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Wexford, PA 15090
725-934-PLAY (7529)

Simon Cummings, Cello Teacher
Simon J.C. Cummings is an active cellist, composer and teacher based in Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating from the Pittsburgh High School for Creative and Performing Arts, he attended Carnegie Mellon University and received his BFA in Cello Performance in 2008. Mr. Cummings is a founding cellist and composer in the cross-genre cello ensemble, Cello Fury. With Cello Fury, Mr. Cummings has composed and recorded three full length albums and toured extensively for the past 15 years. Mr. Cummings currently collaborates with other numerous Pittsburgh based cultural groups as a composer and performer, such as Texture Contemporary Ballet, Attack Theatre, Resonance Works, Bricolage Production Company, The Pittsburgh Playhouse, and Quantum Theatre. In addition to his performance career, Mr. Cummings is the Strings Teacher at The Ellis School, an all-ages private school for girls. Mr. Cummings is the director of the Ellis after-school music program, the Ellis Music Academy, and maintains a large studio of private cello students at Ellis and in addition to his students at the Pittsburgh Cello Studio. In the summers, Mr. Cummings co-directs Cello Fury Rock Camp for Strings, a summer music program that teaches alternative string music to children. 

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