Carey Cheney

Instruments   Cello, Teacher Trainer
Book Levels   Cello Book 10, Trainer
Accepting Students   Yes
Cities   Highland, Salt Lake City
Teacher Status   Active
Phone  801-703-4169

Carey Cheney, a native of Canada has been teaching and performing for 29 years. She is a Registered Teacher Trainer of cello for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and author/recording artist of the series of books and CD's (eight volumes), Solos For Young Cellists published by Summy-Birchard (Alfred Music Inc.). She holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performance from University of Utah. For her Master of Music, she studied cello and pedagogy with Phyllis Young. She also studied in Germany for 2 years with Andre Navarra. She has had much international teaching and playing experience, in Europe, Canada, Costa Rica, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. She was a guest teacher at the 1999 World Suzuki Conference in Matsumoto, Japan the 2006 World Suzuki Conference in Turin, Italy, taught at the 2008, 2012, 2013 Hamilton Summer Suzuki String Institute in Rotorua, New Zealand, and at the 2012, and 2013 STEAA Professional Development Conference in Sydney, Australia, 20120 and 2013 Sydney Summer School, and at Festival International Los Cedros 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 in Mexico City.

Carey is interested in the balance of teaching and playing and enjoys concertizing in many types of settings, especially for young people. She enjoys designing programs that involve contrasting musical styles and high energy. She is an enthusiastic researcher, and writer, having been the editor and publisher of the bimonthly newsletter which circulated world-wide from 1988 - 2001, Cello News. She has also published articles about cello pedagogy in the American String Teacher, and the American Suzuki Teacher.

For more information about cello lessons, teacher training and Solos For Young Cellists, please visit

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