Jeffrey McFarland Johnson
is a unique 21st century musician who is well versed in stringed instruments tuned in both fourths and fifths. His artistry has captivated the interest of other makers to create instruments, bows, amplifiers, effects pedals, and other accessories which he uses to enhance his talent. Jeffrey has written a quartet of geographical method books for the soprano and bass voices of string instruments tuned in fourths (guitar, bass) and fifths (violin, cello). Mr. McFarland-Johnson received his B.M. in cello performance from the Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific, his M.A. degree in composition at UCSD in La Jolla, CA, and received a scholarship from the Finlandia Foundation to study the cello with Arto Noras (1966 Tchaikovsky Competition winner and protege of Paul Tortelier) at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland.