Making a Difference one Lesson at a Time

This list includes string teachers in the Cedar City, Utah area who currently teach private lessons to individual students. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. Each teacher works independently with their own schedule, philosophy, and style. Typically students meet weekly or bi-weekly with their teacher for lessons ranging in 30-60 minutes. Teachers meet in person or online, and some can do both. Private lesson fees are set by each teacher and in this area range from and $60-$200 monthly, depending on the lesson length. Please contact the individual teacher to find out if they are currently accepting students, when their open lesson times are, and what they charge. It really helps them if you tell about the student's age, musical experience, and goals. Good luck in finding the right teacher for you!



Hannah Bradshaw is currently a junior at SUU where she is studying viola performance.  She has taught privately for over 6 years and has been involved in the Cedar City Suzuki Strings through workshops, concerts, and festivals for most of her life, both as a participant and a teacher.   She primarily uses repertoire from the Suzuki method books to teach students.



eowyn.colbert@gmail.com, (435) 238-8132

Eowyn Colbert is currently studying Music Education at Southern Utah University. She has enjoyed working as a violinist for the Utah Shakespeare Festivals Playmakers pit orchestra for 2 years. Eowyn teaches violin and voice privately and has been doing it for two years. She mainly follows the Suzuki curriculum, but includes other pieces as well.



Ashley is passionate about education and currently starting a music minor at SUU. With nine years of cello studies and a background in violin and piano before that, she has focused on developing her own Montessori-Suzuki hybrid method for the last four years using her private cello studio in Salt Lake. She believes learning is student led, but a good teacher inspires both discipline and a life-long love of music.

Image by Johanna Vogt


Caroleen Lee has her B.A. in violin performance and has taught both piano and violin for 45+ years in venues that include her private studio and the public school--teaching orchestra at all levels, elementary through high school. She has also taught String Methods, Private Instruction, and String Ensemble at the collegiate level. She loves working with dedicated violin and viola students at all ages and levels.

Sara Penny with violin.jpg


sara.penny@yahoo.com or call 435-586-2286

Sara Penny has taught violin and viola for over 50 years and is the founding director of Southern Utah String Festival and Suzuki Strings Cedar City. She is the past President and current assistant for Orchestra of Southern Utah as well as the Vice President of Cedar City Arts Council. She's teaching online violin and viola lessons only at this time.

Check out her blog for articles and play-along videos that help students with tricky bits.  https://sarapenny.blogspot.com



Email: chasethecellist@gmail.com

Phone: 801-900-7443

Chase Radmall has taught cello for over 7 years and teaches from a variety of etude studies, Suzuki, and a series of repertoire to help students learn both the musical and technical sides of the cello. Chase has been a mem of the Suzuki Strings Cedar City team since he came to Southern Utah University to earn his teaching degree in 2019. During lessons, Chase promotes a healthy and positive learning environment which helps each student develop their skills on the instrument and build a love for music at the same time. Chase will soon have a bachelor's degree in music education from Southern Utah University and plans to continue his studies at University of Utah in a graduate music program.



Ellie Seegmiller is 17 years old and is a senior in high school. She has been involved in teaching students for several years and prefers teaching out of the Suzuki books using the Suzuki method.



Lindsay Szczesny has been teaching private lessons for 25 years to students of all ages. She focuses on helping students progress in a positive environment with high standards, kindness, humor, games, and an emphasis on regular practice. Lindsay has a Bachelor's degree in music education from USU and uses the Suzuki  and Kaleidoscope books in teaching students.

If you are a string teacher in the Cedar City area, please email suzukistringscc@gmail.com with your photo and information (3 sentences). Put "Local String Teacher Info" in the subject line. Thanks! Happy to have you here.