Mr. Robert Meltzer
Rob Meltzer’s passion for cello started at the age of eight and never ceased. In his youth, Mr.Meltzer performed with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York playing in famed musical venues such as New York’s Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fischer Hall as well as Carnegie Hall. After high school, he continued his studies in cello with Eric Edberg at DePauw University and graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education with an Instrumental and General Music emphasis. In May 2016, he completed his Masters of Music in String Pedagogy at Temple University studying with renowned cellist and pedagogue, Jeffrey Solow. Mr.Meltzer also has certifications teaching instrumental music in the State of Virginia. He has served as the principal cellist and sectional teacher for the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Youth Symphony Orchestra touring Germany, France and Belgium. While in the Washington D.C area, Mr.Meltzer served as a cello clinician and cello adjudicator in the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Mr.Meltzer also worked as a substitute orchestra teacher in FCPS working with various orchestra ensembles. After teaching in Philadelphia for two years with the El Sistema based program Tune Up Philly, Mr. Meltzer returned to the Washington D.C. area where he serves currently as a middle school orchestra director in FCPS.