Setting up and Holding the Cello
Are you a new cellist and are eager to get started? The first step is learning how to sit with and hold the cello!
Watch this video to get set up as a nice, strong cellist.
1. Find a good chair that helps your hips be above your hips.
2. Sit tall, like a tree, with flat feet planted in the ground.
3. Set up the endpin so it is in front of your eyebrows.
**Disclaimer: When Miss Ruth talks about lining the cello's nut with your eyebrows, she meant to say the scroll! So practice putting your endpin out so your cello's scroll is right in front of your eyebrows.
4. Lay your cello on you, with the three contact points: hugging with the knees, laying on the chest, and keeping the peg by the ear.