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Abriel Jenkins

 Abriel is a cellist and cello instructor from Louisville Kentucky. In 2014 as a high school senior she was chosen to play cello with the Kentucky ambassador of music program as they performed a tour of Europe. Abriel earned her bachelor's degree in cello performance from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky and her master's degree in cello performance from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ.


During her time at EKU she taught beginning strings classes for 2 years, and private cello lessons to a variety of age groups for 3 years. As a member of the EKU cello ensemble she played numerous public performances (weddings, opening ceremonies, art galas etc.).  In the summer of 2017, as a McNair Scholar Abriel studied abroad in Italy to research music in the Italian Ospedali. In her time at NAU,  Abriel  performed as assistant principal cellist in the NAU symphony orchestra and the NAU chamber orchestra and participated in a number of smaller chamber ensembles.

Abriel has completed multiple Suzuki teacher training courses under the instruction of Alice Ann O’Neil . In 2019 Abriel was hired by NAU to recruit and teach cello at the university’s suzuki academy. Currently residing in Louisville, Kentucky and now the mother of three she has resumed her career as an instructor and performer in her hometown.


Here at A new muse music studio we believe that music can be learned at any age. We believe that music has the power to change lives by providing freedom for expression and creativity. We celebrate and encourage diversity. Through diligence and persistence we can all learn and grow together.  


It is our goal to create a diverse and welcoming community for people of all backgrounds to learn and flourish. We strive to cultivate determination, work ethic, resilience, focus, confidence, imagination, professionalism and happiness in our students. 

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