David Schubert

David S.

Keller, TX

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Music has always fascinated me. I'll never forget the day in the 4th grade, when high school students came and demonstrated all of the orchestra instruments. The tone and beautiful sound of the cello piqued my curiosity, and I knew immediately that it was the instrument for me!

• Over 30 years of experience in music industry
• Teaching experience includes private lessons, after-school string enrichment program
• BA in Christian Education / Minor in Music (Central Bible College-Evangel University.
• Member of the Texas Music Educators Association

• Students of all ages (5 through adult) welcomed
• Lesson content designed to match level of student
• Music assignments (including region, all-state, and solo competition pieces) are designed to develop technique, teach basic music theory, and introduce literature that is characteristic of the cello.
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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

I have been teaching students and conducting groups of vocalists and instrumentalists for over 30 years. It’s one of my passions!

Why? Because I love the interaction with people, the camaraderie of making music together, the reward of everyone reaching for their potential and accomplishing things they might not achieve on their own!

My career in music has taken a many forms, such as Tour/Music Director for an international touring group called Celebrant Singers, Worship Arts Associate Pastor at Peoples Church in Fresno, California, and Pastor of Performing Arts at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. I've also taught private lessons in public school (Northwest ISD and Carrollton-Farmer's Branch ISD) and in after-school string enrichment programs.

Regular comments from people I have worked with are:

“You inspire me to be a better performer.”

“Patience is your weapon. The peace that surrounds you, then flows to us, allows us to stay positive and focused!”

“Your sweet spirit and gentle encouragement have created such a safe atmosphere.”

“I grew so much personally and professionally.”

“Some of my favorite practice times were in the rehearsal room!”

We will work hard in our lessons; learning an instrument takes commitment. At the same time, you'll grow and refine your skills as a musician. The effort you put in will be reflected in how you develop.

Music assignments (including region, all-state, and solo competition pieces) are designed to develop technique, teach basic music theory, and introduce musical literature characteristic of the cello.

If that sounds appealing to you, then let's get started!

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Music Director/Orchestrator/Teacher
May 2017 - Present
Freelance - DFW, Texas

I am actively involved in a number of different projects in the music profession, including teaching private cello lessons.

Pastor of Performing Arts
Feb 2012 - May 2017
Gateway Church - Southlake, Texas

I was the producer, music director, and orchestrator for a number of Broadway-style musicals and special events as well as playing cello for worship services.

Private Lesson Instructor
Sep 2011 - May 2012
Northwest Independent School District - DFW, Texas

I taught private cello lessons for beginning and intermediate students.

Private Lesson Instructor
Sep 2011 - May 2012
Carrollton-Farmer's Branch Independent School District

I taught private cello lessons for beginning and intermediate students.

Founding Member / Manager
Mar 2005 - Aug 2011
Peoples String Trio - Fresno, California

I help to form this string trio that played for weddings and other special occasions throughout the Central California region.

Worship Arts Associate Pastor
Jan 1999 - Feb 2011
Peoples Church - Fresno, California

I worked extensively with the orchestra, choir, and worship teams as well as playing. As part of our outreach, I taught cello lessons in an after-school and summer string enrichment program in the community.

Music / Tour Director
Jun 1984 - Dec 1998
Celebrant Singers - Visalia California

I performed thousands of concerts with this group all over the world during my 15 years of traveling. I played cello in the pit orchestra for this group as well as being the music and tour director.


BA: Music and Worship Leadership
May 2017 - Present
The King's University
BA: Christian Education / Minor: Music
Sep 1981 - Dec 1984
Central Bible College (Evangel University)


Texas Music Educators Association
Sep 2011

Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by David S.

Mr. Schubert playing

Playing with Peoples String Trio in Fresno, California

Playing for worship at Gateway Church - Southlake, Texas

Conducting the cast of GODSPELL (Gateway Church - Southlake, Texas)

Music Director for Fiddler on the Roof (Gateway Church, Southlake, Texas)


3 Reviews

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Haley Aug 20, 2017

David is an incredibly versatile musician, and offers a unique set of skills to his private lessons students from his vast experience in performing and teaching cello, as well as conducting, arranging and musical theater production. He is an excellent performer and is equally comfortable playing classical styles as he is playing popular music. Lastly, David is one of the most professional individuals I have ever worked with, and is a generous and kind-hearted person.

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Cindy Aug 11, 2017
Cello · In studio

David has a gentle, patient presence that creates an open and motivating environment for a student to explore and learn. His knowledge and expertise of music, composition, and the cello will greatly benefit all students. I highly recommend him as a teacher. He is an amazing professional, well established in his field.

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Lauren Aug 11, 2017
· In studio

I began taking lessons with Mr. Schubert when I was four, and for the next nine years I was given a solid foundation of music theory while I learned my instrument. Being under his teaching helped me to develop a broader and deeper understanding of music and my instrument, which has opened many doors for me throughout the years. I am very thankful to have taken lessons from Mr. Schubert!

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