Joy Keown Bedillion

Owner and Administrative Director/Cello Instructor


Cellist Joy Keown Bedillion began her musical studies at age four. At thirteen she was awarded the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra Quartet Scholarship to study cello with the faculty of Columbus State University. A year later Bedillion was invited to be a part of the National Symphony Orchestra, a group of young musicians who performed in Carnegie Hall under the well-known conductor and composer Lucas Foss. As a seventeen year old she won the Blount-Slawson scholarship to study at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.. Joy Keown Bedillion completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the North Carolina School of the Arts in their music conservatory under Dr. Brooks Whitehouse.  In 2011 Bedilion was named as a Texas Music Festival Orchestra Fellow. Recently she completed a masters degree from Louisiana State University where she studied with Dennis Parker. An avid chamber musician, Bedillion has collaborated with such renowned musicians as Christopher O’Riley and Dennis Parker. She also served as a founding member for the Aloha Piano Quartet in 2012. As a cello instructor,  Joy Keown Bedillion joined the staff at Grace Notes School of Music in June of 2009 and rose to become a part owner of Grace Notes in 2012. Bedillion maintains a full studio and performs in the cello sections of many local orchestras including the Baton Rouge Sympony Orchestra, Opera Louisiane, Rapides Symphony Orchestra, and Baton Rouge Little Theater. She resides in Baton Rouge with her husband and is the author of The Cello Blog