Mr. Mark Stauffer

Cello Teacher

Mark Stauffer

SAA Member


Springfield, MO
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Mark Stauffer, BM, MM, SAA; is an active performer and teacher throughout Kansas and Missouri. He is a member of the Springfield Symphony and Kinnor Philharmonic. He formerly performed with the St. Joseph Symphony and the Kansas City Civic Orchestra. He is currently adjunct professor of cello at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO.

Mark is a native of Parsons, KS, where he began his music studies at the age of 7 with Margaret Myers and Norma Jean Seaton in the local Suzuki violin program. He switched to the cello at the age of 15. Soon after the switch, he was accepted into the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy to complete his junior and senior years of high school. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri—Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance (UMKC). He was on the faculty of the UMKC Conservatory Community Music and Dance Academy from 2007—2014 where he taught violin and cello and taught in and coordinated the Conservatory in the Schools program. He finished a Master of Music in Cello Pedagogy at Missouri State University in 2019. He has continued his pedagogy education with Catherine Walker and Tanya Carey and is now registered through Suzuki Book 10. He has participated in supplemental courses with Carol Tarr, Carey Beth Hockett, Charles Krigbaum, and Rick Mooney. He taught as instructor of cello at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School in Joplin, MO from 2015—2018.