Jeffrey Chen

Columbia, SC

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Jeffrey Chen has been studying the cello for over ten years. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Education with a Cello Performance certificate from The University of South Carolina and is an alumnus of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.

Jeffrey is currently studying privately under Claire Bryant and has previously studied with
Dr. Robert Jesselson, Robert O’Brien, and Ryan Knott. Since 2015, he has taught private cello and beginner string lessons, most recently as a teacher at the University of South Carolina String Project. Jeffrey views the study of music as both a creative outlet and discipline that builds character, independence, and maturity in all individuals. He believes the lessons learned through the study of music often parallels other disciplines and aspects of life.

Jeffrey encourages connections between music and the other passions in his students’ lives and loves to make correlations with lessons learned from his other hobbies and passions, which include singing, playing video games, cooking, and science. Jeffrey’s mission as a teacher is to empower his students to pursue artistic independence and individuality beyond their musical studies.

Jeffrey Chen