Reviews

Bach’s Suite Gift: A Musical Journey Through J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007

“The study and performance of the music of J.S.  Bach is a rich and complex field in which study of historical context, performance practice, baroque dance, musical/theoretical content, and psychic and spiritual matters are all required and rewarded. Over the course of decades of teaching and performing, Tanya Carey has delved deep into all of these concerns. In this wonderful book, Dr. Carey draws on deep experience to open doors, reveal wonders, offering both beginning and advanced students a wealth of essential material to work with in approaching one of the most beloved pieces in all of classical music. The orderly, accessible presentation of all of this information makes this book a treasure which will enrich the work of any young musician fortunate enough to own it.”
Dr. John Mark Rozendaal
Baroque ‘Cello and Viola da Gamba Artist
Trio Settecento, The Viola Da Gamba Dojo of New York,
Second City MusickBrandywine Baroque & Plectra Music,
and various YouTube Videos

Cello Playing is Easy – Warm-ups

“If you are a cellist searching for new pedagogical material as a player, teacher, and facilitator, this book is vital to your library.” AMERICAN STRING TEACHER, November 2007.

“…a very detailed and comprehensive step-by-step curriculum…a thorough system of over a hundred warm-up exercises complete with the length of time for which each should be practiced as part of a 20-minute practice session…the directions are excellent.” STRAD MAGAZINE February 2008

“A must have for all cellists! This book is relevant and useful for cellists of every age and level. It is invaluable in my pedagogy courses.” Melissa Kraut, Cleveland Institute of Music.

Cello Playing in Easy – Scales

“Distinguished cello teacher Tanya Carey has raised scores of highly successful cellists. Through her comprehensive publications, such as this volume on scales and arpeggios, generations of cello teachers and performers will be able to benefit from her insightful experience and clear, practical guidance. I feel grateful for all I have learned from her generous examples.”
 Richard Hirschl, Cellist
Chicago Symphony
Artist Teacher Roosevelt University CCPA
“With this most recent addition to her highly acclaimed technique development series for cellists, Cello Playing is Easy, Tanya Carey infuses her incomparable curriculum with a deeply comprehensive guide to teaching and studying scales. This generous body of work, crafted from a life dedicated to performing and teaching and presented by one of the great artist-teachers of today, will stand as a benchmark for future methods. Tanya Carey’s passion for the cello, and compassion for those who devote themselves to studying the instrument, is evident on every page. This book is a gift, and a tremendous resource that is practical in every way.”
Astrid Schween
Cellist, Juilliard String Quartet
Cello Faculty, The Juilliard School and The Perlman Music Program

Etudes – A Comprehensive Guide

Tanya Carey’s “Etudes, A Comprehensive Guide,” is a jewel! It includes all the most important etudes in the cello repertory and presents the material imaginatively with creative tips on how to study and practice in the most efficient and effective way. No cello teacher or cello student should miss owning these wonderful books. Hans Jorgen Jensen, Professor Department of Music Performance, Bienen School of Music Northwestern University Chicago

Tanya Carey has provided in “Cello Playing is Easy” a highly comprehensive and pragmatic guide for teachers and players. Her approach is well organized and provides excellent insights into the “why” and “how” of cello playing. These materials will be highly useful for students, performers, and teachers. Many important pedagogical resources are tied together in the most logical of ways. This should be essential reading for teachers! Anthony Elliott, Emeritus Professor of Cello Conductor, Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra The University of Michigan

Ready to Read

Ready to Read clearly articulates all the steps that are necessary to prepare the young musician to be a successful reader. It is a goal-oriented book that is fun and engaging for children and their parents.” Sarah Jackson, Assistant Director, Suzuki Strings at the University of South Carolina. Sight Reading is Easy is a series of four unison books with Guide and Encyclopedia.

Sight Reading is Easy for Cello

“These books are fantastic! By the time my students complete the Sight Reading is Easy sequence, they have a solid grounding in both reading and rhythm. SRE pieces and exercises combine an organized sequence of cello technique with a logical well-paced approach to learning major and minor key signatures, rhythmic relationships, and simple and compound meter.” Carolyn Mead, Mead Cello Studio, Suzuki Method Teacher Trainer

Sight Reading is Easy for Violin

Sight Reading is Easy for Violin” is an incredibly valuable addition to the resources we need for the effective teaching of reading skills, with students in the private studio. It is thoroughly researched, well-organized and comprehensive for all levels. Most importantly, with its graphics and illustrations, it is designed to be child-and-parent friendly. This is a welcome volume from a widely-respected and experienced pedagogue.” Allen Lieb, The School for Strings. New York

Sight Reading is Easy for Viola

“We are excited about this book and are eager to put it to use. Students will be motivated by its contents and gain a solid foundation in music reading.” Doris Preucil, Founding Director Emerita, The Preucil School of Music, Iowa City, Iowa, Suzuki Method Teacher Trainer and William Preucil, Professor Emeritus, The University of Iowa.

Sight Reading is Easy for String Bass

 “Sight Reading is Easy for Bass” is the perfect ompanion to any bass teaching method. I will be using it with all my students. It is not just a collection of progressive exercises; it is a very thorough compendium of music fundamentals.” Dan Swaim, Professor Emeritus of Double Bass, Arizona State University; Chair Suzuki Association of the Americas Double Bass Committee.

Advanced Application

“The interviews and information included in this book provide a behind the scenes look at what most students don’t find out until they actually get the job–that sight-reading is essential to your success as an orchestral musician!”
Alan Rafferty, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music

“Aspiring music students will treasure this revelatory and indispensable resource. Dr. Carey has enlisted the ideal spokespeople to impart wisdom only gained through a lifetime of music.” Walter Preucil, Cellist, Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra; Suzuki Cello Instructor, Preucil String Studio