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Jonathan DePriest is a strings teacher with the Charleston County School District and currently directs the CE Williams Middle School Orchestra & Guitar programs.  A native of Aiken, SC, Jonathan attended the University of South Carolina School of Music in Columbia where he received a Bachelor of Music and Performance Certificate. During his time at USC, he was a member of the USC Symphony, USC String Project, and USC Community Music Program. Jonathan has an extensive Suzuki background through the Suzuki Strings of Augusta, is trained in the Mark O’Connor method, and is a member of the National Association for Music Education. He performs with the North Charleston Pops Orchestra and the Beaufort Symphony.  Jonathan coordinates the CCSD District Orchestras, maintains a private studio, performs with his brothers as the DePriest Trio, and plays for many weddings and events throughout the low country.  Jonathan also fiddles with a variety of local blues, bluegrass, country, and rock bands.  He enjoys spending his free time with his dog Jack, boating and fishing, and hunting. You may contact Mr. DePriest via email at jonathan_depriest@charleston.k12.sc.us or call/text 843-801-2036.

Mr. DePriest fiddling