A Few Thoughts on Cello Hardware Helpers
Historical Perspective, Keypegs, and Bent Endpins

November 1, 2016, ASJ 45.1
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American Suzuki Journal 45.1

Previously printed in American Suzuki Journal 45.1. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2016 Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Carey Cheney

Carey Cheney has been teaching and performing for 30 years. She is a SAA Registered Cello Teacher Trainer. She began her cello studies in Vancouver, Canada, with Judy Fraser. Afterwards, she studied with Malcolm Tait at Brandon Univ., and on to Germany where she studied with Andre Navarra. She holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts from the Univ. of Utah, and a Master of Music in cello performance, from the Univ. of Texas at Austin. While there she studied cello and pedagogy with Phyllis Young. She has taught many Suzuki institutes in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

She often travels internationally: to Canada, Japan, Turin, Italy, New Zealand and Australia. In addition she has traveled to do teacher training from 2008 to the present in Mexico City. She is the author, recording artist, editor and arranger of the 8 volume series, Solos For Young Cellists.

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Pamela Devenport

Internationally recognized lecturer and master teacher Pamela Devenport teaches Long Term Cello Suzuki Pedagogy at the School for Strings, New York, NY. Ms. Devenport has shared her unique blend of expertise and experience with hundreds of people in the Suzuki Community throughout the worldCellostart available through United Writers Press.

Well known and respected as a Suzuki cello workshop and institute teacher, Ms. Devenport has toured extensively around the world. She has been a guest speaker on many occasions, including the National Cello Institute, the American String Teachers Association, several Suzuki Association National Conferences, the World Cello Congress, and guest faculty/lecturer at International Conferences in Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and Great Britain, and Korea. She is faculty, and the Chair of Cello at the School for Strings in New York City.

Ms. Devenport is a Suzuki Association of the Americas Registered Cello Teacher Trainer, and is formerly collegia

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David Evenchick

David bases his musical activities as a teacher, teacher trainer and performer in Guelph, Canada, where he is a faculty member of the Suzuki String School of Guelph.

He performed as principal cellist of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, and now performs for solo recitals organizations, such as the Guelph Connections Concerts and also is a member of the Magisterra Soloists based in London Ontario.

Internationally David is in demand in North America and Latin America, particularly as a Certified Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas.   He has also been very active with the Suzuki Association as a presenter and coordinator for their biannual conferences.

David has a particular interest in the research and performance of compositions of the great Croatian cello pedagogue, Rudolf Matz. He has been awarded the Anne T. Clearly Fellowship for International Doctoral Research from The University of Iowa for his study of this composer/teacher, and he continues to perform Matz’s solo works.

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Nancy Yamagata holds a Bachelor of Music in music education from the University of Southern California where she was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate of the School of Music in 1978. She began her cello studies in Los Angeles with Eleonore Schoenfeld and studied Suzuki pedagogy with Rick Mooney, Barbara Wampner, Tanya Carey, and Gilda Barston. In 1986 she received the SHAR Distinguished Young Teacher Award at the Biennial SAA Conference. Ms. Yamagata is the cello coordinator of the Suzuki String Program at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles where she has taught for the past 38 years. In addition, she has directed the Chamber Music Workshop at the Los Angeles Suzuki Institute and is a valued member of the National Cello Institute faculty.

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