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Emily delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 14+

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My name is Emily, and I love to write songs.

Songwriting has taken me on an unexpected and beautiful journey over the years, starting when I was just 12 years old. I first discovered this art as a way for me to create something magical out of any experience, good or bad. Back then, a song was a gift I could give to my friends when they were going through hard times. I could put myself in their shoes and create something meaningful out of their struggles, something they could hold and be proud of. Songwriting was the dim, sepia-toned hue of a desk light, late on a week night when I should have been sleeping. It held my attention, no matter if I was in a science class or on a long drive with my family. It was the unraveling pathway through my imagination. I could never get enough!

As I followed my curiosity, it led me to a lot of incredible places that nurtured my growth further as a songwriter, a singer, and a performer. I spent much of my adolescence traveling from my hometown of Edmonton, Alberta to Nashville and co-writing with some of my greatest teachers. I had the honor of performing in legendary spaces like The Bluebird Cafe, playing countless shows and growing my network. Since then, I've moved to Toronto, where I worked full-time as a musician and songwriter. The songs I've written have played on hit TV shows such as Pretty Little Liars. They've been featured on numerous blogs and radio shows all around the world!

And the best part is, it's always growing. Through all these experiences, I cannot help but want to share what I've learned! That's where you guys come in. :)

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Songwriting and Guitar Teacher
Jan 2014 - Present

Over the past three years, I have taught students of all different ages through great online platforms such as TakeLessons, as well as in-person lessons. I have grown so much through this experience. It has been so rewarding to watch my students reach their goals!

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Professional Singer-Songwriter
Jan 2007 - Present

Ever since my first trip to Nashville when I was 15 years old, I have been able to perform and song-write professionally all across Canada and the US. I have performed in hundreds of incredible venues, and have written songs that have been featured in countless blogs, radio programs, and tv shows!

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Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

"Moon" - An original song from my latest EP 'Oh Fire'.
A popular cover of me singing 'Electric Love' by Borns.

3 Reviews

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Steph Dec 2, 2017

It has been incredible to see how Emily's music has evolved throughout the years! Her work is honest, unique, and an inspiration to listen to. Beyond her music Emily is one of the most thoughtful, down-to-earth people I know. I have watched her develop songs...from ideas to rehearsal to performance....and she does it all with so much joy and passion. You are super lucky if you ever get to work with a gal like Em!
I am so excited that you are sharing your passion with those around you Emily and I can't wait to see what will be coming for you next!

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Melanie Nov 27, 2017
Songwriting · In studio

Emily taught me how to write from the heart. I learned how to take tough life experiences and process them through songwriting. She told me once to never edit your work, when you first sit down to write. Just go with your gut, put the pen to paper and don't stop! Let your thoughts just flow. It was one of the most liberating things I could do for myself. Thank you Emily!!!

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Donald Nov 25, 2017
Songwriting · Online

Emily Coulson is one of the most talented musicians I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She is not only a fantastic songwriter, but is an amazing guitarist. I fully expect to see her explode on the world stage in the coming years. - Donald Quan

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