Author: Emily Wright

Hmmm, maybe no retreat?

After getting lots of emails asking for a retreat or other such event, I’ve only gotten 2 people saying they’re more likely than not to come to the tentative event in Middleburg. I know it’s tough because I have only the roughest dates (Jan-March), but without enough interest, I can’t book dates and plan stuff. Because cello is a noisy activity, the folks at Wellbourne would not be able to book any other clients while our retreat is happening, so I need 7-8 people to raise their hands soon, otherwise it gets scrapped. Alternatively, I can come visit a...

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Thoracic Outlet Update

Thoracic outlet syndrome is complicated. It can be caused by any number of things, from trauma (like a car accident or fall) to genetic predisposition to, as is my case, a subtle accumulation of overuse injuries that led to a cascade of malfunction in the structures of my torso, and later, all the way down my body. One of the tricky things about TOS is the referred pain- burning, shocking, aching, tingling sensations that are felt one place, but are actually manifestations of problems somewhere else. To make it even more complicated, when a muscle is held with too...

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Retreat email list and quickie update!

If you are interested in this (or future retreats), please subscribe to the mailing list (halfway down the main blog page) or send me an email, and I’ll add you- so you can be kept in the loop and we can get this thing scheduled! As for timing, I’m waiting on Wellbourne for final available dates, but it will be sometime in January, February, or March. February holds the most risk of cancellation and travel complications due to snow. It rarely happens, in the area, but the DC Metro region is uniquely underprepared for even an inch of snow on the ground. The session will run from a Thursday late afternoon through Sunday mid-afternoon. Each day will consist of breakfast, a brief morning seminar, individual lessons, a break for lunch, a few more lessons, time for practice, a brief evening seminar, and then a lovely dinner together. Sound good? Sign up! I promise I won’t email all the time or try and sell things....

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Wellbourne Cello Retreat!

  About an hour south of Washington, DC, nestled between acres of rolling farmland and a two-block colonial downtown area is the Wellbourne Inn. An old farmhouse that has, since the 1770s, been lived in, added onto, loved and adored by the thousands who visit it each year. And now it’s our turn! While the dates are still up in the air, I’d like to get some information to help me curate the retreat, mostly about what your priorities are, how much single or double occupancy rooms matter, food choices, all that good stuff. It’s going to be just...

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advance and retreat

A few people have contacted me either here or on social media to ask what’s up with my arm- I’ve been posting pictures from rehab and expressing frustration with the various setbacks. I’d intended to make the “long and winding road” posts an informative explanation, but kind of ran out of steam- they weren’t read much, and each one left me tired and a bit sad afterward. I’ll probably finish them, but for now, here’s what you should know. I am ABSOLUTELY still taking students. I am ABSOLUTELY not taking ongoing gigs. My arm was getting better in MN,...

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