Kevin works in White House of Music's purchasing department and teaches cello at our Waukesha store.
Cello (primarily) and electric/upright bass
The cello is a versatile instrument that fits into several genres, is a wonderful solo instrument, and along with the bass, provides the foundation of the orchestra.
My favorite solo piece(s) are the Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by J.S. Bach. The suites demonstrate Bach’s creative genius and I feel like I learn something new every time I play/hear them. I also enjoy playing Baroque and Classical chamber music as well as the symphonic works of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Dvorak.
I currently play with the UW-Parkside Community Orchestra and also serve on the music team at my church.
Take lessons and learn to practice intentionally. Practice with a metronome and tuner. Attend concerts to see the professionals in action. Most important of all, get the instrument in your hands every day – even if it’s just to play a few scales.
Every musician should have a good metronome/tuner – I recommend the Korg TM-50.