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 group of cellists (3 or more is nice, so we can do some ensemble stuff) anywhere in the country- all I need is plane fare, lodging (sorry, not staying in a guest room) and an instrument to borrow. My fee is by donation, as you have the ability to pay and feel the experience is worth.
Just something to think about.
Emily – I regret missing this thread entirely. I’ve been very busy and I think by next fall I should be closer to the needed level. But my hope is that you’ll say you know where I am so come anyway.
I’ll be posting my videos of my playing as circumstances arise.
I don’t think it’s happening, so perhaps the latter option is better (and cheaper!) If you can find two other cellists to join in, why don’t we do a weekend intensive close to where you are? All we need is a common space that has one medium sized room and three smaller rooms with doors- so an office building, church, synagogue, school…