Henry M. Stubbs

Cello Teacher

Henry Stubbs

SAA Member


Washington, DC
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A Georgia native, Henry Stubbs is a cellist and teacher currently based in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Henry received his MM in Cello Performance/Suzuki Pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Preceding his CIM studies, Henry graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with a BM in Cello Performance. Henry began his cello studies at the age of five with Bonnie Cohan. He went on to study with Alan Rafferty, Richard Weiss, Avi Friedlander, and Stephen Geber.

Henry has studied chamber music with members of the Cleveland, Cavani, Ariel, Miami, and Vega String Quartets. Additionally, he has performed in masterclasses for Hans Jorgen Jensen, Richard Aaron, Alisa Weilerstein, Johannes Moser, Merry Peckham, and Melissa Kraut. An accomplished orchestral musician, Henry has served as principal cellist of the Richmond (IN) Symphony Orchestra, Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra, CIM Orchestra, CCM Concert Orchestra, and the National Orchestral Institute. He has also performed with the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, and the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. Henry has received fellowships and full scholarships to perform in renowned summer orchestral festivals, including the National Repertory Orchestra, the National Orchestral Institute, and the Kent/Blossom Festival—a summer partnership with The Cleveland Orchestra.

At the Cleveland Institute of Music, Henry completed his long-term Suzuki training under the guidance of Abbey Hansen. He is currently working through a second round of long-term SAA training with Avi Friedlander. Currently on faculty at Levine Music in Washington D.C. and the Harmonia School of Music & Art in northern Virginia, Henry has previously taught at the Aurora School of Music, the Sato Center for Suzuki Studies, MyCincinnati, and Cincinnati Young Artists.

Outside of cello, Henry’s interests include chess, meditation, and running.