Cellist Abigail Hammond is a happy resident of Austin, Texas. She has a Bachelor of Music degree from NYU and a Master of Music degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, both in cello performance. Abigail became Suzuki registered in books one through five after completing a two-year Suzuki training course with Pamela Devenport at Georgia State. While in Atlanta she served on the cello faculty of several music schools, including the Georgia Academy of Music and the Peggy Still School of Music.
After a move to Dallas, she grew her Plano-based studio from 40 students in her first year to 75 by her third. Several of her students were honored with various accolades, including being selected for the competitive All-Region Orchestra and Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. Here in Austin, Abigail maintains a vibrant studio of students ages 4 through adult. Her students have participated in UT String Project, Austin Youth Orchestra, and have been selected for All-Region Orchestra at the middle and high school level.
In addition to teaching, Abigail has played with a wide variety of orchestras and other ensembles across the country, including the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Rome Symphony Orchestra in Georgia, and as backing band member at Town Hall in New York City.
When not playing or teaching the cello, Abigail enjoys exploring her new city by bike and eating delicious food with her husband James.