Dr. Shu-Yi Scott

Cello Teacher, Parent / Teacher Trainer

Shu-Yi Scott

SAA Member

Shu-Yi Scott, originally from Taipei, Taiwan, has given master classes, seminars and performances in the States, Taipei, Shanghai, Mexico, and Europe. Dr. Shu-Yi Scott was awarded the Certificate of Achievement through the Suzuki Association of the Americas in 2015 and Suzuki cello teacher trainer in 2019.

Dr. Scott holds a MM in cello performance from Penn State under Dr. Kim Cook and DMA in cello performance from the University of Texas at Austin under renowned pedagogue Ms. Phyllis Young .

Teaching beginning students from the age of 3 to advanced high school cellists, her expertise and patience excels students from all musical backgrounds.  She uses her knowledge of child development to creatively target the needs of her students, keeping them motivated and growing.  Her private lessons, group class offerings, and parent education nights help to foster a community of  lifelong musicians.

Besides teaching her students, Dr. Scott is an active teacher trainer and coach. She has given workshops for teachers and parents on topics such as Suzuki triangle, group lesson teaching, and business management for music studios. During the pandemic, she and Dr. Merlin Thompson, a long term Suzuki piano teacher trainer based in Canada, co-created a series of video podcasts to support music teachers called: Shu-Yi & Merlin- Let’s Talk about Music Teaching- Conversations that Inform & Inspire

Her hobbies include gardening, sourdough baking , learning Japanese and French, and world travel. She lives in Austin, Texas with her bass player husband and two daughters, both studied Suzuki cello method.