Allison Strickland

Cello Teacher

Allison Strickland

SAA Member


Oak Park, IL
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Cellist Allison Strickland grew up studying Suzuki cello under Nancy Blum. Her summers were spent attending Interlochen Arts Camp. She moved on to studies in the community music division at DePaul University under William Cernota and Christopher Costanza. She was also a member of the CYSO.

Ms. Strickland went on to other studies and work in other fields, but returned to music as a focus for her life after having children. Cello is her passion in life. After sharing the gift of music instruction and a love for the cello with her own children, Ms. Strickland decided to pursue formal Suzuki teacher training. She loves teaching and sharing music with children. She has completed the Every Child Can! and Suzuki Cello Unit One courses at the Chicago Suzuki Institute. She continues to study under Teddy Rankin-Parker.

An Oak Park native, she is a member of the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest and performs in various venues throughout the Chicago area.