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Steven S.
Nashville, Tennessee
Learn multi-style cello from a professional!
Hello, my name is Steven and I would love to help you or your child progress on their journey of playing cello! I am a professional cellist living in Nashville Tennessee, where I work primarily as a session musician, freelance performer, and producer. Some of my credits include artists such as; Gayle, Hannah Ellis, and Jordan Smith, as well as touring regionally and nationally with various artists. My compositions for film have won various regional awards, and I am featured on the winner of the 2019 International Songwriting Competition in Country Music. Teaching is one of my truest talents and passions, and I am always seeking to learn and grow as an instructor. I have taught students from ages beginning at 6 all the way up to one in his 70's! This passion has led me to publish and present original research at the national and international level, focusing on philosophy of music education and ethnomusicology. I am classically trained (B.F.A. Cello Performance, B.A. Music Education), but I additionally specialize in multi-style performance and education. My studies at Belmont University (M.M. pending 2023) have allowed me to learn from world-renowned musicians such as; Billy Contreras, Tracy Silverman, and Darol Anger, as well as other instructors who have worked with artists such as; Dua Lipa, Alan Jackson, and Hanz Zimmer. Please feel free to reach out and we can schedule a free trial lesson! I am currently accepting long-term students, as well as shorter "boot camp" style lengths of study. These shorter terms can be a useful way to learn a new style, such as Fiddle or Jazz, or a new skill, such as Improvisation or composition.
About Steven S.

Hello, my name is Steven and I would love to help you or your child progress on their journey of playing cello! I am a professional cellist living in Nashville Tennessee, where I work primarily as a session musician, freelance performer, and producer. Some of my credits include artists such as; Gayle, Hannah Ellis, and Jordan Smith, as well as touring regionally and nationally with various artists. My compositions for film have won various regional awards, and I am featured on the winner of the 2019 International Songwriting Competition in Country Music. Teaching is one of my truest talents and passions, and I am always seeking to learn and grow as an instructor. I have taught students from ages beginning at 6 all the way up to one in his 70's! This passion has led me to publish and present original research at the national and international level, focusing on philosophy of music education and ethnomusicology. I am classically trained (B.F.A. Cello Performance, B.A. Music Education), but I additionally specialize in multi-style performance and education. My studies at Belmont University (M.M. pending 2023) have allowed me to learn from world-renowned musicians such as; Billy Contreras, Tracy Silverman, and Darol Anger, as well as other instructors who have worked with artists such as; Dua Lipa, Alan Jackson, and Hanz Zimmer. Please feel free to reach out and we can schedule a free trial lesson! I am currently accepting long-term students, as well as shorter "boot camp" style lengths of study. These shorter terms can be a useful way to learn a new style, such as Fiddle or Jazz, or a new skill, such as Improvisation or composition.

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Steven S.
Nashville, Tennessee
Learn multi-style cello from a professional!
Hello, my name is Steven and I would love to help you or your child progress on their journey of playing cello! I am a professional cellist living in Nashville Tennessee, where I work primarily as a session musician, freelance performer, and producer. Some of my credits include artists such as; Gayle, Hannah Ellis, and Jordan Smith, as well as touring regionally and nationally with various artists. My compositions for film have won various regional awards, and I am featured on the winner of the 2019 International Songwriting Competition in Country Music. Teaching is one of my truest talents and passions, and I am always seeking to learn and grow as an instructor. I have taught students from ages beginning at 6 all the way up to one in his 70's! This passion has led me to publish and present original research at the national and international level, focusing on philosophy of music education and ethnomusicology. I am classically trained (B.F.A. Cello Performance, B.A. Music Education), but I additionally specialize in multi-style performance and education. My studies at Belmont University (M.M. pending 2023) have allowed me to learn from world-renowned musicians such as; Billy Contreras, Tracy Silverman, and Darol Anger, as well as other instructors who have worked with artists such as; Dua Lipa, Alan Jackson, and Hanz Zimmer. Please feel free to reach out and we can schedule a free trial lesson! I am currently accepting long-term students, as well as shorter "boot camp" style lengths of study. These shorter terms can be a useful way to learn a new style, such as Fiddle or Jazz, or a new skill, such as Improvisation or composition.
About Steven S.

Hello, my name is Steven and I would love to help you or your child progress on their journey of playing cello! I am a professional cellist living in Nashville Tennessee, where I work primarily as a session musician, freelance performer, and producer. Some of my credits include artists such as; Gayle, Hannah Ellis, and Jordan Smith, as well as touring regionally and nationally with various artists. My compositions for film have won various regional awards, and I am featured on the winner of the 2019 International Songwriting Competition in Country Music. Teaching is one of my truest talents and passions, and I am always seeking to learn and grow as an instructor. I have taught students from ages beginning at 6 all the way up to one in his 70's! This passion has led me to publish and present original research at the national and international level, focusing on philosophy of music education and ethnomusicology. I am classically trained (B.F.A. Cello Performance, B.A. Music Education), but I additionally specialize in multi-style performance and education. My studies at Belmont University (M.M. pending 2023) have allowed me to learn from world-renowned musicians such as; Billy Contreras, Tracy Silverman, and Darol Anger, as well as other instructors who have worked with artists such as; Dua Lipa, Alan Jackson, and Hanz Zimmer. Please feel free to reach out and we can schedule a free trial lesson! I am currently accepting long-term students, as well as shorter "boot camp" style lengths of study. These shorter terms can be a useful way to learn a new style, such as Fiddle or Jazz, or a new skill, such as Improvisation or composition.

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Teaching since 2016

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Teaches ages 4+

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Instructor and Graduate Assistant
Aug 2021 - Present
Belmont Academy
Cello instructor, small ensemble coordinator, and administrative assistant.
Session Musician
Jan 2016 - Present
Steven S.
I work as a session musician and producer, both at my home studio and in professional studios throughout Nashville.
Staff Member
May 2017 - Aug 2017
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
Counselor, teacher, and performer at BLFA in Michigan. Duties included supervising students, teaching classes, and performing weekly with the symphony
Cello Performance
Aug 2016
Marshall University
Music Education
Aug 2016
Marshall University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
B.F.A in Cello Performance
Dec 2021
Marshall University
B.A. Music Education
May 2021
Marshall University
International Songwriting Competition 1st place (Country Music) 2019
Dec 2019
ISC
Belle and Lynum Jackson Competition Winner
Apr 2018
Marshall University
American String Teachers Association
Oct 2021
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.
American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2019
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.
International Society for Music Education
Jan 2019
The International Society for Music Education (ISME) believes that lived experiences of music, in all their many aspects, are a vital part of the life of all people. ISME's mission is to enhance those experiences by: Building and maintaining a worldwide community of music educators characterised by mutual respect and support Fostering global intercultural understanding and cooperation among the world's music educators Promoting music education for people of all ages in all relevant situations throughout the world

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$25
45 minutes
$38
60 minutes
$50
New Student Special
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$30
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