Emily McClean

Emily M.

New York, NY
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching in a variety of settings for the past 12 years. I am an encouraging and structured teacher who wants to help students set and reach their goals! After years of extensive classical musical training, I have developed a refined teaching style that suits students of all ages and backgrounds!
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Emily delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2004

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 School of Performing Arts

Strings Assistant
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Chicago Waldorf School


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


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Violin Unit 2
Mar 2018
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Violin Unit 1
Dec 2017
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Every Child Can!
Sep 2017
Suzuki Association of the Americas


Suzuki Association of the Americas
Sep 2017

The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.

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3 Reviews

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Emily Oct 21, 2016
Violin · In studio

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

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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