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Emily offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!


Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00

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Personal Description:

I am an experienced, fun and friendly teacher, and shape my style of teaching to suit each student.

Emily graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a Distinction for her Masters in Performance Degree where she studied with Martin Outram and was also awarded a Dip RAM for an outstanding final recital. Prior to this Emily studied at the Royal Northern College of Music where she graduated with a First Class BMus (Hons) Degree.

As a soloist, Emily won the RNCM Viola Competition and is also the recipient of the Rachel Godlee Prize for Viola. An avid chamber musician, Emily won the Edinburgh Quartet Apprentice Competition in April 2016 and joined them for a tour of Scotland in July. Emily regularly performs throughout the UK and Europe, and was invited to be an 'Artist in Residence' in the Cantiere International d'Art di Montepulciano, Italy. She also performed for HRH The Duke of Wales during his visit celebrating the centenary of Stoke-on-Trent. Emily has participated in masterclasses with some of the worlds leading violists, including Nobuko Imai, Thomas Reibl and Lawrence Power.

Emily is a founding member of The Fitzroy Quartet. The quartet were finalists in the 2017 Royal Overseas League Competition and were winners of The Wolfe Wolfinssohn Prize and in addition were awarded the Sir John Barbiroli Memorial Prize. They were invited to be the chamber group in residence at St Peters, Eaton Square, as their prize winners for 2016 the quartet were appointed as Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music for 2016/17. Most notably the quartet won the CAVATINA Intercollegiate Competition in 2016 leading to performances at the Wgmore Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields. They have a busy season ahead performing in numerous festivals across the UK, as well as performances in Malta, Germany and South Africa.

As an orchestral musician, Emily has appeared with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras, The Northern Chamber Orchestra, The European Union Youth Orchestra and Sinfonia Cymru (directed by Rachel Podger). She was also invited to perform alongside Sting and Bryn Terfel for Terfel’s 50th birthday celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall. She has taken part in the BBC Proms Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Aldeburgh Music Festival and performed in many countries across Europe.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been teaching privately and in schools for the past three years, and have taught many ages and standards, preparing students for ABRM prep test through to Diploma level with very promising results.

I have experience of teaching individuals and giving group lessons, inside and out of school, all of varying ages and standards. I currently hold violin / viola teaching positions at Kings College London, Larminier and Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and Queen Anne's Girls School (Caversham).

I understand the importance of music in everyday school learning, having worked closely with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Education Scheme - In Harmony, as well as the RNCM Junior String project. Music can have such an influence on everyday life and learning, and I love to be able to pass on the knowledge and wise words I have received since the start of my studies. I have also taught on both the Preparatory and Primary courses at the renown Pro Corda Chamber Music Academy.

I believe each student embarks on their own unique musical journey, some students prefer to work towards exams, some prefer not to, but I aim to adapt my teaching style to suit the needs and wishes of each student.

Tutoring Approach:

I am a firm believer in setting realistic targets and achieving those targets, this comes with gaining confidence and believing in ones ability.

It is absolutely vital to achieve the right balance between technique and general musicianship, to ensure that each student receives an all-round musical education and has the facilities to become a wonderful musician.

I enjoy witnessing a student blossom under the guidance of somebody who really believes in them too! With the correct technical backing (scales, exercises and studies), we can build great foundations that can continue to grow alongside individuality and musicianship.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Royal Academy of Music (2016) - Masters in Performance Degree - Distinction (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Academy of Music (2016) - Diploma RAM (Other) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Northern College of Music (2014) - BMus - First Class (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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