Perry Emerson

Perry E.

Brighton, MA

About Perry E.

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Perry teaches: Ages 10 to 70
Teaching since: 2014
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Overview

Hi! My name is Perry Emerson and I have been playing flute for over twelve years. I recently graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York studying Flute Performance under the tutelage of Bonita Boyd. I have recently moved to Boston to begin my career freelancing and teaching before eventually pursuing Graduate studies. While at Eastman, I performed eight full solo recitals, demonstrating an eclectic range of repertoire from solo works, to unusual chamber pieces with interesting instrumentations, and concerti with full orchestral accompaniment.

From very early on in my time playing the flute, I pushed myself to compete festival auditions, competitions, and recitals. These experiences give me great insight for teaching younger students wishing to pursue flute competitively or more casually!

Over the course of my playing career, I have experienced a variety of performance injuries involving my hands, arms, and torso. Through these experiences, I have gained experience in injury prevention and recovery relevant to flutists at all ages and levels. This has helped me develop more efficient and healthy approach to my own playing and greatly informed my teaching methods in the process.

My musical experiences make me well suited for teaching students of all ages to achieve individual goals. I loved the teaching I did as a part of the Eastman Community Music School and I love sharing all that I have learned with others! Being a very organized and structured person, I generally propose a steady practice regimen based on both long term goals and short term achievements! I also believe in letting students go at their own pace and constantly adjusting those milestones as required. I believe that the ultimate goal of any teacher is to give the student the means to teach themselves. This philosophy places great emphasis on practicing techniques to make students more self-aware and able to trust themselves in the practice room.
Thank you so much for reading and feel free to contact me with any questions!

Photos and Videos

Sonata for Flute, Harp, and Viola - Claude Debussy

Experience

Practice Buddy

Sep 2015 - May 2016
Eastman Community Music School

I volunteered to teach lessons to an Eastman Community Music School in conjunction with his regular ECMS teacher. I guided him through his regular lesson materials, reviewing practice methods and performance as he prepared for collegiate study and local competitions,

Flute Instructor/Mentor

May 2014 - May 2014
Music Inspire Africa

I taught masterclasses and performed around Zimbabwe as a part of an outreach organization. I worked closely with music teachers in local schools to enrich their curriculum through masterclasses and lessons for students. I also performed in several outreach concerts around the country in different venues.

Education

BM-Flute Performance

Aug 2012 - May 2016
Eastman School of Music

Languages Spoken

French

Professional Proficiency
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