Musician Profile: Lynn Peithman


This is my 30th year with the NSO. Although I was born and raised in Michigan, Nashville grew on me quickly.  This is my home, and I do feel that members of the Nashville Symphony are my extended family.

I received a Bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance and a Master’s degree in Chamber Music, both from the University of Michigan.

I have an 8 year old son who is about to start 3rd grade; and, we recently opened our home and hearts to a sweet, 5 yr. old rescue kitty, named Sam. I moved to Green Hills just before my son started kindergarten because I wanted to live in a great public school zone since private funding was not an option. I show up at school every chance I get – either to have lunch or help out.

One of my favorite pastimes is reading to my son – yes, he still lets me, even though he is an excellent reader. I am also enjoying being a soccer and basketball mom; it is keeping me busy but I am still spending time with my son.

My favorite sport is tennis, and now that my son has started, we can volley together. He will likely be surpassing my ability before long. We also have a ping pong table at home, and it gets a lot of use.

I love to read, and I’ve been part of a book group for over 20 years.

My son and I are really good at building Lego sets – not quite sure who enjoys it more.

I am proud to be a Nashville Symphony cellist, and I continue to appreciate all the amazing talent around me. 

One Thought on “Musician Profile: Lynn Peithman

  1. Terri Spillane Liedka on September 27, 2018 at 6:20 pm said:

    Hi Lynn,
    Do you remember me from elementary school in Livonia? I love the beautiful picture of you, your adorable son, and darling cat. You’re a beautiful family! Happy to hear you are with the symphony. I enjoy playing the piano and the flute. We love being grandparents to six beautiful grandchildren. Do you have a cell phone number so I could text you and we could catch up together?
    With Warmest Regards,
    Terri Spillane Liedka

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