Robert Meltzer

Robert M.

Falls Church, VA

About Robert M.

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Robert teaches: Ages 5 to 75
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Teaching since: January 2010
Last sign in: 4 days ago


Welcome! My name is Rob M. and I am professional cellist, string music educator and conductor who recently from the Philadelphia area returning to the DC Area. I hold a Bachelor of Music Education from DePauw University (2010). I am a certified K-12 instrumental/general music teacher in the state of Virginia and Washington D.C. Recently, I completed my Masters of Music in String Pedagogy at Temple University. I've been playing cello for 19 years and I have taught various age groups in public school and private studio settings for the last five years. I look forward to offering my musical expertise and experience working with you to grow musically and to reach your goals!!

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Orchestra Director

Aug 2016 - Present
Fairfax County Public Schools

Substitute Cello Teacher/Ensemble Conductor

Apr 2016 - Jul 2016
Play On Philly

I currently substitute for group intermediate and advanced cello class. Additionally, I substitute as an ensemble conductor with the intermediate and advanced orchestra groups. These group classes and ensemble met at Freire Middle School in Center City

Teaching Artist

Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
Tune Up Philly

Tune Up Philly is an after school El Sistema music program which is affiliated with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. It provides music instruction several days a week to parochial and charter school students aged elementary through middle school. Students learn to play their instrument of choice and more importantly how to become upstanding and involved citizens in their community.


Sep 2014 - May 2015
Philadelphia String Project

Cello Teacher

Apr 2012 - Aug 2014
Music and Arts

I maintained a cello studio of over 25 cellists. I would give weekly 30 minute lessons. I would help students prepare for school auditions, youth symphony auditions and solo auditions. I have also served for two years as a cello adjudicator for the Northern Virginia Region Solo and Ensemble events. Additionally, every spring I would hold an all studio cello recital where students showcased their hard work and practice!

Substitute Teacher

Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
Fairfax County Public Schools

I substitute taught for String Orchestra teachers in the Fairfax County Public Schools system. I have worked with Elementary, Middle and High School orchestra programs

Principal Cellist/Sectional Teacher/Staff Member

Apr 2011 - Jul 2011
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (International Program)

I served as the principal cellist of the International Youth Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, I traveled with the youth orchestra around Europe staying with host families in Germany, France and Belgium for one month. As a sectional teacher, i coached the high school cellists on passage work in sectionals before and during the tour. As a staff member, I ensured the safety and organized of my assigned groups. Overall, an amazing experience for any musician or teacher.


Masters of Music

Aug 2014 - May 2016
Temple University

Bachelor of Music Education

Aug 2006 - May 2010
DePauw University

Languages Spoken


Limited Proficiency


Suzuki Cello Teacher

Apr 2016
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Beginning in July 2016, I will be a registered Suzuki Cello teacher in Book 1.

Collegiate Professional License

Jun 2015
Commonwealth of Virginia

Recently, re-certified to teach Instrumental Music Pre-K through 12th grade in the state of Virginia


Suzuki Association of the Americas

Apr 2016

The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.

American String Teachers Association

Jan 2013

The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

National Association for Music Education

Jun 2011

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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2 Reviews on Robert M.

Lily Oct 23, 2015
Cello · In home
Rob is a great teacher. I hired him to help me play a song at a friend's wedding, having not played cello in years. He had some really helpful tricks up his sleeve to help reinforce the things we went over in each lesson, like bow technique and posture.
Rob was also very flexible in terms of what we focused on at each lesson. Working with him, it's easy to tell that cello and teaching are both passions of his.
Jean K. Jun 15, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Rob is clearly very happy teaching strings, and his enthusiasm is contagious. My 15 year old really looks forward to her weekly lessons with him. In addition to his dedication and talent as a teacher, Rob is prompt and organized.
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