Many thanks Leanne for a great class!
The PCI cellists enjoyed a fabulous class with Leanne Zacharias. Leanne has known some of our students since they were just starting out with the cello and commented on how wonderful it was to observe how far they have come! With music by Bach, Vivaldi, Saint-Saens and Shostakovich as jumping off points we all learned the finer points of shifting (anticipate with your left elbow), sound production (should you be nearer the bridge?), extending a phrase (draw the note at the end of the bow), and spiccato (find the sweet spot). We will all now be sure to incorporate singing our pieces into our practising!