A passionate educator, Mr. Graebert has taught undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, served on the faculty of the Oberlin Community Music School, University School, and currently manages Westerwood Cello Studio. From 2010-2012, he taught chamber music, private lessons, and acted as an assistant coordinator for the Arthur Russell Strings summer chamber music program in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Mr. Graebert has also served as an assistant teacher for Music Play—an educational program for young children—and was a conductor for the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras. He is a fully registered Suzuki teacher having completed training in all ten volumes of the Suzuki Cello School.
Mr. Graebert holds a Master of Music degree in Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He is a prizewinner in the Bangor Symphony Concerto Competition and the Meadowmount School of Music Chamber Music Competition. Currently, Mr. Graebert is a Doctorate of Musical Arts student and recipient of the Excellence Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he studies with Alexander Ezerman. Other mentors have included Darrett Adkins, Peter Howard, Dmitry Kousov, Melissa Kraut, and Noreen Silver.