You will be in good hands with our able Technical Assistants

Guiding us through the 2021 online Workshop are two people with excellent skills as well as knowledge of cello and the BCSW.

Rebecca and Zach have prepared a video showing lesson participants how to prepare their home Zoom space for the best presentation possible for the July Workshop.  They are very knowledgeable in all things Zoom and so much more.

 We are delighted to have them be a big part of the team bringing you BCSW 2021

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Rebecca Shaw has a genuine excitement and enthusiasm for the music and instruments she plays. Rebecca has been heard with various ensembles in the Boston area, and has played with ensembles including Musical Offering, The Weckmann Project, The Arcadia Players, Cambridge Concentus, Les Bostonades, Grand Harmonie, and The Berry Collective. She is the founder of Arreaux String, an event music service, arranges music for strings, teaches Baroque and modern cello along with other instruments of the violin family, and coaches chamber music at Harvard’s Mather House. She is also Assistant Director of Baroque Cello Bootcamp with Phoebe Carrai. Rebecca can occasionally be heard on viola da gamba, violin, baroque and modern viola, and bass. Performing in both early and modern classical genres, she received a Graduate Performance Diploma in Early Music from the Longy School of Music as a student of Phoebe Carrai; holds a Masters Degree and Performance Certificate in Chamber Music from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Institute of Chamber Music; and a Bachelor of Music degree from Rutgers University. You can find her original pop arrangements at and visit Arreaux Strings at Also a furious knitter, Rebecca whips up tiny projects whenever possible that can be seen at You’ve Been R’ed


Zacharie Violette Lanoue is the Uploaded Image: /uploads/ZVL for bus card.jpgson of BCSW founders and has been a big part of the Workshop from the very beginning.  He has helped in so many ways that he is really a third founding member.  In his regular worklife he is a photographer and videographer and has worked on an incredible array of projects from Boston to Miami, Los Angeles to San Francisco, Iceland to Turkey.  He has worked on numerous movies and music videos. He has done livestreams of concerts. He is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  See the range of his work on his website at