The Left Hand for Cellists: Form, Function, and Intonation


String Webinar Series: Webinar #4

For cello teachers, cellists, and string ensemble directors!

The Left Hand for Cellists: Form, Function, and Intonation

Presented by Dr Lachlan Dent

Date: Tuesday 11 August
Time: 7.30pm (AEST)
Location: Online via Zoom


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This webinar will focus on the use of the left hand in cello playing. Cellist and educator Lachlan Dent will provide insights into left-hand use, specifically in relation to anatomy, intonation, finger action, shifting, and vibrato. The insights are applicable to cellists of all levels. The webinar will give you material that you can use immediately in your playing and teaching, as well as conceptual foundations that you will be able to continue to investigate over the long term.

There will be a Q&A session towards the end of the webinar, giving attendees an opportunity to ask questions. After you have watched the webinar, you will be able to access your PD certificate. You will also be sent a link to watch the video replay and download any notes or presentation slides.


How to Register
Click on the registration link below. Enter your name and email address to sign up for the FREE webinar. After you've registered, you'll receive a confirmation email with some instructions and a link to join the webinar. You'll also receive a reminder email 24 hours before the event is due to take place, and 1 hour prior to the start time.


Don't worry if you can't attend the webinar at the published time. Simply go ahead and register and you'll receive a link to watch the replay.

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Genevieve Newton
Victorian Music Teachers' Association
T: (03) 5243 4200

About the Presenter

Lachlan Dent holds a PhD in Music Performance, as well as Masters Degrees in Music Performance and Teaching. Lachlan has performed in New York with the Ensemble for the Romantic Century, has appeared at music festivals in the United States and Brazil, and has also performed in New Zealand, Malaysia and China. He has given masterclasses at Monash University, Auckland University, Universiti Tecknologi MARA (Malaysia), as well as teaching at Monash University, University College (The University of Melbourne) and Wesley College. Lachlan’s playing has been broadcast on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS, and he has also recorded for MOVE records. Lachlan’s research largely focuses on cello technique and its application to performance, and his work has been published by The American String Teachers Association Journal, Stringendo and Rehearsal Magazine.


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