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Suzuki Cello at Crozet Arts

Suzuki Cello at Crozet Arts
Dr. Beth Cantrell

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Dr. Beth Cantrell teaches cellists of all ages throughout the US and the UK.  She is very active with the Suzuki Association of the Americas, which reaches from Alaska to Patagonia, as a Registered Teacher Trainer, and as Chair of its governing board.  She has taught children and adults at Suzuki Institutes and workshops throughout the United States for over 30 years.

Locally, Dr. Beth maintains an active private studio at Crozet Arts. She performs  as principal cellist of the Waynesboro Symphony, is a member of the Afton String Quartet, and plays regularly with groups throughout the region. She was, for many years, principal cellist for the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, and was on the faculty of Kennesaw State University and Mary Baldwin University.

Dr. Cantrell earned degrees in cello performance and music history from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Florida State University, and the University of Georgia.  Prior to moving to Virginia with her family in 2001, she was principal cellist for the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, and was on the faculty of Kennesaw State University.  She was active in the Atlanta area for 18 years as a teacher, chamber and orchestral performer, adjudicator, and recording studio musician.

More about the Suzuki Association of the Americas

The SAA board is responsible for envisioning how to advance Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s belief that “Every child can learn.” While the visible work of the SAA is excellence in the field of music, the deeper objective is teaching and modeling excellence of humanity: kindness, cooperation, generosity, empathy, persistence, personal responsibility.

Suzuki’s vision included nothing less than peace in our world. By studying a common repertoire, young musicians can play with others from every continent (except Antarctica, so far!) For more information, visit

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