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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.
Elizabeth Robbins
Teaches Monday, Friday, and Saturday

Elizabeth Robbins began studying the viola at age 9 and the flute at age 10, and has experience performing and teaching strings and woodwinds. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Education at Ithaca College, where she studied flute with Kelly Covert. She spent one semester at the Ithaca College London Center, taking lessons with Susan Milan at the Royal College of Music. After completing her undergraduate degree, Elizabeth moved to southern Maryland, where she taught pre-k through fifth grade band, strings, chorus, and general music for four years at St. Mary’s County Public Schools. While in Maryland, she earned her Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University. In 2010 she played Griffes’s Poem for Flute and Orchestra with the Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland In Concert as the winner of the COSMIC Young Artist Competition.

Elizabeth earned her PhD in music education at Temple University in 2019. While at Temple, she worked as a TA in the music education department, which included serving as a graduate conductor of the Night Owls Community Band and teaching Woodwind Methods to undergraduate and graduate students. She also taught as an adjunct and supervised student teachers at West Chester University. During her doctoral studies, she was a member of the viola faculty for the Music Education Pathways program at Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, PA and was a member of the flute faculty at Ferrwood Music Camp in Drums, PA. Elizabeth is happy to be back in Maryland, teaching 4th-6th grade band and orchestra in Prince George’s County Public Schools.