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Emily P.
Ridgewood, New York
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I began playing piano at the age of 5, and think it is an extremely important element of any instrumentalist's foundational training. I aim to teach my students the necessary fundamentals through a combination of traditional repertoire and popular music. I encourage steady practice of reading exercises and ear training exercises to strengthen independence of hands and fluidity of reading in treble and bass clefs.
About Emily P.

Brooklyn/Queens-based saxophonist and woodwind doubler Emily Pecoraro is known for her work in divergent ventures across the musical spectrum. In addition to her creative pursuits, Emily is a staple of the Broadway pit orchestra community, and has been a chair holder in the orchestra for The Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes for the last three Seasons. She is the regular lead alto saxophonist for both The Temptations and The Four Tops “New York” horn section, backing up the living Motown legends Otis Williams and Duke Fakir, and was previously a regular tenor and alto saxophone soloist with The Temptations Revue featuring the late Motown legend Dennis Edwards. As an administrator, Emily was the Founder and Program Director for WIJO Mentors, the Women in Jazz Organization’s collegiate mentorship program, from its inception in 2018 through the conclusion of the 2021 academic session. She also was the Founder, Artistic Director, and curator of The Variousound Sessions, an experimental concert series which held monthly residencies at Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and previously Pine Box Rock Shop in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Emily is the co-director of the Quarantined Woodwind Ensemble, a Covid-era virtual project featuring a rotating roster of 150+ woodwind and percussion players from the Broadway and Jazz communities in New York. With a creative output embracing both groove-based and classical music, Emily has performed and recorded with other such groups as: Dingonek Street Band, NYChillharmonic, Aberdeen, Shubh Saran, The Ed Palermo Big Band, The Big Apple Circus, Big Mean Sound Machine, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Manthattan Symphonie, Brooklyn Wind Symphony, and many others. Emily is the leader and composer for EMPECTET, a Chamber Jazz group based in Brooklyn. Emily holds her M.M. in Multiple Woodwind Performance from The Boston Conservatory, with concentrations in saxophone, clarinet, and flute. She also holds a B.M. in Music Education from Ithaca College, with an emphasis on jazz performance and pedagogy in addition to traditional studies in music education.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Teaching since 2007

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M.M. Multiple Woodwind Performance

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A great first lesson. Hoping it continues.

Posted Feb 28, 2018
Student's home

Emily is warm, energetic, very professional and talented. We love her!!

Posted Dec 12, 2017
Teacher's Studio

My daughter had the most wonderful first lesson I could have hoped for! Thank you for making her education enjoyable.. it already left her wanting to come back !

Posted Sep 17, 2017
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Tenor Saxophone and Alto Saxophone Soloist
Jul 2016 - Jul 2017
The Temptations Revue feat. Dennis Edwards
The Temptations Revue is a band that features Dennis Edwards, the last living member of the Motown superstars the Temptations. I was featured on their concert in Hamden, CT where I was the alto and tenor saxophone soloist.
"42nd Street" National Broadway Tour
Dec 2016 - May 2017
Big League Productions
I was Reed 2 on this tour, where I performed on tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, and piccolo.
Floral Designer
Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
Park Delicatessen Brooklyn
I was a floral designer at the super-hip Park Deli in Prospect Heights, BK. Check out my social media through my handle, #FlowersbyEmPec .
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" National Broadway Tour
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Big League Productions
I played the Reed 1 chair in the orchestra - my book included piccolo, flute, Bb clarinet, soprano saxophone, and alto saxophone.
Floral Designer
Jun 2015 - Nov 2015
Rose Red and Lavender
Assistant Staff and Retail Manager Floral Designer Bridal Consultant Terrarium Designer Educator: creator of lesson plans, teacher of: flower arranging classes, terrarium making classes, flower crown making classes
Professor
Jul 2011 - Jul 2015
Ithaca College Summer Music Academy
I teach a variety of subjects at the Ithaca College summer pre-college program, including: - Creating and executing curriculum for academics at the middle and high school levels in traditional music theory, pop music theory, music theory analysis, and music history - Clarinet professor - Jazz faculty, combo coach - Assistant to orchestra program, assisting the conductor with rehearsal and communication with the students - Overseer of female counselors
"Guys and Dolls" National Broadway Tour
Dec 2014 - Jun 2015
Big League Productions
I played the Reed 2 chair in the orchestra for the Broadway National tour of "Guys and Dolls" by Frank Loesser. My book included flute, Bb clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, and bass clarinet.
Floral Designer
Apr 2013 - Jan 2015
Fern by Boston Rose Florist
Assistant Staff and Retail Manager Bridal Consultant Terrarium designer Antique upcycler Floral Designer
"My Fair Lady" National Broadway Tour
Oct 2011 - Oct 2011
Big League Productions
I subbed in the Broadway National Tour of "My Fair Lady" in the orchestra, playing Bb and bass clarinets.
M.M. Multiple Woodwind Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2014
The Boston Conservatory
Music, Italian
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
B.M. Music Education
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Ithaca College
English
Native Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Woodwind Department Assistant
Aug 2013
The Boston Conservatory
Col. G. Howard Music Scholarship
Aug 2010
Ithaca College
Charlotte Plummer Owen Memorial Scholarship
Aug 2010
Women’s Band Directors International
Flora Brown Award
Aug 2008
Ithaca College
Ithaca Access Grant
Aug 2008
Ithaca College
American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2016
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.
International Clarinet Association
Sep 2008
The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; avoids commercialism in any form while encouraging communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.
National Association for Music Education
Sep 2008
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
Girl Scouts of America
Jun 1996
It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents. Today we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We're the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.

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