Butler School of Music Cello Pedagogue Phyllis Young Has Died – Aged 92

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American cellist Phyllis Young has passed away – aged 92.

A graduate of the University of Texas Butler School of Music, Paris Conservatory and the Chigiano Academy, Mrs Young served a long term teaching professorship on faculty at the Butler School of Music – from 1953 until her retirement in 2007.

Her former students hold positions in major universities, schools and orchestras internationally – including the New York Philharmonic.

Mrs Young was also the author of the acclaimed string pedagogy books ‘Playing the String Game: Strategies for Teaching Cello and Strings’ and ‘The String Play: The Drama of Playing and Teaching Strings’.

Our condolences are with her family, friends, colleagues and students.

 

Playing the String Game: Strategies for Teaching Cello and Strings |BOOK|

Phyllis Young, Author

Sally Blakemore, Illustrator

Release Date: October 1, 1978

University of Texas Press

 

The String Play: The Drama of Playing and Teaching Strings |BOOK|

Phyllis Young

Release Date: 1986

University of Texas Press