Cello instructor Ben Smith enjoys being an explorer on many musical adventures, both on well-trodden paths (classical) and on some less explored ones (pop, traditional, jazz, etc). “Cellosmith” is always looking for new adventures!

Ben holds music degrees from Florida State University and the University of Miami and has shared the stage with many wonderful musicians. He is a member of the Hendersonville Symphony, the Spartanburg Philharmonic, and the Piedmont Chamber Orchestra. He also serves as the Principal Cellist of the Western Piedmont Symphony and the Brevard Philharmonic.

Sharing and encouraging a new generation of cellists is important to Ben, so he maintains teaching studios at the Lawson Academy, at the String Station in the Western North Carolina mountains, and online.