About: Emily Yin graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance (2020) as a Founders Scholar, National Merit Scholar, and recipient of the Premier Young Artist Award. She is hoping to futher prioritize on violin pedagogy, having earned a Music Education minor and gained experience teaching for Indiana University's precollege String Academy, the Fairview Elementary School Violin Project, and Aspen Music Festival's Passes and Lessons Scholarship Program. As a performer, she has orchestrally collaborated with Joshua Bell and Norman Krieger at Indiana University, toured with IU Concert Orchestra to Indianapolis, IN, premiered new works for composition students, and performed in the Aspen Music Festival as a scholarship student. She has also been awarded scholarship to attend the Encore Chamber Music Festival, as well as full scholarship to attend the Chautauqua Music School Festival. Emily studied primarily with Prof. Grigory Kalinovsky at Indiana University, and has participated in masterclass with Robert Chen, Bing Wang, and Vadim Gluzman. She will be entering a Master of Music in Violin Performance at University of Illinois in August, as a Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship recipient.
From Emily: Hello, I am excited to work with you and learn from each other! I use a blend of Suzuki and traditional pedagogy and repertoire, as adapted from Prof. Mimi Zweig's approaches at Indiana University, and attentively sequence student progress. For intermediate students, I emphasize that they take an active role in their learning and track their practice goals. I also encourage students to explore pieces and genres outside of classical music, as the violin is a very versatile instrument! For all students, I balance this with exploring music with fun and confidence, as enjoyment should be the ultimate goal. If you would like to see a sample of teaching videos, please contact me.
Emily is a very cheerful and encouraging educator. She brought many new ideas reflecting her creative approach in teacher. My six year old has been taking violin lessons for 4 years from her usual Suzuki teacher, and while her teacher was away for the summer, Emily was a breath of fresh air. We greatly enjoyed working with Emily!