Cellist Ben Kulp teaches over forty cello students from ages three to seventy-five at the Upper Valley Music Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. In addition to individual Suzuki lessons and group classes he runs a weekly cello choir for adult learners. His students enjoy his musical passion, humor, and creative approach to the Suzuki method. Ben’s Suzuki teachers and mentors include Dr. Beth Cantrell, Pam Devenport, and Dr. Tanya Carey. Ben received his cello performance training from David Carter at St. Olaf College and Mihai Tetel at Ball State University. He is a former member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Miami Symphony Orchestra, and founder of the Logan Chamber Players, a string orchestra in Chicago dedicated to bringing accessible classical music to local communities. For seven years, Ben ran The Innocenti Strings, a nationwide network of performing musicians. Ben is an avid performer and chamber musician, and loves giving recitals that allow the audience, performer, and musician to connect through the music. Recently, he has been experimenting with the use of interactive technology in a concert setting.