Cheney Cellists

Carey A. Cheney
Carey Cheney, a native of Canada has been teaching and performing for over 25 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 (a minor in musicology) with Highest Honors 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 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 Hamilton Summer Suzuki String Institute in Rotorua, New Zealand, and at the Festival Los Cedros 2008, as well as 2010 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.

Carey's greatest job is to be cello teacher to her 15 year old son Livingston, a position she has held for 10 years.  For fun, she loves yoga, skiing and is an enthusiastic runner, with two marathons down, hopefully more to go!