My Very First Cello Method

by Kathryn Schutmaat

Cello Beginner Book Series

​​​​“A most excellent and quite delightful beginner book.” ~Johnson String Instrument

A comprehensive method for the early beginner which offers a sound basis in cello playing combined with fundamentals of music theory that provide the student with the necessary tools for further advancement.

The method uses a simple, child-friendly approach to the first steps in mastering basic skills in cello performance.
I have now completed 7 books in English and 5 in Spanish.

English: Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Weekly Practice Workbooks Volumes 1 and 2. Cello Ensemble Pieces. Cello Duets. Spanish: Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Cello Ensemble Pieces. Cello Duets.

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Cello Beginner Book Series


A Brief Email Interview with Kathryn Schutmaat

When My Very First Cello Method first arrived at SHAR we thought: Another method book . . . is there anything special about this one? What follows is a brief email interview with the author, Kathryn Schutmaat. We hear a little about her professional background, her multicultural identity, and what's special about this particular cello method book...

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Cello Appassionato: Kathryn Schutmaat

Kathryn Schutmaat of Jasper grew up in Venezuela playing the cello among a family of musicians. She was a founding member of the Venezuelan National Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra...

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SHAR Music (only English edition)
2465 South Industrial Highway
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
My Very First Cello Method,
volumes 1, 2, 3, Weekly Practice Workbooks volumes 1 and 2, Cello Ensemble Pieces, and Cello Duets

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(English & Spanish editions)
(Ediciones de la serie en español e inglés)

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The Sydney String Centre
(only English edition)
314 High Street, Chatswood 
NSW 2067 Australia
My Very First Cello Method, volumes 1, 2, 3, Cello Ensemble Pieces, and Cello Duets

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Johnson String Instrument 
(only English edition)
The Newton Store
11 John Street
Newton, MA 02459
My Very First Cello Method Vol 1
Vol 2  Cello Ensemble Pieces 

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Broekmans & Van Poppel B.V.
(only English edition)
Van Baerlestraat 92-94
1071 BB Amsterdam
My Very First Cello Method Vol 1
Vol 2  Vol 3  Cello Ensembles  Cello Duets