We hope you will enjoy browsing through this practical section of the website. It includes a series of articles about keeping healthy as a cellist, such as looking after your back, keeping your hands comfortable and travelling safely with your instrument. We offer some ideas when you’re trying to choose a cello, and also explore the options if you need to raise extra funding for an instrument. As we all know, the joys of being a cellist far outweigh the challenges involved in playing such a large instrument, and we review some of the many benefits of being a cellist in the special celebratory article, Cello benefits. Michael Edwards’ witty cartoons enhance every article we write. You can find more about him on our Links page.