Hannah Gebhard is a Cellist and Suzuki Teacher based in Connecticut. Originally from Saratoga Springs, NY, she started her musical journey on piano at age 6, picking up cello in the 4th grade. Ms. Gebhard attended SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music, where she studied with Dr. Brian Carter and Professor Emeritus Dr. Mathias Wexler. Ms. Gebhard graduated Cum Laude in 2015 from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam with a degree in Music Performance.
Ms. Gebhard moved to Hartford in 2016 to pursue her Masters at the Hartt school of music, graduating in may 2018, with a degree in Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy. She studied cello with Professor Mihai Tetel and Grammy Nominated Cellist Terry King. She is certified in Suzuki Cello Books 1-7, receiving her training from Nancy Hair.
While earning her masters at Hartt, Ms. Gebhard maintained a thriving private lesson studio, teaching Violin, Viola and Cello lessons to a diverse group of students. Ms. Gebhard’s teaching philosophy is heavily based in the Suzuki Method and she enjoys adapting the method to the individual needs of her students. She is very interested in the method of Alexander Technique, practicing it herself for years and she recently gave a lecture recital on the combination of Alexander Technique and the Suzuki Method for the final performance of her masters.
Ms. Gebhard has performed with many ensembles, but her favorite avenue of performance is playing in musical theater and opera pits. In her spare time, Ms. Gebhard enjoys knitting, cuddling with her cat Panda and exploring all the parts of Connecticut she has yet to see! She is extremely excited to being a part of the Ridgefield Suzuki School and is looking forward to the twinkles and beyond!