John Stuart, a San Antonio native, has over 20 years of teaching experience. As a young cellist, Stuart attended Alamo Heights High School and studied cello with Dan Zollars. While in high school, he preformed frequently with YOSA and the San Antonio Civic Symphony under the baton of Domenick Saltarelli.
In 1981 John moved to Dallas Tx. For the next 2 years, he studied cello with Lev Aronson. Meanwhile attending the Arts Magnet High School at Booker T Washington. He served as principle cellist of GDYO (Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra), Richard Giangiulio conductor. After high school, Stuart attended the New England Conservatory with Colin Carr, David Wells and Lawrence Lesser, working towards his BA in cello performance from NEC.
Once he completed his studies, he was then selected as section cellist of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Ben Zander. In 1993, he moved to Germany for a position in the Hamburg Mozart Orchestra under the baton of Robert Stehli. He later continued his studies with Charles Curtis (NDR principle cellist.)
In 1997, he returned to San Antonio and attended UTSA, majoring in music pedagogy under Dr. Eugene Dowdy and Dr. Scott Balintine. He has devoted the last 16 years to teaching and performing the cello. He currently lives here in San Antonio with his wife, daughter and son.