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 and traditional cello lessons in Utah County.
Ms. Hardy is accomplished in group and private instruction, with a particular emphasis on 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. She has also written and published articles on recital preparation with Astrid Delfino Bernard.
Ms. Hardy 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.
She 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 of the BYU Philharmonic, conducted by Kory Katseanes. While in college, Ms. Hardy attended the National Cello Institute in California, where she observed teachers including Carey Cheney, Rick Mooney and Phyllis Young. She is a former member of the Utah Valley Symphony, conducted by Bryce Rytting, and has worked as an elementary school orchestra instructor and festival adjudicator.
Ms. Hardy began studying cello in elementary school in Phoenix, 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.
Ms. Hardy currently lives in Saratoga Springs, Utah, with her husband, two young boys, and two cats.