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Olga Redkina

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Learning How To Play The Cello Has Never Been Easier

Learn at your own convenience.

Maybe you don’t have access to transportation or a cello teacher where you live.  By learning cello online, you can learn at your own convenience.  You don’t have to worry about taking the subway or driving several miles to a cello lesson.  It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, you will have access to an online library of lessons anywhere with an internet connection.  You can also schedule virtual one-on-one lessons with Olga according to your schedule.

Learn at your own pace.

Regardless if you are a beginner cellist or you’re preparing for a big solo at Juilliard, I can take you to the next step of your musical journey.  It doesn’t matter your skill level, we can work at your pace to achieve your goals and make sure you are ready for your big performance.  Together, we can set goals that bring you one step closer to achieving your dream of playing the cello (and to make the world’s largest group of amazing cellists along the way).

Learn from a World Renowned Cellist.

To be the best, you must learn from the best. You will get to experience Olga’s passion for music, art, and performance through online cello education.

Online Cello Lessons

I'll take you from a Beginner to an Advanced Cello Player

It works because I “flip” the way in which you learn.

Taking cello lessons online changes the way you learn the cello, allowing students to learn in a “Flipped Classroom” environment.  The student can log into the website and view over 400 recorded lessons in beautiful widescreen format.

The “Flipped Classroom” is a new model in education that is made easy and convenient with the Internet. The model offers an alternative method to the traditional model of learning, which has led to increasingly poor educational outcomes in America.  With this new model, instead of being lectured by your instructor or teacher and then sent off to do homework, the model is “flipped,” and the student views pre-recorded lectures at their own speed. This better prepares them to interact with the teacher during live time together. At www.olgaredkina.com we are applying this model to the learning of the cello and seeing great results.

Curriculum Preview

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Curriculum

An outline of the lesson content

How to hold the cello
What a bow is
Right hand position for absolute beginners
Left hand position for absolute beginners
Parts of the cello and their functions
Tuning a cello
Introduction open strings and play open strings (With bow)
Introduction notes and play notes pizzicato (What is pizz)
Bow Change from one string to another
Scales: C Major (2 Octaves)
Scales: G Major (1 Octave)
Scales: D Major (1 Octave)
Extension: D Major (2 Octaves)
Shift: G Major (2 Octaves)
Extension and Shift: F major (2 Octaves)
C Major 2 Octaves: First Position
D Major 2 Octaves: First Position with Extension
F Major 2 Octaves: With shift
G Major 2 Octaves: With shift
One note per bow
Two notes per bow
Four notes per bow
Eight notes per bow
Advance Scale technique practice exercise (Demonstration of C Major scale 2 octaves)
Tips on learning and practicing music
Etude #1 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
Whether in the garden, in the garden. Russian folk song.
Etude # 2 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
Chanterelle. Ukranian folk song.
On a green meadow. Russian folk song.
French Folk Song Suzuki B.1 #2
Bunny walks in a garden
Allegretto by W.Mozart.
Etude #3 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
Lightly Row Suzuki B.1 #3
Etude #5 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
Theme from the Symphony by J.Haydn
Song of the Wind Suzuki B.1 #4
Etude #6 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
Etude #7 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
Melody by N.Baklanova
O Come, Little Children Suzuki B.1 #6
Scherzo by N.Baklanova.
Etude #9 from 170 Foundation Studies by A. Schroeder V.1
May Song Suzuki B.1 #7
In the field of the birch stood. Russian folk song.
Allegro Suzuki B.1 #8
Perpetual Motion in D Major Suzuki B.1 #9
Etude #12 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
There across the river, there for the pass. Russian folk song.
Allegretto Suzuki B.1 #11
Rigadoon Suzuki B.1 #13
Etude Suzuki B.1 #14
Minuet in C by J.S.Bach from Suzuki B.1 #16
Song by N. Baklanova
As on a thin ice. Russian folk song.
Ukrainian folk song
Accordion by A.Melnikov
Minuet by Z.Lulli
Etude #10 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
Carefree song by N. Myaskovsky
Etude #11 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
Katenka cheerful. Russian folk song. Arr. M. Balakireva.
The Happy Farmer by R.Schumann from Suzuki B.1 #15
Etude #14 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
In the upper room in the light. Arr. H. Rimsky-Korsakov.
Lithuanian folk song. Arr. V. Urovsky.
Etude #15 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
Minuet No.2 by J.S.Bach from Suzuki B.1 #17
Etude #16 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
Etude #17 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
Etude #18 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
Etude #19 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
Long, Long Ago / Variation by T. H. Bayly from Suzuki B.2 #1
Etude #20 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
Etude #21 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
May Time by W.A.Mozart from Suzuki B.2 #2

A Major (2 Octaves)
C Major (3 Octaves)
D Major (3 Octaves)
B Flat Major (2 Octaves)
C Major (2 Octaves) 6/3 & 6/4
D Major (2 Octaves) 6/3 & 6/4
F Major (2 Octaves) 6/3 & 6/4
G Major (2 Octaves) 6/3 & 6/4
C Major A. Schroeder #13 (Scale) Suzuki Book 1 #17 & Book 2 #2
Detache
Legato
Marcato
Etude #22
Etude #23
Etude #24
Etude #25
Etude #26
#3 Minuet No.1 (J.S. Bach)
#4 Minuet No.3 (J.S. Bach)
#6 Hunters’ Chorus (C.M.von Weber)
#7 Musette from English Suite No.3 (J.S. Bach)
#9 Theme from “Witches’ Dance” (N.Pganini)
#11 Gavotte (F.J. Gossec)

Vibrato
Etude #31 from Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello
Suzuki Book 3 #2 – Gavotte by J.B.Lully
Suzuki Book 3 #4 – Scherzo by C.Webster
Choral Prelude by J.S.Bach
C Major 3 octaves 5/3 (Lesson)
D Major 3 octaves 5/3 (Lesson)
Long Long Ago (Lesson)
Amazing Grace (Lesson)
Boil Them Cabbage Down (Lesson)
Etudes from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by Alwin Schroeder V.1
Etude #27
Etude #30
#3 Minuet by L. Boccherini
#5 Minuet in G by L.van Beethoven
#7 Minuet No.3 by J.S.Bach
Etudes from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by Alwin Schroeder V.1
Etude #28
Etude #29
Lullaby
This Old Man
Camptown Races
#8 Humoresque by A. Dvorak
Etudes from 170 Foundation Studies for Vioiloncello by Alwin Schroeder V.1
Etude #32
Etude #33
Etude #35
Stroke
#6 – Gavotte in C Minor by J.S.Bach
#9 La Cinquantaine by G. Marie
#10 – Allegro Moderato by J.S.Bach
Auld Lang Syne
Polly Wolly Doodle
Sonata in C Major by J.B.Breval
Cradle Song by H.Schlemüller
A Mountain Maiden by H.Schlemüller
A Song by H.Schlemüller
Etude #58 from Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello
Berceuse by Franz Schubert
Clair de Lune
Sonata in C Major 2nd movement by J.B.Breval
Sad Song by D.Shostakovich
Windup Doll by D.Shostakovich
Hand-Organ by D.Shostakovich
Etude by Dotzauer
Etude by Lee
Highland Lad
Happy Birthday To You
Minuets by J.S.Bach
Minuet 1
Minuet 2
E Major – Two Octaves
E Flat Major – Two Octaves
Etude by Lee
Etude by Werner
Sonata in E Minor by Benedetto Marcello
Adagio Movement 1
Allegro Movement 2
Etude by Schroeder
Etude by Dotzauer
Etude by Kummer
Chanson Triste by P.I.Tchaikovsky
Etude by Duport
Etude by Kummer
Sonata in E minor by Antonio Vivaldi
Largo Movement 1
Allegro Movement 2
Largo Movement 3
Allegro Movement 4
Danse Rustique by W.H.Squire
Arioso by J.S. Bach
Etudes by Dotzauer
Yankee Doodle
Greensleeves
Sweet Dreams by P.I. Tchaikovsky
Etude by Kummer
Etude by Kummer
Neapolitan Song by P.I. Tchaikovsky
Tarantella by W.H.Squire
Sentimental Waltz by P.I.Tchaikovsky
Romance Without Words by K.Davydov
Etudes from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by Alwin Schroeder V.1
Etude #39 by C.Schroder
Etude #48 by Dotzauer
Etude #38 by Dotzauer
Etude #41 by C.Schröder
Thumb position D Major scale

Intonation
How to play Trill
Grace Notes and Ornaments
Sound
Detache
Scales A Minor 2 Octaves
Scales E Minor 2 Octaves
A Major 2 Octaves
B Flat Major 2 Octaves
G Minor 2 Octaves
D Minor 2 Octaves
Basic Thumb Position

Goltermann Concerto No. 4 in G Major
“The Swan” by Camille Saint-Saëns

Close Every Door
Love Changes Everything
Our Kind Of Love
Carol Medley
Gesù Bambino
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Angels Medley
O Holy Night
Hallelujah
Believe (From ”The Polar Express”)

Customer reviews

What people say?

As an adult student starting my third year with Olga, I am totally “hooked”…not only by her excellent teaching style but by her approach. With virtual lessons by Skype, I can practice and be ready for my lesson at home ahead of time as well as have the back-up reinforcement of the online lesson videos. These short lessons are so helpful for remembering techniques, previewing a lesson ahead of time or reviewing the finer points of a lesson during my practice periods. A complete learning system!”
Sunni
I didn’t think virtual cello lessons could possibly be as effective as in-person lessons, but I called Olga anyway and set up an appointment. I have very limited time and didn’t want to lug my cello all over Paris. Three years later, I’m as impressed as ever. For better or worse, Olga doesn’t miss a thing! I only play for my enjoyment and never intend to play outside of my bedroom, but Olga holds me to the same standards that she demands from her professional cellists. Every time she gives me a new piece to work on, I think,”what’s wrong with Olga, does she really think I’m going to be able to play THIS!” Even with my limited hour of practice a day, I surprise myself and I learn them. I now actually enjoy hearing myself play — I haven’t checked with my neighbors, but I imagine if they could thank Olga, they would!”
Martine

FAQ

frequently Asked Questions

My online program is designed for beginner students to advance.

Age will play a major role in helping you determine the best cello size for your needs. The smallest cello size ⅒ is appropriate for children ages four to six years. For older children, add a year or so to the baseline age for each subsequent size of the cello: the ⅛ cello is appropriate for children ages five to seven, the ¼ for kids ages seven to nine, the 3/4 ideal for kids age of 10 and up.The 4/4 works for teenagers 15 years old and for most adults.

If you looking to upgrade strings, here are some examples. For the A and D strings, I recommend Larsen (A medium, D Strong/Solo). For the G and C strings, I recommend Spirocore both Strong/Solo.

Suzuki books. 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1.

Good rosin is very important for the sound.When you purchase cello and bow , get a good rosin.

There are few brands you can choose from:

  • Pirastro
  • Jade
  • Larsen

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