33 days ago

Personal Training spots available!

Rebecca from CelloFitLearn

Are you looking to start your fitness journey but not sure where to start?

As a personal trainer I have daytime and weekend slots available at CityFitness Burnside for anyone looking to get stronger, lose body fat or improve overall fitness. Please feel free to PM me any questions.

Let’s … View more
Are you looking to start your fitness journey but not sure where to start?

As a personal trainer I have daytime and weekend slots available at CityFitness Burnside for anyone looking to get stronger, lose body fat or improve overall fitness. Please feel free to PM me any questions.

Let’s start your fitness journey today!

53 days ago

FREE training advice!

Rebecca from CelloFitLearn

Are you looking to burn fat and build muscle without fad diets or time-consuming workouts?

I’m doing a little research and will give you some FREE direction in return for some feedback. 

Throw me a YES! below if you’re down for me asking you some questions.

Free

57 days ago

Personal training! (Repost from CelloFitLearn)

Rebecca from CelloFitLearn

Hi there! I’m a personal trainer (NASM CPT) at CityFitness Burnside and if you’re looking for some guidance in your fitness or an individually-tailored workout programme, I would love to help you reach your goals.

If you’re already a CityFitness member I’d love to offer you a complimentary… View more
Hi there! I’m a personal trainer (NASM CPT) at CityFitness Burnside and if you’re looking for some guidance in your fitness or an individually-tailored workout programme, I would love to help you reach your goals.

If you’re already a CityFitness member I’d love to offer you a complimentary session at the Burnside club. If you’re thinking of joining the gym, please feel free to message me and I can answer any questions you may have.

If you’re looking for further training, I’m happy to provide my PT agreement on request. I look forward to meeting you and starting your fitness journey today!

Negotiable

1274 days ago

Concert tickets

Rebecca from

The Resonance Ensemble will present our last concert of the year on Sunday the 3rd of December. Our programme includes the overture to Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart, Hungarian Sketches by Bartok and Haydn’s Symphony 103 “The Drumroll”. The programme also features a violin concertino by John … View moreThe Resonance Ensemble will present our last concert of the year on Sunday the 3rd of December. Our programme includes the overture to Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart, Hungarian Sketches by Bartok and Haydn’s Symphony 103 “The Drumroll”. The programme also features a violin concertino by John Emeleus, with violin soloist Cathy Irons.

Admission will be door sales only. However I have four tickets available to sell, if you would like to book your seat in advance. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 concession. Please send me a message if you would like to buy one.

See you there!

Price: $20

1333 days ago

Resonance Ensemble tickets for sale

Rebecca from

Hi everyone!
Last week a posted a notice about the Resonance Ensemble and our upcoming concert. Just a reminder, the concert is at 7:30pm on Wednesday the 27th of September at The Piano. Admission prices are $20 for adults and $15 concession. I have 3 tickets available for sale, so if this … View more
Hi everyone!
Last week a posted a notice about the Resonance Ensemble and our upcoming concert. Just a reminder, the concert is at 7:30pm on Wednesday the 27th of September at The Piano. Admission prices are $20 for adults and $15 concession. I have 3 tickets available for sale, so if this concert sounds like your cup of tea and you want to book your seat, please let me know and I'll arrange your ticket for you.
Hope to see you there or sell you a ticket!

Price: $20

1343 days ago

Resonance Ensemble upcoming concert

Rebecca from

Hi everyone!

I wanted to let you know about 'Spring Fantasies': the Resonance Ensemble 's upcoming concert at the Piano. Our programme includes Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony, Honegger's Pastorale d'Été and Dvorak's Czech Suite, under the … View more
Hi everyone!

I wanted to let you know about 'Spring Fantasies': the Resonance Ensemble 's upcoming concert at the Piano. Our programme includes Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony, Honegger's Pastorale d'Été and Dvorak's Czech Suite, under the direction of Helen Renaud.

The concert will take place on the 27th of December, 7:30pm at The Piano Centre for Performing Arts. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 concession. Tickets will be sold at the door, however I will have some tickets available to sell quite soon, and I will post a classified ad once I have them.

I would love to see you there, so please send me a message if you would like to book your spot in the audience!

1358 days ago

Lunchtime Recital THIS Wednesday

Rebecca from

Hi everyone,

I wanted to let you know that this Wednesday I will be performing with pianist Veronica Van Der Knaap at St. Mary's Pro Cathedral (Manchester Street). This concert is part of the 'Wednesdays at One' concert series held at St. Mary's. The concert will begin at … View more
Hi everyone,

I wanted to let you know that this Wednesday I will be performing with pianist Veronica Van Der Knaap at St. Mary's Pro Cathedral (Manchester Street). This concert is part of the 'Wednesdays at One' concert series held at St. Mary's. The concert will begin at 1:10pm, and I will be performing Vivaldi's Sonata in B flat major along with Kol Nidrei by Bruch. Veronica will perform the Holberg Suite by Grieg. Admission is $10 or $5 concession, door sales only. I would love to see you there.

Cheers,
Rebecca

1390 days ago

Interesting link

Rebecca from

Hi everyone!

I was just reading a good article about the benefits of learning a musical instrument. This article includes a little guide on how to help your child choose the right instrument to learn.

I hope you find it interesting!

Cheers,
Rebecca

www.parents.com...

1398 days ago

Musician's Toolkit #2

Rebecca from

Hi everyone!

I am posting a series of notices with some general advice for musicians, especially students, of any age and performing ability. I hope you find them informative and helpful.

Like the last post, this one covers PRACTICE.

So it's almost the end of the holidays and your … View more
Hi everyone!

I am posting a series of notices with some general advice for musicians, especially students, of any age and performing ability. I hope you find them informative and helpful.

Like the last post, this one covers PRACTICE.

So it's almost the end of the holidays and your instrument might be gathering a little dust after time away from it. Even if you really love playing, you might be feeling a little reluctant to jump back into practising after your holiday routine. Sound familiar?

If your practice room as been a little, let's say quiet, during the holidays and you have a lesson next week, here are some tips to help you jump right back into regular practice.

1. Listen to some recordings featuring your instrument. Hearing the sound of your instrument being played at a high level may be enough to get you practising. If there is a work or a song that you love listening to and want to perform, listen to it a few times and if the piece is within your capabilities, find or arrange the music if you can and get practising!

2. Plan and vary your warm-up routine. In any musical training, classical or otherwise, there should always be a routine within practice, including a proper warm-up. However the warm-up doesn't need to stay the same for an extended period of time. After a few bowing/breathing exercises (or whatever you do to warm up the muscles you use most), play through a scale you find easy, followed by a couple more scales and arpeggios of other keys you might be working on. If you have a large repertoire of scales, practise different keys each day.

3. Start small and gradually increase your practice time. Depending on how long your practice sessions were before the holidays, chances are your muscles will have lost some stamina, so this is something you need to rebuild. Start with a shorter session, say 15 or 20 minutes, then the next day practise for 30 minutes, followed by 45 minutes and so on. If you re-start your practice with a longer session, you might develop cramps or fatigue quickly.

4. Grab your concert diary! This means concerts to watch and perform in. Ask your teacher if he/she is planning at student recital at the end of the year, and if there is one planned, decide soon what you're going to perform in your spot. If you have an exam coming up, you should practice performing your repertoire in public anyway, so take any opportunity possible to perform for an audience and get some constructive feedback.

As for concerts to watch, check the website or Facebook pages for orchestras, bands or ensembles you like to watch. Sounds obvious but you’d be surprised at how easily you can miss out on concerts that you would have really liked to attend.

So hopefully after reading these tips you might feel more motivated to start practising again and, if you have an upcoming lesson, feel more prepared. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message via Neighbourly. If you feel inspired to learn the cello and want to find out more about this instrument, please let me know and we can set up your free consultation. In the meantime, happy practising and I’ll be in touch.

1412 days ago

Musician's toolkit #1

Rebecca from

Hi everyone!

I am posting a series of notices with some general advice for musicians, especially students, of any age and performing ability. I hope you find them informative and helpful.

My first few posts will cover PRACTICE.

Whenever any music learner asks me how much they should … View more
Hi everyone!

I am posting a series of notices with some general advice for musicians, especially students, of any age and performing ability. I hope you find them informative and helpful.

My first few posts will cover PRACTICE.

Whenever any music learner asks me how much they should practise every day or every week, the answer I always give is "it depends". Then I go on to explain that their individual practice depends on:

1. How much time you can spare for daily practice.

2. Your current performance ability and how much you want to improve.

So first I'll talk about practice times and length. With very young beginners (aged seven or below), I recommend 10 to 15 minutes of practice every day. With slightly older children I recommend starting with 15 to 20 minutes a day, and for adolescents and adults I recommend around thirty minutes after a few weeks of building their stamina.

Now we all have busy work or school schedules during the week, so it's easy for students to find themselves without the time to practise as much as they would like. This is often the case with adult students who work full-time and/or are parents, which is something I have to take into account as a teacher. Sometimes my younger students have school exams which take up a lot of their spare time. Therefore my general rule of thumb for busy students is to practice every day, even if you only have 10 minutes to spare. You'd be surprised at how much you can cover in 10 minutes. Just be sure to warm up with some scales or simple exercises before working on a piece.

The second issue as mentioned before is your current ability and how much you want to before. So as students develop more stamina and develop their cello playing skills, they should gradually increase their practice time. If you or your child has an exam coming up, aim for at least a solid half-hour every day. More advanced students should work towards 45 minutes or an hour of daily practice, and more if you are Grade 8 standard.

So that's my first Musician's Toolkit post! If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message via Neighbourly. If you would like to find out more about learning my instrument (the cello!), let me know and we can set up a consultation. Remember first consultations are always free of charge.

Happy practising and I'll post again soon!

1434 days ago

Free consultations for anyone wishing to learn the cello!

Rebecca from

Hi everyone!

Term 2 is almost at an end, and the holidays will fly by at this rate! So I'm posting this message before the holidays for those of you who might be interested. If you (or your child) want to find out more about learning the cello, I offer a free consultation in which you can … View more
Hi everyone!

Term 2 is almost at an end, and the holidays will fly by at this rate! So I'm posting this message before the holidays for those of you who might be interested. If you (or your child) want to find out more about learning the cello, I offer a free consultation in which you can see the cello and find out how my lessons work. So if you would like some more information, please send me a private message and I will arrange a time to meet you. Alternatively, please leave a comment below if you have any further questions. I would love to hear from you.

Best wishes,
Rebecca

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