Cello Bow Hold- Shifting- Vibrato for Soft Joints

Updated: Oct 30


November 12, 19, December 3, Friday, 5:00pm- 8:20pm CST 10-hour Online Only $250 Scholarship available post-course requirement: A 20-minute one-on-one consultation with the instructor.

Bow hold, shifting and vibrato are three big topics for teaching beginning and intermediate level cello students, especially ones with soft joints. Every student has a unique hand shape and varied strength. If you are looking for more tools and knowledge for teaching these three topics, this course is for you. In addition, the accessibility of online learning has opened up lots of possibilities to reach out to more students. Learning how to deliver tricky concepts about relaxation to learn better bow hold, shifting and vibrato will help grow your studio.

Here are two past participants' testimonial:

"Dr. Shu-Yi Scott's SAA Approved Bowhold-Shifting-Vibrato course is packed with exceptionally organized information on three crucial skills many instructors struggle to develop in their teaching.Part of the course offers a chance to share teaching demos. She deciphered teaching approach issues, and offered clear, constructive alternatives to achieving desired outcomes for our students." -- Muriel K.


"It’s been six years since I’ve taken teacher training, and I am so glad that Shu-Yi’s course was my re-entry into continuing education.

For this enrichment class, she has identified three of the stickiest wickets in cello pedagogy—bow hold, shifting & vibrato—and gone back to their kinesthetic sources in a stepwise and detailed fashion. It makes complete sense to tailor a technique workout to an individual’s unique physiology, but many of us are unsure how to do it. Shu-Yi will help you diagnose the “why” behind challenges that arise for different hand shapes/joint types and show you a brand new set of tricks and materials that infuse play and variety into technique work for all ages and stages.

The fact that it is offered online also means that you can easily work it around your teaching schedule—super convenient!" -- Caitlin C.


Perhaps best of all, upon taking her course, you gain a lifelong teacher support network. with Dr. Scott at the helm.

Here are two excerpts from the previous course held in July 2021. I look forward to working with you!




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