Course curriculum

    1. Sheet Music

    2. The Christmas - Polka

    3. Irish Christmas Jig

    4. New Christmas - Reel

    5. Christmas in Kinsale

    6. The Christmas Tree - Reel

    7. Reel in the Year set - 1. Christmas Eve

    8. Reel in the Year set - 2. A Short Way to Heaven

    9. Oft in the Stilly Night

    10. Christmas day in da Mornin'

    11. A Merry Christmas - Jig

    12. New Year's Eve

About this course

  • Free
  • 12 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content


MA (Hons) Music Ilse de Ziah

My aim is to help cellists to find a new approach to playing cello. I have run many workshops for cellists and other string players over the years and presently teach at University College Cork, conduct the Cork Light Orchestra, play contemporary 'deep listening' music with the Quiet Music Ensemble, work in theatre and play cello in many different styles, from Irish, Jazz, Rock and Roll to Classical. This has given me a broad experience of all the ways one can make a cello speak. I compose, arrange and publish music. I saw a need for quality solo pieces that are challenging but not impossible, sound great, develop technique and are perfect for performance. I wanted music for cellists, that when someone asks, "play for me, I love the cello", there is an alternative to the Prelude. (beautiful though it is!) I help students improve through playing music they love; to develop technique, style, memory, and confidence.

Get your 'Reel in the Year' Tutorials (plus more by joining the Cello Club)!

An easy way to work in a stylistic approach to traditional music. Enjoy your holiday break with great tunes!