Hi! My name is Ragnhild.
I am a professional cellist, teacher and coach living in Bergen, Norway. I believe that music can be a source of joy, not only for the listener but also the performer. It is fully possible to let happiness fuel your art, and that is where I build my dream from.
I also happen to be a firm believer in other peoples dreams too. To see my students become better than they ever thought possible and to feel the chills when they play better than me, thats what its all about.
It is never too late to start something new. Its never too late to start believing in yourself. By signing up for this course you will get the professional help you need to succeed. With the right guidance you can do anything! I see you as an equal and I take your growth seriously.
I want to see you succeed.
Inside the academy you will find an ever growing library of teaching videos. The videos are sorted into categories for you, from beginner and foundational to technical and musical. We have them sorted so that it is easy for you to find your way, and to make progress on the instrument.
In the academy, our students are the most important thing. Which is why we have a big focus on our community. The community is a safe space where you can meet like-minded cellists in the same situation as you. Here you can get the support you need and make friends for life.
In addition to the library and the community, we want you to get the feeling of truly being part of a school. This is why you get weekly Facebook-lives, Q&As, ZOOM-calls, challenges, online recitals, masterclasses and more. You can also book a 1:1 session whenever you want.
"I’ve followed the Cello Academy from the beginning and feel very inspired by Ragnhild’s humble and patient approach in the course. The combination of both body and soul is what makes this online course stand out, and the lack of hierarchy makes me feel we’re all a team. Ragnhild is more than a teacher, she’s like a long lost online cello sister! The Cello Academy is the perfect blend of technical skills, personal experiences and Timani knowledge. I highly recommend it to both beginners and more trained amateur cellists."
"I was struggling to motivate myself to practice cello and didn't always know what to do when I did practice anyway. Having the sessions to go through and work through helped me focus on different techniques or things I would usually not work on. It also helped me aim higher than usual, but helpful that there are some different level/beginner/advanced parts so I don't feel pressure to be able to do everything perfectly straight away! It gives me more excitement/joy to practice rather than it being a chore."
"Ragnhild makes it a point to relate to you, not just as another cellist, but as a person with emotions. While her extensive curriculum is impressive and covers so many bases of actual technique, I was especially impressed by the time she takes with addressing mental and emotional subjects involved with practicing and performing. You can tell that it is important to her that you yourself get through to your core to unleash your full potential. Ragnhild is certainly interested and invested in making you the best cellist, yes..but also the best person you can be. This commitment made me feel welcome and valued, which is certainly a plus!"
"Playing the cello has been my lifelong dream. When I finally got the opportunity to get started, I was still a little unsure of myself, could I really do it? Finding the Online Cello Academy is one of the best things that has ever happened to me! This course is not just about technical skills, but also mental and physical well-being, and it makes it different from anything else. Ragnhild is an excellent teacher with a big heart and a strong confidence that anyone can achieve their dreams. She really believes in me, and this support has been a huge help to me in building self-confidence to follow my dreams."
"The Online Cello Academy is a fantastic help in my daily practice routine, with everything from warm-up exercises via how to play different music styles to increasing my understanding on how I use my body to create better sound. The site is easy to navigate and the instructional videos and demos are comprehensible and motivating. The academy has something for everyone, regardless of level! I enjoy Ragnhild’s pep talks and her view on rehearsing; rehearse better, not more, and do what you think is fun!"
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"I know in my heart that becoming a good cello player is not just about practicing more. In order to become the cellist you want to be, you need to have a broad knowledge about the body and mind and how it can help you on your way to greatness."
When you sign up you get immediate access to my booking system where you can book lessons directly into my calendar. All members get sessions at a reduced price.
The course has 115+ lessons, and growing. But don't worry, I wont make you go through them all at once, you can do them in your own time.
You will have access to this course as long as you are subscribed! All sheet music and written material is downloadable, so you can download it and keep it forever.
No! Everyone is welcome here!
Yes! It is never too late! I have had students in every age group. Now is the time to get started on your dream!
Yes! My goal is that this course will cover everything from the basics to more advanced. I have videos for beginners, as well as more skilled, and all my technique videos can be used by everyone.