Jenny Downs

Cello Teacher, Parent

Jenny Downs

SAA Member


Riverton, UT
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Jenny Downs has played cello for 34 years. She has been teaching for 15 years. She was trained traditionally and has been training in and teaching the Suzuki Method for 5 years being trained by Carey Cheney, Pamela Davenport, and Alice Ann O’Neill. She grew up primarily in Mesa, Arizona, playing for years in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony. She received a full tuition Music scholarship to Ricks College (Now BYU-ID) where she received her AA in Music. She then received her BA in Music from BYU with an emphasis in early music education.
She has 5 children. She is a member of a small local symphony- Kensington Symphony, which works in conjunction with the Kensington Theatre in South Jordan. She is also a member of the Kensington Quartet. Previously she was in the Mid Columbia Symphony in Richland, WA. Since moving to Riverton 6 years ago she has began primarily teaching in her students’ homes. She teaches primarily in the Southeast Salt Lake valley (Riverton, Herriman, South Jordan areas).