David Eby was born in Chicago in 1967, where he began studying Suzuki cello with Richard Noyes at the age of six. In 1976 he moved to Pittsburgh, studying with Darlene Van Mastrigt and Michael Lipman. It was then that Mr. Eby began exploring the cello, wondering "what would happen if I played this way?" He studied at Eastman with Paul Katz and then received his masters degree from Indiana University, where he worked with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Janos Starker. In addition, Mr. Eby studied jazz theory and improvisation at Eastman and jazz under David Baker at Indiana University. He performed in Evansville, Indiana with a musical storytelling troupe, Tales & Scales, which further developed his improvisation skills. Mr. Eby now resides in Oregon, and continues to teach, perform, and compose.