Nashville Area Cello & Bass Teachers

Elizabeth Browne

Instruments: Cello, Voice, Piano
Styles: Classical (all levels: beginner to advanced)
Teaching Locations: Nashville Area (home)
Background: BMus Boston University, MM SanFrancisco Conservatory of Music, member of Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, Nashville Music Scoring Orchestra, adjunct music faculty at Lipscomb University
Contact: erobinson@sfem.edu

Maggie Chafee

Instruments: Cello
Styles: Classical, Fiddle Styles (for cello), Improv
Teaching Locations: Home Studio or Student’s Home
Background: Maggie graduated from Belmont University in 2016 with a degree in music performance. While her emphasis is in classical music, she makes use of fiddle styles and improvisation in her teaching. She has been teaching for 3 years and has experience with all ages.
Contact: Maggie.chafee@gmail.com

Christian Dupree

Instruments: Cello (additionally, guitar & vocals)
Styles: Classical, Contemporary, Pop, Blues, R&B, Folk
Teaching Locations: Williams Fine Violins
Background: 15+ years of private instruction. Studied under Irene Sharpe (Julliard) and Peter Wyrick (San Francisco Symphony). Member of Sonoma String Trio and Venice (the band). You can learn more about Christian at his website!
Contact: Christian-Dupree@yahoo.com

Shoshana Jaffa

Instruments: Cello
Styles: Classical
Teaching Locations: Greater Nashville + Brentwood/Cool Springs
Background: Teaching since 2014, earned music ed degree from TSU in May of 2016
Contact: shoshana.jaffa@gmail.com

Elaine Martin

Instruments: Cello & Beginning Violin
Styles: Suzuki (modified)
Teaching Locations: Madison Street Music + Arts Academy, First Baptist Clarksville Conservatory, Private
Background: Master’s in cello performance
Contact: martin.elainek@yahoo.com

Mira No

Instruments: Cello
Styles: Suzuki, traditional
Teaching Locations: home studio
Background: Teaching since 2008, cello performance at Vanderbilt University, Master’s degree at University of Memphis
Contact: miracellostudio@gmail.com

Chris Perdue

Instruments: Cello
Styles: Classical, Fiddle, Jazz, Pop
Teaching Locations: His or student’s home
Background: BA from UMD in cello, MMA from Belmont U. in cello. Member of Belmont Symphony, Shoals Symphony, Celtic Cross Fiddle Band, Weathered Souls
Contact: chrisperduecello@gmail.com

Ian Robinson

Instruments: Cello
Styles: Classical, Improv
Teaching Locations: Franklin Suzuki Academy, Music & Arts
Background: B.M. Indiana University (performance), M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music (performance, Suzuki pedagogy), certified Suzuki books 1-10
Contact: iamcrobi@gmail.com

Sadie Slack

Instruments: Cello
Styles: Classical
Teaching Locations: Nashville
Background: BM cello performance SUNY Purchase, MM cello performance U. of Memphis
Contact: sadie.slack@yahoo.com

Kelly Walters

Instruments: Cello
Styles: Classical
Teaching Locations: Madison, Green Hills, Belle Meade, East Nashville **will travel
Background: BM Music Education, member of W.O. Smith Community Orchestra
Contact: KellyJKlein1.16@gmail.com

Margie Way-Kiani

Instruments: Cello
Styles: Classical, Any
Teaching Locations: Nashville & Murfreesboro
Background: Bachelor’s of Music Ed, pursuing master’s, certified Suzuki book 1 (cello)
Contact: Christian-Dupree@yahoo.com

Rachel Coats

Instruments: Double bass, cello, viola, violin
Styles: Classical/Pop
Teaching Locations: West Nashville, Bellevue (World Music Nashville)
Background: Teaching since 2007, Bachelor’s Music ed, Strings, Learn more about Rachel at her website!
Contact: rcoats84@yahoo.com

Jacob Moody

Instruments: Upright & Electric Bass
Styles: Bluegrass, Celtic, Gospel, Jazz
Teaching Locations: North Alabama
Background: Teaching since 2011, member of Un-Reconstructed String Band
Contact: jmoody3243@gmail.com