Benjamin Smith, a native of Spartanburg, SC, holds a B.A. in Music from Florida State University, an M.M. in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from the University of Miami. He is an extremely active professional cellist in Western North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina, performing with many orchestras, chamber ensembles, and in solo performances. Mr. Smith is an Adjunct Instructor of Cello and Chamber Music, and directs the String Camerata at the University of North Carolina Asheville.
As a former member of the FSU Irish Fiddling Ensemble as well as the FSU Baroque Ensemble, Mr. Smith enjoys performing music of all kinds. He performs on acoustic & electric cello with Cellosmith (www.cellosmith.com), and as a member of Cello Times Two and the Andoin Piano Trio. Ben has an extensive background in instrumental church music and also performs on viola. He is a member of the American String Teachers Assoiciation.
Ben has over twenty years of teaching experience including being certified in the Suzuki & O’Connor Methods. He has a passion for teaching and believes that given the right teacher, any student can be successful in achieving their goals.
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