Suzuki Cello with Erica

Western Roots – New York Training

Affordable Suzuki cello lessons from a registered Suzuki cello teacher in Saratoga Springs, Utah.

Erica Hardy is a registered Suzuki cello teacher with experience teaching preschool through adult-aged students. Most recently hailing from New York City, she offers high-quality Suzuki cello lessons in the Saratoga Springs / Lehi area in Utah.

Erica is accomplished in group and private instruction, with a particular emphasis on Suzuki cello lessons for preschoolers and young children. Her students have performed in reputable venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Along with the prestigious Suzuki Music School of Westport in Connecticut she has taught at Turtle Bay Music School in Manhattan, NY. Erica has also worked as an elementary school orchestra instructor.

Erica completed The School for Strings’ Suzuki teacher training program in New York City, where she studied under Pam Devenport


She has also observed lessons and attended classes with Carey Cheney, Alex Croxton, Carey Beth Hockett, Allen Lieb, Elizabeth Means, Rick Mooney, Mark Mutter and Phyllis Young. 

Erica holds a degree in music from Brigham Young University, having studied under Julie Bevan and LaReita Berky. Additionally, she studied pedagogy with Monica Call, a Kodaly Method specialist. She was a member BYU Philharmonic, conducted by Kory Katseanes, and she is a former member of the Utah Valley Symphony, conducted by Bryce Rytting.

Erica began studying cello in Arizona, and was a member of the Phoenix Youth Symphony, where she performed across Arizona and on tour in China. Her principal instructor during this time was Jamie Guy Kellogg

 Co-authored work from Erica has been published in the Suzuki Association of the Americas' annual publication, Minijournal.

Registered Suzuki Training:

Every Child Can!
Cello Unit 1
Cello Unit 2
Cello Unit 3
Cello Unit 4
Cello Unit 5
Cello Unit 6
Cello Unit 7
Cello Unit 8
Suzuki Principles in Action

Photographer: Marcus Hardy