Zebadiah Yusef Coombs is a violist and music teacher based in the Greater Philadelphia area and Southern New Jersey. He started his education in the Play On, Philly! program when it first began. Since then, he has gone on to perform in many renowned ensembles such as the Philadelphia All City Orchestra, for which he served as principal violist during their 2015 tour of Italy, Philadelphia Sinfonia Players and the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and has been in notable programs such as the Primavera Fund. He has also attended Kinhaven Music School located in Weston, Vermont.
Zebadiah has been part of many amazing projects both due to his musical abilities and his ability to capture an audience with his words. These projects include being part of a chamber group that opened a TED Conference in Vancouver and being featured in the documentary Crescendo, the Power of Music a documentary about El Sistema USA co-produced by Jamie Bernstein.
Zebadiah is currently teaching at Resonance School of Music in Southern New Jersey while pursuing an undergraduate degree in music education at Rowan University. There, he performs in the University Orchestra and String Ensemble and studies with the head of strings, Dr. Timothy Schwarz. Though Zebadiah spends much of his time at and around school, he still tries to be as active as he can with his roots in Philadelphia which shaped him as the musician and person he is today.