Hi! My name is Trace Johnson and I am classically trained cellist working and teaching in the South Florida area. I am currently teaching students in addition to working with the Miami-based string ensemble Barrage 8. I have eight years of teaching experience and recently worked at the Palm Beach Suzuki School of Music, North Broward Preparatory School, and Plumosa Elementary before moving to Miami. I have been playing the cello for twenty years and am a Suzuki certified instructor through Suzuki Book I. I am great with working with students of ALL ages and am very passionate and enthusiastic about teaching!More about TraceMr. Johnson brings fresh understanding and flavor to the classical and contemporary music scene through deep appreciation of a wide range of musical genres. Growing up in the artistic downtown area of Madison, Wisconsin, Trace has been involved with music of all kinds his entire life. In 2012, Trace received his Bachelor of Cello Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music under the instruction of Dr. Melissa Kraut. He is pursuing his Master's of Music at the Lynn Conservatory in Boca Raton, FL on a full scholarship under the instruction of David Cole.Mr. Johnson began playing cello at age six and received his earliest training with the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra program in Madison, WI and with the Midwest Young Artists program in Lake Forest, IL. In 2005, Trace toured Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic with the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Johnson acted principal of the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra on the critically acclaimed radio program, “From The Top,” in 2005. Trace has performed several solo recitals in Madison and Spring Green, WI, and in Cleveland, OH, at the Cleveland Institute of Music.Mr. Johnson is an avid contemporary music enthusiast. Trace has premiered works by Austin Schlicting, Haley Shaw, Eugene Astapov, and Richard Rosenburg. In the spring of 2012, Mr. Johnson had the privilege of working with acclaimed-American composer, Steven Stucky and performed his solo cello work, Dialoghi, at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a member of the New Music Ensemble.Inspired by his father, legendary jazz bassist, Marc Johnson, Trace has been involved with alternative string playing and improvisation from an early age. In addition to cello, Mr. Johnson also sings and plays guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, and piano. Trace has collaborated with several bands, including the El Super Music Collective and The Yarns in Cleveland, OH and Cellarhatch, in Madison, WI. Mr. Johnson actively composes music and continues to collaborate with musicians through his compositions made at the piano and Ableton Live.Mr. Johnson's principal instructors have been Dr. Melissa Kraut and Tanya Carey; other instructors include Alisa Weilerstein, Lynn Harrell, Eleanor Schoenfeld, Mark Kosower, Stephen Geber, Tony Ross, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Peter Thomas, Richard Weiss, Parry Karp, Joseph Johnson, Hans Jensen, Matthias Naegele, Stephen Balderston, Uri Vardi, Sally Singer, David Requiro, Herine Coetzee Koschak, Felicia Moye, Turtle Island String Quartet, Ying Quartet, and members of the Pro Arte Quartet and San Francisco Trio.