Jamilyn Morris

Active Teacher

  • Region: CELLO NORTH
  • Counties: Salt Lake County
  • Accepting New Students: yes
  • Instruments Taught: Cello

About Teacher

Cellist, Jamilyn Morris combines passion and creativity in teaching and performing. A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, she began her Suzuki Cello studies with Richard Hoyt at the age of 12. Her love of cello and chamber music was deepened through her studies with Anne Francis and the Fry Street Quartet at Utah State University, as well as with Bruce Uchimura and the Merling Trio at Western Michigan University. While earning her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at The University of Utah, Jamilyn served as the cellist of the Graduate String Quartet, and began teaching at the newly established University Preparatory Strings Division. Jamilyn has also taught as an adjunct music faculty at Salt Lake Community College, and served as the program director of Sistema Utah at American Preparatory Academy. She is now the proud teacher of her own cello studio in Sugarhouse, Utah and loves performing regularly as the cellist of the Maywood String Quartet. Having earned her Suzuki teacher training with Carey Cheney, David Evenchick, Alice Ann O'neil, Avi Friedlander and Carey Beth Hockett, she strives to incorporate the Suzuki Method into her teaching and daily practice. When she is not behind the cello, you can find her chasing her two little girls or binge-watching Netflix.


Gold Level Cello Teacher at Utah State University Suzuki School 2007-2008

Strings Teacher at Wellsville Elementary School 2008

Graduate Teaching Assistant to Bruce Uchimura at Western Michigan University 2008-2010

Cello Teacher at Universtiy of Utah Preparatory Academy 2010-2013

Adjunct Cello Teacher at Salt Lake Community College 2011-2014

Adjunct Music 1010 Teacher at Salt Lake Community College 2013-2014 

Program Director for Sistema Utah at American Preparatory Academy 2013-2014

Owner of Morris Cello Studio in Sugarhouse Utah 2012-Present