Emily McClean

Emily M.

Chicago, IL

About Emily M.

Emily teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2004
Last sign in: 6 days ago


At the age of four, I began studying violin at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California. I was trained using the Suzuki Method until the age of nine. Throughout my adolescent years I competed in solo violin competitions, performed in numerous orchestras, attended prestigious music festivals, & began teaching! I received my Bachelors Degree in Violin Performance from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California and my Masters Degree in Violin Performance from DePaul in Chicago. After intensively studying with instructors and performers from all over the world, I developed a diverse teaching philosophy that allows me to customize lessons to each student's needs. I am a very positive, supportive, & energetic person who knows how challenging it is to learn an instrument so I try to make it as fun as possible! Whether you or your child's goal is to become a professional or to become professionally awesome at "Twinkle", I look forward to helping you achieve it!

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Violin Teacher

Mar 2016 - Present
Music House Academy of Music and Dance


Performance Certificate - Violin Performance

Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
DePaul University

Master of Music - Violin Performance

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
DePaul University

Bachelor of Arts - Music Major with Violin Performance Concentration

Aug 2008 - May 2012
Westmont College

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency
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3 Reviews on Emily M.

Emily Oct 21, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Emily has a vibrant attitude and a straight forward approach in teaching. I'm delighted to be her pupil!
Bijou Sep 9, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson
Jose Aug 9, 2016
Violin · In home
Emily is so awesome, she reviews with me till I get it.
she makes learning easy and fun and interactive.
I am a hard learner and she makes it easy for me to retain information….
she is very patient with me.
I feel totally comfortable in her guidance .
We are purchasing five more classes and probably five more after those…
I am so happy with Emily.
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