Carey Beth Hockett graduated from the Eastman School of Music, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree with high distinction. From 1988 to 2006 she lived in London, England where she taught for the London Suzuki Group and in the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music. Hockett was a member of the International Suzuki Association’s Cello Committee and served as repertoire consultant to the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music. She is recognized as a teacher trainer by the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the European Suzuki Association, and has given numerous workshops across the Americas and Europe. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.