Emily Smith

Emily S.

Durham, NC

About Emily S.

Background check: Last verified 09/13/2016
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Emily teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2012
Last sign in: 2 days ago


Emily Austin S. began playing the cello at age 8 and has enjoyed a life full of performing and teaching music ever since. She has earned bachelors degrees in Cello Performance and English Literature from the Peabody Conservatory and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and recently graduated with her Masters degree in Cello Performance and Pedagogy. While living in Baltimore, Emily taught at the Carroll County String Project, the Baltimore Symphony OrchKids program, the Bridges Orchestra Program, and Baltimore School for the Arts, and performed with the Peabody Symphony, Peabody Camerata, Occasional Symphony, Classical Revolution, and many other chamber music groups. She now plays with the Durham Symphony and the Duke New Music Ensemble and teaches students of all ages in the Triangle.


Cello Substitute

Dec 2015 - Present
North Carolina Symphony

Section Cello

Oct 2015 - Present
Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

Section Cello

Sep 2015 - Present
Durham Symphony Orchestra

Cello Instructor

Jun 2015 - Present
High Strung School of Music

Strings Program Intern

Sep 2014 - May 2015
Baltimore School for the Arts

Cello Instructor

Sep 2013 - May 2015
Carroll County String Project

Assistant Cello Instructor

Sep 2012 - May 2013
Bridges Orchestra Program


Master of Music in Cello Performance & Pedagogy

Aug 2013 - May 2015
Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance

Aug 2008 - May 2013
Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor of Arts in English

Aug 2008 - May 2013
Johns Hopkins University

Languages Spoken


Limited Proficiency
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4 Reviews on Emily S.

Alex Jan 11, 2017
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Very easy to talk to, knows her stuff, clear instruction, patient, and responsive. Great teacher!
Lauren Jun 28, 2016
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Gives great and useful feedback. Wonderful teaching techniques!
Holly Oct 27, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Emily is amazing! Helpful, funny and kind. I'm enjoying playing with her.
Emerson K. Oct 15, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Great experience.
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