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Violin Studio

Read more about performance experiences on the Biography page.

Listen to audio performances on the Recordings page.

A highly sought-after musical pedagogue, Mr. Trevor has taught private lessons, group classes, ensembles, orchestral studies, and music theory in his private studio,

and serving as faculty at various institutions in the U.S.


"We are so fortunate to have Shelby as our daughter’s violin teacher. His knowledge of music theory, incredible teaching skill, and his own mastery of the violin have helped make her a wonderful violinist who is excelling in the youth symphony orchestra.

We have thoroughly enjoyed several of Shelby’s performances and have alway
s been impressed by his undeniable talent and professionalism."

-Rachel Hoffman, Parent of student, Lindsay Hoffman.

"Shelby Trevor is a fantastic violin instructor – so much so that when he moved away, I refused to find a new one. He’s an incredible musician and a wonderful teacher, and always incredibly caring and helpful. He is very patient and makes sure to emphasize fundamentals. I could never ask for a better instructor or a better violin education."

-Lindsay Hoffman, 10th grade Honor student, 9 years of violin lessons with Shelby, member of Amelia Island Community String Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, Amelia Chamber Youth Orchestra.

"I have taken violin from Shelby for quite a bit now. He is a great teacher.....very knowledgeable, with a gentle and encouraging way of helping a person increase in their knowledge and ability with the violin. If you're looking for a teacher, I highly recommend!"

-Chloe Whitaker, music educator, 8 years of violin lessons & ensemble coaching with Shelby, member of Amelia Chamber Youth Orchestra, Amelia Island Community String Orchestra.

"I played the cello as a teenager and spent three years at Interlochen Boarding School for fine arts. Years later, after having a career and family, I bought a cello in 2007 to resume where I left off as a youngster. It was a good thought but my skills had disintegrated... Shelby arrived in our community and in early winter of 2015, he became the director of a newly established string ensemble. He was exactly what we needed - an icon of professionalism; measured in conversation, patient, and comfortable with our diversities, skill levels, and abilities. I immediately signed up to have him as my cello teacher and we started right away. I am still working with him weekly. He has several teaching techniques that were new and unique to me; posturing and movement, bow arm, fingering, slow and repetitive segments to understand how to correct errors. He is eager to teach his students the theoreticals of melody and harmony, which for me makes a light bulb go off. His lessons are always associated with interesting dialogue; greatest music teacher ever! Watching him in performance is the best - he is so still yet his arms move to make flawless production.

-Judith Ward, 9 years of cello lessons with Shelby, member of Amelia Island String Ensemble & Amelia Island Community String Orchestra.

Mr. Trevor holds an Undergraduate Diploma in violin performance from the Longy School of Music, a BA in psychology from Lesley University,

and a certificate from Sound Healing Academy.

Introducing: Cosmic Collection Service 

Electroacoustic duo of artists Shelby Trevor and Daniel Padgett.

Enjoy the release of the first album

'Regeneration' streaming and downloadable on

YouTube, Spotify, AppleMusic, SoundCloud, BandCamp, and more.

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