BA in Music, Brigham Young University
Erica Hardy is a registered Suzuki cello teacher with experience teaching preschool through adult aged students. Along with the Suzuki Music School of Westport, she currently teaches at Turtle Bay Music School. She instructs small group classes as part of The Saturday Music Project and teaches private lessons through the school’s Suzuki department.
Ms. Hardy completed The School for Strings’ Suzuki teacher training program in 2014, where she studied under Pam Devenport.
Ms. Hardy formerly served as orchestra instructor at Sunset View Elementary in Provo, Utah, and was a member of the Utah Valley Symphony. She also adjudicated for the Utah Valley String Festival.
She holds a bachelors 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 BYU Philharmonic, conducted by Kory Katseanes, during her time as an undergraduate, and traveled to nearby cities and throughout Idaho. 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 began studying cello in elementary school, and was a member of the Phoenix Youth Symphony, where she performed across Arizona and as far as China. Her principal instructor during this time was Jamie Guy Kellogg.
Ms. Hardy, a Phoenix, Arizona native, currently lives in Sunnyside, Queens, with her husband, son, and cat.