Dr. Jared Ballance

Cello Teacher

Jared Ballance

SAA Member

Jared Ballance is a dedicated teacher in many fields. He has studied, performed, and taught extensively on five instruments, and holds performance and education degrees from Cleveland Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music and the Dalcroze certificate from Juilliard. He studied cello with Richard Aaron, Desmond Hoebig, and Alan Harris, viola with Jeffery Irvine, plus studies in violin, piano, and viola da gamba. He has performed chamber music with members of the Cleveland Orchestra, was the cellist of the Samford String Quartet, and the Brandywine Trio, and currently performs as a member of the Ballance Duo.

Dr. Ballance is co-director of Ballance Talent Education. He has taught cello at ENCORE School for Strings, the University of Rochester, Samford University, Oakwood University, and given master classes at Andrews University, the Eastman School of Music, and at cello workshops. He has registered Suzuki pedagogy training with Tanya Carey, Edmund Sprunger, Gilda Barston, Dr. Beth Cantrell, Carey Cheney and Jean Dexter.

Dr. Ballance has taught Dalcroze workshops at Eastman, ENCORE, Hochstein School of Music and Dance, and Oakwood University for adult professional musicians, graduate and undergraduate performance majors, professors, music education, music theory, and general education students, as well as teenagers and children. He studied Dalcroze and pedagogy with David Brown at CIM, with Dr. Robert Abramson and Daniel Cataneo at Juilliard, with Anne Farber and Lisa Parker at Longy.

Dr. Ballance has taught music theory and aural skills courses for performance and education majors at Eastman and holds an MA in Music Theory Pedagogy. He specializes in developing comprehensive musical skills and healthy physical performance techniques on all instruments. He was previously professor of cello, chamber music, and music theory at Samford University and Oakwood University.