Cellist Billy Tobenkin shares his thoughts on starting an instrument as an adult. Billy had a career as a writer and copy editor before delving into the world of cello at the age of 25. 15 years later, Billy works professionally as a cello teacher and performer in LA. He shares his experiences of starting the instrument with no musical background, the challenges faced by adult beginners, as well as words of advice to avoid discouragement.
Check out Billy’s website at adultcello.com
Sergei Rachmaninov – Cello Sonata in G minor op.19
Billy Tobenkin, cello / Tae Yeon Lim, piano
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