundtracks, toured internationally and explored many different styles of music.
Though raised in Northern California, she currently lives in Austin, TX with her husband and their dog, Annie.
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