Samuel Happeny has been teaching cello since 2016. His students range in age from four to adults, but he has particular experience in teaching beginner level children. In order to bring out the maximum potential of the student, Samuel believes that it is the duty of the instructor to tailor their teaching method to the needs of each individual. Samuel graduated from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music with his bachelor’s in Cello Performance. Other than teaching, Samuel is a very active cellist, recording for Cincinnati hip hop groups and award winning movie scores. Most recently Samuel toured with the Eagles in Florida for their 2022 tour, and has performed with and is on the sub list for the Venice Symphony. Samuel is Suzuki Certified in books 1 and 2.