I’ve been looking at some old family videos which we’ve recently digitised, and came across this one of my son’s second cello lesson.
Here he is learning to bow.
My friend The Poshi and I decided we’d share lessons and get our sons learning Suzuki cello.
I even bought a cello to encourage him, though I never learned to play myself.
That’s where the whole Cellobella name came from.
We lasted a year or two but the boys hated it… well my boy did.
I think he was too young.
And in retrospect he must have found reading the music so hard given his undiagnosed need for glasses.
He plays the piano now and I don’t have to force him to practice.
And yes, I still have my cello.
In the back room.
Untouched by human hand for years.
Funnily enough I discovered that my boss also has an untouched cello which she’s never learned to play.