Emily Klein

Emily K.

Houston, TX
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Emily delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2012

Ms. Emily maintains a private teaching studio in Houston, Texas and is the harp instructor at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. She has also taught at Dulles Middle School, Fort Settlement MS, and Clements HS in FBISD. Ms. Klein has also taught through Rice University’s Non-Major Harp Program, given masterclasses at Klein Forest High School, and provided harp demonstrations at Wharton Dual Language Academy, Travis and Rhodes Elementary Schools, among others. Ms. Klein is dedicated to sharing her love of the harp with students of all ages and levels, and is available to teach for 30 & 60 minute long lessons.

Ms. Klein is a graduate of Rice University's Shepherd School of Music (Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees) and Interlochen Arts Academy (High School Diploma). She synthesizes the teaching styles of her two mentors, Paula Page, former Houston Symphony Principal Harpist, and Joan Holland, harp instructor at the University of Michigan and Interlochen Arts Academy & Camp to cater to each of her individual student's needs.

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Experience

Harp Instructor
Sep 2013 - Present
Dulles Middle School, Fort Settlement Middle School, Clements High School

Harp Instructor
Jan 2013 - Present
Private Harp Studio

Harp Instructor
Aug 2012 - May 2014
Rice University Non-Major Harp Program

Taught university students of varying levels

Education

Master of Music in Harp Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2014
Rice University Shepherd School of Music
Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Rice University Shepherd School of Music
High School Diploma - Harp Major
Sep 2006 - May 2008
Interlochen Arts Academy

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency

Awards

First Place, Senior Division
Oct 2012
TexASTA Solo Competition
Finalist
Apr 2012
ASTA
Honorable Mention
Jun 2011
Lyon & Healy Awards
1st Place Senior Division
Apr 2010
Mildren Miligan Harp Competition

Affiliations

American String Teachers Association
Aug 2012

The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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Texas Music Educators Association
Jan 2012

Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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American Harp Society
Jan 2009

The American Harp Society (AHS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is "to promote and foster the appreciation of the harp as a musical instrument, to encourage the composition of music for the harp and to improve the quality of performance of harpists.

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