Evangeline Benedetti, Cellist & Teacher
Welcome! Thank you for stopping by.
I am delighted to share with you my lifetime experience of delving into music, cello, mind-body work, all directed at making music on the cello. I call it the Cello, Bow and You Approach.
My career led me to spending 44 years as a cellist in the New York Philharmonic, an unparalleled education in music itself. Playing the repertoire with outstanding conductors and soloists and surrounded by great colleagues is unbeatable.
The Cello, Bow, and You Approach to cello playing is greatly influenced by my training and certification as a teacher of the Alexander Technique, additional private study with a biomechanical engineer, and personal experience in other mind-body practices.
I am continually fascinated with how we move and how we learn. However, behind every endeavor my query is, “How will this make me a better cellist so that I can communicate through music and help others with similar goals?"
The approach I take in my teaching is to guide you to become your own teacher.
If you understand how the cello and the bow work, you will find a way to let the cello and bow teach you.
And if you know how your body works and how your mind is always present in the process, you will play the cello more easily and have a continual means of teaching yourself.