Mrs. Megan Johnson-Barnes

Cello Teacher

Megan Johnson-Barnes

SAA Member


Mauldin, SC
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Mrs. Johnson-Barnes began playing the cello as a young child in Atlanta, GA. After moving to the SC low-country in 2004, she studied with Damian Kremer and Natalia Khoma in Charleston, SC. Through her high school studies, she was an active part of the Beaufort, SC classical music scene, regularly performing with the Beaufort Chamber Orchestra. She was principal cellist of the Beaufort Youth Orchestra through grade school, eventually maintaining a robust cello studio in the area (later in Mt. Pleasant, SC as well). She began performing for weddings and special events over 15 years ago, and has since played/organized hundreds of events. She attended the University of North Carolina in Greensboro as a Cello Performance Major then finished her studies with Natalia Khoma at the College of Charleston, completing her Bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance (2013).

Mrs. Johnson-Barnes has been honored to share the stage with Yo-Yo Ma, Andres Cardenes, Bela Fleck, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Michael Bublé, William Preucil, and many other world-renowned musicians. She attended the advanced division of Brevard Music Festival as a college student.

Currently residing in Greenville, SC, she performs across the southeastern US and helps to coordinate live stringed ensembles for special events and large commercial projects.
She maintains a local cello studio in Greenville/Mauldin, SC area and has a passion for keeping strings music/education alive in our youth.