Over the course of ten years, Derek has completely fallen in love with cello and performing! Derek currently holds a Bachelors in Music from the University of Utah, and has loved the many opportunities the experience has brought him. He makes a great member of any ensemble and also loves to perform solo should the opportunity arise. He loves traveling and attending festivals which have taken him to Florida, Arizona, and Maryland. Overall, Derek loves being immersed in the music community in whatever way he can, whether that be teaching, traveling and attending events, going to concerts, or even just spending alone time practicing. Derek loves the music community and loves connecting with and engaging with others in the community as well as welcoming people who are interested. He’s open to teaching anybody of any skill level and sharing his love for the cello and will absolutely guide you on your own musical journey in whatever way he can.