Cecily Carroll has been teaching violin, viola and cello for 25 years. She earned a Bachelor’s of Music Education degree from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1995. She has completed some coursework towards a Master’s degree of Music from Illinois State University and has taught institutionally from K-12 to undergraduate music classes.
Though classically trained, Cecily loves all types of music and encourages students to explore the musical genres to which they are most suited. She has played in a variety of orchestral ensembles, recorded tracks with rock bands, played live with gospel groups, opera companies and country western singers. She is also a founding member of the St. Aloysius String Quartet.
Currently Cecily spends a great deal of time parenting four children and manicuring the yard when it isn’t covered in snow. As a Pennsylvania native, Cecily enjoys lurking in the forest and marveling at wildlife. In addition to teaching string instrument lessons, Cecily restores violins, violas and cellos which have fallen into disrepair.