Pamela Devenport (USA)
Internationally recognized lecturer and master teacher Pamela Devenport has shared her unique blend of expertise and experience with hundreds of people in string communities throughout the world. Her book, Cellostart, has been very successful in more than twenty countries.
Well known and respected as a Suzuki cello workshop and institute teacher, Ms. Devenport has toured extensively throughout the world. She has been a guest speaker and cello faculty on many occasions, including the National Cello Institute, the American String Teachers Association, several Suzuki Association National Conferences, and the World Cello Congress. International Conferences include multiple visits to Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and Great Britain, and Korea. There is variety in her topics: from cello pedagogy to communication techniques, from physical anatomy to the far reaching effects of tone and sound. She is faculty, and the Chair of Cello at the School for Strings in New York City, and is also teaches the Long Term Pedagogy Seminar in Cello at the school. In the academic year 2015-2016, Pam has accepted a position as the Cello Pedagogy Instructor at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Ms. Devenport is a Suzuki Association of the Americas Registered Cello Teacher Trainer, and is formerly collegiate faculty at Georgia State University. Ms. Devenport holds a Masters Degree in Cello Performance from the Hartt School, University of Hartford, where she has been Chair of Strings of the Hartt Community Division, cello faculty of the Hartt School Collegiate Division, and developed the curriculum of Suzuki Cello Pedagogy in the graduate school. In addition, she holds Diploma from the Professional Studies Program and Advanced Studies at the Brennan School of Energy Healing in Miami, Florida.