Abbey Hansen

Suzuki Cello Faculty
Program Area: 
Suzuki Education
Private Instruction
With Music Institute of Chicago since: 

Performance Certificate, Northern Illinois University MM, Northern Illinois University BM, Lawrence University

Significant teachers and mentors: 

Marc Johnson, Janet Anthony

Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise: 

Cello playing should be fun! Please notice I said 'fun' and not 'easy', great work yields great rewards. There is more to cello lessons than learning to play cello--through cello lessons children work on greater life skills such as goal setting (and achieving), communication, detail orientation, self awareness, working in groups and persistence.

Awards and achievements: 

Recipient Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) Certificate of Achievement - 2012

Professional affiliations & activities: 

Guest teacher at workshops and institutes in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Haiti. SAA, SAM.

Interests outside of music: 

Family time with my husband, two young children and two small dogs. Ukulele. Quilting.