Erica Garcia -Cello

Many young cellists take lessons in school and some even study privately.  It is often difficult for them to learn cello technique and try to put together a solo for NYSSMA even with the resources they have.  I decided to create this website so that students could have an additional resource.  NYSSMA solos should be chosen by the teacher and the student.  I have selected some of the most commonly chosen pieces, recorded them and provided some notes that will hopefully help students learn their music.  They can listen to a more advanced student play each piece, play along with the recording and read the tips. 

I've also included some videos of me performing as a soloist with piano accompaniment and with an orchestra. 

I hope you find this website informative, helpful and interesting.  I welcome your feedback. 

Thank you very much for visiting my page and good luck to you.

NYSSMA Level 1

    Suzuki Book 1,  select any two songs from the following list:  

            Long Long Ago, May Song, Allegretto, Allegro, Andantino, Perpetual Motion,

    Suzuki Book 1, select any one from the following list: 

            Minuet In C Major, Rigadoon, The Happy Farmer

    Solo Time for Strings Book 1,  select any one from the following list:      

            Favorite Song, The Clown, Dream Waltz, Gaily The Troubadour, Vacation March, Starlight Waltz

NYSSMA Level 2

   Suzuki Book 1, select any one from the following list: 

             Minuet #2

   Suzuki Book 2, select any one from the following list: 

            Minuet #1, Minuet #3, Musette, Bourree, Two Grenadeirs, Hunters' Chorus

I will be adding to this collection going foward as time permits, below are a couple of videos giving samples of more difficult solos

NYSSMA Level 3

   Suzuki Book 3 Scherzo - C. M Von Weber - Recorded in 5th Grade

NYSSMA Level 5

    Suzuki Book 6,  The Swan from "Carnival of the Animals" Camille Saint Saens  Recorded in 7th Grade.

NYSSMA Level 6,

       Suzuki Book 9,  Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major 1st Movement (Moderato)