Tony Rodriguez - Nevada School of the Arts

With NSA Since





Private Lessons, Suzuki Talent Education Program

Anthony C. Rodriguez is a Las Vegas-based cellist and teacher that performs in solo and collaborative projects across the Valley. He has had the privilege to play in various Vegas Strip productions and award shows including The Elvis Experience at the Westgate Hotel & Casino, ShowStoppers! at Wynn Las Vegas, and The MTV Video Music Awards. Anthony has also performed alongside Seth MacFarlane and Dwight Yoakam. Anthony is a graduate of the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts and holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Music, where he was a member of the esteemed Liberace Scholars String Quartet. Anthony is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) and has completed training from Pre-Twinkle through Book 8 along with supplemental coursework including Cello Practicum, Cello Playing is Easy (CPE) Warm-ups, CPE Etudes, CPE Scales, and Bach Suite No. 1 A Primer for Interpretation. Anthony was also a part of the inaugural cohort of Cello Bello’s CelloKids Teacher Training Seminar and Bulletproof Musician’s Performance Psychology Essentials for Educators.


I foster a deep passion for teaching that has fueled a robust pedagogy acquired from extensive research, travel, and deep introspection into the fundamentals of learning and cello technique. In tandem with the teaching philosophy of Shinichi Suzuki, I believe that talent must be nurtured at every turn with immense patience, love, and optimism.

Currently you can find Anthony on cello faculty at Nevada School of the Arts (NSA) and the Foundation to Assist Young Musicians (FAYM). When not teaching, he is a full-time graduate student at the Teachers College at Columbia University pursuing a Master of Arts in Music and Music Education.