Teaching Philosophy       ~       Lesson Policies       ~       Performance

"We have 4 kids who have all studied instruments and Emily was the best teacher ever! She is kind and fun and patient but still expects a high caliber from her students. My daughter loved working with Emily and we compare all other teachers to her now. She organized a wonderful end of the year recital which showcased the kids' achievements."  

~ Kate Atkinson, Amherst, MA

"Emily is the perfect flute teacher for my daughter. We began working with her in the summer when we hadn't rented an instrument or even committed to playing the flute. From the start, Emily's patience and calm won us over. She has an amazing way of gently encouraging my kid to work hard - she really wants to impress Emily at weekly lessons. She is really good at teaching and plans each lesson carefully, tailoring each lesson to my kid. She uses stickers and worksheets as incentives, but the most wonderful thing is that my kid is learning to love her instrument."

~ Abby P, Berkeley, CA

"We couldn't be happier with Emily. She teaches my 7 year old daughter flute with patience, kindness and lots of fun. My daughter is making great progress and has come to love playing and practicing and no longer needs constant reminders. She even told me that her lessons with Emily are like a playdate for her."

~ Amy G, El Cerrito, CA