Emily Higgins

Emily H.

Portland, OR
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been performing and teaching lessons as my full time career for over 10 years. I am new to Portland, and I'm very excited to establish my teaching studio here.

I teach ages 7 through adult, beginners through advanced, and enjoy customizing each student's lessons according to their own goals. I often include different genres and styles of music, mindfulness, meditation, and body awareness practices, ear training, improvisation, and music theory.
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Emily delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
June 1997

With over twenty years of flute experience, Emily H. is new to the Portland area. Emily has served as principal flutist of the Union Symphony in Charlotte, NC and flutist with the Alla Prima Flute and Harp Duo and the Quintessence Wind Quintet. She also has taught flute for over 15 years, and is now accepting students in Portland.

Emily holds a Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude, from the Hartt School in Hartford, Connecticut.

With a holistic mind/body approach to music, Emily has supplemented her academic study with further education in Alexander Technique, yoga, body mapping, and mindfulness meditation. She incorporates these techniques into her own playing and into her teaching.

In 2014, Emily H. and her duo partner Kirsten Carrell Osborne released their Alla Prima Duo debut album Song To the Waking Sun, which includes music inspired by the natural and spiritual world.

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Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance
Sep 2000 - May 2004
The Hartt School at University of Hartford

2 Reviews

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Afton C. Mar 27, 2017
Flute · In home

Very patient, and reassuring instructor.

Lila Sep 23, 2016
Flute · In studio

Emily was a patient and highly effective teacher for my 10 year old daughter who is brand new to the flute. She gave great positive reinforcement and was very helpful at outlining a successful strategy towards practicing.

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