Associate Teacher Emily

Associate Teacher Emily

How old were you when you began learning to play your instrument?
9 years old, at the piano

What do you Love about Teaching?
I love seeing how different students bring their own unique personalities and approach to learning to the classroom. I always end up learning something myself, whether it’s a fun fact or a new perspective on something!

Where did your receive your Degrees in Music / Dance Education
I am an Associate Teacher (Level A Teacher) at Myriad. I come from a family of educators, and I’ve been steeped in all-things-teacher-related from the beginning of time!

Your Unique Approach to Teaching
I try to find the right balance between comfort and challenge to keep students engaged and joyful; music should be a source of happiness above all. I believe that learning music is a process that you must keep working at throughout your life, and having a genuine passion and excitement for music will keep you on the right path.

What do you enjoy about teaching at Myriad?
I love getting to watch students come out of their shells and express themselves as they get comfortable in the classroom. Spending time with students always brings a smile to my day!

What are your hobbies & Interests?
Outside of music, I like to play tennis, read novels, garden, and spend time with my pet rabbit!

Anything else to share?
I’m still on my own musical journey as well, and there is always more for me (and all of us to learn)!

Favorite Inspirational Quote
“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” – Claude Debussy