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Cello


Ryan Bridgeland
Teaches Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday


BA in Cello performance and BS in Chemistry from UMBC. 10 years teaching experience with all levels. Currently Principal Cellist with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra.
Stephen Filer
Teaches Wednesday and Saturday


Beginning at the age of 10, Stephen Filer has been performing cello with various orchestras including the AACC Symphony Orchestra and the UMBC Symphony Orchestra. Since 2003, he has lead and arranged music for numerous classical string ensembles, as well as string arrangements of classic rock and pop music. He also plays 5-string electric cello with contemporary artists including folk band, Big Hoax. Currently, he studies cello with Gita Ladd at UMBC.
Todd Shelar
Teaches Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday


BS in English and Classical Guitar Performance from Frostburg State University. Todd has been playing guitar for over 20 years and he has 15 years worth of teaching experience. Specializes in Classical Guitar, but also teaches Rock, Punk, Pop, Indie, Funk, and Folk guitar.

Studied rock and blues with Andy Jones, Jazz and classical with Scott Elliott, had master classes with Paul Galbraith and the Brazilian Guitar Quartet. He currently studies with guitar great Paul Wingo.

Todd has over 15 years performing experience in a variety of styles, including big band Jazz ensembles, classical chamber ensembles, folk bands, and many original rock bands and musical projects. Todd is currently active in his band Fevers, his solo project Pergola, as a solo classical guitarist and as part of a flute and guitar duo called the Greenspring Flute and Guitar Duo.
Todd teaches beginners bass guitar, ukulele, mandolin and cello, as well as classical guitar ensemble and music theory. Todd welcomes students of all ages, backgrounds, skill levels and looks forward to collaborating with you on your musical journey.