Rebekah Hood

Born in Texas, but moving throughout the world, Rebekah played violin, cello, flute, and piano for several years before settling into serious study at the college level on cello. Completing her Bachelors and Masters at the Hartt School of Music (Hartford, CT) with Dr. Terry King in 2005, Rebekah continued study at The Longy School of Music (Cambridge, MA) with Terry King(cello) and Laura Bossert (violin/viola), receiving a Graduate Performance Certificate in 2007.

In 2005, Rebekah won the Miami String Quartet competition and performed with the MSQ.  Rebekah has worked with Joseph Kalichstien, Pam Frank, Charles Castleman, Bill Pruceil, Terry King, Laura Bossert, Pam Devenport, Liz Arbus, Brian Ganz,  The Pacifica Quartet, The Emerson Quartet, and The Miami String Quartet.

Rebekah has performed with  orchestras in Texas, Hartford, Cambridge, Boston surrounding areas and performs locally with the St. Peters Chamber Orchestra, The Apollo Chamber Orchestra, and The Stockton Symphony.

Rebekah studied Suzuki Pedagogy with Pam Devenport while working towards her Bachelors, and completed her training in 2001. She has had additional training with Nancy Hair, Rick Mooney, and on violin with Liz Arbus.  Rebekah began her teaching career by assisting her father in a school (Metroplex Suzuki Players) he ran in Dallas, Texas. During her teenage years, she assisted him administratively and taught a handful of students.  After receiving her training, Rebekah taught for The Music and Arts Center,  The University of Connecticut Community School of the Arts, The Powers Music School, The Suzuki School of Newton, and The Music Stream Center.  Rebekah was excited for the opportunity to start The North Valley Suzuki Music School with Helen Graham in 2009. Together they aim to create a Suzuki community in the Northern Valley and foothills, along with the Veridian Symphony, making high level of musicianship and music accessible to all people.