Jonathan Velsey

VelseyHeadshot (1)Jonathan Velsey BA, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, MM, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Professional Studies in Education, University of Virginia, Falls Church. A native of Washington, D.C., Jonathan Velsey has been teaching strings at Barrett since 2004.  As a professional cellist, he has performed as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician in the US and overseas.  A resident of Takoma Park, Maryland, he is currently an active freelance musician in the greater Washington area. As a teacher, Mr.Velsey has had a private cello studio since 1996 and served as cello section and chamber music coach for the AYP Orchestras program for a number of years.  He has taught group cello from Pre-K through grade 6 at Levine Music and Arts Summer Camps since 1999.  Mr. Velsey has led cello workshops for Arlington County Instrumental Music teachers and is currently on the cello faculty at Levine Music.