Rylie is a professional cellist, trained to the highest level of conservatory training with broad experience in many musical genres. She holds a doctorate in cello performance, performing around the world at some of the best concert halls including Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Suntory Hall.
Equipped with a home recording studio and perfect pitch, I can improvise string parts on the spot! With over two decades of classical training, I can provide you everything that you are looking for in sound quality. I am flexible, creative, professional, and fun to work with - I have had a few silly cello videos go viral if you'd like to check those out!
I have access to top string players and am able to provide you with full string sections or quartets and I'd love to work on your next project with you.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Rylie Harrod
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Always working on improving my craft, music is a lifelong pursuit.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love that I can play music for a living, what a great way to spend life.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Classically trained, grew up with a dad who plays funk/blues, I'm able to groove but I've got the chops to back it up.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Singer/Songwriter folk tracks, but happy to create on anything!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I love to create improvised cello lines - I can come up with stuff quick and on the spot.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jacob Collier, awesome string arrangers.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing cello since the age of 5. I have three performance degrees in cello, and have been working professionally through grad school and ever since.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen to your song a few times, write/play some ideas out depending on the feel and vibe you're after - record!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Home Studio, quiet location in Texas.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Session Work - Adding Cello tracks to your song!