Open Strings October

The Cello Doll launches her FREE 27-day curriculum for developing a cellist's tone quality & bow control!

Entitled "Open Strings October," this will be available on her YouTube Channel, with new videos coming out every 6 days!

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Open Strings October Calendar!

Download the Program Calendar here!

Use this calendar as a guide for which videos to follow along and practice with each day.

Have questions? Scroll down for our FAQ!

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Open Strings October FAQs

How do I sign up for the Open Strings October?

All videos for the program are available on The Cello Doll YouTube Channel. You can find all the videos using the playlist that's listed above. There are no forms to fill out, but I encourage you to download the PDF calendar above, where I outline which videos to use every day.

How much does the program cost?

Open Strings October is FREE and the videos are public content! However, there are ways you can support additional projects & programs. Check out my Patreon Page to join and receive monthly content that you won't find on any other platform! Additionally, I do accept one-time donations on PayPal or Venmo.

Could I take a lesson with you?

Absolutely! I have openings in my private studio, but am also alright with short-term lessons if you'd like custom advice on your vibrato! If you're interested, please contact me via email at: thecellodoll@gmail.com.

Why does this program only use open strings?

This program will allow cellists to focus entirely on their bow hand & arm set-up, without any potential distractions from using the left hand & finding notes. The bow is the foundation for any cellist's tone quality, so this is a very efficient and focused way to work on that. Additionally, this program is only meant to be used for a practice-room warm-up, allowing cellists to have balance with practicing their regular repertoire.

What are the "Extra Credit" days for?

These are rest days that have an optional videos for cellists who may have a higher practicing stamina or want extra review.

Can I share videos or pictures on social media?

Absolutely! If you use the hashtag #OpenStringsOct, I'll be able to see your videos and cheer you on during these 4 weeks! You can also search the hashtag to find fellow cellists and support one another.

What if I'm feeling sore or physically uncomfortable during the program?

Since we are training muscles you may not have used before, a small amount of soreness is alright. However, if that feeling increases, or if anything is painful,  take some extra rest days from the videos. If it still continues after that please pause and do not continue the video play-alongs. Safety and playing health is way more important than just "getting through one more day" of practice. I'd also encourage you to talk to your private teacher, who can watch your technique in real time and give you immediate feedback.

Will the boot camp be available after October?

Of course! These videos will remain on my YouTube Channel as a resource for you, or for any cellists who may discover them after October.