Shannon Hill

Cello Teacher

Shannon Hill


Provo, UT
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Shannon Hill teaches cello from her studio in Utah County, as well as through her faculty position at Brigham Young University. She enjoys teaching a large roster of enthusiastic and talented cellists of all ages in person and online, who may study Suzuki Method or a more traditional method, depending on age, ability, and student preference.

Shannon’s admiration for the culture and pedagogical philosophies of the Suzuki community are what inspired her to receive her education at Indiana University, where she studied with the great cellist and teacher in the Suzuki cello book recordings, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. Her love for the Suzuki Method is rooted in her desire to bring great music to every child—an important value treasured by Suzuki Method teachers.

Prior to receiving her music degree from Indiana University, Shannon performed with ensembles and orchestras in the United States and Canada, as well as in Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. For many years following her time at IU, Shannon lived and worked in New York City, where she freelanced while continuing her cello studies and teaching.

Shannon’s primary teachers were Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Robert Hladky, Hamilton Cheifetz, and Roger Drinkall. As a young cellist, Shannon was the beneficiary of caring parents, generous teachers, and members of her community, who nurtured her love for the cello and for all great music. Their influence and sacrifice have inspired Shannon to be an advocate for greater diversity in the cello community, and for equitable access to quality music education for all children.