Rebeccah Parker Downs

Cello, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Rebeccah Parker Downs

SAA Member


Saint Paul, MN
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Rebeccah Parker Downs stays active as a professional chamber musician, orchestral musician, and private lesson teacher. She maintains a thriving home Suzuki studio and is also faculty at MacPhail Center for Music, and St. Joseph’s School for Music. She holds a Masters degree and Artist Diploma in cello performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) as a student of Yehuda Hanani. She has Suzuki method training through book 3 with both Nancy Hair and Barbara Wampner and has completed long term Suzuki method training (a 2 year program) at the New York School for Strings in Manhattan studying with Pamela Devenport for books 1-10.

Rebeccah has soloed with several orchestras around the country, performing the Lalo Cello Concerto, the Elgar Cello Concerto, and the Faure Elegie. She is a founding member of Piace Duo and performs around the country and Europe with her husband, Benjamin Downs, an accomplished pianist. Rebeccah plays on a William Whedbee cello thanks to the generous contributions of the Medici Foundation.