Emily Works

Emily W.

Los Angeles, CA

About Emily W.

Background check: Last verified 04/16/2017
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Emily teaches: Ages 8 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2010
Last sign in: 2 days ago


I teach to help people find their inner rock star. Everyone can sing! But for many people, fear is an obstacle. I know firsthand how much courage it takes to stand up and sing. I teach to help others experience the same healing I have experienced through music. My approach to singing is informed by my education and years of performance experience. I teach my students how to embrace their fears and move through them to the other side. I also facilitate a supportive student/teacher relationship based upon mutual respect and kindness. Most importantly, I encourage my students to trust themselves and their innate musical gifts. This develops their self confidence and ultimately leads them to their purest, most authentic sound.

I lived and breathed music and singing throughout my childhood, and I continue to today. I have over fifteen years of classical music training and performance experience. I attended California State University Northridge where I studied classical voice, art song, and opera performance. Since attaining my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Arts I have performed opera and musical theatre professionally across Los Angeles. I have since left opera performance to focus on my true musical passions: pop, R&B, jazz, musical theatre, and teaching.

**Lesson Details**
I tailor my teaching to each student's needs and desires. I teach all levels of singing, child to adult, beginner to advanced. If you are a beginner, I will quickly help you understand and access your instrument. If you are a more experienced singer, I will help you identify your opportunities for growth and we start from there. I focus on releasing tension and building a strong core foundation. You will learn how to develop consistent breath control, expand your range, and grow your voice into a powerful and beautiful sound!

**Studio Equipment**
Acoustic guitar
Music stand
ZoomH2 microphone and recording device
Musical theater/classical singer library

I teach the same technique for all styles of singing - pop, R&B, jazz, gospel, musical theatre, and classical. I help my students make minor changes for each style, but the core foundational technique remains the same. I specialize in breath support, vocal chord closure, range expansion, vocal register negotiation, body alignment, relieving tension, healthy belting, emotional support, and acting for singers.

Photos and Videos

I Want You Back by The Jackson 5


Music Teacher
Jul 2014 - Present
PLAY Los Angeles

Lead music and movement classes for children ages infant to five and their families

Sep 2013 - Present
Christmas Matters Holiday Carolers

Voice Teacher
Jul 2013 - Aug 2015
Melody International Music School

Taught individual voice lessons to adults and children ages 8 to 16

Music Teacher
Oct 2013 - May 2014
A Community of Friends

Lead children ages 4 to 13 in group singing and music theory classes

Jun 2013 - Jun 2013
Vineyard Touring Opera

Maddalena in Rigoletto

Oct 2012 - Oct 2012
Pacific Opera Project

Lucy in Sweeney Todd

Jul 2011 - Jul 2011
Cabrillo Music Theatre

Chorus in The Sound of Music


Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Jan 2016 - Present
Antioch University Los Angeles
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2007 - May 2011
California State University Northridge

Languages Spoken

American Sign Language
Limited Proficiency


Member of Pi Kappa Lambda
May 2011
Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society
Barbera Endowment Scholarship in Voice
May 2009
California State University Northridge
Northridge Achievement Award
May 2008
California State University Northridge

22 Reviews on Emily W.

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alice Mar 20, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Emily is the best! She's super friendly, patient and encouraging. I've only been taking lessons with her for a few months and can already hear a difference in my voice. She has helped me correct the mistakes I had been making in posture and muscle engagement. By providing a positive and supportive lesson environment, she has also helped me feel more confident and comfortable with the idea of singing in front of people other than my cat.
Larry Dec 16, 2016
· Singing · Online
Good teacher. She is able to make you feel comfortable singing very quickly.
Larry Dec 16, 2016
· Singing · Online
Nomin Dec 3, 2016
· Singing · In home
she is great instructor
Billy Nov 14, 2016
· Broadway Singing · In home
Wonderful experience. I began learning from the first moment of the class. I look forward to my next class and many more.
Billy Campbell
Dave G. Aug 19, 2016
· Singing · In studio
I was very impressed by my first lesson with Emily. She is very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with.
Shin Jul 15, 2016
· Singing · In studio
She's very thorough and accommodating with your objective and development level. Very encouraging and personable as well!
Nathalie H. Jun 28, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Emily made me feel very comfortable, and since I am fairly new to singing, I was pretty nervous for my first lesson. She was very understanding and accompanied me in the exercises so I would feel more comfortable. I've only taken one lesson so far but I'm looking forward to the next one!
Rosa Maria Yoshida Jun 9, 2016
· · In studio
Hi !!!I'm Rosa Maria S.Yoshida from Japan.I took some vocal lessons with Emily when I went to LA in beginning this year and I continue taking lesson from skype untill this time with her.She is a excepcional professional and singer ,Thanks Emily!!
Rosa Maria Yoshida Jun 9, 2016
· · In studio
Hi !!!I'm Rosa Maria S.Yoshida from Japan.I took some vocal lessons with Emily when I went to LA in beginning this year and I continue taking lesson from skype untill this time with her.She is a excepcional professional and singer ,Thanks Emily!!
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