Xander Scheetz

Instruments

- cello

- piano

- violin

- upright bass

- trumpet

- trombone

- marimba

- voice

Bio

Xander Scheetz, a northern Virginia native, began playing cello at age four. He grew up playing music with his mother and two older siblings, in church and at home. He first began teaching while in high school, giving private cello lessons. He also played in the Arioso String Quartet and the Oak Hill Trio, where he played at weddings, parties and other functions throughout his high school career. 

After high school, Xander attended Shenandoah University to pursue a degree in music. While there, he studied cello with Tom Shaw, as well as a variety of instruments including the piano, voice, violin, upright bass, trumpet, trombone, and the marimba, also teaching himself mandolin and drumset. Xander participated in many recording projects while at SU. He has played on several pop arrangements ranging from Gorillaz all the way to Yuzo Koshiro. He traveled to Spain and Argentina while on tour with the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. 

In addition to his many hobbies in the musical field, he also took an interest in piano tuning and maintenance, studying under SU’s piano technician, Israel Schossev. He has recently moved to Virginia Beach to pursue a career in teaching music, following in the tradition of his mother.