Brittany Platt Gardner, Cello

MM, University of Michigan
BA, Case Western Reserve University (summa cum laude)


Richard Aaron, Anthony Elliott, Richard Weiss, John Kadz, Richard Hoyt, Chamber Music studies with Peter Salaff and the Cavani String Quartet. Suzuki Training with Carey Cheney. Richard Aaron, Anthony Elliott, Richard Weiss, John Kadz, Richard Hoyt Chamber Music Studies with Peter Salaff, Aaron Berofsky, Andrew Jennings, Yehonotan Berick, the Cavani String Quartet Suzuki Training with David Evenchick, Sue Baer, Pam Devenport, Beth Goldstein-McKee, Carey Cheney

Professional Affiliations

Principal cellist with Sinfonia Salt Lake
Former Associate Principal Cellist with the Orchestra at Temple Square.
Substitute member of the Utah Symphony;cello section.
Board Member Intermountain Suzuki String Institute guest teacher, speaker, and clinician throughout western United States.
Winner, Joan Terr Ronis Music Competition.
Winner,Case Western Reserve University Concerto Competition.
Trained students who have won honors at the Utah State Fair Music Competition, Utah Symphony Youth Guild Competition, and American String Teachers Association Competition.
Principal Cellist with University Philharmonic Orchestra and University Opera Orchestra at the University of Michigan.
Suzuki Association of Utah
Suzuki Association of the Americas
Sinfonia Salt Lake
Amichevoli Cello Choir
American String Teachers Association


Brittany Platt Gardner received a cello as a gift on her 8th birthday and has been enjoying making music with it ever since.  After receiving degrees in music at Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Institute of Music, and the University of Michigan, Ms. Gardner returned home to Utah to become involved in the vibrant music community here.  In addition to teaching, in her private studio, Ms. Gardner performs regularly throughout the community with such groups at the Sinfonia Salt Lake and the Utah Symphony, and she recently retired from serving for ten years as Assistant Principal cellist with the Orchestra at Temple Square. Passionate about supporting families in their musical journeys, she has been a guest speaker and clinician in Utah, Arizona, Minnesota, Ohio, Colorado, Mexico, and with the Suzuki Association of the Americas at their biannual convention and on their podcast, “Building Noble Hearts.” Her recently published book, “This Will Help You Grow” has been received with worldwide acclaim. Her students consistently receive honors in the community, winning competitions such as Youth Guild, Salute to Youth, and the ASTA Concerto Competition. A Suzuki parent to two darling girls, Ms. Gardner is also a marathon runner and Reiki master.

SAA Registered Training

Suzuki Principles in Action
Suzuki Training Books 1-10
Suzuki Practicum
Cello Foundation 1A
Cello Foundation 1B
Cello Units 2-7, 9-10