Emily Davidson is a versatile and experienced cellist providing private and group lessons for children and adults. Since 2003, she has maintained a studio of private students in New York, Connecticut, and Boston, and has recently relocated to Los Angeles. Emily enjoys working with both children and adults, making music fun and accessible while maintaining structure and clarity. Her organized, friendly approach helps students progress rapidly and with ease. In addition to working with children and adult amateurs, Emily also works with advanced students who are interested in exploring the baroque style and historical performance practice. Emily believes by fostering solid technique and building problem-solving strategies, the ability to express oneself through music becomes effortless and enjoyable. Emily has taught at Arlington Public Schools (Arlington, MA), the Oliver Hazard Perry School (Boston, MA), Elisabeth Morrow School Summer String Festival (Englewood, NJ) and at the Nyack Summer Music Institute (Nyack, NY). Emily is an active performer of baroque music on historical instruments. She also teaches and lectures on historical performance both at schools and on her YouTube channel.
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I like to start the first lesson discussing the goals for the student and any prior experience in music or with the cello. After we discuss goals and background, I like to start with simple exercises like scales and move from there into solo repertoire and also duets we can play together.
Master of Music in Early Music Performance from The Longy School of Bard College, Cambridge, MA. Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from The Hartt School of Music at University of Hartford, CT.
Lessons are typically taught in the student's home and rates vary slightly based on travel time. 30 minutes: $55—45 minutes: 65—60 minutes: $75—Discounts available for purchasing more than one lesson at a time. Lessons also available in Valley Village for a reduced fee.
I've worked with children as young as 4 through adults in their 60's. Most of my students have been elementary/middle school age, though I also have a lot of experience with adult amateurs and am equally at home with all age groups.